Kathleen's Review: WIG TOO BIG? ALTER IT!

January 20, 2020

Kathleen's Review: WIG TOO BIG? ALTER IT!


Update : Tony of Beverly is no longer available at CysterWigs but this technique will work for any wig πŸ˜‰πŸ™‹

Hi, folks Kathleen here. It happens to all of us...we receive a wig fall in love with it and then realize its crazy huge on us. You've worn it cut the tags off and fussed with it...no returning it now! ?I LOVE my Aubrey by Tony Of Beverly.( The color Tangelo is downright magical in my eyes. A light ginger red with subtle highlights...so pretty. About the happiest color, I've ever worn. Aubrey is such an adorable long pixie but big!... I could bring it down over my eyes but then I couldn't see to take the above photo..lol Ok so I decided to alter the cap. She's a basic cap so no monofilament features to complicate the alteration. This is where the internet and youtube are invaluable...I scoured both looking for easy ways to make this cap smaller. One thing I tried that didn't require cutting my wig(I was afraid I would destroy it ?) was pinching a few wefts together and then with a needle and thread sewing them together. That worked pretty well..I could wear it but it was still fairly loose on me and the bunching up of the wefts could be felt when I ran my hand over my wig which I didn't like. So I ripped that all out and decided I had to remove some wefts to make this cap smaller. I put Aubrey on pinched the bulky cap..still pinching the access cap I took her off and counted how many wefts I need to remove. The photo below shows that was about 2" from the crown down. With sharp small scissors I cut and removed the extra wefts. You can see I did that in a V fashion so when I reattached the wefts to the cap it would still conform to your head. This step was actually fun. ? Find the center of the crown and your wefts...center the wefts on the crown and take a stitch. I had some gray thread that I used but you would want to use a color that matches your cap. I made sure I took stitches at all the vulnerable points and through the wefts themselves. My handiwork might not be pretty but it's not going to ravel out and it feels very smooth once it's on my head. Very forgiving in other words. I was surprised actually. I even had my husband inspect Aubrey when I was wearing her to see if he saw anything amiss..? Mission accomplished. She fit completely smooth against my head. The photo below really illustrates the difference altering Aubrey made. You could see the extra bulk in the back of the cap in the first photo. That's when I knew I had to alter her. I don't mind a cap being a little big I just don't want to see its too big. ? After I altered the cap I decided to trim the bangs and put some textured layers into her. One of my favorite wigs now. The take away here is..don't be afraid to make a mistake. Would I do things differently next time? Of course !..you learn as you go. I am going to alter a few of my other wigs now. Just so they fit better around the ears. Why not? We are all not the same size and until the wig manufacturers give us more size options ( don't even get me started ) we have to take matters into our own hands right? Go ahead try it and ENJOY!?





Also in CysterWigs Official Blog

I have items I'm saving in my cart, why do they keep disappearing?
I have items I'm saving in my cart, why do they keep disappearing?

December 01, 2020

When shopping online, although you have an item placed in your cart, unless you have paid for it, these items can still go out of stock. Meaning if there is only 1 wig in stock for a certain style and someone else adds it to their cart and completes the purchase before you do, this item will be removed from your cart and register out of stock. Unfortunately, the shopping cart does not secure the item, the purchase is what secures the item.

Continue Reading

How Do I Do a Color Search on WigCloseouts?
How Do I Do a Color Search on WigCloseouts?

November 25, 2020

1. Click on Color in the blue bar at the top of the page and this will expand the searchable color options.Β 2. Click on the color you would like to search for, in this case we'll search for red shades.

Continue Reading

Can I Cut the Extended Nape Off of My Wig?
Can I Cut the Extended Nape Off of My Wig?

November 24, 2020

We normally do not recommend cutting the extended nape off of a wig because it was made specifically for the style, but that's not saying you can't do so. We have had clients write in stating that they have cut the nape felt off completely with enough space for the adjusters and they said the wig fit much better in the back.

Continue Reading