How to Make a Quickweave Wig

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A quick-weave wig is a hairstyle achieved by bonding hair extensions onto a stocking cap to create a customised wig. The results are similar to a full-head sew-in weave but can be completed in a fraction of the time. A quick-weave wig style can last between two to four weeks.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Plastic shower cap
  • Stocking cap
  • Human or synthetic weave hair
  • Scissors
  • Table or flat surface
  • Hair glue
  • Mirror
  • Hair clips
  • Flat iron
  • Wig stand (optional)

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Instructions

    Getting Started

  1. 1

    Wash, condition and dry your hair. Style your hair so that it lies flat. To achieve this, either braid your hair into cornrows going straight back or in a circular pattern. Alternatively, you can gel your hair back into a tight ponytail or wrap it in a circular pattern.

  2. 2

    Put on the shower cap. Put on the stocking cap over the shower cap. The stocking cap will act as the base of the wig. The shower cap will help protect your natural tresses from being damaged by the hair glue.

  3. 3

    Open the package of hair weave. Starting at the nape of your neck, hold the tracks across the back of your head. Measure against your head and use the scissors to cut the tracks to the required length.

  4. 4

    Lay the precut piece of weave across the table and apply glue to the underside of the track. Apply the weave, glue side down, straight across the nape of your neck and press firmly. Use a mirror to check the evenness of your pattern.

  5. 5

    Repeat steps 3 and 4, working your way toward the front of your head. Continue in a semicircular pattern until you reach your temples.

  6. 6

    Begin to lay the tracks for the front of the quick-weave wig. Measure a strip of hair straight across the front of the stocking cap until it meets the ends of the last pieces you applied. Cut, apply glue and press firmly.

  7. 7

    Part the hair away from your face and pin it back using hair clips so that you can see properly. You should now have a circular space at the crown of your head.

  8. 8

    Holding the end of the weave firmly in one hand, create a circular pattern around your head, following step 4. Work your way around until only a very small circular space remains at the top of your head. At this point, you will need to create a wig closure.

    Creating a Closure and Finishing Touches

  1. 1

    Measure and cut a piece of hair approximately 3 inches long. Apply glue straight across the edge of the split track and roll the track into a circle. This will be your closure. Allow the glue to dry.

  2. 2

    Plug in your flat iron. Find the centre of the closure and separate the hair away from the middle. Place the closure in the middle of the flat iron and press firmly. The closure should be flat.

  3. 3

    Place glue onto the back of the closure. Locate the centre of your quick-weave wig and firmly press the closure into the space. Let the glue dry.

  4. 4

    Cut and style your quick-weave wig. Slide the finished wig off your head. The tracks should be bonded to the stocking cap. Remove the plastic shower cap. Reapply your quick-weave wig or set it on a wig stand for later use.

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