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Human Wigs Manufacturing Process

How Human Wigs are Made and Manufactured.


Have you ever wondered how human wigs are made? Many people, especially women wear wigs due to female baldness, illness, or certain medications that cause the hair to fall out. Other women wear wigs because they like to wear their hair short while they are at home, but enjoy having a different look when they choose to. Regardless of the reason, human wigs have become very popular because they are made with donated human hair; therefore, it is much more realistic than synthetic wigs. It looks and feels natural because it is actually hair.

Human hair wigs are truly a work of art because of the number of steps and process it must go through before completion. These wigs can take two month or longer to make, so it is really an effort to get them made and those that wear them are very fortunate. The first step in the process of making human hair wigs, or human hair extensions, is having all the hair facing with the roots down, this takes a good amount of time to get the hair all facing in the same direction and is basically the sorting phase.

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Human Wigs - Sorting Process.


Once the hair is sorted, the person making the wig gather small batches or sections and combs it by carefully keeping it together. Next, the very short pieces of hair are removed to from each bundle to make for a more natural look, by combing each bundle with a wire brush. Once the hair is all sorted and selected for the wig, the hair has to be boiled and cleaned to ensure there is no lice or anything else on the hair shafts or follicles.

Human Hair Wigs - Fitting Process.


After the wigmaker has thoroughly boiled the hair, she or he washes the hair and allows it to fully dry. Typically, at this point, it is fitted for a human to wear, so the measurements of the clients head is taken via a thin plaster applied to the scalp, allowed to dry and then removed so the wig maker can have a model. The main center of the wig when human hair is used is typically made of silk.

Once the wig maker has the plaster mold, it is time to knot and tie the hair to the net, which is inside the silk base. This is where the true artistry comes in because there are several ways to knot the hair, but typically it is done by hand with special needles. A full head of human hair wig tales approximately 50,000 different knots and maybe more depending on the thickness the client is after.

Once the human hair wig is completely, it can be cut and styled just like regular hair. Because of the intricate details involved in making a wig from human hair, the cost is more, but if you must wear a wig, it is certainly the best option to feel more natural because no one will know you are wearing a wig unless you tell them.

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