Making a headband wig at home can be a fun and rewarding project. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you make your headband wig


Materials Needed

  • Wig cap or dome hat
  • Hair bundles (human hair bundles or synthetic bundles)
  • Elastic headband
  • Needle and thread or hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Mannequin head (optional but recommended)
  • Comb or brush


Steps to make a headband wig

Prepare your work area

Set up a clean, well-lit work area. If you have a mannequin head, place the wig cap or dome hat on it for ease of construction.

How to make a headband wig. Foam head, for placing wigs

Attach the headband

Cut the elastic headband to fit your head comfortably, leaving a little extra length for sewing or gluing. It is recommended to sew Velcro on the extra length of the headband to improve the adjustability of the headband.

Sew or glue one end of the headband to the wig cap's front edge, ensuring it is secure. Repeat on the other side. The headband should sit on the front of the wig cap, just like a hair band.


Prepare the hair tresses 

Measure and cut the hair tresses to fit the circumference of the wig cap. Depending on the desired thickness, you will need multiple hair braids to cover the entire cap.

Generally speaking, a complete wig requires 2 to 3 hair bundles. If you don't know how to choose the length of each hair bundle, you can also directly purchase our hair bundle set.

Human hair wig bundles, material of headband wig


Attaching the Hair Strands

Starting at the wig cap's base (near the neck's nape), sew or glue the hair strands to the cap. Use a sturdy needle and thread to sew the hair strands and cap together. If using a hot glue gun, apply a thin layer of glue along the edges of the hair strands and press them firmly to the cap.

Continue arranging the hair strands horizontally and moving up toward the headband. Make sure each row is close to the previous row to avoid gaps.


Blending the Hair Strands

As you approach the top of the wig cap, place the hair strands closer together to ensure a natural look and good coverage. The final hair strand should be sewn or glued just below the headband to hide any visible edges of the cap.


Finishing the Hair

Once all the wefts are attached, check for loose areas and secure with additional pins or glue as needed.

Trim any excess thread or glue.


Styling the Wig

Comb or brush the wig to remove any tangles and style as desired. Depending on your preference, you can curl, straighten, or leave your hair as is.

If you are using human hair bundles to make your wig, you can also select sections of the hair to bleach or dye to create a more personalized look.


Trying on a Wig

Please put on your headband wig and make sure it fits snugly. Adjust the headband as needed to ensure a secure and comfortable fit.


Tips for headband wigs

Quality Products: Use quality human hair and a durable headband for best results.

Secure Attachment: Ensure the headband is securely attached to the wig cap to prevent it from slipping off.

Customization: You can customize the headband with different colors or patterns to match your style.

By following the steps, you can create a stylish and convenient headband wig that combines the ease of use of a headband with the versatility of a wig. Enjoy your new look!



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Updated on June 25, 2024

June 25, 2024 — Tia Isom

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