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The Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Own Wigs

I am back with another in-depth step by step tutorial. In this article, I will show you how to make some of the most fly wigs and then secure them properly.

I’m going to give you all the tea on how to construct a custom wig that fits, doesn’t give you a headache and is adjustable. These wigs will look so natural people will be asking how you grew your hair so fast!

Wig Making Mistakes

Before we get started on how to make a wig, let me tell you about a mistake I made. I can be impatient with things, and constructing a wig is one. I have a unit right now that is layered right, colored right, but doesn’t fit right! Although I was so excited to make it, the wig was too small.

Now I know how to make one correctly and I’ve stopped skipping steps when I’m in a rush. My point is to take your time and complete all the steps. If you start to get confused just stop and re-think what you are doing. You know what you have to do! It’s time to press play on your Bruno Mar’s playlist, and let’s get started.

We’re in this together so if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below.

Measuring Your Head

Let’s go over how to measure your head to make a proper fitting wig. Having a wig fit securely will be an important step in the wig making process.

Supplies:

  • Spandex cap
  • White pencil
  • Measuring tape

Some spandex caps stretch and you don’t have to worry about sizing your head to ensure your wig fits.

I like to still get my measurements just in case I need to make a wig and need to have specific measurements. The last wig I made (you know the story I told you at the beginning of this article) is the last time I am going to make a wig too small for my head (no I don’t have a big ole’ head). I want to help you make the best wig ever so I am going to share with you how to measure your head to get the proper fit for your wig.

Make sure you have all the supplies listed above. To measure correctly make sure you style your hair in the way you will wear it when you are wearing your wigs. This means you will need to go ahead and create your foundation braids before you take your measurements.

If you slick your hair down with eco-style gel go ahead and style it this way to ensure you get the proper measurements. Put on your spandex cap on correctly and smooth out any buckling.

wig cap

Head Measurements

Your first measurement will be the circumference of your head.

Take your measuring tape and wrap it around the perimeter of your head. Write down the number where both ends of the measuring tape meet. Your leave out area of your spandex cap will not need to be a part of the measurements you take if you are planning to create a u-part wig.

For a u-part wig, you will need to measure the points where your leave out will be. The measuring tape ends won’t meet because you will have your own hair out which will leave a space in the spandex cap.

Use a white pencil to mark your spandex cap for the u-part wig and write down your measurements. The second measurement you will take is from the forehead to the nape of the head. For this measurement, you will take your measuring tape from the hairline straight back to the neck. Write down the measurement, so you don’t forget it.

The third measurement is from the top of your right ear, over the crown of your head and to the top of the left ear. Think of this measurement as the tape measurer creating a headband. You know what to do at this point, write the measurement down so you don’t forget it. These are the three most important measurements for you to take.

Congratulations! You just finished taking your measurements, and from this point forward we say “NO” to poor fitting wigs!

U-part wig cap

How to Make a Custom Sized Foam Head

This next task is so much fun so you will need to switch up your playlist for this one. Go ahead and press play on your Erykah Badu playlist and let’s get it popping!

Are you stretching your spandex caps and pinning them on your foam heads to make sure it’s the right size? No more of that now that I’m about to give you another hack to make your life so much easier!

Let’s say you have a foam head and you want to make it the size of your head. Creating a custom sized head makes it easier for you to create your wigs. With this customized foam head, you just slip a spandex cap on and get to making your wig. Go ahead and grab up your supplies and let’s get started.

Get your measurements, your styrofoam head, and your clear packaging tape (get it from the Dollar Tree for just a buck). Draw a line around the circumference of your styrofoam head. This line will serve as a marker for your tape when you start applying it.

Grab your clear packing tape and begin to wrap it around the circumference of the styrofoam head. The tape, when wrapped around the head, will look like a headband. Make sure you stop after a few times of wrapping the tape and take your measurement. The circumference of the taped styrofoam head will match the circumference measurement you have for your head.

Use the packaging tape to fill in the rest of the foam head because you want to get your foam head’s forehead to nape measurement to match your forehead to nape measurement. Play close attention to NOT overlap any of the tapes on the circumference of the foam head because this can cause your wig to be too big.

There you go! You are ready to start making your wig! Make sure you share this article out if this a tip you want to share with your friends. Tag us in the photo as well so we can see, Instagram @privatelabelextensions! We would appreciate it.

How to Bleach Your Knots

The next important step in creating any wig is to bleach the knots on your frontal. When using a frontal to create a wig make sure to bleach knots to make it look realistic. You want your frontal to look realistic and as natural as possible.

Supplies

mixing hair dye
  1. Mix the bleach and your developer until it is thick. The mix should resemble cake frosting consistency. You don’t want it runny because you are bleaching the knots and not the hair. If you aren’t careful, you may color the roots, and that’s not what you want!
  2. Comb the hair to remove any tangles in the frontal.
  3. Flip your frontal over with the lace facing up. Place a cloth underneath the lace edge to catch any bleaching product that may drip through the exposed lace which has no hair and lightly apply your bleaching product on it. Avoid pressing the product into the lace. Instead, use a dabbing motion.
  4. Bleach the entire lace even though you’re going to trim it. This ensures your lace is all one even color. Let the bleaching product sit for around 30-40 minutes. Keep a close eye on it to make sure it lightens to the desired color you’re looking for.
  5. Once it has processed for the right amount of time, rinse the product out of your frontal, condition it with your Organix coconut conditioner, shampoo with your favorite shampoo and condition one more time. You should condition the frontal twice because you just used bleach on the hair and it needs extra tender love and care because it is harsh on the hair.
  6. After you condition and shampoo the frontal blow dry your frontal or let it air dry.
  7. Continue to style the rest of your unit just how you want!
hair dye mix materials

3 Wigs You Can Make With Ease

Now that you have all the important basics to making a wig lets get to making them! I am including three different versions so that you can chose whether all or one is best for you. So lets get into the first wig.

making a wig

How To Make A Full Wig With Extensions (no frontal or closure)

For the first wig, I recommend you use my favorite Private Label Extensions Brazilian Kinky Curly Hair. Here is what you will need to make this wig:

Supplies

Now that you have everything you need lets go into how to make this wig!

  1. Wrap a plastic bag around your foam head and place your spandex cap on top of the plastic bag inside out. CAUTION! The glue gun and glue is hot so be careful. Glue some of your extensions around the perimeter of the cap.
  2. Flip the cap back over and glue the extensions in a circular motion. As you complete the wig, you will have a bare space at the mid-crown of the foam head. If you want your wig to be fuller, go back in and add more hair. I love big hair so you know I’m adding more to mine.
  3. As you get to the center area, cut your extensions to fit in the space still applying in a circular pattern. As space gets smaller cut your extensions smaller and place them piece by piece in a circular motion. Make sure your wefts are pointing inward toward the center of the wig. It’s easy to get impatient but don’t! This will be so worth it!
  4. Keep gluing in small pieces until you have covered the cap completely. If you see any white glue just use regular hair glue to cover it or if it gets on any of the extensions gently pull it out of them.
  5. Pull the bag off the foam head and then remove it from the inside of your wig. You will have to peel it off, but it should come off easily.
  6. Shampoo and condition your wig. Allow it to air dry, and you are ready for your date, work, or a night out with the girls.
sewing wig

How To Make A Wig With A Frontal and Extensions

For my ladies who love rocking frontals this wig is just for you! I’m going to give you all the instructions for making a wig with a frontal. Here is what you will need:

Supplies

Now that you have everything you need lets go into how to make this wig!

  1. Bleach your knots on your frontal using the instructions above.
  2. Place your spandex cap on your styrofoam head sized for your head.
  3. Flip the edge of your cap over onto to the top of the cap. The edge is the thicker portion of the cap that usually rests on your forehead. I like to pre-thread my needles first. It helps to keep me going so when I do need to re-thread any needles I can use that time as my break.
  4. Okay, it’s time to get to sewing! Take your frontal and place it on your capped styrofoam head. If you want to verify your measurements first, you can put the cap on your head and mark the top of your ears with a white pencil. Once you place it on your head, it will be easy for you to put your frontal in the correct place and pin it in place on each side. Make sure the front of your frontal is flush with the edge of the cap. The baby hairs should not be on the cap but in front of the cap.
  5. Once you pin it correctly, gather all of the hair and tie it up and away so you can see your lace when you when you sew it to the cap. At the ear area, make sure you leave a little lace on the sides to sew your frontal. You want to avoid damaging the lace where the hair is so this helps to secure your frontal without tearing it.
  6. Stitch the corner of the frontal and continue sewing using the loop and pull method sewing away from you. In this method, you will take your needle through the frontal, and the cap leaves and bring the needle and thread through the loop to secure your extension. Sew both sides down. Making sure your stitches are close together to prevent buckling.
  7. Now we’re going to go ahead and sew the back of the frontal down. Here, you will pull your cap a little to remove any buckling you see as you are sewing the frontal. This sewing technique is perfect for a great fitting wig so take your time and don’t get frustrated! As you are sewing, your thread should follow your needle. Remember to keep your stitches close and tight and keep stitching away from you.
  8. After entirely sewing your frontal down, begin sewing your extensions in the back. Making a knot at the end of the weft and then take your needle and thread through the weft. Take the needle and thread through the cap and make a knot.
  9. Now start sewing in your extensions by taking the thread around the weft and through the cap. It’s like creating an enclosure for the wefts. Do not take the needle through the weft but around the weft and through the cap.
  10. As you get to the lace of the frontal, take the needle and thread through the lace make a knot and continue sewing in your extensions going around the weft and through the cap. Your corners are your anchors. If you run out of thread while you are sewing in your extensions, knot it and cut off the excess.
  11. Go ahead and knot your thread and sew through the weft and the cap with your first stitch and knot it. Then take it around the weft and through the cap and knot it. Creating the knots anchors the weft again as well as the thread to provide a solid foundation for the extensions. After your first stitch, however, you can continue with your regular stitch.
  12. As you get to the top of your head and back crown area, space your wefts out to reduce bulkiness in the top. Once you get to the top, you are going to sew your weft and frontal together. You can either cut out the extra part of the spandex cap (and install a strap in the back of the wig) or leave it in. Honestly, my wigs always feel more secure with the cap attached on the inside. It’s up to you, but I do not want to see any videos of your wig falling off your head because you didn’t’ secure it correctly!
  13. Add a strap (you can get the black elastic band from Walmart or JoAnn’s) sew one end of the strap behind the ear tabs. Sew it in, so it’s secure but not too tight.

I would say “now wasn’t that easy,” but I know it wasn’t. You did that, and I am proud of you! Make sure you share your wig on Instagram and tag us @privatelabelextensions!

frontal

How To Create A 360 Frontal Wig

A 360 frontal wig is everything! Can you say “ponytails, updos, and buns on fleek”? I am so excited about this wig so let’s get into it!
I’m going to let you choose your playlist this time so make sure it’s upbeat and fun!

Supplies

  • Styrofoam head
  • Spandex cap
  • T pins
  • Clips
  • Scissors
  • Comb
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • 20” bundles (3) Grab your PLE bundles and frontal here
  •  360 frontal

You have everything you need so lets jump into making this bomb wig!

  1. To get started bleach the frontal first.
  2. After you have dried it, section the frontal and clip the hair to keep it up and out of the way. Put the frontal on and adjust it to make sure the fit it correct or place it on your customized styrofoam head and adjust as needed.
  3. Pin your frontal to the styrofoam head and cut off the excess lace. As you sew it down, overlap any excess inches to make the frontal the right circumference. Sew down the frontal securely.
  4. Sew in single wefts, using the fold-over sew in method, starting at the back of the head. To double up your wefts (which I suggest for the center of the head only) just pin down your weft, grab your second weft and start sewing both of them together through the weft and cap. As you get closer to the frontal anchor your stitches onto the lace to make it all one smooth unit.
  5. Knot your extensions twice at the end to make sure your extensions are secure and won’t become loose as you wear it. I suggest you leave the cap in for a snug fit.
frontal styled

You have everything you need to slay your wigs and look good while you’re doing it! Make sure you order your Private Label Extensions so you can be cute by next weekend!

Which wig will you be making? Let us know in the comments below and remember to share this article with your friends!

63 thoughts on “The Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Own Wigs

  1. Flclayborne says:

    Also, Amazon sells wig blocks you can purchase instead of doing the tape and styrofoam head method. Wig blocks seem to work better for me during the wig making process. Great post will use the tips for making a frontal unit.

    1. Lataye Davis says:

      Perfect suggestion! Thank you for readibg the article! Comment and let me know if there’s a topic you want to know more about.

  2. Tee says:

    This was a great post. I’ve also created that perfectly laid wig that didn’t fit me head all cause I didn’t mean sure my head or the mannequin head.

    1. Lataye Davis says:

      Tee you’ve got the perfect how-to guide now! Please share this with your friends because we need to be flawless this year! Follow us on Instagram and tag us when you make your wig!!!!
      Comment and let me know if there’s a topic you want to know more about.

  3. Candace Davis says:

    I’ve crossed the same issues when making wigs, either too big or too small. I measured my head and purchased a wig block from Amazon, size 22. I also take measurements to note where my ears are and where my edges should stop. After sewing a few tracks, I try the wig on to make sure it’s not getting tight. I do this throughout me making the wig because it helps if I need to make any adjustments. I also use a white eyeshadow pencil to draw on the cap for placement of my tracks. The caps I’ve found work best are the spandex dome for a full wig with closure, or a upart cap if I have leave out. After construction, I see on an elastic band s so it will fit snug to my head. Hope this helps someone.

    1. Lataye Davis says:

      Great additional tips Candace!!! What style are you currently rocking? Tag us in your pic!!!
      Comment and let me know if there’s a topic you want to know more about.

  4. Joy says:

    I absolutely love how this article goes into details. It gives me a guide for when I have my first vlog: mimosas and wig making. These simple steps will help us complete a perfect gorgeous wig. We will break it up into segments so I would like to start on the Brazillian Kinky first with no closure (the hot glue gun method). Note this will be first time attempting this so I’m so excited to see where this goes.

    1. Lataye Davis says:

      Ooohhhh Joy this sounds like so much fun! What’s the name of your vlog? I want to follow along! We really appreciate you because it’s your support that keeps us striving to provide great content!
      Comment and let me know if there’s a topic you want to know more about.

      1. Carla says:

        Would you suggest using a cheaper type of hair just to practice?

  5. Shonte Perry says:

    OMG! As I began to read this article, it was like Deja Vu! I made my first wig and I too was in such a rush and so eager to see the finished product, I made it too small. I’m talking about I used some old hair that I had and I sewed it on a wig cap (the cheap $1.99 caps) 🤣. I did good but I went to put the wig on afterward and it kept sliding back. I was like what did I do wrong, all my forehead was showing 🤣. Then after reading about you all using the real fit spandex cap, kinda like a dome cap, I’m like see that’s what happens when you rush. You can’t rush quality and perfection. Hopefully, the next wig project will turn out great since now I have step by step instructions compliments of you guys 💕💕💕

    1. Lataye Davis says:

      ❤❤❤!!!!
      Please share your next wig with us! We want to celebrate your flawless wig with you! #PLEbabe
      Comment and let me know if there’s a topic you want to know more about.

  6. Breanna Riley says:

    I wish I saw this article 3 weeks ago! I made my first closure wig, with 3 bundles of deep wave 24, 24 and 26, and an 18-inch closure. I was so excited to get started but ended up with a wig that was too small because I didn’t measure properly, and I didn’t style my hair as I would when actually wearing the unit. I ended up with a wig sitting about an inch from my edges and I had to add a clip to secure it, but luckily it was big hair so it covered well. I’ll be purchasing more bundles and practicing again using these tips! and hopefully, it comes out just as flawless as yours, because I have so many family and friends ready to purchase wigs from me, but I want to be sure it’s perfect.

    1. Lataye Davis says:

      If you don’t mind, Breanna, share your IG handle so I can follow you! I want to support you as you make moves this year! Keep going and I am going to hold you accountable 💯💯🙆🙆
      Comment and let me know if there’s a topic you want to know more about.

  7. Brittney says:

    YES YES YES!!
    I absolutely love this article💓
    Being a big fan of wigs, This article really gives me the confidence I need to start making my own wigs asap! Who knew that it was just that simple. I love all the wonderful tips and clear instructions on how to make your own Wig was layout in three different formats, Very simple! Super eager to make my first WIG. I truly appreciate private label extensions, lots of the articles are very helpful. They always give you so much value and support for us entrepreneurs in the hair industry! Can’t wait to see how my First WIG turns out 🤗🤗

    Thanks, private label extensions
    Sincerely Brittney C.Marshall

    1. Lataye Davis says:

      Brittney, you are a rock star! Your input helps the team to create more value-based content to help #PLEbabes just like you!!!
      Comment and let me know if there’s a topic you want to know more about.

  8. Shayla says:

    THANK YOU for this article!!! I want to start my hair business making wigs and selling hair. I can be impatient too. I thought I was the only one. Thank you for all the information.

    1. LaTaye Davis says:

      Girl I get so caught up in the vision of the final product I just want to finish asap…lol!!! Let us know how your business goes! I’d love to support you!

  9. Verena ward says:

    Thank you for the article it gave me an actual idea on how to start making my own wigs. I always say I want to learn this could be the first steps to it. I can’t wait to start definitely helpful information love it.

    1. LaTaye Davis says:

      Verena make it happen in the first six months of the year! You can do this!!!! Comment and let us know what else you would like to learn more about!

  10. Malena says:

    Thank you for this article!! I, like you, have made wigs that look amazing but just don’t fit quite right. The article was very thorough in describing how to measure your head circumference and customizing your foam head to ensure a perfect fit. Now that I know how to get a good fit, I’m ready to make a new wig!!

    1. LaTaye Davis says:

      Malena we are securing these wigs in 2018 LOL!!! I’m so glad this article helped you and share your next wig with us via Instagram! Make sure you @privatelabelextensions!

  11. Jadore’ll Avant says:

    I want to make my own wigs and already had an idea of how to do it. But this article has helped me way more than YouTube has! Lots of detail and instructions. That is exactly what I needed. Great article!

    1. LaTaye Davis says:

      Jadore’ll that’s exactly why we write these articles. We want to make sure you get the information you need! I am so glad it helped you. Please feel free to let us know what you would like to know more about!

  12. DeAndrea says:

    Love this article love! I spend about $400 getting wigs made and I recently told my husband that I would begin watching videos on YouTube so I can learn this article helped me out a lot can’t wait to start trying.

    1. LaTaye Davis says:

      DeAndrea I know you can do it! Grab up your supplies and grab a good mimosa, some music to jam to and you’ll have it done in no time! Save those coins for the Essence Fest!!! LOL! Glad this article helped you!!!

  13. Tara says:

    This article helped me learn how to make a wig which is create for my self and customers

    1. LaTaye Davis says:

      Tara I’m glad it helped you!!! Keep making those flawless wigs!

  14. Tiekeyah says:

    Although I sell hair I’ve always wanted to learn how to make wigs so that I can get a longer life from the hair. Thank you. I will be sure to try this.

    1. Lataye Davis says:

      Tiekeyah that’s one of the reasons i started making my own too. I needed more uses for my coins 😂😂😂😂

  15. Cee-Cee says:

    This how to guide is everything and more than I needed to create different versions of wigs❤️❤️. I really loved the fact a step by step guide was included on creating a wig without a closure or frontal because I was stumped in the beginning. I will be posting a pic once the finished product is complete .😀

  16. Lataye Davis says:

    🎶🎶Milly Rocking🎶🎶 can’t wait to see it Cee-Cee😍😍😍

  17. Apryl says:

    Lataye thank you for this :-)! I really appreciate your willingness to share QUALITY resourceful information. Stay blessed !

    1. LaTaye Davis says:

      Awwww!!! Thank you Apryl!!! Please let us know in the comment section anything else you may have questions about! Remember….YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!

  18. Crystal says:

    I enjoyed this article because I to make custom units for my self & my clients. I have never used the spandex cap so look forward to trying that new step. My favorite style wig to make is the u-part because of its versatility can be worn as a wig with clips or sewn down. As a stylist, you can never know enough the tups in this article is very much appreciated.

    1. Lataye Davis says:

      I love the cap??!!! It really is a great alternative if you are not sure about your wig measurements. Congratulations on what you do for many women. PLE appreciates you 💯💯💯

  19. Jasmine says:

    This article is very informative and a little humorous with flashbacks. It also ensures that the many YouTube videos I have watched are good Instructables. And has helped boost my confidence in making my first wig in a very long time. Thank You for this article!

    1. Lataye Davis says:

      Oh Jasmine it is time to get cute girrrrrlllll! Because i am nosy (😁😁😁) share your first wig with us!!!!

  20. Zhabria says:

    This article was perfect for me and I’m pretty sure, other wig making beginners. I can’t wait to make a bomb wig, that’ll fit and be secured. However I do have a question when making a wig for someone, how would we go about measurements? Would they have to measure and let me know the size?

    1. Lataye Davis says:

      For a proper fit, they would need to provide you with measurements. On the business end, it protects you if they say the wig was made incorrectly because it did not fit.

      The spandex cap is a great alternative because it stretches.

      A lot of YouTubers say cut the remaining cap out but to be honest, sometimes I don’t. I like the security of that extra stretch cap in there to make sure my wig is secured. It may float in the pool….but it won’t come off…😁😁😁😁

  21. Sulan Alexander says:

    Love this guide, so I legit made the same mistake recently by making my wig too small cause I was rushing and skipped steps, I had to bring it back, cause I can’t be making these mistakes with my client’s wigs!

    For frontals or closures I put on the elastic band first to help keep the piece in place when stitching, it helps a lot to use T pins to keep it secure. I also make sure to flip the hair correctly to ensure it lays flat and doesn’t bulk up because I like the versatility if I want to hold it in a bun. Would love to see mini videos on styling different ways, but another great article as usual and quite informative.

  22. Stephanie Duventre says:

    I love everything about wig making. It’s definitely one of my passions and I love to transform even though I have locs. I always have many people ask if I have cut my locs and I say no. They are just hiding. Wigs definitely give me an alter ego. U can also use Rit dye to bleach the knots on your frontal as well. You can purchase it at a craft store or fabric store. Some also just apply their powder foundation to their frontal to match their skin tone. I say do what makes you feel more comfortable and look the best.

    1. Private Label Extensions says:

      Creating wigs is an art! We love that you are interested in coloring and styling your hair in ways that can the match your personality, you may also be interested in reading up on our weave installation posts!!

    2. Lataye Davis says:

      Yes!!! I am loving the nude caps and then using powder to match your skin tone!

      Great feedback!

  23. Raquellwashington says:

    This was a great read. My first time making a wig was a disaster. I used the braided wig cap and it looked so bulky. It was heavy and very uncomfortable. It’s hard for me to find up to date hair products where I live so I was unaware of all the different varieties of caps that could be used. I would like to try this again now that I know better.

  24. Allensia Brown says:

    Ok, so this guide just gave me life. I never knew that you had to take measurements for your u- part from were your leave out is. No, I think I’m ready to make some u-part wigs and I will write a little shout out to this guide page for this awesome information.

    1. Lataye Davis says:

      Ayyyyeee 🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆 thank you! Friends don’t let friends have awful leave out😁😁😁

  25. Christal Peacock says:

    I recently (within last year or so ) began to get into the wig making process & wearing wigs. I laugh at this article because my first wig was a disaster. I ended up making it too small of course but I was so determined I took it all apart & started over. This time it fit but wasn’t as neat because I rushed but I still wore it with pride & got plenty compliments. Then there came the time when I needed to make one for a client. I went on YouTube to figure out what to do to make a custom one for someone else. I went to Amazon & bought blockheads in different sizes. I went to my local beauty supply store & bought different caps. The one my client recommended was the mesh cap that was adjustable. I made the closure unit for her & it fit perfect. I was so excited I continued to practice on myself. I couldn’t stop purchasing hair & making wigs lol. I’ve been wearing them ever since. Wigs are a wonderful protective style. They are great for when you want to switch up at the drop of a dime. Whether it’s a part, closure or frontal wig they all have great benefits!

    1. Lataye Davis says:

      Christal, you inspire me!🎉🎉🎉 Think about how many stopped at their first attempt! To be successful you cannot stop! Share your IG handle and tag @privatelabelextensions in your posts!!!🎉🎉🎉🎉

  26. Lataye Davis says:

    Racquel….😁😁😁!!!!! 👏that 👏cap had me 👏👏👏laughing….. I cunnoh!!!! Lol

    Where do you live? We gotta make sure you have everything you need!!! That would be a great article to share with us what you have difficulty finding! #PLEbabe

  27. Chevyree Akridge says:

    The article was the bomb.com now I feel like I don’t have to spend hundreds to take the class, with these steps I might just be successful with making a wig! It’s a booming business and definitely something I want to start doing I think it will open my business up just a little bit more and give me more leverage! I’m trying to level up and keep up with what’s going on in the hair world today! I’ve always been amazed by hair and have been wearing wigs since I was a teenager and the thought of being able to make my own or customize for someone else sends chills up and down my spine! I’m glad these articles are around to help, people who are still stuck in the ice ages

    1. Lataye Davis says:

      I applaud you for recognizing the need to stay current with the industry. You’ve got this!!!

  28. Jackie Lee says:

    So I went to all the motions of starting a hair company then I realize that I really don’t want to be in the business of retail when it comes to bundles an extension. I do have interest in taking links so any little piece of information I gather I’ll try to remember to write down I’ll try to use my tactics in the future. Currently, right now I do you have plans several classes that I’m going to that would help me learn the art of making wigs. Super excited!

  29. Brittney Worthy says:

    Omg, this is just what I need! I don’t want to be a stylist but I do wanna make custom wigs. I think I can follow this process but a YouTube tutorial would be dope 💪🏾

    I do have a question… maybe it can be answered in the FB group. What would you say Pros and Cons are for purchasing a wig from PLE?

  30. Ana’jah says:

    This article gave me the confidence to start making wigs. I have a hair stylist that does my hair, but sometimes I would like to try on my own. Thank you for all of this information!!!

  31. April Wells says:

    This is a great article. After growing tired of paying my stylist $600 every time I wanted a wig. I looked to YouTube to guide me through my wig making process. I found out some of them have no idea what they’re doing. I quickly found out I didn’t have the patience that I thought I had. This article is defiantly stating facts. You have to take your time. My first frontal wig took me 5 tries…why? Because each time I finish the cap would not fit. I had made the mistake of using a regular dome cap instead of the spandex dome cap. Once I finally got it to fit with the right cap I had lumps due to me not putting the needle through the weft when starting a new row of tracks or when I flip them. This allows the track to lay flat. After the 5th try, I FINALLY got it right. And it was perfect EXCEPT I forgot to bleach the knots. Which I found out was very important because I looked crazy because I could see all of the knots, and it didn’t match my complexion. Because I was being lazy I used to make up on the frontal… Terrible idea. When I bleached the knots I could immediately see the difference and it looked great. And like the article, I recommend bleaching all closures and frontals prior to making your wig. Although it took me 5 tries and I’m still learning I’m glad I did because I’ve learned from ALL of my many mistakes. And now I’m great at making regular frontal and closure wigs and I’m saving so much money. Now because of this article, I think I’m ready to try making a 360 frontal wig.

  32. Monica says:

    Hi Lataye Davis and PLE. Do you have a video tutorial or images of the 4 items I’ve listed below that you can share or retail to me?
    How To Make A Wig With A Frontal and Extensions
    *Flip the edge of the cap over an onto the top of the cap
    *Place and Pin the Frontal in place
    *Begin stitching the corner of the Frontal
    *Stitch the back of the Frontal

    Thank you

  33. Toni Hammond says:

    I have been on YouTube and watched several videos and they still weren’t as informative as this article. I have never made a wig and have only paid for 2 human hair wigs both costing me over $300.00, after that I was determined to learn how to make my own wigs. I feel as though I’m ready now after reading Up on it and watching videos. I didn’t think about the starting process like buying the products needed so I am in the process of getting those items, in the meantime I will continue to do my wig making research😊

  34. Shante says:

    This tutorial was great! I definitely needed this for when I begin making my own wigs.

  35. Tajma says:

    Great article and it’s nice it popped up in my inbox today as I was searching for wig making starter kits! So I feel like this is where Im supposed to be. ?….if you wanted to make wigs just to have on hand and sell how would you go about measurements and such? Like how do the beauty supply stores have wigs on hand to purchase? Is there like a universal size lol. And I’ve seen videos with full/front lace caps with adjustable straps and clips…what’s the difference between these and the spandex dome caps or are they used together? And what are the styling options of a wig crafted with the hot glue gun and any specific type of glue or gun will work?

  36. TMJ says:

    Are there any wig caps out there where the ENTIRE cap is lace? I want to make a Senegalese twist wig from a human hair wig, but don’t want any kind of cap to show in the back.

  37. Carol says:

    This is a great article. Like most of you ladies, I am ready to make my first wig and have been watching several YouTube videos on making my first wig. I have 3 bundles – 10, 12 & 14 inches plus a 10-inch closure but I’m not sure which one should be sewn at the bottom, middle and top. Can you advise me?

    1. Private Label Extensions says:

      Hey there, great question! It depends on the style you are going for. Generally, for wigs, we would suggest sewing the longest at the bottom and the shortest at the top. If you are going for a bob, we suggest doing the opposite. Hope this helps!

  38. Ci Ci says:

    Hi, love the article…my question is this: when using a dome cap how do you get around the ear part? The band is so annoying sitting on top of the ear. I have had to cut it out over the ear for better fit and comfort. Any suggestions?

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