This year is all about me trying new things and challenging myself to do things that I haven't done before. I'm sure you've seen several videos on YouTube of beauties making their own wigs and they make it look SOOOO easy. They are so good at what they do, they had me convinced that I could do it too. So I gave it a try. I did lots of research and watch several videos on the process. I mean I studied the videos like I was going to be tested on the content.
I heard a lot of great things about Wow African Hair and thought I would use their hair to make my first unit with a lace closure. So I googled, researched some more, watched and read reviews and decided to order the Milan Curl Virgin Brazilian Hair. I ordered the bundle which came with a 14" 4x4 inches middle part closure and 4 16" bundles of hair. The email communication regarding my order was great. They answered all of my questions and were very helpful. After my order was confirmed, I received my hair within a week no more than two weeks. I LOVE the packaging. It's not that it was fancy or anything, it was about the sturdiness of the box. I knew that my hair was protected and would not be damaged. And I was right! The closure looked great and the bundles were constructed very well.
I used a spandex dome cap from my beauty supply store, weaving thread, curved weaving needle and T pins to hold the tracks in place while I stitched them onto the dome cap. After measuring the closure on the cap, I stitched it on. This was the hardest part for me. Once I got the hang of it, the process got a little easier and I am sure it will be a lot better next time.
What impressed me the most is that the hair did not shed at all during the process. I stitched the tracks on using the fold over method which helps to prevent unwanted shedding and it worked great. It took me a couple of days to finish the unit because I worked on it after work and during the weekend when I had free time.
After finishing the wig, I deep conditioned the unit and allowed it to air dry. Even with doing that, there was not a lot of shedding at all which was great. After allowing it to air dry, the waves did return. The waves in the closure was not a defined but it wasn't bad. I ended up adding wand curls just to get some additional definition. I LOVED my results and would order from them again.
1. Make sure the mannequin head measurements match the size of your head. This will help to ensure that you have no issues with the fit of the unit.
2. Use the T pins to hold the dome cap stretched in place. This will also help to alleviate any issues with the fit of the unit.
3. If you use the elastic band method, don't make the band too tight. You WILL get a headache and the unit will start to get uncomfortable throughout the day.
4. Try on the dome cap first to measure where your closure and tracks need to lay.
5. If you plan on dying the hair (the hair I ordered can be dyed) color the hair before sewing your wig.
If you plan on purchasing hair from www.wowafrican.com, you can use coupon code Sumetra to receive a discount off your order!
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