Crochet braided cap wigs are a popular option for those who want to protect their natural hair while achieving a stylish look. The braided cap wig is a protective style that can be worn for weeks at a time, without requiring daily upkeep. If you’re interested in creating your own crochet braided cap wig, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get started.
To make a crochet braided cap wig, you will need:
- Crochet hook
- Crochet needle
- Hair extensions (Kanekalon braiding hair)
- Wig cap
- Bobby pins
Step1: Prepare Your Hair Extensions
Start by preparing your hair extensions. You can use any type of extensions, but Kanekalon braiding hair is a popular choice for braided cap wigs. Cut the Kanekalon hair into sections that are about3 feet long, then fold each section in half so that it forms a loop. You’ll need around12-15 sections, depending on the thickness of the wig you want to create.
Step2: Create the Cap
Next, you’ll create the wig cap. Place the wig cap on your head to make sure it fits properly. Adjust the size if needed. Pin the cap in place with bobby pins. Using your crochet hook, begin to crochet around the wig cap, starting from the nape of the neck. Crochet in a spiral motion until you reach the crown of your head.
Step3: Attach the Hair Extensions
Once you’ve crocheted the wig cap, it’s time to attach the hair extensions. Take one of the folded sections of Kanekalon hair and thread it through the loop on your crochet hook. Then, insert the hook through one of the openings in the cap. Grab the end of the hair extension with your hook and pull it through the opening. Pull the hair through until the loop is at the base of the cap.
Step4: Start Braiding
Now, you can start braiding. Divide the Kanekalon hair into three equal sections and start braiding the hair. Make sure to braid tightly and evenly. As you braid, continue to crochet the hair into the cap. When you reach the end of the hair section, tie a knot at the end to secure it in place.
Repeat the process with the remaining sections of Kanekalon hair. Make sure to vary the braid pattern to create a natural-looking wig. You can use different braiding techniques, such as box braids, twist braids, or cornrows. As you braid, make sure to keep the braids tight and secure.
Step6: Finish the Wig
Once you’ve braided all the hair extensions into the cap, it’s time to finish the wig. Use your crochet needle to weave any loose strands of hair into the braids. Trim any stray hairs or uneven ends.
Step7: Style the Wig
Now that your crochet braided cap wig is complete, you can style it to your liking. You can leave the wig as is, or add accessories like beads, clips or ribbons. You can also create different styles with the braids, such as a high bun or a ponytail.
A crochet braided cap wig is a protective style that can be worn for weeks at a time. With the right materials and some basic crochet skills, you can create a beautiful and natural-looking wig that will protect your natural hair and give you a stylish new look. So grab your crochet hook, some Kanekalon hair, and a wig cap, and get started on creating your own crochet braided cap wig today!