Nowadays people are loving the trend of lace front wigs from the Kardashians, to Rihanna they all are into this fashion statement. Wigs used to be celebrities’ best-kept secret but now, they’re everyone’s go-to hair solution. Whether you are experiencing major hair loss, looking for longer, fuller locks, or if you simply want to change up your style or color, wigs are the “it” trend.
The natural impression of a lace front wig provides a huge boost of confidence. Hence why they are so popular among women and men. A lace front wig will disguise the unnatural boundary between your skin and wig. That is if it is installed properly.
At Empress Hair Extensions, believe always believe the secret to every woman beauty lies in her hair. With this article, you will find out all you need to know about installing a lace front wig properly.
Wrap Your Natural Hair Properly
You need to wrap the foundation properly. If not, your lace wig will end up puffy as opposed to natural flowing.
Braiding your natural hair is an ideal choice for those with longer hair. however, do not braid your hair too tight. This will lead to thinning hair and scalp problems.
Cutting The Lace Edges
Many first-time lace wig wearers do not cut the lace edges. Usually, due to fear of overdoing it and ruining the wig.
Never cut too much of lace off at first. Always cut smaller portions of the lace instead. Slowly trimming your way down to the perfect aide for your hairline.
Making use of wig adhesive
Reminder for everyone who will use an adhesive, test the product on your skin first.
Apply a small drop of wig glue or adhesive to your forearm. Let it sit for a few hours or even overnight. If there are no allergic reactions after two days, then the glue is safe for your skin.
Know your desired hair density
Wig Density refers to the thickness of the hair on a lace front wig. Always go for a wig with a density that matches naturally to you specifically.
Don't forget the natural hair hygiene
Wearing a lace wig on top of wet or damp hair will cause bacteria and fungus to grow. This will cause irritation to your scalp as well as cause an odor.
For those who sweat often, make sure to shampoo your hair more frequently. Also, allow your natural hair to dry thoroughly before putting a lace front wig on.
Wash & Comb Your Wig Properly
Always take extreme care when combing your lace wig. Comb from the tip to the root.
- Always use a wide tooth comb or a wig brush.
- Never comb a wig when it is wet.
- When styling your lace wig, be very cautious of the knots so to not pull on them.
- Do Not use extremely hot water to wash your wig. This will lead to shedding.
- Avoid excessive heat from the blow dryer. This will damage the wig hair. always use a low heat setting when blow drying your lace wig.
Here's how you put on a Lace front wig:
STEP 1: START WITH A WIG CAP
A wig cap is not necessary, however, it is recommended because it flattens your natural hair as well as provides friction that will keep your wig in place. A wig cap also doubles as a faux scalp that will show underneath the lace, making the wig look more realistic.
STEP 2: SECURE THE WIG
The elastic band is the latest wig technology that anchors the wig, as well as flattens out the hairline. Apply the elastic band at the nape of the neck. Placing the elastic band here secures the wig onto the head and keep it in place. Once the elastic band has been applied, tuck the backcomb underneath it to further secure the wig.
STEP 3: ADJUST THE HAIRLINE
Once the wig has been properly applied to the head, you can adjust the hairline as necessary by moving it forward or backward. Similar to your own hairline, simply place the wig near the end of the cap, where your natural hairline is. Once it is adjusted, you can finish anchoring the wig by placing the remaining combs in the center and on the sides for added security.
STEP 4: STYLE THE HAIR AS DESIRED
Once the wig is in place you can style the hair however you’d like. Change the part, apply a reasonable amount of heat to the hair, style the hair to your liking or wear the hair as is. Curly or straight, long or short, the choice is yours!
Whether you are trying on a full lace or a lace front wig, this technique is foolproof.
Goodbye unrealistic synthetic wigs, hello natural human hair wigs!