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How are wigs made from human hair?

How Human Hair Wigs are Made

Human hair wigs are highly sought after for their natural appearance and versatility. The process of making a wig from human hair is intricate, involving multiple steps that ensure the final product is both realistic and durable. Here is a detailed overview of the process:

1. Collection of Hair

The journey of a human hair wig begins with the collection of hair. This hair is often sourced from various countries, with India, China, and Eastern European countries being major suppliers. Hair is collected in different ways:

  • Temple Hair Donations: In India, for example, it is common for people to donate their unprocessed and untreated.
  • Ponytail Cuttings: Individuals may also sell their hair, which is often collected by cutting off ponytails. This method ensures that the hair cuticles remain aligned in one direction, which is essential for preventing tangling.

2. Sorting and Cleaning

Once the hair is collected, it undergoes a meticulous sorting process. Hair is sorted based on length, color, and texture. This ensures uniformity and quality in the final wig. The sorted hair is then thoroughly cleaned to remove any dirt, oils, and residues. This cleaning process often involves multiple washes and conditioning treatments to ensure the hair is in the best possible condition.

3. Processing the Hair

Processing involves several steps to prepare the hair for wig making. This may include:

  • Bleaching and Dyeing: Natural human hair comes in various shades. To achieve the desired color, the hair may be bleached and then dyed. High-quality wigs often use natural hair colors to avoid excessive chemical processing.
  • Texturizing: Depending on the type of wig being made, the hair may be permed or straightened. This is done to create the desired texture, whether it be curly, wavy, or straight.

4. Creating the Wig Cap

The wig cap serves as the foundation onto which the hair will be attached. There are different types of wig caps, each offering unique benefits:

  • Lace Front Cap: This type of cap has lace at the front, which allows for a natural-looking hairline. It is particularly popular for wigs that will be styled away from the face.
  • Full Lace Cap: Made entirely of lace, this cap offers the most versatility in styling, as hair can be parted anywhere on the scalp.
  • Monofilament Cap: Made with a fine mesh material, this cap allows for natural movement and a realistic scalp appearance.
  • Standard Cap: Typically machine-made, this cap is durable and less expensive but may not offer the same natural look as lace or monofilament caps.
  • Silk Top Cap: This cap features a layer of silk material at the top, giving the appearance of a natural scalp. The hair appears to grow directly from the scalp, offering the most realistic look possible.

5. Ventilating

Ventilating is the process of attaching hair to the wig cap. This is often done by hand, knotting individual strands of hair onto the cap. There are different techniques for ventilating:

  • Single Knotting: Each strand of hair is knotted individually. This method is time-consuming but creates a very natural look.
  • Double Knotting: Two strands of hair are knotted at once. This is quicker and creates a denser wig, but the knots are more visible.
  • Half Knotting: Combines single and double knotting techniques to balance density and natural appearance.

6. Cutting and Styling

After the hair is ventilated onto the cap, the wig undergoes cutting and styling. A skilled wig maker will cut the wig to the desired length and shape, considering the natural fall and movement of the hair. Styling may include:

  • Layering: Adding layers to the wig to create volume and dimension.
  • Thinning: Removing excess hair to reduce bulk and create a more natural look.
  • Texturing: Using razors or texturizing shears to add movement and shape.

7. Quality Control

Before a wig is ready for sale, it undergoes a thorough quality control process. This includes:

  • Inspecting the Hairline: Ensuring the hairline looks natural and undetectable.
  • Checking the Cap Fit: Making sure the wig cap fits comfortably and securely.
  • Testing Durability: Assessing the strength of the knots and overall construction of the wig.

8. Final Touches

The final touches include additional styling, such as curling or straightening, to achieve the desired look. The wig may also be trimmed and shaped to ensure it meets the highest standards.

9. Customization for Clients

Many human hair wigs are customized to meet the specific needs and preferences of individual clients. Customization can include:

  • Custom Color Matching: Matching the wig color to the client’s natural hair color or desired shade.
  • Personalized Fitting: Adjusting the wig cap to fit the client’s head size and shape perfectly.
  • Styling Preferences: Tailoring the style of the wig to match the client’s preferred hairstyle, whether it’s a particular cut, curl pattern, or length.

10. Education and Maintenance Guidance

Once a human hair wig is complete, clients often receive education on how to properly care for and maintain their wig. Proper maintenance is essential for prolonging the life of the wig and keeping it looking natural. Key tips include:

  • Washing: Using sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners to keep the hair clean without stripping its natural oils.
  • Styling: Avoiding excessive heat and using heat protectants when styling with tools like flat irons or curling irons.
  • Storage: Storing the wig on a wig stand or mannequin head to maintain its shape and prevent tangling.

11. Repairs and Refurbishing

Over time, even the highest quality human hair wigs may require repairs or refurbishing. This can include:

  • Re-knotting Hair: Replacing hair that has shed from the cap or knots that have loosened.
  • Re-coloring: Refreshing the color if it has faded due to washing or sun exposure.
  • Cap Repairs: Fixing any damage to the wig cap to ensure it continues to fit securely and comfortably.

The process of making human hair wigs is a blend of art and science. From the careful selection and preparation of hair to the skilled ventilating and styling, each step is crucial in creating a high-quality, natural-looking wig. This labor-intensive process reflects the craftsmanship and attention to detail required to produce wigs that not only enhance the wearer’s appearance but also provide confidence and comfort.

About Emeda Hair:

Emeda Hair is a well-known manufacturer and supplier of high-quality hair products, including human hair wigs, toupees, and extensions. Based in Qingdao, China, Emeda Hair has built a reputation for providing premium hair products that cater to various needs and preferences. They offer a wide range of products, including custom orders, to meet specific customer requirements.

Emeda Hair focuses on using high-quality raw materials and advanced processing techniques to ensure their products are durable, tangle-free, and maintain their natural look even after washing. They serve a diverse clientele, including makeup artists, celebrities, and wholesalers, and provide global shipping services to over 100 countries.

Their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has earned them a strong reputation in the hair industry. Emeda Hair continues to innovate and improve its products, making them a trusted choice for those seeking high-quality human hair wigs and other hair solutions​

FAQ on Purchasing Process, Wearing, and Choosing Human Hair Wigs

Welcome to our FAQ section. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality human hair wigs and the best customer experience. Below are answers to some common questions to help guide you through the purchasing process, wearing, and choosing the perfect wig.

1. How do I purchase a human hair wig from your company?

To purchase a human hair wig from us, simply browse our extensive collection on our website. Choose the wig that best suits your preferences in terms of type, length, color, and cap construction. Add the selected wig to your cart and proceed to checkout, where you’ll create an account, provide shipping details, and complete the payment process.

2. What should I consider when choosing a human hair wig?

When selecting a human hair wig, consider your face shape, skin tone, lifestyle, and personal style. Additionally, take into account the wig’s length, color, texture, and cap construction. Our website offers detailed descriptions and images to help you make an informed decision, and our customer service team is available to provide personalized advice.

3. How do I measure my head for a wig?

To accurately measure your head for a wig, use a flexible measuring tape:

  • Measure the circumference of your head by wrapping the tape around your hairline.
  • Measure from your front hairline to the nape of your neck.
  • Measure from ear to ear over the top of your head. Use these measurements to determine your wig size based on our sizing chart provided on the website.

4. What types of wig caps do you offer, and how do I choose one?

We offer a variety of wig caps, including lace front, full lace, monofilament, and standard caps. Each type offers unique benefits:

  • Lace front capsprovide a natural-looking hairline.
  • Full lace capsoffer maximum styling versatility.
  • Monofilament capscreate a realistic scalp appearance.
  • Standard capsare durable and cost-effective. Choose based on your desired look, comfort, and budget. Detailed descriptions and benefits of each type are available on our product pages.

5. How do I properly wear a wig?

To properly wear your wig:

  • Prep your natural hair by braiding or flattening it against your scalp.
  • Place a wig cap over your head to secure your natural hair.
  • Hold the wig by the nape and place it on your head, starting from the front.
  • Adjust the wig to align with your natural hairline and secure it with the built-in combs or adjustable straps.
  • Style the wig as desired.

6. How can I ensure my wig stays in place?

To ensure your wig stays secure, you can use:

  • Wig grips:A band worn under the wig to prevent slipping.
  • Wig caps:Help keep natural hair in place and provide a stable base.
  • Combs and clips:Built into the wig to attach it to your natural hair.
  • Adhesives:Special wig glue or tape for a more secure hold, especially for lace front wigs.

7. How do I choose the right wig color?

When choosing a wig color, consider your skin tone and natural hair color. Our website offers color charts to help you find the perfect match. If you’re unsure, our customer service team is ready to assist you with personalized recommendations.

8. Can I return or exchange a wig if it doesn’t fit or meet my expectations?

Yes, we offer a return and exchange policy. Please review our return policy on the website for specific details. Ensure the wig is in its original condition and packaging when returning or exchanging it.

9. How do I care for and maintain my human hair wig?

To maintain your human hair wig:

  • Wash it regularly with sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner.
  • Avoid excessive heat styling.
  • Store it on a wig stand when not in use.
  • Use a wide-tooth comb to gently detangle the hair.
  • Periodically deep condition the wig to keep it soft and shiny.

10. Can I style my human hair wig using heat tools?

Yes, you can style your human hair wig using heat tools such as curling irons and straighteners. However, use a heat protectant spray and avoid excessive heat to prevent damage. Use the lowest effective heat setting and limit the frequency of heat styling.

11. How often should I wash my human hair wig?

The frequency of washing your human hair wig depends on how often you wear it. Generally, it is recommended to wash it every 10-15 wears or once a month. If you use styling products frequently, you may need to wash it more often.

12. What specific products should I use for my human hair wig?

Use sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners specifically formulated for human hair wigs. Additionally, use leave-in conditioners, heat protectants, and lightweight oils to maintain the wig’s health and appearance. Avoid products with heavy silicones or alcohol, as they can dry out the hair.

For more information or personalized assistance, please contact our customer service team. We are here to help you find the perfect wig and ensure your satisfaction.

How Human Hair Wigs are Made?

Contact Us

For more information about our products or to place an order, please contact us:

Emeda Hair Factory
Phone: 8619953208601
Email: sales10@emedahair.com

We welcome you to experience the difference with Emeda Hair, your trusted partner in hair replacement solutions. Whether you are looking for a natural-looking topper wig or need assistance finding the perfect hair extension, Emeda Hair is here to help.

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