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Process Of Making Human Hair Wigs

by Shane

All wigs come in two forms; human hair and synthetic wigs. Both are plenty in the market, and each has some advantages over the other. For example, human hair wigs are better than synthetic, while synthetic is more affordable than its counterpart. However, most people prefer real human hair wigs to synthetic, despite the price. They are made from real human hair sourced from different parts of the world like Brazil and India. Some types are kept pure while others are processed. This article explains the process of making human hair wigs.

How to make human hair wigs

You need to follow this simple wig-making procedure for amazing results.

1. Prepare the human hair

Human hair is gathered from various regions and collectively placed in one place, ready for construction. Sort the preferred hair and lay them based on their root sides. Place those with roots facing up separately from those with roots facing down. Take each section of the strands and tie them into a bunch before cleaning. It’s easier washing them in a bunch than individual strands. Wash each bunch carefully, then comb gently to detangle. The strands are delicate when wet, so ensure not to break them in the process. Later, deep them in a disinfectant solution to remove germs or impurities carried from the previous owner. After preparation, you can add permanent curls or waves to the hair, straighten it or add color. Alternatively, you can leave it as is to be considered Virgin human hair.

2. Create the pattern of the wig

The pattern is constructed by using a mold to form the wig foundation. The foundation or base has a significant role in the wig construction process. It holds the wig in position and makes it fit and secure. Also, the wig looks natural.

3. Laying the wig base

As mentioned above, the base is vital in this procedure. It consists of the crown and edge secured on the mold using silk netting. The two are connected through sewing, whereby a silk ribbon is threaded to bring them together. The ribbon matches the base color to make it unnoticeable. Additionally, it ties in the natural look seamlessly. On top of the silk ribbon, a cotton thread is fed through the anchor points for extra support.

4. Formation of knots

Once the foundation is laid, the human hair strand must be attached to it. This is the most intense part of the wig-making process. It’s labor-intensive and takes so much time. Human hair wigs involve a lot of handwork; hence, they are more expensive than synthetic wigs. To make a complete wig, you have to make at least 40000 knots on the base, but the number can be less depending on the wig type.

5. Styling the hair

After making the knots, spray the wig with water to damp it—comb and place in an oven for a few minutes to dry. Finally, cut the wig, make it curly or leave it straight.

Final words

Unlike machine-made synthetic wigs, human hair wigs are handmade and require proper skill to produce high-quality products. Also, the process is quite involving, especially when tying the knots. However, the constructed wig is excellent and fit for any user. Real human hair wigs are authentic and last you longer than most wigs.

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