What is baby hair?
Baby hair is the hair that lines the edge of the hairline. It can be added from temple to temple, ear to ear, or a portion of the hairline.
Baby hair can be put in endless ways.
Some of the most common reasons we add baby hair are:
1) To soften a hairline- this is typically softer wavy short hair that adds a natural look to the edge of the hair.
2) To cover a widow’s peak- this can be done with curlier hair, it masks the area where the hairline might protrude.
3) To give the human hair wigs lift- we add a course hair that helps the hair stand away from the face
There are many other sorts of baby hair; anything you can imagine can likely be added to your hairline. Baby hair can be short or long, curly, wavy or straight. Some people send us their own hair to add to their wigs. Adding your own hair to the hairline is especially comforting for cancer wigs. Baby hair is a customization, so your wig won’t have the hair added until you request it.
How to make baby hair for a wig?
Creating baby hair means trimming a few of the wig hairs at the hairline in order to make the wig look more like a natural head of hair. Fortunately, you don't need the hands of a master stylist to pull this off.
Secure the wig hair in a ponytail using a ponytail holder. You want to pull it away from your face so that you can see clearly.
Use a toothbrush to brush forward a few traces of the wig hair at the hairline. If you want baby hair all across the hairline, start with a small, 1-inch section at the center of the forehead. If you only want baby hair at your temples, start there. You should be dealing with no more than about 30 single strands of hair at a time. (Estimate without counting them individually.)
Pull the section of hair forward gently and hold the cosmetic razor in the other hand. Trim the hair using a slow, back-and-forth motion pointing the razor away from your face. For starters, trim the hair so that it's long enough to reach the tip of your nose. For longer, wispy tendrils, leave it at this length. For shorter baby hairs, pull the section of hair forward and trim again.
Create a natural look by trimming all sections to the same length. If they're not the same length, the baby hair will appear uneven and unkempt.