How to Make Hair Curls

From talking to our clients in the hair replacement system industry we have learned that hair curling has been a frustrating experience for many of them. You are not alone if your current or past vendor has produced wigs with wave curls that have failed to meet your expectations. There are usually two reasons why you have had problems finding a hair factory that makes natural hair curls to your satisfaction. The first is that your curl standards and your vender’s curls standards are not the same. Two factories may also both offer 2.5cm curls but they may have different curl standards and different curling techniques so the result will be different. So, you need to make sure you completely understand your vender’s curl standards and curl-making techniques. Secondly, a vendor may not have a fixed curl standard so no curl and wave for a given measurement will ever be the same.

We want you to be able to buy your hair systems from us in full confidence. Therefore, we will be transparent with you and share our hair curling technique so that there will be no surprises when you receive your order. 

We should begin by saying that we will curl all hair to make a curl and wave of 3.6cm or less. (A measurement greater than this requires no curling which we will explain later in the blog.) Before we can begin curling the hair, we must first split the hair into several small wisps. We need to make sure that these wisps are small enough otherwise we will not be able to achieve the desired final curl.

Now, we twist the hair wisps around rollers. We use different-sized rollers for different-sized curls but whatever the size of the roller; we will use one hair wisp per roller. We must use the whole of the roller for this: we cannot twist the hair around just one part of the roller. We do not want the hair to overlap. If there is overlapping, the hair on the top of the roller will have bigger curls than the hair on the underside of the roller. We need the curls to be the same all over. 

Once the twisting is done, we will put the rollers into a steam machine to complete the hair curling process. When we take it out the hair will still be shiny and bouncy. 

Finally, we will measure the diameter of the curl with tape to make sure that it is the size it should be. Since dry hair is not an accurate indication of the real hair curl we will first have to wet the hair by spraying water on it.

For a 4.0cm curl, we just use the natural curl of the hair and refer to the hair as natural straight. However, natural straight hair differs across different types of hair. The natural curl of Chinese hair, for example, is very straight, and sometimes, it has almost no curl. Indian hair, on the other hand, has a natural curl that is usually very curly. It may even be curlier than 2.5cm. This means that if a client wants natural straight Indian hair, you should explain the nature of Indian hair to them and make sure that they are happy with the very natural curl of Indian hair. If the natural curl of Indian hair is too much for your clients and they would prefer something straighter, you should suggest Chinese hair. Alternatively, you could suggest silky straight, also known as permanent straight, which is hair that is straightened with an iron and chemical treatment. If the client insists on Indian hair with the natural straight effect of Chinese hair but does not want silky straight, then we can soften the hair with chemicals. It will straighten the hair but unlike silky straight, the hair cannot be curled at a later date.

With all that being said, there are still two final points about curly hair that you should be aware of.

1. If the client wants light-colored hair with small curls, you should do your best to dissuade them. Why? Because after small curls are added to light-colored hair, the hair quality will suffer and the hair will have no bounce.

2. Hair with small curls – just like people’s hair with small curls – needs to be taken care of much better. No matter how good the quality of the hair you use, it will become messy easily. For advice on how to take care of wig with small curls, you can read through our blog on how to maintain a curly hair system.

The fact is that curly hair is harder to make and harder to take care of than straight hair.

We hope you now have a full understanding of how we curl the hair of our hair replacement systems, how the natural hair curl differs from hair type to hair type and even how hair color can affect hair curls. We will be more than happy to provide you with further information if you have any other questions on hair curling so please feel free to email 

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June Chen

Sales representative


June is detail-oriented, excellent at simplifying complex issues, making them understandable to all our clients, particularly those new to our services and products or unfamiliar with China.

Originally from Weifang, China, known as the hometown of kites, June moved to Qingdao in search of a better work-life balance. This has been her first job ever since. Over the years working at Newtimes Hair, she has cultivated a friendly demeanor and a sense of humor. June considers Newtimes Hair her second home, a place where she invests her passion wholeheartedly.

Her role extends beyond just solving problems; June acts as a bridge between our team and our clients, embodying our commitment to impeccable customer service.

● What hobbies and interests do you have?

I enjoy exercising. That’s a very important part of my life. I’m a super active person.

● Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

No, not that I know of. I’m a very realistic person. If you mention outlandish stuff like aliens, monster in the bush, I’d be out of my mind.

● What is something you would love to do in the future?

I want to learn how to swim. I know it might sound a bit sarcastic, as I just mentioned that I enjoy doing exercise. Unfortunately, swimming hasn’t been on my list. I think I better catch up on that.

● What wig would you wear if you wore one and why?

I’d give HW1 a try. It looks natural and beautiful. Though we categorize it as a medical wig, almost any female can wear it. It’s got a lace mesh base, breathable, and flexible. You don’t need glue or tape to fix it to your head. Pretty easy, and it gives you all the long hair look a girl could want.


Sherry Sui

Sales representative


Are you new to China or the hair-making industry and feeling a bit lost about where to start? Sherry is your go-to expert. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of our products and services, Sherry will help you identify the perfect product combo aligning with your business needs and client requirements.

Grew up in Yantai, and moved to Qingdao in 2015 with a medical background, Sherry’s thoughts are beyond simply selling hairpieces. She cares about the end user’s health, too. In the process of sourcing the most suitable hairpieces for your clients, it’s worthwhile to pay attention to what Sherry says in terms of scalp health and hairpiece maintenance. You can think of her as a comprehensive, yet concise hairpiece encyclopedia, equipped to offer you top-notch recommendations and ideas for exceptional customer service.

  • How would people in the office describe you?

At our end-of-year conference, my colleagues agreed that I’m a warm hearted, positive, and easy-going teammate. It gives me a sense of reward.

  • Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

I don’t like being confined in a very small space. I believe it was due to a childhood experience. When I was six years old, I accidentally tripped and fell into a shallow well. I had to wait for two hours before I was found. Since then, I’ve found I just can’t tolerate the idea of being alone. I guess that makes me an active team player.

  • You are happiest when…

This may sound boastful, but it’s true. It’s just part of my nature to help others. When I actually see that what I did for them has helped them achieve something, it just makes me excited.

  • Which mens/womens hair system do you sell the most? Why that model?

I recomend HS25V. Oftentimes I’d introduce this model to my new clients to start with, so they can introduce this to their new clients see if hair systems are what really suit them, before they carry on with lace or mono hair systems.


Winni Yu

Sales Representative


Born in Weifang, China’s kite capital, and moved to Qingdao in 2013, Winni has never looked back. Since joining Newtimes Hair, Winni has been a dynamo of efficiency and innovation. She is a problem-solver brimming with ideas and has become a vital part of our team.

From your first contact with Winni to the moment your orders are delivered, Winni ensures a smooth and exciting experience. With her at the helm, the business isn’t just easy but exhilarating, and every challenge becomes an opportunity for innovation.

Transitioning from a client developer to a retention specialist, throughout the years, Winni has successfully assisted numerous clients in solving their issues, particularly concerning product details, logistics, or custom hiccups.

  • What hobbies and interests do you have?

I’m into so many things. All the popular stuff you name: Swimming, badminton, running, all for keeping me in good shape.

  • How would people in the office describe you?

They keep calling me “pretty Winni pretty brainy.” I’d take that as a compliment. I’d say I’m generally pretty fast in term of thinking and figuring out solutions. My teammates often turn to me for help, too. And It turned out that most of the time my ideas worked for them.

  • Do you have any pet hates?

I’m a typical town girl, you know. I’m into cats and dogs. But things like snakes, all sorts of insects, and hamsters; they are not my cup of tea. So, never get them near me.

  • Which mens/womens hair system do you sell the most? Why that?

Most of my clietns are after Q6. And their clients happened to be guys who are into hair systems that are durable and natural. Q6 is a pretty good pick for them. With proper care, it should easily last 6 months.


Tori Zhang

Sales Representative


Tori or Victoria to be exact, originally from Heze, brought her passion for life to Qingdao in 2016. An avid reader with a Teacher’s Qualification Certificate, Tori is known for her professional yet intriguing persona at the office.

As a quick learner, Tori always looks at customer’s needs from a tutor’s perspective. She has a sharp mind, is capable of picking up anything her client is unclear with, and offers the explanation in detail, making sure you understand it.

At Newtimes Hair, Tori thrives on the thrill of a sale, her triumphs now fueling the empowerment of her peers. Her journey at Newtimes Hair is marked by three profound words: abundant, proficient, and revolutionary.

  • Tell us an interesting fact about yourself other than your qualifications, your job.

I’m always fascinated about an exotic lifestyle. I really wish I could travel a lot, go to many different countries, and try their local gourmet food, and get in touch with the locals to actually have a feel of their culture.

  • Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

I’m always afaid of heights. With any tall buildings, be it a chimney or TV tower, I look at it, and imagine I’m looking down right from the top, it will give me sweaty palms.

  • Do you have any pet hates?

Not at all. I generally love all pets. Dog, cats, guinea pigs, rabits, etc. I love them.

  • Do you have a favourite quote?

When you feel tired,it means you are walking uphill. I believe this quote as a truth that gives me a lift whenever I’m down. I believe there’s no gain without pain. Without trying, we can’t achieve anything.

  • Which men’s/women’s hair system do you sell the most? Why that model?

With me personally, the best-selling hair system has been HS1. It has what it’s required out of a good quality hair system, in terms of a natural-looking hairline, undetectable scalp, etc. Most wearers and salon owners are familiar with it. Plus, all our clients have faith in the quality of this hair system. According to their feedback, this is an easy-to-attach, easy-to-maintain hair system for both men and women.


Ivan Mu

Sales representative


Born and raised in a quiet town named Binzhou, China, where the Yellow River whispers its final secrets to the ocean. Ivan’s life was set to transform in ways he could hardly imagine. After completing college in Qingdao, young Ivan little knew that this vibrant coastal city would capture his heart and chart a new course in his life.

Ivan joined Newtimes Hair in mid-2022 soon after his graduation from his master’s. As a trilingual and someone with a professional understanding of Western cultures, Ivan plays a critical role in establishing customer relations in the US and Europe. His approachable nature and a mind of precision make him an invaluable asset to the team.

  • How would people in the office describe you?

I eardrop, and I hear them talking about me. I’m optimistic, proactive, and very friendly, and eager to help.

  • What is something you would love to do in the future?

I love basketball. And I’m a basketball freak. You can call me that. That’s just me. I’m looking at organizing a basketball team in the near future. 

  • Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

I don’t know why I share the same gene with Doraemon. I’m scared of rats. I’m a 6’3″, but I hate rats; seeing one really freaks me out.

  • Which men/womens hair system do you sell the most? Why that model?

New Australia. When it first came out in early 2023, it made me top of sales. I think most wearers like it because at the design statge, our experts considered all possible aspects people could want from a hairpiece, such as a natural look, a level of comfort, and affordablity; it’s similar to lace, but most wearers can afford.