Do you have a straight wig that you used to love but now that it lost its original glamour, you don’t know what to do with it anymore? If that is your case, why not changing it into a completely new bob wig style? Having an old wig that you would like to transform into a short bob is possible with the right tools and technique.
It takes time, patience, and creativity to create a new style, especially if you have never done it before. But don’t worry, the blog below will teach you exactly how to achieve this.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
Before you begin, ensure you have all the supplies to transform your old wig into a short bob style. You will need sharp scissors, a comb, hair clips, styling products like gel or mousse and a flat iron. You can also use a blow dryer if you don’t have a flat iron, but in this case, make sure you also have a round brush to help with with styling your wig.
Step 2: Prepare The Wig
Give your old wig a proper wash with shampoo and conditioning. If you don’t know how to do it properly, check here our hair care tips.
Place the wig on a wig stand or mannequin head and use the comb to brush it through gently and detangle any knots. This will help create an even, smooth base for cutting.
Trim any excess strands of hair at this time, so they don’t get in the way during cutting and styling later on.
Step 3: Cut The Hair
Decide how short you want to cut your wig. It is always the best to cut a little bit longer than you planned initially just to leave a margin for adjustments if you feel the strands are not evenly cut.
Start by separating the hair into 2 parts: the top and the bottom. Secure the top part with a clip to keep it our of the way. Start cutting the back bottom part and use this first section as your reference to cut all around. When you are happy with the length and how even it looks, start releasing little by little the top part of the hair and cut it to match the bottom part.
Continue this process until all sections have been cut. Make sure each layer is even with one another for an overall symmetrical look.
If necessary, use a comb to smooth out any bumps or unevenness – remember to work slowly and carefully when cutting, as there is no going back once you have trimmed.
Step 4: Final touches
This step is optional. If you like a blunt cut bob wig, you could stop the trimming process on step 3 and start preparing your wig for installation. But if want to add a smoother touch to the edges of your wig, you can follow the Step 4 as follows:
Example of bob with blunt cut from LolaSilk.
Select small sections of the hair using a comb. Slide the comb from the top to the bottom and when you reach the end part of the hair, hold the comb in that position and make some small cuts into the hair strands using the tips of the scissors. Continue this process always working with small sections of hair.
Step 5: Style Your Bob
Once you have cut your wig into the desired length, it’s time to start styling it. Use a mousse or gel and work it through each section of hair using your fingers. For extra volume, you can use a blow dryer to add some lift at the root.
Use weft clips to hold back certain sections while you style others for a layered look. Use a flat iron, if you have one, to give your wig that “bone straight” look that we love to see on bob wigs. Once you are finished styling your wig, you may want to use some hairspray to hold everything in place.
And there you have it. With these five simple steps, you can transform your old wig into a stylish short bob style.
This tutorial works for synthetic or human hair wigs. If your wig is human hair, you can also change the colour of your wig and maybe transform it in a beautiful ombre. Are you interested to learn more about it? Check our blog post by clicking here to learn exactly how to dye your Brazilian hair wig.
You now know how to transform your old wig into a short bob style. With the right supplies and technique, you can create a new look that will impress everyone around you.
Remember to work slowly and carefully when cutting and styling, as there is no going back once you have trimmed.
Enjoy your new look and feel confident knowing you did it yourself. Have fun styling and enjoy the compliments that are sure to follow.