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How to make your own wigs at home?

Jun 13, 2024 SEE WIG

The applications of wigs are so many and they can be used by both men and women. If you are bald, for example, you can cover up the bald area on your head with a wig. You can boost your confidence using wigs and it will enable you to style your hair as you desire since they are available in different styles and colors.

Visiting a salon to make your hair can be time-consuming; you can save a lot of time by simply wearing wigs. Since the wigs can consistently look clean and smooth, you can wear them daily for several weeks without looking rough. Making your hair can also be expensive and the extra cost can be saved by just wearing wigs. You can even further save money by learning how to make wigs by yourself from home. We will provide you with helpful information on how to do this in the remaining part of this write-up.

Steps to make wigs at home

Why do some women prefer to make wigs by themselves?

  1. Making your own wigs at home will give you the opportunity to style the wig as you desire. You will also be able to customize the wig in such a way that only you will have that particular design of the wig.
  2. Making your own wigs at home will help you design the wig in such a way to perfectly fit your head size since you will be making it just for you. You can also design the wig to fit your hairline without any issues.
  3. The wig you make at home can meet all your personal preferences and ensure you get value for money. Anyone can get involved in this since it is not difficult to learn how to make wigs. Ready-made wigs come in standard sizes, but the ones you make from home will be specific for you.
  4. In addition, you can choose the materials used for the homemade wig and ensure only quality materials are used.

So, a wig you make from home can be trusted to last longer than ready-made wigs. You can style the homemade wig as you deem fit too, unlike ready-made wigs that can have limited styling options. Overall, home-made wigs are far more affordable than the ready-made ones.

What's needed to make a wig?

When learning how to make wigs, you will also be enlightened about the various items or equipment needed to get it done. Some of the items needed are highlighted below:

  • A wig cap
  • Hair extensions
  • Thread
  • Measuring tape
  • Several needles
  • Brush
  • Scissors
  • A comb
  • A wig head
  • A wig stand

These items are also very easy to find and they are highly affordable.

Steps to make wigs at home

In this section of the informative write-up, we will enlighten you on how to make wigs at home and save money.

  • Find out your head circumference by measuring with a measuring tape around your hairline. Make sure the tape extends from your forehead to the back of your neck and back, extending it around the neckline.
  • After measuring the circumference. You need to place the measuring tape on your forehead and extend it across the head to the back of the neck where the hairline ends. The measuring tape should not be taut while doing this.
  • Next, place one end of the measuring tape above one ear and extend it across the top of the head to the top of the other ear to get the measurement.
  • After that, you should transfer all the measurements taken above to a wig block to form the wig’s foundation. You can nail several cotton ribbons on the wig block to make this easy for you.
  • Next, apply wet cotton lace to the block and stitch it using the measurement earlier taken. Once the foundation dries, place it on your head to check if the size is right.
  • After creating the foundation, choose the real human hair wig to use as you proceed on how to make wigs at home.
  • Detangle the hair, then tie it into sections for easy attachment to the foundation.
  • Using a ventilating needle, sew the strands into the lace foundation one after the other and follow an earlier determined style.

The sewing and styling should start from the neck area up. You can vary the direction as you proceed. You can equally make the hair lift naturally by sewing steel springs into it.


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