- Sensational Kanubia Easy 1 Brazilian loose bundles. 18 inches in T1B/30 (I used 2 bundles but I’d recommend 3)
- Weaving net
- Large wig clips from eBay
- Salon Pro Hair Bonding Glue (Black) from eBay (FYI this has latex in for those who might be allergic)
- Plastic carrier bag
- Needle and thread (I stole these from my mum…however you can get them on eBay for a couple of pounds/dollars)
Total spent: £18.91 (approx $28.37)
I started by putting a plastic bag on my head, as the lace cap is netted the bag stopped the glue from getting on my hair.
Next I measured a length of weft from ear-to-ear and cut about four pieces that same length. I then applied the glue on the top of the wefts, left it for about a minute so that it became tacky and then stuck it on the wig in the same position that I had measured.
If you have ever installed a sew in weave (or even clip in hair extensions) then you will know the shape you are trying to create with the wefts. If not, here is a handy guide. Just keep sticking the hair around the shape of the head until it is as thick as you like. Tip: You’ll have to stick the wefts closer together if you want to fit three bundles on.
I went for a side parting with my wig so I had to stick the wefts on so they went further over on the left. I applied short straight wefts around the parting to replicate the way that real hair falls.
The glue seemed to dry quite quickly but because it had such a strong smell I decided to leave it overnight just in case. The smell wasn’t as bad the next day but it definitely still has an odour!
Next I cut the excess net to make the U-part gap where my leave-out would be. Once done I sewed three clips on the wig, two at the front on either side of the U-part and one at the nape. The wig clips are slanted so I put the larger side on the edges of my head. And voilà my first hand made U-part wig was complete!
- Quick and easy to put together.
- I didn’t wear gloves and the glue was super easy to get off my hands. It’s got latex in it and dries quite rubbery so you can just roll it off.
- It looks pretty good considering I spent less than £20.
- The hair is bouncy, looks and feels soft just like real hair and the colour is great.
- The glue smells and kind of gave me a headache so next time I will sew the hair on which will of course take longer. I’m also going to have to purchase a polystyrene head to do that.
- The wig cap was too small for my head! The wig still sit OK but I would definitely prefer a bigger one next time.
- The hair is very thin (I did only use 2 bundles though) and has a synthetic shine, a little bit like Barbie Hair which doesn’t blend 100% with my relaxed hair.
I’ll definitely be making another U-part wig, I’m not sure how this Sensationnel Easy 1 hair will hold up but I’d like to try making another wig with a thicker human hair next. I’ll post my second attempt at a U-part wig soon. If you decide to give a U-part a try, let me know how it goes!