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Wool Crepe Hair

Wool Crepe is hair that comes braided and can be used to make artificial moustaches, beards, stubble, sideburns or eyebrows. It is also suitable for creating hairy monsters, animal fur or hair for werewolves.

It is available in a variety of colors, including natural hair shades like brown and blonde, as well as bold colors such as blue, red, and green, which are suitable for fantasy characters or clowns. Wool crepe is also commonly referred to as “crepe hair.”

Wool crepe is mostly with a technique called for for hand lying. Then you take small pieces of wool crepe at a time and attach them to skin glue that is applied to the skin where the hair should be.


  • You can make exactly the creation with hair that you want.
  • Cheaper than buying ready-made hair prostheses
  • Can become very realistic if you put a little soul and time into the work


  • Almost always has to be straightened to remove part of the curls which really almost only suits for example Afro hair or maybe some monsters.
  • It can take some time to create realistic effects and some training is often needed.

Brands that offer wool crepe

Wool Crepe Hair Tips

  • You can use wool crepe over a bald cap to create the effect of having some hair or put a wig over it.
  • Mix different colors with wool crepe to get a more realistic and believable result since hair rarely consists of just one colour. If you only use one colour, the hair can look a bit “dead” and often very artificial.
  • If you are going to make a white beard for a Santa Claus or for example a wizard, it is good to mix in some light gray or very blond wool crepe with white wool crepe.
  • There is a separate type of skin glue called stubble glue which is suitable if you want to create the effect of stubble.
  • Look at pictures of real beards, mustaches or stubble as inspiration and a reference picture when you work.
    Some brands sell wool crepe in lengths of 1 meter. In some places you can also buy shorter lengths.

Wool Crepe Colors

Some colors of wool crepe available are black, white, brown, dark brown, grey, blonde, orange, red, blue and orange.

Recommended accessories and tools when working with wool crepe

Not all of them are necessary, but they can help you get a better result.

  • Skin Adhesive – Mastix, Spirit Gum, Pros Aide or stubblepaste
  • Adhesive Remover
  • Hackle
  • Comb
  • Hot water, iron or a steamer
  • Hairdressing scissors
  • Reference pictures

How to straight wool crepe

  • Use warm water
  • Use an steam iron
  • Use a steamer

What can I use Wool Crepe Hair for?

You can use wool crepe for a number of different characters and effects –

  • Mustaches
  • Eyebrows
  • Sideburns
  • Animal fur
  • Werewolves
  • Hair tufts on bald caps and much more!

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