Wigs are the young black woman's gateway to a variety of hairstyles and dos that our natural hair sometimes does not allow. With kinky and curly hair, styling – and styling well – pays off at the end of the day, and makes your tresses your crowning glory. Take for instance any of your idols – from Queen Bey to Jennifer Lopez, and from the Kardashian clan to Gabriel Union and Ciara. All these women know how to use a wig to their advantage.
Why should you be left behind? Between lengthening your hair, adding texture and volume, and even color to your natural tresses, many women today are using hair wigs to correct their hairline. This can be a huge insecurity for so many of us that hiding it under false partitions does not always work. This is where the Headband Wig comes in.
What is a Headband Wig?
This conversation begs the question – What exactly is a headband wig, and why is it so important?
Well, a headband wig is the perfect amalgamation of a lace front wig and a lace closure. This wig offers the answer to your problems of getting a corrected but realistic-looking hairline, as well as trying out new colors and textures. Now, if you are someone who has the time and money to maintain your lace front wigs, please, by all means, go right ahead and purchase it. But remember, that lace fronts have the tendency to need your care a lot more than other wigs in order to make them look as natural as possible.
This includes being proficient in cutting, bleaching, and styling the front hair of the lace front, as well as plucking the hair out at angles in order to get the perfect edges worthy baby hair. This baby hair is, after all, the one thing that lets your hairline look so natural that it cannot be told apart.
A headband wig is pretty self-explanatory. It is a wig that comes with its own headband that is shaped like a natural hairline which can be used by beginners without much practice. These headband wigs come with baby hair already cut out and are a lot cheaper than the usual lace front wigs. Headband wigs are available in a range of textures and colors, along with lengths, to give you a great range to choose from.
Why are Headband Wigs the right choice?
Most working girls and women, who have full lives going on around them, cannot find the time to maintain complicated lace front wigs or even closures. These wigs are a huge investment that burns a hole in your pocket, and also is a lot to maintain. From frequent salon visits to your stylist to learning a whole lot and conducting trials and errors to achieve a relatively decent look, several mitigating factors would steer you away from lace fronts, and towards headband wigs.
As far as it comes to seeing the reason for headband wigs being the right choice, you must realize that this wig takes almost no time to place on and off. It is also one of the cheapest options available which makes it even more desirable if you are a student or do not earn too much. Headband wigs have the unique feature of being convenient, cheap and so easy to install that beginners benefit from them the most.
How can you make a headband wig at home?
Making headband wigs at home is a wise choice as instead of spending hundreds of dollars on it, you can repurpose your older wigs and make something worthy of your style. Making headband wigs at home also affords the luxury of trying the wig on and seeing for perfecting the method of making and sewing. Heed this list of instructions to take you through how to make your own headband wig at home.
What you need:
- Headband or wig cap
- Hair extensions/Old Wigs
- Canvas head
- Wig band/ wig clips
- Step 1 – First, take a wig cap and place it on a canvas held securely. This is the foundation of your headband wig.
- Step 2 – Now, take apart the various wefts that make up your old wig, and figure out the placement of the headband and where you may need the hair concentrating on your scalp.
- Step 3 – Take your headband of choice and cut it down the middle. Place this headband across the headband of the wig cap in order to follow a hairline.
- Step 4 – Sew on the headband above the wig cap hair elastic, and also remember to begin sewing on the wefts of hair you have ready in places you decided to do so.
- Step 5 – Now that the hair wefts are secure, your headband wig is almost complete. Take the wig cap off the canvas head, and place it around your own head. Adjudge what potion fits you best, and then cut it into a hairline.
- Step 6 – With the headband secure, attach wig pins, wig combs, or a Velcro to secure the headband behind your hair.
Now, your headband wig is complete. This means that you can begin combing through the wefts so attached, and cutting them to an appropriate style. If you wish to color the hair, do so while the headband wig is on the canvas in order to have a better-looking result. The headband wig is made for putting on and leaving in the split of a moment. In order for this to work, you must decide whether you wish to simply attach hair wefts to the front of the hairline, or to attach them at the back as well.
A home made, repurposed headband wig is a blessing to the broke hairstylist and we could not agree more. These kinds of wigs make for easy placement of wigs and keep your hairline looking fresh and beautiful. The only thing to keep in mind is to use the hair gel abundantly in order to get a smooth finish in the front of your hairline.