DIY: How to make a pixie cut wig.

I wanted to start the new week feeling myself with a little bit of Rihanna on the side so what I did was make this Pixie cut wig! There’s a feeling you get when you do something and you know it’s all you! Who else can relate? Lol.. Btw, it was my first time so I was a little nervous but please why do I use all that data watching YouTube videos if I can’t learn anything? Lol. I’ll leave a link but I watched a couple of videos so I can’t even remember.. You could type ‘How to make a pixie cut wig’ into the search engine and see what comes out. Making this wig wasn’t super easy but it definitely wasn’t difficult..

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So what you’ll need:
– The weave you want to use. For this, I’ll advice you use something inexpensive as you’re still going to cut most of it.
– A wig cap or two.
– A handkerchief (if you want)
– A scissors
– Razor blade
– Bonding glue
– Hair spray
– Of course your mannequin head.

How to make a pixie cut wig
I started by putting a nylon over the mannequin just in case any glue got through but it didn’t so I guess you can skip this step except you’re not using a handkerchief inside your cap which I strongly suggest you do.
– So it’s nylon, handkerchief then wig cap.
– Split the weft of the weave into two. This makes it lay flatter
– Take the weave you want to use, measure it against the mannequin, apply glue, attach and spray..
Its basically Measure, cut, glue, repeat in a U shaped way so that it forms a circle… I didn’t think I’ll need the hair spray before I started but I found that the glue doesn’t really hold without the spray. A video explains this better but maybe the pictures will help.. But you can follow my snapchat -medupinella because I post some of these things there..

 

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The back I’m progress. Doing the front the same way forms the circle.

Anyway, doing this, make sure there’s little to no space between the tracks especially at the back where it will be flat, if not the space will show.. The closing was a little tricky cos I thought I could ignore the videos I watched and do my own thing so it was a miss for a while but I finally laid it.. When I was done with this and it was time to style it, I was a little nervous.. I had an idea of what I wanted so I just used that picture.

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But it turned out that styling it wasn’t that big of a deal.. I took the hair off the mannequin, trimmed off the handkerchief then wore so I could style the front to know exactly how it was turning out.. Sat in front of a mirror and started chopping in sections.. That’s the best way to do it.. Take a section of the hair and just chop it carefully using a razor blade. Brush and repeat.. It was fairly easy.. I flat ironed the hair to make it lay flatter and this is the finished look..

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How to make a pixie cut wig.

Back all done..
Back all done..sorry about the picture quality.

Can we take a minute to appreciate the fact that my hair now goes in cornrows all the way to the back? Lol
So guys, what do you think? Hit or miss? Couldn’t get clear pictures of the back but it’s pretty basic and flat.. The advantages to having your wig made this way is that there’s no risk of the glue getting to your hair and you can style it however you see fit and please talk about how cheap this is depending on the weave you use.

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Love.. Ella! (re-posted from: naturalgirlonabudget.com
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