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    Posted: Apr 07 2012 at 8:55am
Okay Ladies....
I'm am reporting back on how to transform a Lace front wig into a U part Wig.  I am going to attempt to be as detailed as possible.  I'm going to break this inoformation up into several messages and I will link all products.
 
First off, this is NOT MY INVENTION, a young sister on U TUBE was the FIRST PERSON I saw do this method on a straight lace front wig.   want to make sure I give HER ALL THE CREDIT.
 
What is the purpose:
If you have a lace front wig that has a bang in the middle and it SCREAMS FAKE, you can cut the middle mesh between the wefts in the front and make your own U Part wig.  Or if you want to have a middle  or high side part to just make your wig look realier.  Because any time several inches of your SCALP is shown it automatically gives the "look" of being more REAL.
 
What wigs to do this technique on:
From my experience, I would say this works best on lace front wigs or full cap wigs.  Because the wigs are SUPER FLAT IN THE FRONT and lay so FLAT.  While if you had to try this on a regular half wig with the long comb in the front you would FIRST have to cut out the comb and most half wigs have a thicker front edge hence it really would NOT LAY FLAT.  SO once again, do this on LACE FRONTS or FULL CAP wigs only.
 
If you desire to try this PLEASE DO NOT TRY IT ON AN EXPENSIVE lace front wig until you have PERFECTED your technique.  FOR the first few, try it on BSS less than 50.00 lace front wigs.
 
Styles of Wigs that seem to work BEST:
I think this works best on wigs with a bang and "wings" on the side.  Like a bally girl, freetress cella, Freetress Galla.  I'll have links below, wigs that are very full on the sides in towards the front of the face so when you make the "U" you have something in the front remaining.
 
More to continue....
 
 


Edited by sunshine321511 - Apr 07 2012 at 1:01pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 07 2012 at 9:12am
What items will I need:
Before you begin, have the following: 1) correct lace front wig  2) small sissors 3) long hair pins 4) hair clip to seperate hair wefts  5) foam wig head if possible  6) depending on your hair length sew in wig clips to sew into lace wig.
 
Step by step:
I will attached video link below.  But I want to type out instructions:
1) Make sure you have the "right" style wig
2)Examine the wig at the top, and look how the wefts are sewn
3) Turn the wig inside and look for the a U shape in the front of the wig
4) DO NOT CUT ANYTHING YET!!!
 
5) Turn the wig over, so now you are holding hair in your fingers.
6) move your fingers through the front edge of the wig hair wefts and look for a straight row in the weft making the Left side of the U shape. 
6) Continue looking in the wefts and start to look for an edge to make the top of the U Shape
7) Continue around to the right side of the weft moving towards the front of the wig.
 
8) Make sure each side of the wig wefts form a straight row
9) Use your clip to secure the hair in the middle - this hair will be cut
10) Use clips to secure the hair that will NOT BE CUT.
 
DO NOT CUT YET!!!
 
 
 
HOW TO CUT:
1) Use SMALL HAIR SISSORS or every baby sissors - do not use large office desk sissors.
You need to make small cuts.
 
2) DO not cut the wefts. 
3) you are cutting between the wefts on the mesh
4) Continue around to the U Shape
 
 
 
 
 


Edited by sunshine321511 - Apr 07 2012 at 9:15am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 07 2012 at 9:28am
What to do with your hair:
It really depends on your length, you can braid it up and secure wig, you can mold it down, you can brush it down and wear a net wig cap.  This video is showing her braiding method.  FOR this process you are starting at 2:50.
 
You would attach the same way people attach U Part wigs - video below:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSMGeGE_HfM&list=PL9D6D10900B34C7B5&index=2&feature=plpp_video
 
How to secure to your head:
Leave out YOUR HAIR in the middle hair
 
Now dont get confused, the video above shows her SEWING the wig down.  YOU can only do that if hte wig is HUMAN HAIR. 
 
Cause syn. wigs looks bad quickly and would be a MESS in a short period of time.  I tried it.   For syn. wigs to last its required that you take it OFF EVERY NIGHT...
 
For this PROCESS,
there are several ways to attach:
1)Long Hair pins into your braids
2) Sew in wig clips in the wig and push into your braids
3)If hair is too short to braid, mold down hair and push wig clips into your hair
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 07 2012 at 9:34am
Wear to purchase the wig clips that I sewed into my lace front to secure:
The lace front wig probably had 2 small wig clips on the right and left side.
I cut those out and added the long wig clips on the U part
I saved the short wig clips from the wig and used one of them at the back of the U
 
 
Easy to sew, cheap price, used weave thread and needle.
Link - MRHW International - arrived in 2 days
 
3) Use the long because it will be one on the left side of U part wig, and another on the rigt side of the U part wig.
 
I guess someone could also technically sew the long wig clips above on the sides in the front at your hair line for added security.
 
Video - How to sew in wig COMBS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Edited by sunshine321511 - Apr 07 2012 at 9:49am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 07 2012 at 9:43am
Wigs that this idea works best on - Sisters on You TUBE so you can view wig on a real person.
LINKS BELOW: Ladies wearing in regular way
 
Freetress CELLA:
Freetress Galla
 
 
NOW this is the videos with the middle CUT OUT.  NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE.
 
 
Freetress Gala - EXCELLENT TOP VIEW
 
 
Freetress CElla - Looks much REAL
 
WEll, I hope this helps someone.  : )
 
 
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 07 2012 at 9:53am
Oops - I forgot -
Short natural hair - how to bond tracks at top of your hair to make this idea work for YOU!!!
I'm in this situation, I will have to bond tracks at the top -
 
Video illustration - START AT 3:55 SHOWS BONDING 2 TRACKS TOGETHER BEFORE YOU BOND IN FOR VOLUME
 
 
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 09 2012 at 7:55am
UPDATE -
This morning I had an early appointment.  I am in the waiting room and I thought I'd report the outcome of this method.
 
Okay, the middle of the wig was cut out.  SO I flat ironed my hair.  I need to add tracks so I did the double track method mentioned above.  I only added three sections of tracks one on each side of the U part.
 
I did a part in the middle and oh my goodness, I am SO PLEASED.
 
I'm going to attempt to post pictures tomorrow, I have to ask one of the girls at work to help me.  I'm not computer savy.
 
THe wig is shoulder length and it looks so much more natural.  I attached with pins as a normal wig.  Also, I now realize that I really did not NEED to sew in the flat wig clips.  THat should be done with a human hair wig more so than a syn. wig.  I could have just attached with long pins as normal.
 
WEll, I hope this helps and I'm try and attach pictures soon.


Edited by sunshine321511 - Apr 09 2012 at 8:18am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 13 2012 at 2:50pm
This so helpful thanks!!!!!!!!!!Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 21 2012 at 8:17am
Yay so detailed and helpful !!!!!! Thank you so much :-)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 27 2012 at 11:23am

UPDATE:

Please see the attached picture showing how flat the top of the wig looks and my scalp.  SIDENOTE: I had just taken off my night scarf so it looks a little flat and gelled down.  But you get the point, the wig looks more real since open in the middle.
 
What I have learned in the 2-3 weeks since I have been wearing my wig this way, I first stated that wig combs were not needed. 
 
Now I can say, I find that the wig combs are so flat (ones purchased from site listed above) that you don't need to add tracks and it lays super flat.  This will be my MAIN way for wearing my wigs from this point.  It looks so much more natural, like a weave.  I received so much positive feedback which was pleasing to ME.Wink
 
The picture below is after I removed the tracks as they loosened and fell out.
 
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Edited by sunshine321511 - Apr 27 2012 at 6:54pm
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