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Tutorial: how to add hair... by chibinis-chan Tutorial: how to add hair... by chibinis-chan
Many people asked me about wigs and how I can part it were I want, how I avoid the netting to show up, how I get rid of blank spaces when I am styling a wig. the answer is very easy, I add additional hair. That's why I always buy long wigs, that look nothing like the character as base wigs. So I can cut hair from it and add it to fill spaces.
So, when I tell them many people tell me they don't know how to glue in additional hair. Actually, I never use glue, i don't know how it works. I sew. It's cheap and not that difficult when you know how to do it.
Yesterday I was talking abou it with *Majin-sama and told her, I am going to do a tutorial for her. She said it was helpful, so I decided I also might share it.

FAQ:
-I did it myself, this is my way to do it.
-I worked very sloppy because Sora was already finished when I did the tutorial and I just wanted to show how it works. This one part took about 5 minutes to be done. Normally it takes about 10 minutes.
-yes normal tulle was used.

Any more questions? Feel free to ask ^^
I hope it is at least a little helpful. First tutorial ever.

Edit: I was told sometimes the hair 'falls out'.
It never happened for me, but if it does happen, you can try to secure the hair with using your zigzag stitch and sweing over the tulle part again. If it still falls out, I am pretty sure a little glue will help ^^
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1886 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015   Artist
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AkariXIV Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial. It totally helped with my wig. :la:
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:iconchibinis-chan:
chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I am glad it helped~ <3
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:iconakarixiv:
AkariXIV Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:la:
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:iconakarixiv:
AkariXIV Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you use a high or low tension when sewing the hair to the tulle?
And what kind of stitch did you use?
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:iconchibinis-chan:
chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I just did it the same way I am sewing fabric. A normal straight stitch was used. Once you're finished, you can sew it over with zigzag once more, to give the hair a better footing.
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:iconakarixiv:
AkariXIV Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I see, thanks. I was practicing making a Saix wig but need to hair for the widows point.
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:iconchibinis-chan:
chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I see! Good luck with your wig ^^
btw, there are tutorials that show how to do a nice hairline
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:icondeadisalivebutending:
I don't understand how to sew it into the wig.
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:iconchibinis-chan:
chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
oh you'll have to sew it into the wig by hand. Put the wig onto the wighead, part it where you want to put the weft you did earlier and just sew it onto the other wefts that are already there.
I am sorry I am not that good on explaining things, but I hope that helps?
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:icondeadisalivebutending:
Yes it does help quiet a bit thank you very much ^-^
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:iconchibinis-chan:
chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
you're welcome <3
Good luck with your wig <3
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:icondeadisalivebutending:
<3
Thanks!
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:iconmommy-silver:
Mommy-Silver Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I was looking for this tutorial for ages, and ages, and more ages (I've nearly turned grey...;p ) Thank you so much!
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:iconchibinis-chan:
chibinis-chan Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
If it is of any help I am glad ^.^
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Kawaielli Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you! it will help me!))
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:iconchibinis-chan:
chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Glad I could help ^^
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IvyKayCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
The only time I've ever worked on a part, I used the caulking method, but with hot glue, and that was waaaaay too time-consuming (it actually took longer than the kimono that went with it. -_-; ) I actually wasn't thrilled with how it came out, and wanted to add more to it, and now I know how I'll be fixing it up! ^^ Thanks for the great tutorial! :D
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chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I really hope it will help ^^ For me it works and it makes the wig look good and not like a helmet ^^''
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:iconivykaycosplay:
IvyKayCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
haha that's the problem I kinda have with mine. XD
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Grimm-Kitty666 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
hey thanks so much :D i wasnt actually planning on making a WIG but a plushie doll with real hair to make it more life like :D thanks alot because this will probably help meeee :iconhappyitalyplz:
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:iconchibinis-chan:
chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Good luck with the 'wig' ^^
I hope it will turn out the way you want it ^^
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Grimm-Kitty666 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
^^; yeah hopefully OTL i havent made plushies in a long time TTATT
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GT18 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that is a great tutorial!
Mind if I ask you...did you ever sew two halfs of two different wigs together?
I'm going to do a character with 50% white and 50% black hair and I just don't know what to do.... :(
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chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you ^^

Actually, I never did it myself, but a friend of mine did it. Actually it should be possible zu just sew them together. What I mean is, you could cut both in halb and sew it together. You just have to be careful about about the gummiband. You can also ask ~Devilish0Kisa I know she did it once ^^
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:iconcdsh:
CDSH Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Student General Artist
OAO" I really needed this! Thank you so much for making it!! ^o^
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:iconchibinis-chan:
chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I'm glad it helps you out ^^ <3
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WeirdoStalker Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Student General Artist
..............i thought first it was ur own hair! x''''DDDDD
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:iconchibinis-chan:
chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
It would have been painful to attach the wefts if it was my real hair XD
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WeirdoStalker Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student General Artist
well i just was like: "WTF is this person doing?! is she/he crazy?! O.O"
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:iconhorseluver65:
Horseluver65 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Do you use wigs with real hair? And if you do, would this technique work with synthetic hair?
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:iconchibinis-chan:
chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I use synthetic wigs ^^ real hair wigs are way too expensive >.<
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:iconhorseluver65:
Horseluver65 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I seeee. But I read in your FAQs that you use a hairdryer...doesn't that hurt the hair?
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chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Depends on how you use it. If it is too hot, it will melt the hair. If you use it only on low level for a short amount of while it's okay. You should test it on a small part first, though. It never damaged my wigs, but I guess it might be different if it's a lower quality wig ^^''
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Horseluver65 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Ahhhh....thanks for the advice
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AlaraLeongod Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Thanks for adding this!!! This is gonna help me a ton, I know!
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:iconchibinis-chan:
chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Good to know ^^ I am always glad to be able to help others ^^
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AlaraLeongod Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
You definatly helped me!!! <3 Thanks!
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boboborocks Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Very helpful! :tighthug: Could you show how to attach it to the wig?
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:iconchibinis-chan:
chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
When I am doing my next wig where I need to add wefts, I will make a tut. Even though it is really simple, but maybe it becomes clearer when it is shown. I actually got this question a few times ^^''
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:iconboboborocks:
boboborocks Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Ok, thanks ^^ I'm looking forward to it :D
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Safiriel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
really cool ~
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ToxicVampire6606 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi chibi!
I've been trying to used this method for making some wefts for my Yugi wig, but the hair keeps slipping out of the stitching. I'm starting to freak out a bit because I need my wig ready by the end of next month. What should I do? How can I stop the hair from slipping out?
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chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
O.O well, I never had such problems, but let me think. you could use transparent glue on the bottom, where the tulle is. You know what I am talking about?
It should stick the hair together without being seen.

I hope that helps~
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MayonakaSun Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh cool this is so helpful!!
Ive been wondering how I could do this,
thank you for making this :D
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:iconchibinis-chan:
chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
you're welcome. i hope it helps~
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:iconxhee-heex:
xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
This is hecka informative! ^^ I hate wefting, but you fellas who sew them make it look so easy!
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:iconchibinis-chan:
chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I am glad you think so. Actually I hate wefting, too XD It's not difficult, but annoying >.<
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xHee-Heex Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Ain't it the truth. XD It's those tedius little things that make a person go crazy~! I usually do the glue method for wefting, but I'm gonna grab my sewing machine and give this a try for next time!

Again, really appreciate the tutorial~!
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OniriaeViator Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
only a question... where you have found the title's font?
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