Wigs are not something simply sitting on the top of one’s head without any security measures. In many cases, people need use some dingus to help hold a wig onto a person’s head. Or else, a little comedy may be played on him or her. Have you ever seen a burst of wind suddenly lifting up a woman’s wig, leaving it flapping in the wind or a man running after his toupee? In order to avoid these embarrassments, people often use wig clips to secure one’s wigs, toupees or hairpieces.
Wig clips are a kind of small combs that are used to connect the wig to their pre-existing hair. If you are looking for the convenience of being able to freely take on and take off your wig or toupee, wig clips are a viable solution. Normally, wig clips can be used alone to secure a wig, or they can be used in conjunction with adhesive or tape. Having clips makes it less likely that your wig can fall off and reveal what is underneath.
Sometimes wigs are sold already having the clips sewn on and they are typically sewn around the perimeter of the wig or toupee lining. But other times, the wig has no clips sewn. At this time, you have to sew them yourself. Believe me, it is very easy. First of all, you should determine the best points along the perimeter of your hairpiece lining to attach the clips. You may want to use clips at the back with adhesive at the front to maintain the look of a natural hairline.
Without adhesive, you will be likely to use clips at the back and at sides of your crown. You can also put a wig clip in the middle of the piece. In fact, how many clips you use depends on the type and size of the wig and how much pre-existing hair you have. If you have a lace wig, fold and pin the lining back to double the material. Place clips so the comb teeth are facing up and so the rubber strip is against the lining. The long edge of the clip should line up with the edge of the lining.
Afterwards, stitch through the lining, up through each hole in the clip. There will be several holes for sewing around the perimeter of the clip. Go through each hole three times and secure each pass through a hole with a lock stitch. Make lock stitches by passing the needle through the two threads and pulling it tight. Then cut the flaps from between each clip to create a straight, unfolded edge that lines up with the front edge of the comb.
At last, attach the hairpiece to your head by pressing on the centers of the combs to unsnap and open them. Pull the hairpiece tight and slide the teeth of each comb into the hair or under the hair cap. Then press on the centers again to snap and close the clips.