Ventilating/Weaving A Wig - How hard can it be?
Why are hand tied lace wigs so expensive?
Because making one requires weaving hair, a few strands at a time, to a lace mesh cap with a small needle, a process known as ventilating.
Ventilating a lace wig, may have as many as 150,000 knots at its roots, takes about 40 hours to make!
Maybe you have thought about ventilating your own wig. After all, Jacquee's YouTube ventilating/weaving tutorial video from 2013 has nearly a half-million views! For 11 minutes, Jacquee's demonstrates the ins and outs of weaving hair to lace cap. “Grab the hair, pull, let it engage and then like so,” she says. “So there you go, I hope you like it,” she says. “Very simple. Very easy.”
But is it easy? Follea is the luxury wig manufacture that is known in the industry to have the most superb quality. Below is a video from their manufacture, which showcases how much work and expertise goes into every single one of their wigs. As you can see, a lot more than ventilating goes into a making a wig amazing like the quality of the hair, why the hair is processed, cap material, & much more. Just something to think about when you see a wig that cost $100 vs one the is a $1,000.