☆ Upgrading your Game! ☆
Doing this will help you have more control over what you are looking to achieve. Maybe adjust a headline, add more volume, or even make a half wig. With this new head foam, you will be able to create anything you want without the fear of looking too big or small for your face or character.
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➊ Braid Your Hair ➊
To wear your hair under the wig, pull it back in the same manner. While some people prefer cornrows, others enjoy making one or two French braids. Braiding your hair now is crucial because it will determine the wig cap's size and shape.
To customize the wig head, you must take a mold of your head. The wig cap won't fit properly if you don't do this.
➋ Wrap Your Head: Plastic ➋
Use plastic wrap to protect your hair. Make sure the plastic wrap extends past your hairline. Your ears, forehead, and neck are included in this. Reduce the risk that the tape will adhere to your hair in the next steps by extending the plastic wrap past your hairline.
If possible, use clear plastic wrap. Later steps will be simpler as a result.
It would be a good idea to put on your nylon wig cap before your wig if you have one.
Use some scotch tape to adhere the plastic wrap to your forehead if it is moving around too much.
➌ Wrap Your Head: Tape ➌
Apply two layers of clear packaging tape over the plastic wrap.
First, carefully wrap the tape over your hairline, avoiding the skin. Overlapping tape rows should be used to cover the remaining plastic wrap. Take two steps here. There should be no remaining soft areas. You missed the plastic wrap if you feel a soft place. Tape a sheet of paper over it!
It's okay that the taped plastic will have some give to it. Not soft like fabric, please.
To be able to see your hairline in the following stage, you must use clear packaging tape.
➍ Tracing ➍
Use a permanent marker trace around your ears and hairline. Ask someone to assist you with this, especially when you reach the back, which would be a good idea. You should be able to see your hairline through the taped plastic wrap if you were to look in the mirror. From forehead to neck, trace the way around your hairline. Also, remember to include your ears.
Do not be worried if the marker gets on your skin or hair. This is the reason you wrapped yourself in plastic up to your hairline.
If you don't have someone to help you, you can face the mirror with your back to it while holding a little mirror up in front of you so you can view your back.
➎ Remove Wrap ➎
Take off the plastic wrap that has been taped. You should be able to remove it from your head by simply sliding it. If you can't, run your finger along the inside edge of the cap to detach it from your skin after dipping it in water.
If you're still having trouble, carefully cut a slit in it—ideally on the back—and slip the plastic off.
If you had previously worn a nylon wig cap, the plastic wrap mold might have removed it. Just pull it off.
➏ Cut the trace ➏
Cut off the excess tape and plastic wrap with a pair of scissors. Follow the marker line you made, leaving a margin of 12 to 1 in (1.3 to 2.5 cm). Don't forget to remove the ears as well.
When you're finished, the cap you have should be the right fit for your head, following your hairline and ears.
➐ Reinforce ➐
Add extra tape to the interior of the plastic mold to reinforce it. If you make a slit in the mold, you must first tape it shut and seal the opening. Then, using smaller pieces of tape that have been cut off, cover the interior of the mold by layering them on top of one another.
Tape can be wrapped around the cut edges of the cap for a neater finish.
➑ Filling ➑
Grab your foam head and place it on the wig stand.
For your head mold to fit the wig head, give the interior some padding. Paper towels, polyester filling, or even cotton pads might be used for this.
Your head's size of the wig head will determine how much padding you use. Due to the small size of most Styrofoam wig heads, you might need to pad your mold heavily.
Make careful to crush rather than fold any paper towels or even bits of paper you decide to utilize. Later, it will be simpler to put the pins in because of this.
➒ Placing the Mold ➒
Try the mold onto the wig head, you can add more padding if required.
Onto the wig head, place the mold with the padding. It should have just enough padding to feel solid and unforgiving when you touch it. You must add more padding to the mold if you notice any buckling.
➓ Securing ➓
With pins, fasten the head mold on the wig head.
Insert the pins exactly along the mold's margins, below the outlined hairline. It is recommended that you use straightforward, all-metal pins that resemble nails. It will be challenging to fit the netting for the wig cap if you use a variety of round, plastic, or glass beads on the ends.
Additionally, you might use adhesive to affix the head shape to the wig head. The ideal tape for this is masking tape. Make sure to retrace your drawn hairline if you cover it up.