An introduction to wigmaking

  19. You start tying the wig in the back ribbon and work your way around the sides doing double knots.
20. For the lace parts of the wig we only use single knots. The ventilating is done using all six directions of the lace to get a natural looking hair.
It's important to make the root end of hair very short so the wig won't look too thick.
21. Then you finish it by making the whirl and the parting. The very last step is to turn the wig inside out and put hair on the inside of the edge ribbons so they won't show.
22. When it's all done we sew in steel springs around the temples, the neck and forehead so it will fit nicely.
23.  The hairstyle is shaped with water and is left to dry. After this you cut it roughly.
24. Now it's time for final fitting on the customer If everything is ok you cut the hair one more time and finish for delivery.

The expected life of handmade wig (without a lace front) is long. Cleaning and care is done by the customer.
When delivering a wig we give out both written instructions as well as telling the customer how to do it. If the customer wishes we can also help to do it for them.


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Translated by Lars Carlsson

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