How To: 2 Ways To Create Crochet Wigs

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If you’ve been looking around Instagram and Pinterest lately, you’ve probably seen a couple ladies rocking crochet braids. Crochet braids are an excellent protective style and they’re another alternative to a typical glue in or sew in weave.

However, there are girls out there like myself that don’t have the time nor patience to sit down and braid our hair in preparation for crochet braids.

Fortunately, there’s a solution for us- crochet wigs. Crochet wigs bring together the best of both worlds: you can protective style with the look of crochet braids while having the ease and versatility of wearing a wig. You can either make a u-part, partial, or full crochet wig.

What You Need:

Mesh Weave Cap

Perm Rods


Crochet/ Latch Hook

4 Packs Marley Hair (or Cuban Twist Hair)

Mannequin head

Option One (Full Wig):

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1. Comb out the extension hair to get rid of it’s curl pattern. Use a pair of scissors to cut the hair in half (near the rubber band).

2. Grabbing small sections of hair, twist and wrap each section around a perm rod. Place your perm rods into a bowl and pour in boiling water. Let the water set for 15 seconds before pouring it out of the bowl. Let the hair cool down for five minutes.

3. Remove hair from the perm rods and prep your mannequin head with the weave cap.

4. Push the latch hook through the mesh cap, loop extension hair in half and place it over the hook before pulling it through. Knot the hair to secure it.

Option Two (Partial Wig)

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1. Repeat step one.

2. Attach the extension hair to the mesh cap BEFORE adding perm rods. Follow the same steps to install as before.

3. Roll the perm rods up on a few strands of extension hair, but don’t roll it all the way to the ‘root’. As you can see in the video, this makes this much easier when blending the extension hair with your leave out.

4. Use a bobby pin to secure the front and sides of your partial wig. Blend your hair and add perm rods so that your curls have a uniform look. Remember to take the perm rods out in a consistent manner so all of your curls look defined.

These crochet wigs are such a cool adaptation to regular crochet braids. They allow you to play with color, length, and curl size. Protect your hair underneath by placing them in braids or putting your hair into a bun and enjoy this protective style all winter!

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About Victoria


Hi! My name is Victoria Sallie and I'm a twenty something year old blogger & student living in NYC. I began my transitioning natural hair journey in January 2013, and big chopped in April 2014. I decided to start writing because I wanted to document my hair journey, plus I realized that I couldn't find all the information I needed in ONE place on the internet. Deciding to return back to my natural hair was one of the best choices that I've ever made, and I'm glad to help anyone that has a question. Happy Hair Journey!

About Victoria


Hi! My name is Victoria Sallie and I'm a twenty something year old blogger & student living in NYC. I began my transitioning natural hair journey in January 2013, and big chopped in April 2014. I decided to start writing because I wanted to document my hair journey, plus I realized that I couldn't find all the information I needed in ONE place on the internet. Deciding to return back to my natural hair was one of the best choices that I've ever made, and I'm glad to help anyone that has a question. Happy Hair Journey!

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Bianca Almanza

Ciara Blueford that’s it ain’t it

Starlene Jenkins Dykes

Ariel Aiden Jones, I’m going to try this soon.

Ciara Blueford

Hell yeah

N Angela Peterson

Nakesha Hollingsworth-Williams this is our 1st project in January 2015

Lesha Sanders

Leah L. Mims do ur hair like this

Tiffany Maria Thomas

Courtney Glass, if you learn how to make these, you might get another customer! LOL!

Jessica Octavien

Love it Anna Isaac

Anna Isaac

You can make me 1

Shalanda Coleman

boom!

Nakara Murray

Let’s make it happen! I’m ready when you are…