I totally get it!
Making a wig is hard work. And it's even harder when you want to make a glueless wig.
I've been making wigs for over 10 years and I've come up with a foolproof way to make a closure wig that doesn't need any adhesive, nor does it require an elastic band.
This method creates the perfect fitting wig and all I did was one simple modification.
You can watch me create the glueless wig below:
Step 1: Gather your materials
- A wig block with the same circumference as your head. You can get a canvas wig block on amazon.
- A wig cap. I suggest using a cap that has various sizes (small, medium, and large, extra large)
- A closure and 2-4 bundles of hair, depending on the length of hair. The hair used to make this wig is our Maya Closure and Maya Wefted Extensions. Maya is our Raw Chinese Hair texture that is perfect for bone straight hairstyles.
- Sewing needle, hair thread, and scissors
- Wig Stand
Step 2: Make a mold of your head
The game changer to making the best fitting closure wig of you life is to use a mold of your head!
Such a simple concept. I used to make a head mold by measuring my head and layering a bunch of tape on top of a styrofoam head and the fit was never right.
I decided to use a different method that I learned about years ago on YouTube. To make this head mold you need place saran wrap (or a shower cap) on your head and use lots of tape to form it around the shape of your head.
Using this method made the wig fit snug because the curves of the wig followed the natural curve of my head
Step 3: Put your wig cap on your canvas block and pin it down to the head mold
Step 4: Hand stitch the wefts
I like to use pins to secure the weft to the cap. It helps me place the the wefts exactly where I want them and have the exact length that I need.
As I am hand stitching the wefts I like to make double knots every few stitches. I feel as though it makes the wig more durable and last longer just in case a stitch ever got loose. To make the double knot, I wrap the needle around the loop it created twice then pull to secure the knot.
Step 5: Hand stitch the closure
I use pins to place the closure onto the wig cap and then stitch it down the same way I stitched down the wefts.
Step 6: Finish hand sewing the wefts and cut the net under that lace closure
The final step to fill in any thin areas with more wefted hair. Once your wig is constructed you can now cut off the wig cap that is underneath the closure.
Your wig is now done and ready to wear!
Send me a tweet of your wig once your finish it. I would love to see how this method works for you.