The Science Behind Box Braid Wigs: How They're Made

The Science Behind Box Braid Wigs: How They're Made

Are you a wild style switcher as well? If you ask me that, I'll answer "Yes" without a doubt. Almost every girl has a favorite when it comes to cosmetics, skin care products, or clothes and shoes! The box braid wig is one of my favorite dressing tricks. As for why I am passionate about it, I guess the versatility and natural appearance of wigs have contributed to their charms for me.  But have you ever wondered how these wigs are created?  In this essay, I'll walk you through the manufacturing process and science behind box braid wigs.

Do you really know about wigs?

Actually, box braid wigs are a type of wig that is made by hand-tying individual box braids onto a wig cap. These wigs for black women are popular for their natural-looking hairstyle with low-maintenance. Meanwhile, they can be easily customized to suit individual styles. Besides, box braid wigs can be made in a range of colors, lengths, and thicknesses, making them a popular choice for people who want to switch up their look without damaging their natural hair. For people like me who have poor and thinning hair, this is totally my savior!

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Let’s make box braid wigs with your hands!

I can tell you from personal experience about how time-consuming conventional braiding can be when utilizing only a few hair strands at once.  To create the tiny hair rows that make up a full wig, box braid wigs call for the skillful and seamless braiding of dozens or even hundreds of hair strands.

Nevertheless, believe me, everyone can succeed more patience! Now let’s move!

Step 1: Select a base

Serving as the wig's framework and the base to be fastened to, I guess choosing the wig cap must be the the head step in making a box braid wig. Nylon, mesh, and lace are some of the materials and sizes available for wig hats. In my opinion, you can pick the wig capbased on your personal taste and the desired to gain the final look.

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Step 2: Obtain the preferred fiber

Refer to the material, human or synthetic hair can both be used to create box braid wigs.  The fact that synthetic fiber is typically cheaper and needs less upkeep makes it a popular option.  Contrarily, human hair offers a more natural appearance and can be groomed similarly to natural hair. But from my perspective, synthetic fiber may be more cost-effective since now the human hair is so rare that it could be sold at inflated price.

Step 3: Divide the hair elaborately

Next, the braiding hair must then be divided into pieces after the wig cap and braided hair have been selected.  Making sure that the braiding hair is trimmed into equal lengths is the first step in this process. The braiding technique will be more challenging if your hair sections are unequal in length, and the end look will be uneven and sloppy. To be honest, I did not follow the step for the first time, and as a result, a lot of hair ended up not being braided, looking messy and terrible!

More attention, the hair needs to be separated into smaller, easier-to-manage parts after being trimmed into uniform lengths for braiding. The size and thickness of the individual braiding hair sections will directly determine how thick or thin each box braid will be.  So, for someone desiring thinner, tighter braids, you had better divide the hair into many small, thin sections. For those wanting thicker, fuller braids, the braiding hair can be divided into fewer, larger sections. Knotless braids are an option for a natural-looking box braid wig. Since there are no knots involved, the individual braids lay flatter and feel lighter on the scalp.

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Step 4: Make them a whole one

After the hair has been divided into sections and braided, the wig cap is next fastened with the braids. This is done by folding a section of hair in two.  The folded hair is then covered by the wig cap, which has two ends that are threaded through the fold to create a loop.  Be patient to repeat the step until the entire wig cap is covered in braids.

Step 5: Make your Braids stands out

The final step is to style the braids, which can be done in a variety of ways, such as trimming them to the desired length, adding beads or other embellishments, or forming a parting. Usually, I tend to add some beads in white color, which can make me look more delicate and elegant! Large knotless braids work well for styling box braid wigs. Since the individual braids are thicker, they provide a base for adding larger beads that will be clearly visible.

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What you can't ignore

Since the entire steps I have basically listed, so now I still want to give you some warm tips.

The tension used when tying the braids onto the wig cap is one of the essential factors in creating a box braid wig. The tension needs to be just right to ensure that the braids are secure but not too tight, which could cause discomfort or damage to the scalp. The thickness, length, and elasticity of the braiding hair will all affect the tension utilized while securing the braids to the wig cap.

Box braid wigs may be fairly heavy, particularly if they feature lengthy or substantial braids.  If the wig is not properly balanced, its weight may give the wearer pain or even headaches.  So, It's vital to distribute the weight equally across the wig cap in order to make sure the wig is pleasant to wear.

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Have you learned it after my lead? To obtain a smooth appearance throughout the entire wig, each braid needs to be precisely blended and calibrated. Since the process is time-consuming, so wo need to be more patient. To make sure the finished product is pleasant to wear and appears natural, a number of elements must be taken into account, from the tension used when tying the braids onto the wig cap to the weight distribution of the wig. If you are really busy, find a suitable one at FANCIVIVI. Trust me, if you take some effort, the hair that epitomizes beauty, movement and versatility will satisfy you certainly!