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Adding Hair to a Wig by ladythesta Adding Hair to a Wig by ladythesta
*falls over* Never done a tutorial before...But I thought someone might find this useful since it took me a couple of days of blundering without a clue as to what I was doing before a lightbulb went on in my head and I realized I was WAY over complicating something that I knew perfectly well was going to be pretty simple.

Anyways, if you use my tutorial please send me a link to the finished product? I'd love to see!!! And credit would be nice, but not required. ^^

All photographs in this photo (except where I'm modeling the wig) were taken by me.
The photo where I'm modeling the wig was taken by :iconspiritualnivana: and she helped me style it too. :heart:
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:iconmika-ki:
Mika-ki Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hopefully this will help conceal parts of my wig that show *^*
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SethKuroiHuke Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
I dnt understand the wire attachment part....like-how? What looped or where?
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:iconladythesta:
ladythesta Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The wire is just an easier way of threading the fibers between the wefts to get that clean loop knot. The wire won't actually be attached to the wig in any way
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oritar Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
<font><font>שלוםל כולם, </font></font>
<font><font>אולי מישהו יודע איפה אפשר לקנות פאה עם שיער לבן לבן? </font></font>
<font><font>ישמח אם מישהו יודע ויכול לעזור. </font></font>
<font><font>מייל שלי: oritaronas@walla.com </font></font>
<font><font>תןדה מראש</font></font>
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:icontogaochi:
Togaochi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful! Thank you :heart:
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:iconladythesta:
ladythesta Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very welcome!
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deathskittencosplay Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thats fucking brilliance 
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:iconladythesta:
ladythesta Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:blush: Thank you!
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:iconreena-hana:
Reena-Hana Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Wow, this tutorial is so helpful! :D I'll try to reattach the hair I pulled off my wig while trying to de-tangle. I think I pulled a fifth off the back D:
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:iconladythesta:
ladythesta Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good luck! Show me pictures when you are done ok?
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:iconreena-hana:
Reena-Hana Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Thank you! Yep, I will show you when I do :) I need to get a model head first. The reason why it got so tangled was because I didn't use a model, then put it onto a bear's head... D:
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:iconedfronk:
edfronk Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Add artificial hair on your head is an amazing idea. Nowadays, people like to opt wig for pretty simple look or some for different stylish look. Thanks for sharing nice post !!!!
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:iconellencore:
ellencore Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Very helpful tips for BJD wigs.
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:iconellismith:
Ellismith Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Informative and Helpful tutorial....... Thanks for sharing it!!!
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:iconladythesta:
ladythesta Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are very welcome. ^^
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yammyqueen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
I am happy i stumbled onto this tutorial now I know how to smarted up one of my everyday wigs =)

That Cherry Black wigs looks great want :3
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:iconladythesta:
ladythesta Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The color of the wig is AMAZING! It's the exact color that I want to dye my hair. If my day job would let me. X3
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GokuOfMana Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
THANK YOU!! i needed a method for attaching hair to my jack sparrow wig for the braid in back :D
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:iconladythesta:
ladythesta Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OOOOOOOOOOH!!! I wanna see!!!
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:iconvioletyuki:
VioletYuki Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Exactly what i'm looking for *w*

The 2nd hand Uni wig i bought, was kinda thin and bald on the top @_@ with this. i hope i can safe it .
Sankyuu ~!
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:iconladythesta:
ladythesta Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome! Would love to see pictures when you are done. ^^
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VioletYuki Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
but hmm :( on 2nd thought, i think it's not really possible. since the top of the wig, has this fake skin strand thing D8
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VioletYuki Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
oh yes 1 question. adding glue to the knot will stable it ?
even if you wash it in the future D8 ?

and what type of glue to use?
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ihearthippie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist
its a very good tutorial but i dont entirely understand how you attached the hair to the wig. i read it but it just isnt makeing sence to me. ^^

would you be able to explain it to me?
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:iconladythesta:
ladythesta Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Alright...exactly which part are you having trouble with?
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ihearthippie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist
the part with the wire.
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:iconladythesta:
ladythesta Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You mean the part where you use the wire (or a bit of ribbon) to pull the hair from the inside of the wig, through the gaps in the wefts to the outside of the wig where the hair fibers lay nicely?
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ihearthippie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist
yes, sorry for not being very clear.
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:iconladythesta:
ladythesta Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, that's fine. ^^ Did I answer your question alright?
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:iconihearthippie:
ihearthippie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist
yeah,that helped
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:iconladythesta:
ladythesta Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad. ^^
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StickieBun13 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp: I love you.

I have been looking for a way I could fix a small bald spot in my Grell Sutcliff wig.
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:iconladythesta:
ladythesta Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy to help a darling Grell. Send me pictures of your filled in wig please!
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:iconmeguzara:
meguzara Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student
i'm going to be using this weft_ [link] sho99uld i use this techniqe or something else?
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:iconladythesta:
ladythesta Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
For hair that's already wefted, my method won't work. But wefts are great as you can sew them directly into the wig exactly where you want them. ^^
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:iconmeguzara:
meguzara Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student
okay awshum :D so just sew them right on the hair or what?
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:iconladythesta:
ladythesta Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not the hair. When you turn the wig inside out you should see the how the wefts that make up the wig are attached and sew them in.
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meguzara Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student
ahh so if i trn the wig inside out i s ew it in from there, then how would i get thee hair to come through the other side
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:iconladythesta:
ladythesta Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Same way you would in my tutorial actually. Use a piece of string to pull the fibers to the right side
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:iconmeguzara:
meguzara Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student
so by tying a string to the end of the hair then taking it and thread it through to wheere i want it to go?
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:iconladythesta:
ladythesta Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Exactly! Though you shouldn't have to tie the string, at least not tightly. ^^
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sizumasa Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
What kind of glue? Liquid-stitch, hot glue, elmer's...? And I assume you mean the liquid kind.
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ladythesta Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I state IN the tutorial that I use a SMALL dab of super glue on each hair 'plug.' But I'm sure most glues would work too. I would recommend staying away from hot glue when it comes to this technique however. Could seriously damage the fibers.
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:iconmeguzara:
meguzara Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Student
how did you get the hair through the wig, cuz u started on the inside with the hair and then its on the outside, this is helpful though
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:iconladythesta:
ladythesta Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Use a length of wire or string, loop it and run the loop between the wefts of hair on the outside of the wig to the inside where the new hair is. Slide the new hair into the loop and pull the string/wire on the outside until the hair that is on the inside is pulled to the outside.
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:iconmeguzara:
meguzara Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student
ah okay i get it thanks :D
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:iconladythesta:
ladythesta Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Welcome. Happy to be of help! ^^
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SSGuardian Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
I was a bit intimidated by all the sewing and tulle the other wefting tutorials mentioned, but I'll try giving this a shot. I only need a little more volume for spikes in one of my short wigs and this sounds like a good bet for a beginner :3 thank you!
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ladythesta Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome! Let me know how it goes and send me pictures alright? I would love to see and add them to the list. ^^
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watashiveracasan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
I'm a tad confused.. Are you using the wire to pull the added hair to the weft like a sewing needle. Wire being the needle (hole) and the hair being the thread?
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