What is Baby Hair?
Look in the mirror.
If you look closely enough, you'll notice wispy and thin hairs around your hairline. Those are baby hairs.
If you feel for hair texture, you'll notice that these hairs are significantly different from the rest. Because they're light, thin, and extremely fragile, they usually don't flat and are pretty tricky to style.
Nonetheless, baby hairs can shoot your hair game from an impressive 80 to a perfect 100. They can make a wavy crown around your hairline.
If anyone's thinking of adding them to a human hair wig, it must be that they're very fashionable, yes?
If, however, you don't know how to style them properly, you might be dealing with a lot of frustration and be forced to get rid of them altogether.
Can I add hair to my wig?
Of course, you can!
The only reason anyone would want to add extra hair to a ready-to-wear wig is to increase the hair density.
And why not?
There are many advantages to having a thick density. It's more fashionable, suitable for layering, spiking, and flipping (who doesn't like the classic hair flip?).
The professional term that describes the process of adding extra hair to your wig is known as Wefting.
You could use pre plucked hair from old wigs, or you could altogether buy new weave bundles to attach.
You can weft new hairs into your wig by one of two processes:
- Hot glueing
Sewing takes a long time but is usually recommended because it has an overall neater appearance.
How do you put baby hair on a lace front wig?
Even with lace front wigs, you can make baby hairs and style them in the most remarkable ways.
Asides pimping your hair game, wigs with baby hair conceal the lace better, preserving your natural hairline.
Surprisingly, styling either natural or lace wig baby hairs is not as difficult as many people think it is.
All you need is a glue gel and a rag tail comb.
Here's how to do it:
- Tilt your wig back a bit to expose your scalp.
- Apply some glue gel to the length of your hairline and gently dab with your fingers.
- Pull-on the wig whilst the glue is still wet.
- From your wig, comb out the portion of hair you wish to use for your baby hair and clip the rest behind you. The smaller your baby hair, the more natural it looks.
- From the lace, comb out a portion to your skin, hold it down with a finger, and swirl to the side.
- Repeat throughout the length of your hairline.