As promised, below is the first part of the tutorial on how to make the ‘Summer Curls’ wig, which I featured a blog post a little while ago. I have split the tutorial into two parts because 1) it would be too long if I tried to get it all in one video, and 2) my battery died while recording the rest of it and I didn’t realise it at the time so, I will post the second part on how to curl and style the hair soon.
This method is neither the quickest nor the simplest, but it makes for a sturdy wig which lasts! I can wear the hair for a couple of months, and when I eventually get bored of it, I can pack it away, then bring it out again for another few months. All I will say is, you have to be patient and set aside a few hours, hopefully not in one sitting, if you want to make this wig. The good thing is, you don’t need to be skilled. As long as you can use a needle and thread, you are good to go.
All the supplies you would need to make this wig should be available at your local afro-hair shop, Amazon, or eBay. For anyone interested in the canvas block (i.e., the foam head) that I am using in the video, I got it on eBay, just search ‘canvas block’ , alternatively, you can use a simple foam head if you have one already.
I hope you enjoy the video and find it useful.