The Natural Hair ‘Gawds’ were looking out for me when I found this tutorial from The Chic Natural! I’ve wanted to fully protective style with a wig for a while, but I’ve been sticking to my normal u-part wigs since I had no idea how to install a lace closure without going to a professional. This easy installation took less than 1/2 hour and it’s an excellent quick protective style for the winter! Here’s what I did:
– These bundles are from Tresses by Glam
– I made this u-part wig myself, the same exact way I made my Heat Free Hair wig earlier this year
– The lace closure of course came separately, and I kept it separate instead of making the wig one unit. It’s a lot easier to install this way
What You Need:
- -Headband – you can get them in a pack of 3 from the Beauty Supply Store for like $4
- -Wig Clips
- -Weave Thread & Needle
- -Lace Closure
- -Bobby Pins
- 1. Lace closures normally come with a lot of lace. Cut off the lace around the entire closure until you reach hair. Part the closure how you’d like.
- 2. Take your headband and cut it at the seam. Sew both sides on opposite ends of the closure.
- 3. Repeat the same thing with both wig clips. Place them on either side of your part (if you know you won’t be changing it)
- 4. Put the headband on and align it correctly on your hair. Line up the front of the lace closure so that it’s about half an inch behind your normal part. Close and secure the wig clips. If there’s a bubble in the front of the closure, use small bobby pins to lay it down.
- 5. Take a small amount of gel and run it over your edges that were left out. Use a soft bristle brush to gently brush them into place. For extra hold you can put a satin scarf on your edges while you complete the rest of the install.
Afterwards it’s pretty self explanatory. Attach your u part wig & secure it. Brush your hair so the back of the closure covers the top of the u part wig.
…then you’re done.
This took me a little over 20 minutes, but only because I was struggling with the closure. Once you perfect it, this install will take no more than 15 minutes. It’s an excellent protective style, I get to protect all of my hair, and it keeps my head warm in this harsh winter weather. Winning on all sides.
Try this the next time you want to protective style with a wig and let me know if you like it!