Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Crochet Wig


First and foremost I must wish everyone a happy new year! To start the new year off I decided to try something different. As you may (or may not) know I love protective styling. After my the last set of crochet braids that I posted (see here), I have a new-found love for crochet braids. For this reason I decided to try something new by making a crochet braid wig. I had tons of fun creating this look. Continue reading for more details.




What You Will Need
6 packs of Freetress Equal Cuban Twist Braid 16 inches
(I initially intended to use only 4 packs but I ended up using 6. Anywhere form 4 to 6 packs would be perfectly fine depending on how full you want your wig.)
Crochet needle
Mannequin head
Weaving cap
Perm rods


Step 1
To ease the process of curling the hair I decided to precurl the strands of hair. After taking the hair out of the pack I brushed it out, cut it in half, and wrapped the strands around pink perm rods. I then put the perm rods into a bowl adding boiling water. After letting the rods sit in the bowl of hot water for about 20 seconds I then put the rods onto a towel and let them sit for about 10 minutes.


Step 2
After the strands were curled I then crocheted the hair onto a weaving cap. Using the crochet needle with the clasp down I inserted the needle through about 3 or 4 of the holes. I then added strand of the hair to the hooks, closed the clasp pulled the hair through and tied a firm knot.


Step 3 
Once all the hair has been crocheted on the the weaving cap I then went back and trimmed some of the excess hair and shaped the hair to my face.


I am so in love with how this wig turned out. If you are looking for a cheap  protective style for this winter season this is definitely the way to go. I plan on rocking this wig for the next couple of weeks or until my next sporadic decision to change my hair. Until next time ❤

xoxo,
Akilah

2 comments:

  1. Oh this is awesome! I'm a little too apprehensive to try out a wig but it looks easy enough.
    Also, you are stunning!

    xx

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    1. Thank you very much beautiful! Btw, I love your blog ❤

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