Do you know how the wig is made?

Wig wearing has become a fashion, and more and more people in life are also beginning to wear wigs. Do you know how the wig is made?

Making head mold

Before making a human hair wig, the wig artist will put the model’s hair in a clip. In general, wig wearers have a very low incidence of total baldness, there is always some hair, so the choice of models also have hair. The artist will tie the model’s hair before making the human hair wig. Then cover the top of the head with plastic wrap to simulate pressing out the shape of the head. Secure the plastic film with tape. After fixing, the artist will record the hairline and the position of the middle part. After removing a plastic head shape, the wig artist draws the hair’s direction and length in each area, based on the hairline and the position in the middle.

The plastic head is then attached to a dedicated wooden head model. Nail out the sections which were drawn before, then take off the plastic head shape and draw a line through the wooden head so that the hair information is transferred to the wooden model.

Making hairnets

Making a real human hair wig is really about fixing the real hair on the hairnet, so the first step is to make a hairnet. The material of the hairnet is the mesh fabric, and the hair is then attached to the holes. The hairnet is not just a single layer but is often made up of many pieces of cloth. The artist will sew the pieces together manually and then sews them together with a sewing machine, making the Hairnet especially strong.

Processed hair

The artist disinfects the collected human hair in a sterilizing pool and, as appropriate, dips it in different colors of dye for an hour before picking it up.

The hair link

When viewed under a microscope, the outer layer of human hair is composed of many tiny scales. These Hair Scales grow in the same direction and become very straight. However, the hair collected is often entwined, and the scales are going in different directions, and they get knotted together. So you need to comb your hair manually to make it soft, which is also known as “Curving.”

The wig maker first arranges the human hair by hand, then combs it on a pull-out board filled with long steel pins. After several pulls, the hair is tied into a small bundle and placed in a frame for the next step.

Hair weave

The most important step is link-weave hair! The artist uses a hairpin with a small hook so that a strand of hair can be pulled from one side of the hairpiece through a hole in the other side.

First, the artist selects the right length of hair, then hooks it with one hand and twirls it around with a hairpin with the other. In the blink of an eye, a strand of hair is woven into the cap, with more than 200 hairs per square centimeter.

In order to make the human hair wig more lifelike, the hairdresser will weave hair according to the hair trend in different hair areas. Different hook methods can also make the hair more layered, which is also the main reason why the wig can be made to look like the real thing.

It turns out that a woman’s wig has about 100,000 hairs, and at the rate, a skilled worker can weave it, it takes about a month to make, and the more realistic it is, the more time it takes and the more expensive it is.

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