How to Make a Braided Wig at Home

How to Make a Braided Wig at Home

Making a braided wig at home might be a terrific option if you enjoy playing around with your hair or wearing wigs. It not only gives you the freedom to design a wig that matches your style, but it can also let you to make long-term financial savings. I'll be showing you how to make a braided wig at home in this article, step by step.

Materials Needed:

  • A mesh wig cap
  • Hair extensions (depending on the length and thickness of the wig you want to make)
  • Weaving thread and needle
  • Scissors
  • Wig stand (optional)
  • Hair clips (optional)


1.If you have long hair, tie it back into a ponytail or braid it to keep it out of the way.

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2.Measure your head to ensure that the wig cap is the right size. To do this, wrap a measuring tape around your head, starting at your forehead and going around the widest part of your head. Make sure to measure from ear to ear as well.

3.Once you have your measurements, you can create the wig cap. To do this, place the mesh wig cap on a wig stand or on your head and secure it with hair clips if necessary. Then, use a weaving needle and thread to sew the cap onto your head, making sure to cover your hair completely.

Braiding the Wig:

1.Braiding can begin now that the wig cap is in place. For the wig, you can use any style of braids you choose, including knotless locs, criss cross knotless braids, double knotless braids, 36-inch braids, and knotless twists. Select your preferred braid style, then begin braiding each length of hair, making sure to fasten the braids to the wig cap along the way.

2.If you're making a box braid wig, start by sectioning the hair and braiding it in small, square sections. Use hair extensions to add length and thickness to the braids. As you braid, make sure to attach each braid to the wig cap using the weaving thread and needle.

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3.For knotless braids or twists, start by sectioning the hair and creating small sections of hair that you will use to create each braid. As you braid, add hair extensions to the braid to add length and volume. Attach each braid to the wig cap as you go, making sure to keep the braids tight and secure so that they don't unravel.

4.If you want to create criss cross knotless braids for your wig, start by sectioning the hair and creating a small triangle at the top of the wig cap. Then, create a knotless braid on one side of the triangle, and cross it over to the other side to create a criss cross effect. Continue braiding in this pattern until you have covered the entire wig cap.

5.Another popular braiding style for wigs is knotless twists. To create these, start by sectioning the hair and creating small sections of hair that you will use to create each twist. As you twist, add hair extensions to the twist to add length and volume. Attach each twist to the wig cap as you go, making sure to keep the twists tight and secure so that they don't unravel.

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6.Think about putting baby hair to the front of the wig if you want it to look more natural. Trim the hair around the hairline to do this and give it a more natural appearance. Small wisps of hair can also be cut with a razor or pair of scissors to frame the face.

7.It's important to ensure that the braids are tight and spaced correctly when braiding the wig. Tight braids can be uncomfortable and can result in hair breakage, while loose braids can make the wig appear heavy and artificial. Make sure that each braid is properly spaced and secured by taking your time.

8.To add even more style to your braided wig, consider adding beads, ribbons, or other decorative elements to the braids. You can thread small beads onto the hair extensions as you braid, or tie ribbons or bows around the braids for a more playful look.

9.Don't be hesitant to ask for assistance if you're new to braiding or are having difficulties making the braids to appear just perfect. For skill development and procedure comfort, you can attend braiding classes or even watch online lessons.

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Finishing Touches:

1.After all the braids have been fastened to the wig cap, the wig needs to be trimmed and styled. To get the braids to the length and style you want, clip the ends using scissors. To achieve a more natural look, you can also make baby hair by clipping the hair around the hairline.

2.This is the time to embellish the wig with any additional accessories or decorations. To add more character and personalization to the wig, you can embellish the braids with beads, ribbons, or other creative items.

3.Finally, try on the wig to see how it looks and make any final adjustments as needed. You can use a wig stand to help you style the wig or simply wear it on your head and adjust it until it looks the way you want it to.


Making a braided wig at home can be a fun and rewarding project for anyone who loves to experiment with their hair. By following these simple steps, you can create a customized wig that is tailored to your style and preferences. You can give it a try and see what kind of beautiful wig you can create?

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