Lace front wigs have become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks to their ability to mimic the natural look of hair. While they can be quite expensive, making a lace front wig yourself can be a cost-effective alternative. Here are the steps you can follow to make your own lace front wig.
Gather your materials
You will need a wig cap, lace frontal closure, hair wefts, needle and thread, scissors, wig clips, and a mannequin head. Make sure to choose high-quality materials to ensure that your wig looks natural and lasts a long time.
Measure your head
Use a tape measure to measure the circumference of your head. Then, mark the measurements on the wig cap using a pen or marker. You should also mark where you want the lace frontal closure to sit on the wig cap.
Prepare the lace frontal closure
Trim any excess lace from the closure, leaving about 1/4 inch of lace around the edges. Apply wig clips to the edges of the closure to help secure it to the wig cap.
Sew the lace frontal closure to the wig cap
Using a needle and thread, begin sewing the lace frontal closure to the wig cap. Start at the center of the closure and work your way outwards, making sure to sew through both the lace and the wig cap. Make small, tight stitches to ensure that the closure is securely attached to the cap.
Sew the hair wefts to the wig cap
Using a curved needle and thread, begin sewing the hair wefts to the wig cap. Start at the nape of the neck and work your way up towards the top of the head. Make sure to sew the wefts close together to ensure that there are no gaps in the wig.
Cut and style the wig
Once you have sewn all of the hair wefts to the wig cap, you can cut and style the wig to your liking. Use scissors to trim the hair to your desired length and style. You can also use heat tools such as a flat iron or curling iron to add curls or waves to the wig.
Try on the lace front wig
Once you have finished styling the wig, try it on to make sure it fits properly and looks natural. Make any necessary adjustments to the wig clips or the placement of the hair wefts to ensure a comfortable and natural-looking fit.
Care for your lace front wig
To keep your wig looking its best, it is important to care for it properly. Use a wig brush or comb to gently detangle the hair, and wash the wig regularly with a mild shampoo and conditioner. When not in use, store the wig on a mannequin head or in a wig stand to help maintain its shape.
Making a lace front wig can be a time-consuming process, but the end result is a high-quality, natural-looking wig that can last for months or even years with proper care. With the right materials and a little patience, anyone can make their own lace front wig at home.