It’s All About Wig Making
I wasn’t anticipating taking a summer break, however such is life – issues bought very busy for me and that i just did not have the time to commit to updating my You Tube channel or this blog. The excellent news is that I am now again and raring to go. I’ve already made a start by uploading a You Tube video and I am in the means of uploading one other. I have been having a couple of issues with You Tube and Home windows Dwell Movie Maker, so we shall see if it works or not. *Fingers crossed*
Over the summer season I completed off a couple of wig making projects:
– Converting a full lace wig into a daily fashion wig
– My first wig restore
Converting the total lace wig into a “common-fashion” wig – this was a undertaking I started again in the early summer, in a bid to make some use of a wig that I really never wear. The wig was wrongly sized for me and simply wouldn’t work once i tried to bond it. If you add to this the fact I am not loopy on bonding anymore, you find yourself with a wig that sits in the closet. The sad fact of the matter was that: a. I had spent a lot of money on that wig and b. the hair quality was lovely. So I assumed that it was about time I tried to make it practical for me.
To chop a long story brief, the way I selected to embrace this activity was to edge the complete 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 decided so as to add a piece of elastic to the nape, together with a couple of long wig springs. This means that the nape holds down really well. I additionally added a zig-zag wire wig comb to the nape (but I must remove this or alter its position because it rubs my occipital bone). I also added a few snap combs which I experimented with utilizing by clipping them to my stocking wig cap – I am not convinced about this! It does work, but getting them and the stocking wig cap in precisely the suitable place is tough..
So when i went to get this baby minimize, it ended up being stuck down on the front.. ugh, yes I do know, I know.. I mentioned no bonding! But needs must – I had an appointment! I did not really bond the complete front, I instead bonded the very top entrance from not even temple to temple, but nook to corner of my horizontal hairline (going throughout the top of my face) with one giant piece of Supertape on the roll. Then I used some bobby pins and wedged those into the sides and a couple over my ears – as a substitute of gripping my hair (which doesn’t work) they gripped my stocking wig cap. The back wanted no bonding or bobby pins – now that was a result! I mainly have something that is simply past a lace entrance!
If I get myself into gear, I shall show some pictures of the inside of the cap. I’ve footage of the wig before and some of it after it was cut into a new model.
My first wig repair – A buddy of mine, who has alopecia and has to wear wigs full time, asked me to restore a wig for her. It is a really nice wig, has a bit of put on and tear to the cap, but completely serviceable, aside from the truth that it was: balding. Now I always think that a wig that’s balding is a big insult! As if it is not dangerous enough to be bald or balding, your wig is balding too!
I ought to establish a few information right here: 1. my buddy was aware of my novice wig repairing/making status and 2. I made no promises that I might do a superb job.
I set about turning this balding scenario around.
There were just a few issues I came upon about repairing –
– The wig cap – mesh, lace, web, mono (no matter it is) ought to be examined previous to mending. I began mending, only to find there were very tiny (I mean tiny) little disruptions – you can read: holes – to the lace/mononet. This meant that if one tried to ventilate there, they risked making the scenario worse. I stored away from these areas and tried to ventilate so the hair would fall over them and thus, conceal them. They had been actually 1 edge of a lace/internet gap, however often there seemed to be several of them in the same space – as if the lace have been failing barely.
– Knots – at all times, always examine the knots of the hair already ventilated onto the wig longer hair or hair piece before agreeing to repair it. I agreed to do it and began work before I realised that the hair on the rest of the wig was basically going to fall out fairly pronto, as a result of a complete failure of a lot of the knots! I did speak to my friend about this – turns out there has been virtually no knot sealing and the usage of ball-tipped pin-head brushes on the wig. I agreed to proceed with the task, however in the future I would not try to restore anything with knots like that. It’s a case of not being worthwhile for the client/friend or for the longer hair ventilator.
– It takes a long time – if you are ventilating into completely bald or virtually fully bald areas, no problem, as the area is actually clear and freed from hair identical to a contemporary piece of lace would be. If the person whose wig you might be repairing needs you to add hair throughout areas where there may be already hair, however it is a bit sparse, then be prepared to spend some time doing it. This is because working in that kind of space is difficult. You may have to continually pin the hair again in an effort to see the holes and never get your needle/hook tangled up in the hair that is already there. I did use a water spray as nicely.
The outcome of repairing = the wig looks great, however would I do it once more In all probability not! It took me far longer than expected. I used to be pleased with the consequence, but I additionally felt that it was one of those cases where generally it is maybe better to start from scratch and make one thing new.
Replace: my own wig making – So my own wig making has taken a again seat whilst I obtained on with the repair and family life. I am getting back into it this week and shall be updating once more with my progress and hopefully some photos.