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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 14 2014 at 5:40pm
Originally posted by Cream1970 Cream1970 wrote:

Mine have always come out very well, but I think the hardest part is picking a cap that works for YOU. In doing cap research, I found that EVERY cap out there had equally conflicting reviews.
I started with dome caps, then tried mesh caps, and then strangely, the mesh cap I thought I'd like the least, and had the worst reviews, was my favorite.

I have a big head and quite a bit of thick, medium length hair. I thought that I HAD to use a dome cap. One I tried mesh caps, I haven't looked back. So much lighter, cooler, dries so quick and flatter.

I used to use wig combs and bobbie pins,but now I sew to my perimeter. I take down completely and rebraid and wash and deep condition my own hair every 3 weeks.

The only major fail I've had was an attempted glue gun w/ keratin sticks wig. The glue seeped thru the wig and was hot, stiff and scratchy. And the keratin glue wasn't as secure as even regular glue gun glue.

I'm a lot quicker now. At 1st, it took me about 5 hrs, now about 3 and my wig lasts 4-6 months.

I DO want to try the infamous "flip over method" or get a closure.

The flip over method is pretty cool, but personally for me i have to use it with wavy hair, or curly hair.... because of blending purposes.. the only downfall is the of course the cutting the front wefts into little one inch pieces... but i never had problems with it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 14 2014 at 8:14pm
Okay you guys got me excited !!!! Where do I get a mannequin head though?LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 14 2014 at 9:44pm
You can get a foam head from the BSS. they are NOT full size. Some carry the true to size heads and the mannequin heads with hair that cosmetology students use. Youtube has sooooooooo many videos with how to "build up" the Styrofoam heads with tape to make it a more realistic size.

Btw, the best wig stand is a camera tripod. You can adjust the height in so many different levels and even tilt the top. And it's great for styling because it's height adjustable. I only wear curly hair so before I started sewing my wigs down, I would spray my wig down and let it dry as I was getting ready or before I went to sleep and I didn't have to put it on wet..

Edited by Cream1970 - Aug 14 2014 at 9:45pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 15 2014 at 2:41pm
Here is a short cut that you can do if you are accustomed to doing your own sew in weave:
*Put the cap on your head with some stocking caps & plastic shower caps underneath as protective layers

*sew the hair onto the cap while it is on your head - start off slowly so that you can get the hang of it without piercing the needle through the stocking caps/shower caps

*You may have to take it off to do the final wefts on top, but try to sew the whole thing with the cap on your head

*Viola - the cap will fit and you wont have to worry about the hair not falling correctly into the style.

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