Braided wigs are IN! and because they are in, I’m here to give you a quick guide on how to make a braided wig, without a lace closure. In the past, we had to sit for hours to get braids installed. However, times have changed and I must say, it’s for the better.
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There are many benefits to owning a braided wig. Such as:
- Time- A braided wig will save you time because once its made, its made. You wont need to loose out the braids and you can always wear it, give it a rest and use it again.
- Money- You will have something that you can use for a quick style, without the need to buy hair or pay a hair dresser.
- Protective style- Its always a good idea to wear a protective style. That way, you can care for your hair without manipulating it. If you are unsure of ways to care for you hair while wearing a protective style you should check out this article: caring for starter locs in a protective style
Why I Ditched the lace clousure
The last braided wig I made, I hand braided the box braids and then braided the lace closure. I’ve been wearing it since I made it in August which shows that braided wigs are STRONG! If you haven’t read that post, please check it out: How to Make a box-braid wig with Lace Clousure
Okay back to the current wig. As I shared in my 7 month loc’d and life update, I started a new job. Because of this, the new braided wig had to be much easier to make because I was pressed for time. SO, I decided to go the pre-made braid route. Initially I wanted to loose the braids and braid them unto to the lace closure but due to the type of hair, this was difficult so I then decided to ditch the lace closure as well.
Now that the back story is done, let’s get to the step by step guide.
How to make a braided wig- without a lace closure
In order to make this wig you’ll need:
1. Pre-braided crochet braids. I used a 2 packs of passion twist type hair. Because my locs are getting thicker, I needed something with body as opposed to flat. You can get the hair I used by clicking the image below.
2. Stocking cap. I used the stocking cap with a lace part. I recommend that you use this one so that you can have the appearance of a lace closure for your part.
Step 1: Gather your supplies. Thread your needle and place the lace stocking cap unto the mannequin head.
Step 2: Sew the braids unto the stocking cap.
Leave out the front, where you want your part to be for last. I like to put more hair at the top and less as I go down. Also, I like to put them closer together at the top and further apart as I go down. This allows for better coverage.
Step 3: Once the wig is completed, go back to the top that you left out to close it. You close your part by sewing the braids very close together in a straight line. Once this is done, your wig should be done. You can use make-up to define the part or leave it as is. I left mine as is because well, i’m lazy.
Step 4: Rock your new braided wig! And remember to take care of your hair and the wig.
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