HOW TO SLAY A CROCHET WIG► RED X PRESSION HAIR $25 FT DIVATRESS
Hey curlfriends and welcome back! Today's video is in collaboration with Divatress.com. They sent over 7 packs of this bomb Outre X-Pression Curlette hair.
I'm using this crochet wig cap from Model Model. It's pretty much the ideal cap for a protective crochet wig style like this. It has tight holes at the top for a closed finish and nice medium sized holes for interlocking the crochet hair into the cap.
This is especially ideal for this particular hair that we're using for today. It's pre looped crochet hair which makes it super easy to install.
I'm just grabbing the hair by the loop using a crochet needle. Grab the two ends of the hair and pull it through the loop. Tighten it at the base. It's really that simple and easy.
The hair comes pre-twisted so the two strands will be twisted together. Go ahead and run your hands through to open up that loop that way you're able to interlock the hair pretty easily.
You want to make sure to leave about an inch or two of space between each and every strand of hair. You don't want to overcrowd the hair or else you'll end up with a really wiggy "too full" kind of finish. This parting space will not show because I'll be fluffing it towards the end.
My wig cap is constructed in a specialized diamond shaped net so the top part features really small holes to make this top part look as natural as possible.
I used about 4 packs of hair out of the seven. This hair get's really nice and full quickly as you guys can see. Here are my final results.
I did some really messy braids to get my hair down nice and flat. As you guys can see, this color is just so bomb ya'll. It's a 2T1B/BU which is pretty much a burgundy ombre ends color.
I'm going to go ahead and start spraying the hair down with this sheen spray that they sent over. It's really nice for frizzy hair especially if you're going to go ahead and separate the curls. This is synthetic hair, so it can get super frizzy super quick.
I'm going to lay down my edges. I just scooted the cap back a little bit behind my hairline to bring out my own natural baby hairs. I'm using this ORS edge control. Then I'm going to put on the Eco Styler gel on top of that to make the edge control last longer and actually stay put. I've been using this trick for about 2-3 weeks or so and I absolutely love it. My edges stay put for the entire day.
Back to this unit, lets go ahead and figure out what we're going to do to it. I didn't feel like I needed to cut it whatsoever because the unit is already short. I just wanted it to have more of a realistic look and not this perfect curl, synthetic hair straight out of the pack kind of look.
I'm just separating the hair into two pieces and I'm just wrapping it around my finger to encourage the curl and reduce the frizz. I want the hair to look like it's naturally aging and not super perfect curls. That's like a dead giveaway for a synthetic unit.
I'm skipping over some pieces, fluffing some, and I'm leaving some of them perfectly fine. I'm going to go in with a detangling comb to lift those roots and give it a lot more height.
That is pretty much it! I'm going to follow up with the braid and twist sheen spray to finalize this hairstyle and our unit is complete.
I really hope that you guys enjoyed learning how to slay a crochet wig using x-pression hair for under $25. This hair was about $6 per pack ya'll so it was super affordable and easy to install. I hope you guys enjoyed this. I love you guys and I'll see you guys in the next video!