Monday, June 5, 2017

Alpaca Wig Part 3: Making the Wig

I made my wig cap using a white t shirt and three layers of Elmer’s Glue. I trimmed the glued portion on the wefts and began applying one layer at a time.

You can definitely leave the “underneath” layers a little thinner, otherwise you’ll end up with a wig that’s way too thick. Apply the layers around the bottom edge of the cap and work your way up towards the top.

The two wefts used for the part need to be thick enough that when folded over, the glued parts won’t show. I knew I wanted bangs so I went ahead and picked the wefts I wouldn’t mind cutting for the front.

I used the typical “fold over” method for the part. It took a little bit of finagling to make both wefts meet at the center and I had to use a toothpick to press the two halves together. It only took a few minutes for the first half to become dry enough to start the second weft.

After folding both wefts to their respective sides, I started to brush it out a little to cover the glue.

Trimmed the bangs.

Once everything is where I want it to be, I placed a piece of cling wrap over the head and rubber banded it on. Some people suggest spritzing the wig with water beforehand, some apply head using a flat iron (no cling wrap). I left mine wrapped overnight. By the next morning, the part was nicely flattened and stayed that way. I straightened the wig one more time and BAM.


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