How To Make A Wig For Beginners

Great decision to make your own wig. Making your own wig can seem intimidating. For this reason, most women seek a professional to make their wig for them or they go purchase one that is already made.

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However, with the right tools and mindset, creating your own wig can be easier than you think. Here is what you will need to create your wig:

mannequin head

wig stand

weaving wig cap

weaving needle & thread

wig band


wide tooth comb

hair care products

your choice of hair extensions with closure/frontal

Creating your own wig has several benefits to it. You have the convenience of saving money and the flexibility of your own time. It will make you think twice about getting a professional to do it or even purchasing one that is already made.

Making your own wig is a great choice because you can create the look you want based on your budget. Your wig will cost you no more than you are willing to spend on it.

The process taken to make a wig is not the easiest or the quickest. It takes time to create the look you want. You ha ve to choose your style of hair you want then create your look you want. Although it takes skills, you don’t have to be a professional to create your wig.

This is your first time making a wig so this will be a learning experience that everyone goes through. So now that you have purchased your hair, hair products and necessary supplies it is time to get started.

Step 1: Head Measurements. You will need to measure your head. With this step you will need to very attentive because this will make sure that your wig look and feel natural.

Step 2: Mannequin Head. Mount your mannequin head on a stand. If you don’t have a stand, you can tape it down on a table or chair. (You want your mannequin head to be stable while you are working on it for easier construction).

Step 3: Prepare Extensions. Measure and cut the extensions to fit the circumference of the wig cap while securing them down from back to front. When you get midways of the wig cap you want to start laying the tracks down in more of a u-shaped pattern. Secure your extensions by using needle & thread, hair glue or hot glue gun & sticks. You will also need a blow dryer. (The needle & thread method is the most secure)

Step 4: Closure or Frontal. If you are creating a wig with a closure or frontal, you should lay that piece down first then add the remaining extensions. This gives you an idea of how much hair you will need and allow you to choose where you want the the closure or frontal to lay on your head. (Cut off any lace if you are creating a frontal wig)

Step 5: Extensions. Cover the wig cap with extensions keeping in mind the way you want your frontal to lay.

Step 6: Wig Band. (Optional) You can add a wig band and wig combs to the inside for security when wearing it.

Step 7: Style. Now that your wig is finished, you can cut the front into blunt bangs, make a side part or you can choose a middle part.

Note: If you want to add color to your hair, it is highly recommended that you do so before you start constructing your wig.

If you have made a wig and have any tips of your own to add, please leave your comments below. I would love to hear from you.



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