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How to construct a Wig like a pro!!

How could you possibly make a wig that looks so natural? With this guide, you'll be able to make front lace wigs that look like they're growing out of your head!

Before we get started, let me tell you about my mistakes. The last thing you want to do is spend hours constructing your wig, only to find out it doesn't fit! Be patient and take your time. Measure twice, cut once

Now I know how to make a wig correctly and have stopped skipping steps when I'm in a rush. My wigs always come out amazing and fit perfectly. My point is to take your time and complete all the steps.

So let's get started.

Measuring Your Head

When making a wig, one of the most critical steps is fitting. A wig that fits properly is an essential part of your creation process.But how do you measure your head to ensure it's properly fitted?

Make sure you have all the supplies:

  • Spandex cap

  • White pencil

  • Measuring tape

  • Your custom measurements

I like to make my wigs with specific measurements, and I want to help you make the best wig ever. You can't get a custom wig without correct measurements! So I'll share how to measure your head so your wig will fit properly.

To measure correctly, make sure you style your hair the way you will wear it when you wear your wig. This means you will need to go ahead and create your foundation braids before you take your measurements. If you slick your hair down with gel, style it this way to ensure you get the proper measurements. Put on your spandex cap correctly and smooth out any buckling.

Your first measurement will be the circumference of your head. Take your measuring tape and wrap it around the perimeter of your head. Write down the number where both ends of the measuring tape meet.

The second measurement you will take is from the forehead to the nape of the head. You will take your measuring tape straight back to the neck from the hairline for this measurement. Write down the measurement.

The third measurement starts top of your right ear, over the crown of your head, and to the top of your left ear. Think of this measurement as the tape measurer creating a headband. You know what to do at this point. Write the measurement down. These are the three most important measurements for you to take.

Congratulations! You just finished taking your measurements, and from this point forward, we say "NO" to poor-fitting wigs!

Creating a custom-sized head makes it easier for you to create your perfectly fitting wigs. With this customized canvas head, slip a spandex cap on and get to making your wig!

Here's how:

Customizing Wig Head

Draw a line around the circumference of your canvas head. This line will serve as a marker for your tape when you start applying it.

Grab your clear packing tape and wrap it around the circumference of the canvas head. When wrapped around the head, the tape will look like a headband. Make sure you stop after a few times of wrapping the tape and take your measurement. The circumference of the taped canvas head will match the circumference measurement you have for your head.

Use the packaging tape to fill in the rest of the foam head because you want to get your canvas head's forehead to nape measurement to match your forehead to nape measurement. Pay close attention to NOT overlapping any of the tapes on the circumference of the foam head because this can cause your wig to be too big.

There you go! You are ready to start making your wig!

How to Bleach Your Knots

When making a wig, you'll want to ensure that your frontal looks as natural as possible. One of the best ways to do that is by bleaching your knots.

1. Mix your bleach and developer until it is thick. The mix should resemble cake frosting consistency. You don't want it runny because you want to bleach the knots, not the hair. If you aren't careful, you may color the roots, and that's not what you want!

2. Comb the hair straight back, pulling tiny stray hairs away from the lace and removing any tangles in the frontal.

3. Flip your frontal over with the lace facing up and place a cloth underneath the lace edge to catch any bleaching product that may drip through the exposed lace, which has no hair, and lightly apply your bleaching product to it. Avoid pressing the product into the lace. Instead, use a dabbing motion throughout.

4. Bleach the entire lace even though you're going to trim it later on down the road; this ensures your lace is all one color throughout its entirety! Let it sit for around 30-40 minutes while keeping an eye on it to make sure it lightens up enough for what you want!

5. Once it has been processed for the right amount of time, rinse the product out of your frontal, condition it with conditioner, shampoo with your favorite shampoo, and condition it one more time. You should condition the frontal twice because you just used bleach on the hair, and it needs extra tender love and care because it is harsh on the hair.

6. Then use purple shampoo to tone hair and rinse out the brassy color

7. After you condition and shampoo the frontal, blow-dry your frontal or let it air dry.

How To Sew a Wig with a Frontal and Extensions

For my ladies who love rocking frontals, this wig is just for you! I will give you all the instructions for making a wig with a frontal.

1. Bleach your knots on your frontal using the instructions above.

2. Place your spandex cap on your styrofoam head sized for your head.

3. Flip the edge of your cap over onto the top of the cap. The edge is the thicker portion of the cap that usually rests on your forehead. I like to pre-thread my needles.

4. Okay, it's time to get to sewing! Take your frontal and place it on your capped styrofoam head. If you want to verify your measurements, you can put the cap on your head and mark the top of your ears with a white pencil. Once you place it on your head, it will be easy for you to put your frontal in the correct place and pin it in place on each side. Ensure the front of your frontal is flush with the edge of the cap. The baby hairs should not be on the cap but in front of the cap.

5. Once you pin it correctly, gather all the hair and tie it up and away so you can see your lace when you sew it to the cap. Make sure you leave a little lace on the sides to sew your frontal at the ear area. You want to avoid damaging the lace where the hair is, which helps secure your frontal without tearing it.

6. Stitch the corner of the frontal and continue sewing using the loop and pull method sewing away from you. In this method, you will take your needle through the frontal and the cap leaves and bring the needle and thread through the loop to secure your extension. Sew both sides down. Make sure your stitches are close together to prevent buckling.

7. We'll sew the back of the frontal down. You will pull your cap a little to remove any buckling you see while sewing the frontal. This sewing technique is perfect for a great fitting wig, so take your time and don't get frustrated! As you are sewing, your thread should follow your needle. Remember to keep your stitches close and tight and keep stitching away from you.

8. After entirely sewing your frontal down, begin sewing your extensions in the back. Take the needle and thread through the cap, and make a knot. Make a knot at the end of the weft, and then take your hand and line through the weft.

9. Start sewing in your extensions by taking the thread around the weft and through the cap. Do not take the needle through the weft but around the weft and through the cap. It's like creating an enclosure for the wefts.

10. As you get to the frontal lace, Thread the needle through the lace, make a knot and continue sewing in your extensions going around the weft and through the cap. If you run out of thread while sewing in your extensions, knot it and cut off the excess. Your corners are your anchors.

11. Go ahead and knot your thread, sew through the weft and the cap with your first stitch, and knot it. Then take it around the weft and through the cap and knot it. Creating the knots anchors the weft again and the thread to provide a solid foundation for the extensions. After your first stitch, however, you can continue with your regular stitch.

12. As you get to the top of your head and back crown area, space your wefts out to reduce bulkiness in the top. Once you get to the top, you will sew your weft and frontal together. You can either cut out the extra part of the spandex cap (and install a strap in the back of the wig) or leave it in. Honestly, my wigs always feel more secure with the cap attached on the inside.

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13. Add a strap (you can get the black elastic band from Walmart or JoAnn's). Sew one end of the strap behind the ear tabs. Sew it in so it's secure but not too tight.

Well, well… looks like you did it!

You've made the perfect Wig.

I know you're going to love how it looks on you (and everyone else is going to love it too).

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