How to Sew on a Wig

- Oct 26, 2018-


Choose a lace wig. Lace wigs will provide you with the most realistic looking results because they have a sheer cap. This allows portions of your scalp to show through the wig when the hair is parted. It also allows you to blend your natural hair with the wig hair.

Braid your hair. To sew in a wig, your hair will need to be in several tight braids against your head. You can braid your hair yourself, have a friend braid it for you, or get your hair professionally braided. Aim for something similar to cornrows or beehive braids.

Try on the wig. Next, take your wig and put it on how you intend to wear it. Make sure to line up the edges of the wig with your natural hairline. Also, make sure that the wig is covering your braids.

Place clips to hold the wig while you sew. You do not need to use clips, but they can be helpful for ensuring that you are sewing the wig in the right position. They can also help to keep the wig hair out of the way as you sew, which may be necessary for a long hair wig. Place clips as needed to hold the wig and to keep the hair out of the way while you sew.

Cut the lace as needed to match your natural hairline. With the wig on your head, it will be easier to see any spots where the lace extends too far past your natural hairline. Look for areas where the lace is extending beyond your natural hairline and then cut these areas.[5]

Make sure to cut the wig backing only and avoid cutting any hair that is attached to the wig in other areas.

If you’ve left some of your own hair loose around your hairline, use your fingers or a crochet hook to pull pieces of hair through the holes in the lace. This may help you to achieve a more blended, natural-looking hairline.

Thread a hair weaving needle with 18” (46 cm) weave thread. A hair weave needle is a curved and somewhat blunt needle. Weave thread is also thicker than regular sewing thread. Thread the weaving needle with about 18” (46 cm) of thread and tie a knot in the end of the thread.[6]
  • You can purchase a hair weave needle and thread at a beauty supply store.

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