How To Make a Braided Wig in 2 Simple and Easy Steps

how to make braided wig

Tired of trying different hair styles, braided wig might just be the solution for you. Braided wig is the thing in vogue among ladies. You’ll hear them say, if you don’t have a braided wig, then you are not in town or you probably don’t know what is in vogue. In this tutorial , you will be learning how to make your own braided wig ,right there in your room. Just relax , keep calm and read through , you sure gonna make your own wig at the end of this tutorial. This method is an affordable alternative to using a ventilated human hair lace closure for your wig and will guarantee a neat looking closure.  

Note: This method we will be taking you through can also be used to make the whole wig and not just the closure. In short its the easiest method so far.

Step 1:

Instead of buying expensive cap with lace closure, just get a Swiss Lace or Net like Veil to make your closure. To start with, sew down your swiss lace / veil on the cap you will be using for the wig

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Step 2:

Pass some thread through a large needle (you can double the thread twice to make it thick) knotting the ends.Pass the thread and the needle through the lace, then take the piece of attachment you want to braid and attach it to the lace by passing the thread over it a couple of times to make it strong and firm, then tie a knot. Cut the rest of the thread but make sure to leave little thread after tieing the knot.

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If you’ll like your braids fat/big you can add more extension and start braiding or twisting the it along with the thread you didn’t cut. This is probably the most important part of the process. Braiding the extension with some thread at the beginning ensures that the knot doesn’t loosen and the braids don’t start falling out.  Braid the hair till the end and repeat the process till you’re done.

This method is really easy as well as secure. It also ensures that the lace doesn’t rip which is very important. I use this for clients who don’t purchase the ventilated lace closures. Some people who don’t know have asked what the difference is because from a distance, it looks pretty much the same. As always, I’m here to provide more affordable alternatives to growing healthy hair on a budget.

The thread passed through one needle can be used for over 5 braids depending on the length of the thread so you don’t have to keep re-threading.


  • When you start braiding, make sure the extension covers any thread that may be showing
  • If you’re using colored extensions, you can simply use the same color of the extension to
    avoid multiple colors showing.
  • Choose a color that’s close to your skin color when buying your veil or lace for the
    closure so it won’t be obvious or you could purchase a wig cap that comes with lace at the

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    December 3, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Very helpful
    Nice job 🙌

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    May 23, 2018 at 5:53 am

    This was really helpful..thank you

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    March 31, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Nice one. Thanks for the lesson.

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    Onyekwe Immaculate

    September 21, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    9s work dear n very neat….please d lace I iv is lite wre or how can a get a strong lace like d exact one u used. Thanks

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      September 23, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      Hi Immaculate, where do you reside? If you reside in Lagos, i can tell you where to get the good and cheap ones.

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        Sanyaolu Oluwakemi

        January 1, 2018 at 7:50 pm

        Hi, I am interested in making my own wig your tutorial is simple and easy please how do I get a good wig cap and the lace. Am in lagos ajah axis. Thanks

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        January 9, 2018 at 11:32 am

        I would love to know where to get wig caps I reside in lagos ..Awesome tutorial too…Can’t wait to make my first braid wig

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