How to Make a Wig with Hair Extensions

How to Make a Wig with Hair ExtensionsWigs can change your look and hairstyle in an instant! High-quality ones look extremely realistic and are indistinguishable from the real thing. Whether you’re suffering from hair loss due to disease or chemotherapy or you simply want to transform your look without cutting or dyeing your natural hair, wigs are a great and popular solution. The only downside to them is the price. Wigs made from quality human hair and monofilament caps can be quite expensive and not everybody can afford that. For high quality wigs, you can always count on us If you’re set on getting a wig, but your budget simply doesn’t allow you that, do not despair. Did you know that you can make a wig with hair extensions? You’ve heard that right, you can make a wig all by yourself using regular hair extensions. That does require some effort and DIY action, but it is so much cheaper than buying a wig. Another plus is that you can completely customize the wig and make it just the way you like it! 

If you have never done it before, making a wig by yourself might seem like a very complicated and difficult job, but it’s actually quite simple. Here is a list of everything you need: extension wefts, any type of wig cap, a lace front closure, a wig stand made out of Styrofoam, pins, sewing needle, and thread. High-quality Remy extensions wefts are actually not that expensive as you might think, so definitely go for quality, it is still many times cheaper than a wig. Choose a wig cap type that you like best and for a natural look, go with a lace front closure as well. A wig stand made out of Styrofoam is a great stand that will help you with the sewing process.

Since you’re making the wig yourself, you can choose the length, volume, density, and color of the wig. Those who want extra dense, voluminous wig, go with more wefts. Regarding color, which one you choose depends if you want to imitate your natural hair color or want a color transformation. If you’re going for a realistic wig that mimics your locks, buy extension wefts that have the exact shade. When purchasing wig caps, you need to measure the size of your head carefully and choose an according size. Wig cap sizes go from extra small, medium, and large. Most people have a medium head, but still measure to make sure. The cap should fit snugly on the head and it shouldn’t be too tight or too loose.

Now that you have all the tools ready, let’s move to actually making the wig with hair extensions. By following this easy steps, you will have it done in no time!

Preparation Process

Step 1

Before you start sewing, you need to make some preparations. Place the wig cap on your head and make sure that it fits.

Step 2

Using a marker, note where your ears begin on the cap. This will be helpful later on.

Step 3

Place the wig cap on a Styrofoam stand and pull it so that it is tight. Use the pins to hold the cap in place. That will make it easier to sew later on.

Step 4

Prepare your sewing tools (needle and thread).


Step 1

Now that the cap is in place, put one end of the weft on the ear marking on the left side and wrap the weft all around the cap so that it reaches the ear marking on the right side. Pin it in place and cut the remaining weft off. This is going to be the first weft you sew.

Step 2

How to Make a Wig with Hair ExtensionsStart sewing from one side of the cap to the other. Approximately every five stitches, make a knot to make the weft even more secure. When you have reached the other end, create a couple of final knots. Now you can remove the pins that were holding the first weft.

Step 3

Continue sewing rows of wefts, from ear to ear, going down on the wig cap. As you go down, the wefts get shorter because the cap is following the natural shape of the head.

Step 4

When you have sewn all of the wefts on the bottom part of the cap, you need to move to the top. Place one weft on the crown area of the head, it should resemble a horseshoe shape. Pin it down and start sewing.

Step 5

Fill in the remaining empty area on the top of the head with smaller wefts. Repeat the same sewing process as before – pin the weft down, sew it in, and finally remove the pins.

Step 6

After all of the wefts are sewn in, now is the time to add the lace front closure to the wig. Place it carefully at the front and pin down. Sew the lace front closure and remove the pins. And your wig is done!

Styling the Wig

Now that your amazing wig is done, you can style it to make it look even better. Many girls like to cut their wig into a desired hairstyle and that’s actually a good idea. Cutting the wig slightly and giving it shape makes it look much more natural and realistic. You can try cutting the wig yourself, but if you’re not that skilled with scissors, go to a salon and have it done professionally. You may also want to curl the wig or make waves.

Wig Care

You should care for your wig just like you would natural hair. Although a wig doesn’t have to be washed as often, that doesn’t mean it should be neglected completely. Remember to brush regularly and don’t do anything that could damage the wig. That includes overusing hot tools, pulling on the hair or scrubbing aggressively, swimming, and excessive dyeing. Everything else is pretty much permitted if you bought high-quality AiryHair Remy wefts, which we definitely recommend you always use when making a wig by yourself.

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How to Make a Wig with Hair Extensions

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