Lace front wigs are becoming more and more popular in the hair industry. What we love is that these units have the power to make anyone look like they have naturally long, full, or healthy hair in a matter of minutes. Even though the benefits of these wigs have been amazing, we notice that most women who wear lace front wigs, or are planning on getting one still struggle with simple steps and when it comes to wearing them. So, we have decided to give you all a blog post on the best tips for wearing lace front wigs. In this blog you will find everything you need to know from the best installation methods, to how to melt your lace. So, if you are ready let’s jump right in.
Pluck The Lace
When wearing your wig, you want it to look as natural as possible. If you were to go up to any of the hottest celebrities' wigs and examine it close up, you still would never know if it’s real or not. The biggest tip in wearing lace front wigs and having them look natural is by plucking the lace. This method is typically done by using a set of tweezers to pluck the top of the wig to give you a more realistic hairline. The density at the top of your wig should be lower than the rest, this method resembles that of our natural hairline. So, if you’re in need of a more authentic looking wig try purchasing a pre-plucked lace front wig, or plucking it yourself.
Bleach The Knots
Okay, so most human hair units have the hair sewn in through the lace and that usually makes small impressions of black knots that are unrealistic. The best way to combat the black knots are by bleaching them. This method takes place by turning the wig inside out and placing a bleaching mixture on the lace only. After the mixture sits for a few minutes, wash it out and the lace will now be lighter giving the appearance of a natural scalp. This process may seem scary for most, but the truck is all in the consistency of the bleach. You do not want the bleach mixture to be too watery, if so, it will seep into the wig and lighten the hair. You want to make sure that the bleach has a somewhat thick consistency to guarantee that it will dye only the lace.
Try The Wig On Before Cutting The Lace
This tip is major and one that a lot of women forget to try. You want to make sure that you place the wig on your hair first and then continue with cutting the lace. You want to make sure that you get that realistic scalp look, and the best way to ensure that is by placing the wig on your head and cutting the lace to frame the face. If you want you can even make small markings to see how far back you want to cut the lace, and then proceed to place it on a mannequin head and do the official cutting. Don’t be afraid if it’s not perfect, silly you can make it up by tinting or putting makeup on the lace. It’ll take a few tries to perfect, but we know that you can do it!
Measure The Wig Before Buying
Most of the time women buy wigs online, which is perfectly fine. but to ensure that your wig isn’t flopping all over the place we suggest you measure the circumference of your head. There is nothing worse than a tight wig that is constantly slipping, or a loose wig that is flying all over the place. A lot of website now will give you and option of a cap size. Please do not ignore, also it’s smart to purchase wigs that come with adjustable straps or combs to help secure your wig in place just in case it is a little off on the measurements. If you are purchasing a wig unit in store then you have nothing to worry about. Just make sure you check with your local beauty supply or hair stores on try-on procedures when it comes to buying a wig.
Using The Right Hair Adhesive
So, we pretty much all can agree that Got2B is the number one go to adhesive for laying down a lace front wig. Even celebrity hair stylist admits to using this hair store brand! It’s simple, effective, all while protecting your natural hair in the process. For the most part women will usually take Got2B glue and place it on their cap or the front of the hairline so the lace front wig can lay perfectly on top. The trick is to you use a blow dryer to heat up the gel in order for it to stick right on top of your head. They’re hundreds of thousands of videos on the internet that will show you the perfect method in gluing down your lace front wig. So please take the time to make sure you are securing yours properly.
Use Makeup To Blend
Lastly, the most important tip is to not be afraid to use your makeup to blend the lace into your scalp or forehead. Even though we mentioned that bleaching the knots are very effective. Sometimes you still need a few small touches to seal the deal. Your makeup or Foundation is the best solution because it already matches perfectly with your skin. This method also works best if you’re someone who likes to place their lace front units in a ponytail. Sometimes it’s hard to catch that lace that goes behind the hairline so blending it in with some makes up would be an excellent alternative.
What Tips Do You Have For Wearing Lace Front Wigs
Well, we hope these tips for wearing your lace front wigs have been most helpful. We love to see the incline of more and more women purchasing these amazing units. And we know that the more popular they become the more questions you will have, so feel free to ask us for advice. Lace front wigs can seem tricky, but we can assure you that the more you practice the easier it will become. If you love these tips and have some tips of your own feel free to comment them down below. We would love to hear from you all.