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What Do You do If Your Wig Is Too Small?

Last updated Jul.05,2022 share with

Have you experienced that when you happily receive your favorite wig but find it is too small for your head? No matter how carefully you put your hair up and how many pins you use, it keeps slipping back as soon as you move your forehead too much. What terrible it is! Here are some methods that can help you make a wig bigger to fit perfectly your head.

Before we learn how to loosen a tight wig, we firstly study how to tell if your wig is too tight.

How To Tell If Your Wig Is Too Tight

Wigs generally come in three standard sizes: petite, average and large. No matter which size category you fit into, your wig should not pop off, look unnatural, or cause you discomfort. There are some signs that mean your wig is too tight.

1. If your wig is pulling on your natural hair or on your skin too tight and squeezing the skin at your temples and even are easily pop off, there is no doubt that the wig is too tight! On the contrary, you should be able to conduct very natural movements with a proper wig such as shaking your head and leaning backward without your wig popping off or riding up.

2. If your wig rides up or slips back on your head, revealing a natural hairline or scalp, it is likely that your wig is too small.

3. If you have a lace front wig and it does not lay flat against your head but instead rolls under, you will know it is too small.

4. If you have a monofilament top wig, and it does not lay flay and sticks up on the top of your head, forming a cone shape, it is clear that it is also too small.

Next, let us learn how to make a wig bigger together. 

Method One

It requires very minimal sewing skills. Even though you don’t know how to sew, you just need to learn these quick tips. After all, it is really not complicated. The following is how to loosen elastic band on wig.

What You Will Need:

A pair of scissors;

An elastic band(you get from any beauty supply store or Amazon);

Thread and needles;

Some clip or pins;

Step One

First of all, you can put the lace wig on comfortably and use an elastic band to measure how much extra room you will need. Then use a pair of scissors to cut off the elastic band according to your need.

Step Two

Take off the lace front wig and flip the wig completely inside out. Focus your attention on the base of your wig where there should be elastic bands.

Step Three

Put the elastic band that is on the wig as far out as you can and then use a clip or pin to secure it and be sure that it doesn’t snap back on your head. Once the elastic band is set, you can cut the ending hook piece off. Don’t forget to be sure to leave a little room and not cut too close to the hook since you need the piece to be usable. Once your cutting is done, it is time to create those extensions for a wider cap.

Step Four

Make sure that your extra elastic band piece matches the thickness of the elastic band on the wig.

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Step Five

Sew the elastic band like a bridge slowly onto the band that connects the wig. In the process of sewing, keep in mind that double and triple knot the thread so this band remains strong and usable. When you sew the first end on, just give it a little tug to be sure that is sewn on and it is secure.

Step Six

Sew the wig hook that we cut off earlier onto the other end of this newly added elastic band. Until each end is sewn on, it would be better to pull test go ahead and remove the clip or pin that was holding the band, and gently stretch the wig out so that the elastic band can move into the sleeve. Then you will clearly see how much extra room was added by adding that elastic band.

Step Seven

The next step is to repeat these same steps with the elastic on the other side. At last, the adjustable strap would be longer than the previous one, to some extent could make the wig looser.

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Method Two

What You Will Need:

A dome wig cap;

Weave thread and weave needle (since they are the thickest and strongest so they will work the best);

Your wig that is small;

Some hair bundles to make sure the texture and length match your wig;

A pair of scissors;

Step One

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Flip the wig cap to let the inside instruction completely expose, use a pair of scissors to cut along where your lace meets the cap that has the tracks.

Step Two

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After you cut the area where you want to extend your wig, cut your dome cap into the shape that you need and sew it into the wig. 

Step Three

Repeat the same operations on the other side, such as cutting, sewing, and so on.

Step Four

Flip the wig again and then you will find there are some bald spots on the wig.

Step Five

Take your weave thread and needle to sew the spandex cap into that area you have cut before. Start to sew in the hair bundles and use a weave needle to bring the thick weave thread down across the added wig cap and make double knots at the end of the thread.

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Next, sew the hair bundles into the wig cap along with the bald spots. When you reach the other side, fold over the hair weft to sew it down neatly and continue by stitching over to the other side of the bald spots securely until the bald spots are fully covered by the hair. Of course, you had better make sure so that the hair weft lays as flat as possible each time.

Method Three

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Of course, if you want to make a wig look bigger, it is a good idea for you to create a few incisions on the lace area. But if you do want to do some incisions, we suggest not doing them so close together but in different areas of the wig so that the holes won’t meet each other and expand completely.

Notice: Once you mess up the construction of a HD lace wig, you may cause some irreversible damage.

Or do you have any other way to make your small wig bigger? Welcome to leave us your tips below the comment.

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