I’ve been on the search for the perfect clip-in bangs, but sadly I've found that most units lack the proper construction. So I took matters into my own hands and made clip-in fringe! They key is to design the unit around your preferred hairstyle. For me it's a trapezoid that can easily slide under and get tucked into a ponytail or bun.
I’m going to teach you how to make your own clip-in bangs with an old pair of leggings I had lying around. Got 20 minutes? Let's go.
- Wefted hair
- Stretchy fabric (leggings will do)
- Hot glue gun (or bonding glue)
- Wig clips
- Needle and thread
- Razor comb
STEP 1: Measure a small square
Measure from eyebrow to eyebrow to determine the width and measure from your hairline to how far back you want your bangs to go, i.e. where your ponytail or bun will start to determine the length. I was going for a top knot style so my clip-ins measured at four inches wide by four inches long.
STEP 2: Cut out a trapezoid
First, cut out your square.
Fold the fabric in half and make a mark in the middle, then open it back up and measure half an inch from the middle on each side and mark those points. Use a ruler to draw a diagonal line from your marker points to the bottom edge of the fabric. You now have a trapezoid which can be cut out.
STEP 3: Glue in the tracks
Using a glue gun (or hair bonding glue), measure the track and glue the hair down, row by row.
STEP 4: Sew in the wig clips
Place a clip at the top, a clip on the left, and a clip on the right, with the comb facing inward. Use a needle and thread to sew each clip down.
STEP 5: Clip in and cut
Time to re-invent this bun with my new bangs!
Place the clip-in bangs at the base of your bun and reinforce them at the sides as well.
...and cut fringe with a razor to desired length.
STEP 6: Style
Gently pass a flat iron over your bangs to give them style and shape. Thanks to the trapezoid shape, the hair falls naturally with no tracks showing. My bun covers the small one-inch of track at the top of my clip-in bangs.
And we’re done!
It’s all about the shape of the piece. If I didn’t tell you it was a wig, I bet you wouldn't have had the slightest idea.
- Is anyone down to try this?
- Can you guys post pics? I want to see!
- Am I the only one that likes my bangs to fall in my eyes?