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How many bundles do I need to make a wig?


“How many bundles of hair do I need to make a wig?” This is one of the most frequent questions we get asked for our human hair extensions on The answer to this question is usually based on a number of factors to choose how many bundles to weaves.

We definitely want our hair to look natural and gorgeous, so we want it to look perfect when we wear it. From the length of the hair to the size of the head, these different elements play an important role in the appearance of the final hairstyle.

So this is one of the reasons why I write down this article to eliminate your confusion, I'll tell you everything, I hope you don't need this problem anymore. 


  • What factors do you need to consider?

  • What is closure

  • How many bundles needed with a closure to make a wig?

  • What is a lace frontal?

  • How many bundles needed with lace frontal to make a wig?

  • How to maintain and keep the integrity of the wig?

What factors do you need to consider?

1. Length 

The longer the length of the bundle, the more hair is usually needed. If you want your hair to look thicker, we recommend using more bundles to make your hair fuller from root to top. Usually, 3 bundles with a lace closure or 4 bundles with lace closure are enough to make a full head weave, shorter length hair bundles are thicker than longer hair.

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2. Texture

Several types of hair textures are popular on the market, such as straight hair, wavy hair, and curly hair. If you want a silky straight bundle and want to get Bob, a plan with two bundles and a closed button is enough. If you want very thick hair, you need 3-4 bundles.

3. Size Of Your Head:

You know, different sizes of the heads, it needs different volumes of the hair bundles to make a full head weave. In the United States, the average size of a female's head is 22.5 inches. Pick up your tape measure and wrap it around your head from ear to ear to make it fit and determine your measurements. If the size of the head is above average, more wigs may be needed.

4.Frontal Or Closure:

Closures are usually 4 x 4 inches, You will need to use a minimum of two bundles with your closure. Because the frontal will cover a large portion of your head you will generally only need 2-3 bundles depending on the style and length. 

What is closure? 

A lace closure is a 4x4 closure piece, it covers your head from temple to temple. Closures are installed in the “horseshoe” area of the head to close off the style, hence the name closure.


Q & A

1. How many bundles of hair is needed for a full sew in?
3 is recommended but this can range from 3 to 5 depending on your desired fullness. 

2. How many bundles of hair for a lace closure wig?
2-3 bundles and closure are standard but again it depends on the fullness you desire 

How many bundles needed with a closure to make a wig?

If you’re going for a shorter style you typically only need about two bundles with a closure. So the general rule of thumb if you have bundles anywhere form 8 inch to 14 inches, you only need two bundles, if you are going to get anything longer than 14 inches up to 20 or 22 inches, you need 3 bundles. When it comes to the long hair, if you want your longest hair is 26 inches, I will advise you to choose 22 24 26 and 26 inches, so that there will be double up on the longest lengths and it will be fuller. If you want 28 inches as your longest hair, 22 24 26 and two 28 will perform perfectly. I know this could be expensive, but if you want your hair to be really thick, four or five bundles is what you need with a closure to make a wig

Video of Installation of Lace closure wig:

What is a lace frontal?

Frontals are from ear to ear 13x4 lace frontal, the size is 13” across and 4” back, it will cover more spaces than closure or leave out, so the hair amount you need will vary. 


How many bundles needed with a frontal to make a wig?

If you are getting 10-18 inches or 16 inches, 2 bundle deals with lace frontal will suffice. Hair length past 16 or 18 inches, I would suggest you getting 3 bundles, so from a 16 inch, 18 inches to about 22 inches, 24 inches, 3 bundles will suffice.

For example, if you are having a frontal and your longest bundles is 24 inches, you can get a frontal and 20" 22" 24" bundles and that should be good for a frontal sew-in.

So, compare to closure, with lace frontal you will need fewer bundles. And if want hair length longer than 24", I will definitely suggest you use 4 bundles. Some of our African American women customers just wearing 3 bundles with frontal for 24 inches, and it looks pretty good, so it depends on the hair thickness and amount you want to put in and that the looks you are going for. And I know some of you want to buy long frontals, and that is not necessary, the hair bundles are layered, the front of the hair is usually shorter.

If you are still confused, ask the hairdresser for advice without spending that much more. In addition, you can check out our official website or consult a professional.

Video of Installation of Lace frontal wig:

How to maintain and keep the integrity of the wig?

1. First and foremost, do not submerge your wig into the water, cause it will get tangled, matted and you will lose the integrity of the wig. You can use dry shampoo, dry shampoo is so convenient, you can just shake it and spray it on the hair, it will remove the excess oil but it also revives the wig.

2. You can use a conditioning spray or a dry conditioner, shake it and spray it on your hair. Choose a spray without grease.

3. Especially when you have a super curly wig. I personally recommend that you spray the conditioner onto your hair and then use a large paddle brush to comb the wig from start to finish.


4. If a wig or curl is found to begin to flatten, the curl is falling. The one thing you can do is to use a flexible stick, just go in and curl your hair, take a small section of your hair and use your flexible stick to wrap your hair around the flexible stick, then use your blow dryer on medium heat to heat your hair, don’t put the blow-dry directly on the hair, just put it enough close to get to heat the hair and make the hair can take form of the curl.

5. Most importantly, if you want the wig to last a long time, you must store it correctly. Store the wig in the package and don't throw away the wig after returning home. Use the mesh cat on the wig and then dispense the fake back into the bag. It keeps all the hair together and keeps the hair fixed. It is really important to keep the wig.


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