Protective Style: Crochet Wig Instructions (w/videos)

By Sumetra Reed

Hey Beauties,

Crochet braids have been the trend for some time now.  I personally LOVE them.  It's a great protective style and it is SO versatile.  But for some, they don't like having to crochet hair into their hair.  Great news, now you can achieve the look by making a crochet wig! @kiitana is one of the IG beauties who is rocking a crochet wig and it looks amazing.

IG: kiitana

IG: kiitana

This option is great for me too because now that my hair is shorter, I don't want to deal with the trouble of trying to get my hair braided and worrying about if it's tight enough to the scalp for me to crochet the hair through.

Here's what you'll need to make your very own crochet wig and I've also included a few tutorials as well.

Styrophone Head

Styrophone Head

Wig Stand

Wig Stand

Wig Net Cap  

Wig Net Cap

 

Marley Hair

Marley Hair

Crochet Latch Hook

Crochet Latch Hook

Perm Rods

Perm Rods

In addition, you will need a bowl filled with hot water to dip the hair.

Now, there are a few different ways that you can curl/set the hair.  You can pre-roll and dip the rods in the hot water or you can crochet the hair on to the net first, then roll and dip the hair as you go.  I've see it done both ways and pre-rolling the hair seems to work great.

Step 1 | Clamp your wig stand and prep the head by placing the wig cap on the head

Step 2 | Unpack the hair, brush through a strand at a time with a paddle or denman brush.

Step 3 | Take your perm rod and wrap the hair around the rod and set it aside.  (Repeat steps 2 & 3 until all hair is rolled)

Step 4 | Fill your bowl with extremely hot water and place rods in the water.  Allow to set for just a moment (about 20 seconds or so.  Empty the water and set roller on a towel and use towel to help hair dry a bit.

Step 5 | Test one of the rods to ensure that your curl has the desired definition then proceed to remove the rods from the hair and set aside.

Step 6 | Starting at the back, take a strand of the curled markey hair and use your latch hook to crochet the hair onto the net wig cap. 

IG Image

IG Image

NOTE: It works best to work around the perimeter to the crown area.

Here are a few of my favorite pics of the finished product.

IG @donedo

IG @donedo

IG: @mynaturalsistas

IG: @mynaturalsistas

IG: borderhammer

IG: borderhammer

To see step by step tutorials, check out these YouTube videos using various techniques to create their crochet wigs.

I can't wait to rock this style!  If you make one for yourself, be sure to share your pics.

Love y'all!

By Sumetra Reed

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