It’s All About Wig Making
I wasn’t anticipating taking a summer time break, however such is life – issues acquired very busy for me and i simply did not have the time to dedicate to updating my You Tube channel or this blog. The good news is that I am now back and raring to go. I’ve already made a start by uploading a You Tube video and I’m in the process of uploading one other. I have been having just a few issues with You Tube and Windows Reside Film Maker, so we shall see if it really works or not. *Fingers crossed*
Over the summer time I completed off a couple of wig making initiatives:
– Converting a full lace wig into a daily fashion wig
– My first wig restore
Converting the total lace wig into a “regular-model” wig – this was a project I began again in the early summer, in a bid to make some use of a wig that I actually by no means put on. The wig was wrongly sized for me and just wouldn’t work when i tried to bond it. While you add to this the fact I’m not crazy on bonding anymore, you end up with a wig that sits in the closet. The sad fact of the matter was that: a. I had spent some huge cash on that wig and b. the hair quality was lovely. So I believed that it was about time I tried to make it practical for me.
To cut a long story short, the way I selected to embrace this task was to edge the whole wig with monofilament galloon. This gave the wig a bit of more rigidity and construction. Because the wig was on the big aspect in some areas and flapping, I determined so as to add a bit of elastic to the nape, along with a couple of lengthy wig springs. Which means the nape holds down rather well. I also added a zig-zag wire wig comb to the nape (however I need to remove this or alter its position as it rubs my occipital bone). I additionally added a number of snap combs which I experimented with using by clipping them to my stocking wig cap – I’m not convinced about this! It does work, but getting them and the stocking wig cap in precisely the correct place is hard..
So once i went to get this child cut, it ended up being caught down on the entrance.. ugh, yes I do know, I do know.. I mentioned no bonding! However wants should – I had an appointment! I did not really bond your complete entrance, I as an alternative bonded the very top front from not even temple to temple, but nook to corner of my horizontal hairline (going across the top of my face) with one giant piece of Supertape on the roll. Then I used some bobby pins and wedged these into the sides and a couple over my ears – as an alternative of gripping my hair (which doesn’t work) they gripped my stocking wig cap. The back needed no bonding or bobby pins – now that was a outcome! I basically have something that is just past a lace front!
If I get myself into gear, I shall show some pictures of the inside of the cap. I have photos of the wig before and some of it after it was reduce into a new fashion.
My first wig repair – A pal of mine, who has alopecia and has to wear wigs full time, asked me to restore a wig for her. It is a very nice wig, has a bit of put on and tear to the cap, but totally serviceable, except for the truth that it was: balding. Now I at all times think that a wig that is balding is a big insult! As if it’s not dangerous sufficient to be bald or balding, your wig is balding too!
I should set up a couple of details right here: 1. my buddy was conscious of my novice wig repairing/making status and 2. I made no guarantees that I would do a good job.
I set about turning this balding situation around.
There were just a few issues I found out about repairing –
– The wig cap – mesh, lace, web, mono (whatever it’s) must be examined prior to mending. I started mending, solely to discover there have been very tiny (I mean tiny) little disruptions – you possibly can read: holes – to the lace/mononet. This meant that if one tried to ventilate there, they risked making the state of affairs worse. I kept away from those areas and tried to ventilate so the hair would fall over them and thus, conceal them. They were literally 1 edge of a lace/net hole, however often there seemed to be several of them in the same area – as if the lace have been failing barely.
– Knots – all the time, all the time verify the knots of the hair already ventilated onto the wig or hair piece earlier than agreeing to restore it. I agreed to do it and started work earlier than I realised that the hair on the rest of the wig was mainly going to fall out pretty pronto, as a result of a total failure of most of the knots! I did communicate to my friend about this – seems there was just about no knot sealing and the use of ball-tipped pin-head brushes on the wig. I agreed to proceed with the duty, however in the future I would not try to repair anything with knots like that. It’s a case of not being worthwhile for the shopper/pal or for the ventilator.
– It takes a long time – in case you are ventilating into utterly bald or almost completely bald areas, no problem, as the area is actually clear and free of hair just like a contemporary piece of lace 12 inch curly brazilian hair could be. If the individual whose wig you’re repairing wants you so as to add hair throughout areas the place there is already hair, however it is a bit sparse, then be ready to spend some time doing it. It is because working in that sort of space is tough. You may have to continually pin the hair back so as to see the holes and never get your needle/hook snarled in the hair that’s already there. I did use a water spray as properly.
The outcome of repairing = the wig seems to be nice, but would I do it again In all probability not! It took me far longer than anticipated. I was happy with the end result, however I additionally felt that it was a kind of instances where sometimes it is maybe higher to begin from scratch and make something new.
Replace: my very own wig making – So my own wig making has taken a back seat whilst I bought on with the repair and family life. I am getting back into it this week and shall be updating again with my progress and hopefully some photos.