DIY U-Part Natural Wig
New look Sundays:) If you haven't read my article for BlackHairInformation.com about embracing the awkward stage of your hair make sure you check it out! One of the things I mentioned is leaving your hair alone.
With all the experimenting of styles I've been doing I have been manipulating my hair a lot. I'm on this healthy hair journey and want to continue to freely grow my hair out so I decided to make a wig! Something simple to throw on that looks like it could possibly pass as my own hair (longer of course).
So here's what I used (all items were purchased from my local beauty supply store)
- Sapphire Indian Remy Short Cut Weave in Organic Curl (2 packs containing 3 bundles each) - $14.99
- U Part Weaving cap w/ lace trim - $4.99
- Curved needle and brown thread (can't remember but like $2)
- Foam Wig Head - $3.99
- Wig clips - $1.99
So here's how I did it:
To sew, I just started from the bottom and worked my way up. I didn't cut any tracks but instead folded upward and sewed back the other direction as you will see in the video below.
When I thought I was done, I did notice some spaces in the middle that I needed to fill to make it more fuller. Therefore I cut and added additional tracks as needed.
Once complete, I then sewed 3 wig clips on (back and sides of the U-part) and cut the lace. I didn't add any additional clips as I used bobby pins to further secure it to my head.
After fitting it to my head, leaving my twisted hair out along the part opening and the edge of my hair, I then fluffed to frizz the curls to give it a more natural look followed by a little trimming for shape.
Then I just blended my own hair with the wig which wasn't too difficult.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGtBpJU0st0] After thoughts: Whew this was a lot harder than it looks. My first time ever sewing anything! The wigs I used to make were just glued and simple. My hands hurt so bad from all the sewing that I had to put bandaids on my thumb and index finger.
Total time to completed it was about 6 hours. I did it while watching Lifetime movies, taking a few snack breaks, and all while trying to film it for you guys so it took a little longer than it should have.
Overall I'm happy with the end product. When I first put it on I felt like a lion because I'm used to my short hair but it's definitely grown on me and I think I'll be rocking it at least for a couple of months while I give my hair a little time to grow!
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