DIY Lace Front Wig

DIY Lace Front Wig

First of all, procrastination is the bane of my existence. I got the hair for this wig last October and just now got around to working on it. To be fair I did sew and finish it once before but I found that the first wig base that I used was too flimsy for the amount of hair that I had. So I had to order another wig base and start over. 

This is only the second wig I've ever made and it is the first one using a lace frontal. The first one I made used a lace closure instead. For this second wig, I found some YouTube tutorials and combined several methods that worked for me. In particular, I found tutorials from fabulasityismeMalibu Dollface and tiarra monet to be very helpful. My method is very similar to theirs and at some point, I'll film a tutorial on the method that I settled on. In the meantime, go check them out for some tips!

I purchased my supplies from Aliexpress vendors. A word of caution for people who have never ordered from them: the quality of the products tend to vary not only by vendor but also by order. You may find that the quality of multiple orders from the same vendor may be different so order at your own risk.

I purchased my hair from a vendor called Luving Hair Products Co., Ltd. The hair is described as "Russian Body Wave" in the color 613 and I ordered it in 22 inches, 20 inches, and 18 inches with an 18 inch frontal. Per most Aliexpress vendors, the wefts consist of a lot shorter filler hair and gets thinner through the ends. I know that most, if not all, Aliexpress hair used a significant amount of filler hair so I was fine with this. 

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The base, or cap, that I ended up using is from Shandong dora hair products co., LTD. This is the same cap that I used for my first wig. I found that this wig cap provides the structure and stability I need for the weight of the hair. 

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I originally planned on coloring the hair a dark ash blonde with lighter ends and a shadow root but after constructing the wig, I kinda want to keep it light. I may just add a shadow root and tone the hair to an ash or beige tone instead. My other options are to keep it tone it super pale and channel Daenerys Targaryen or white and live my Ororo Munroe fantasy! Let me know what you think!

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