The crochet craze looks like it’s here to stay. It’s an easy way to do a protective style with a variety of hair and textures. More women are venturing into crochet hairstyles to give their own hair a break. Video Below
You can check out our full guide: Guide to Protective Styling with Crochet Hair & Braids
I love the crochet look, because you get a natural looking style that is not as abrasive to your own hair. However, after I did another big chop to grow my hair back thick and healthy, I wanted to be able to do weekly deep conditions and give my hair more attention.
Crochet wigs became a great and easy alternative for me. I was able to create different looks in a few hours that could last me months. Here are a few supplies to get you started if you want to make your own crochet wig.
Must Have Crochet Wig Supplies:
- Crochet Needle: If you plan to do a lot of crochet styles, I would get a sturdy needle. The beauty supplies sells them for .99 cent, but they can break easily if you are heavy handed.
- Wig Cap: These are one size fits all and come in different colors as well. Although, they may be one size fits all, you will be able to customize the size of the cap with the crochet needle.
- Foam Head: You place your wig cap on the foam head and apply the hair. These range from $1.00 to $4.00 at your local beauty supply. You can get a cheap white one made of Styrofoam or a plastic one.
- Safety pins: These are used to keep the wig cap tightly secured to the foam head as you add hair for your wig.
- Hair: There are now endless amounts of crochet hair brands that you could choose from. It depends on the style and texture you desire. I personally use Freetress because their variety is so vast.
- Scissors: after you complete your wig, you are going to want to cut off the stray hair and trim it to fit your face.
How to Create a Crochet Wig in 7 Simple Steps:
- Place your wig cap on the foam head.
- Secure it in place with 3 to 4 safety pins. You can add one to the front, back, and 2 on the sides.
- Separate your hair and begin adding it to the wig cap.
- Place your crochet needle under 3 to 4 small holes and then add the hair to the needle.
- Close the needle and pull it through and tie the hair once or twice, depending on the texture on the hair. The thicker or coarser the hair is, one knot will work fine.
- In the back and sides, it’s fine to space the hair 1 to 2 finger widths apart. In the front, I like to make it as close as possible so it looks full.
- After you finished adding your hair, place the wig on your head and start cutting it to shape your face. You can also take the wig to a stylist if you lack cutting skills.
Please watch this YouTube video with me explaining how I did my crochet wig with pre-curled hair:
After watching the video and reviewing the how-to steps, is this something you can easily do?
what hair is used in the picture?
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LATASSHIA J FORNEY says
Hi, How long did it take you to make your first crochet wig? I think it looks nice. I like the way you cut it.