What You Will Need:
one "Marie Antoinette" wig from firstname.lastname@example.org
one package of long hair extensions in the lightest blonde you can find
one can off-white, or "blonde" spray paint in a satin or matte finish
needle and white thread
powder - talc, corn starch, flour, or baby powder
Fluff the "Marie Antoinette" wig by holding it upside down and shaking it, and puffing up the curls with your finger. Remove the pink bows and cut off the dog-ear curls
Fluff Me Please! And cut off my ears!
For my wig, I want two big rolls on each side of the head, so I work the wig hair into these rolls and pinned them. I also want a roll around the back of the head, above the ears, so again with my fingers and a rat-tail comb, I worked the hair into this shape, but did not need to pin it.
The side rolls, in the wig before spraying.
Decide where to place the weave hair. I tucked mine up under the roll around the back of the head, but it can be higher, lower, you decide. Double or triple your sections of extensions so you have enough hair in back.
Curly the texture before you sew it on, but when you do sew it on, this is what it looks like...
Next, if you have a straight weave, you want to curl it. With synthetic hair you cannot use the curly iron, but you can roll the section of hair up on large rollers and dunk them in boiling water for approximate 15-25 seconds. This gently "melts" the hair into place, and create permanent curly.
Do this before you sew the weave onto the back of your wig, otherwise you'll end up melting parts of your Marie Antoinette wig, like I did
Once your curls have dried , sew the bound top of the weave onto your wig, catching the wig cap with a whip stitch.
Your extension will now be hang down the back, and you may notice that the "Marie Antoinette" wig hair is poking through underneath. Go ahead and trim this, and anything that is stick out or not laying nicely.
Quite a different in color of the two hairs, but that will change soon...
At this point you will see that the platinum shiny wigs and the more natural looking hair extensions are totally different colors, and something must be done to bring them together....
. Bust out you can of spray paint and lightly mist all around the wigs. You don't need to concentrate the spray, because this will clump and look gnarly. Spray the hair extensions as well as the wig itself.
After spraying - big difference from the picture above
*Note About Spray Paint: This technique will make the hair look powdered and sculpted, most like the French court fashions of the 1770s. For this particular wig, because of how light the synthetic hair is, I went with a color a little darker, but if you are spray hair is a dark color, you want a paint that is a couple shades lighter. For a powder looked over darker hair, I recommend a light grey or ivory paint, and always start with a very light mist and build it up.
The finished wig from the side, what I didn't realize is that as the paint dried, it got yellower and yellower wish it would have stayed this color!
As you are spray the wigs, move the hair sections so the paint reaches the "roots." Remember, you don't want to coat the wigs, just alter the color and shine. If you are unsure, do a test spray. If I did this wig again, I would choose a less-yellow paint!
At this point your wigs are complete and you can pile all the feathers, bows, and hats on it that you like. Let it dry first, and if the color needs to be altered more, add powder, then spray with strong hold hairspray. If the color are funky, lightly mist hair with a different color of spray paint for instance, I will probably remist mine with a lighter off-white.
Now check out the different! The possibility with how you can style a wig by using hair weaves and this affordable Halloween wig as a base. Add more hair on top, more to the back, large rolls, you name it. Remember, these techniques will created a powdered "sculpted" wigs, and are not recommended for natural hairstyles.