Do You Struggle With Your Baby Hairs

In the world of wigs, what sets you apart from other wig wearers is how realistic your wig looks. Besides blending the lace into your skin by using foundation, baby hairs also plays an important role. A customized edges with baby hairs brings a very natural look. And a natural look is no doubt the ultimate purpose for every wig wearer. With crispy baby hairs, people will be less likely to discover that you are wearing a wig. Keep reading to learn everything you should know about baby hairs.

What is baby hairs?

For natural human hair, baby hairs are those small, very fine, wispy hairs located around the edges of your hair. They can be long, short, or even curly, depending on your hair type and texture. For lace wigs, baby hairs are created to mimic the natural hair growth along the hairline, which providing a realistic appearance to the hair as if the hair is growing out of your scalp. Baby hairs are stretchy and can cover the whole hairline area. This is a good way to hide the wig lace and distracting people’s attention from your hairline. No one will reveal that you are wearing a wig.

Baby hair options

Your wig has the option to come with different types of baby hair. What the baby hair looks like depends on your own preference. You can leave it long, trim it shorter or blend it back into the natural hair. You can get the baby hair all around the perimeter, in the front only, or in the back only. You can choice from straight, wavy or curly baby hair. Baby hair is pulled down away from longer hair of the wig and can be easily combed back into regular longer hair. Remember to clean your baby hairs often so that you can design your baby hair pattern every time.

How to create baby hairs?

Step 1: Secure the wig

Place your wig on your mannequin head and make sure it is nice and secure with your T-Pins. Or if you want, put the wig on your head so you can figure out how the wig looks and where the front of the wig begins.

Step 2: Cut the lace

Trim the excess lace that hangs over the forehead. Instead of cutting away all the lace, you’d better cut the lace in small potions. And leave a quarter-inch of the lace around the hairline of the wig. Remember to use a long and fluid scissors for realistic edges. Click here to know more about how to cut lace off a wig.

Step 3: Pluck the hair

Grab a tweezer to pluck out excess hairs around the frontal and the parting to make it less bulky. Sometimes the the hair around these two areas are too dense, making it unrealistic. So it’s necessary to pluck the hair. Of course, our ReadyWig lace wigs, human hair or synthetic wigs, come with pre-plucked hairline and baby hairs. You don’t have to make extra efforts to get a natural look.

Step 4: Define the parting

Not all wigs are created equal. Some wigs come with pre-made part down the middle, to the side, or with no parting at all. If you don’t like the pre-made parting, then you have to define the parting by yourself. Take a fine-toothed comb to create a parting you like when the hair is wet. Blow dry your hair to create d definition in the parting. When the hair is dry, continue to use the comb to neaten the parting and reinforce the hair separation.

Step 5: Create the baby hairs

Separate a small section of the hair form the hairline that you want to use as baby hairs. Use a razor to cut the hair down to your desired baby hair length. And water the baby hairs so you can style them. Use a spray bottle filled with water to wet the baby hairs to avoid water dripping down your face and ruin your make up.

Step 6: Style the baby hairs

Use blow dryer to dry the baby hairs for about three seconds. Then blow them with cool air for three seconds. Because the baby hairs are very fragile. Alternating between hot and cool air will help protect baby hairs from burning. And keep 2-inch distance between the blow dryer and your baby hairs. Then spray some hairspray on a soft-bristled toothbrush and gently brush the baby hairs horizontally against the hairline. You can also put some styling gel or edge control gel on your fingers tips and smooth it over the baby hairs. Set the baby hairs with the pattern you like. You could go to Pinterest to look for some inspirations.

Creating your own baby hairs could be a fun of your hairstyling routine. The pattern of your baby hairs can reflect your own style and is significant to your appearance, especially in the hair world. But if you are not good at handling baby hairs, you’d better wear the wig without baby hairs than having messy and untidy baby hairs. Try the steps mentioned in the blog to create your own baby hairs. You are sure to rock it!

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