It is All About Wig Making
The subsequent Step – Sorting out the hair..
The next step within the wig making course of, for me, is ventilating the hair onto the principle physique of coloring the wig. So as to do this one needs some ‘spare’ hair. Past deciding such issues as – the hair origin (European, Chinese language, Indian, Mongolian and many others), hair sort (virgin, cuticle, processed), hair texture (wavy, straight, curly, body wave and so on) and size, you’ve got a number of decisions. You possibly can both use hair you have already got (previous wefts, outdated wigs and many others) or purchase some new hair (both as wefts or bulk/uncooked hair in ponytails). As mentioned in my final blog submit, I already had some masses of hair on the most ridiculous wig recognized to man. Because of my novice status, I determined that this was the msot appropriate hair to use. I think that in the earlier phases of wig making it is probably a greater thought to use inexpensive hair. Then in the event you go completely flawed, you won’t be as devastated as you’ll should you were using virgin cuticle European hair, for instance.
Side word – I do have higher hair – uncooked and wefted, which I hope to make use of later when I’m extra proficient. Definitely if I have been selecting hair, I could be inclined to go for raw ponytails of caucasian/European origin – because that texture is the same as my bio hair.
As the hair is already attached to a wig, I set in regards to the process of brushing the wig out, separating the hair and eradicating some. I determined that first separating the hair in half (to effectively create two ‘tails’) was a good suggestion as there’s about twice the amount of hair I want in my new wig. On the left hand side you possibly can see half the hair has been braided; to keep it neat and out of the best way. The suitable hand side represents half the hair and is what I’m going to make use of on this wig.
You possibly can see simply how much hair is in half the wig in this subsequent image, the place I’m holding that braid in my hand.
At this level I have the half, to be used, hanging free able to be sorted.
Because the hair is already ventilated onto this wig, I don’t want to simply minimize it off as a ponytail/braid. If I did this, I’d lose numerous the higher size. So as to maintain this size, I have to take away the hair within the levels I’m going to use it. As most people start ventilating at the bottom of their wig foundation, I need to take the bottom lengths to use on the underside of my wig basis. So, I braided the remainder of the hair and only left free the half I need to remove from the underside proper hand nape.
I then clipped this braid up. The hair hanging down is simply half of the hair at the underside of the nape of the wig.
I have drawing cards prepared to place the hair into (they’re the flat brown and gray squares to the fitting of the wig two photos above). This helps to maintain the hair neat while I am ventilating and permits me to take away small quantities of hair to work with. Should you should not have drawing playing cards and get a pair, remember to jot down “Root” on one end of them (I wrote it on each sides) so that you know which approach up your hair is! You put the loose hair into the drawing playing cards with the foundation finish of the hair at the top you’ve gotten designated “Root” and the tip ought to be hanging wave wigs out the opposite finish. This enables you to maintain it cuticle appropriate.
I rigorously minimize sections of the unfastened hair away. I tried to maintain pretty near to the wig cap so that I might keep many of the size. I simply used regular scissors for this.
Then I placed the hair within the drawing playing cards.
After I shut them up, I at all times put an elastic band around them. That method, if I (or anybody else!) ever knock them onto the bottom, they won’t fall apart and spoil the hair (because if the hair will get blended up, it will not be cuticle right anymore).