Today, human hair lace front wigs have opened up a whole new world of trend, style, and beauty. One of the most crucial factors in making your lace front wig appear real is how your edges are laid. Edges are those little baby hairs that develop along your hairline's perimeter. 'Laying your edges' refers to the technique of styling edges with an edge brush. You might be unsure of how to lay edges correctly and unnoticeably if you're unfamiliar with lace front wigs or are just beginning to learn how to apply one.
In this article, we give you tips to help you make edges on your lace front wig. Let's delve into them.
But before that, let's take a look at the tools you need to do the job.
Tools you need
-Human hair lace front wig
-Rat tail comb
-A pair of scissors
Now that you have everything ready, let's see how you can make edges on your lace front wig.
1.Pluck the hairline
Fix your lace front wig securely on a wig stand. Then, remove extra hair from the hairline with high-quality tweezers so that it takes on a natural hairline form rather than appearing excessively bulky. A thick hairline will severely ruin your style. On the other hand, a gradational hairline that goes from sparse to dense in order will noticeably elevate your appearance. Make sure that you do not over-pluck or pluck the lace.
2.Trim the lace
If you want to create edges on a lace frontal wig, you must start by cutting the lace from the wig if it hasn't been cut yet. Generally, when you purchase your lace front wig, it has excess lace that you can use to pull the wig onto your head before you start customizing it. But you really don't need all that lace. That's why you must trim it to complement the shape of your natural hairline.
When it comes to trimming the lace, you need to place the wig on a mannequin head or your own head. This makes it easier to trim the lace according to your natural hairline. Use a pair of sharp scissors to cut and trim the lace down according to the shape of your hairline. Put on the wig to see if the lace is where you want it to be and looks natural. Remember to leave a small amount of lace exposed so that you will have a bit of lace to hold into when you are installing your wig later on.
3.Create a parting
You should also create the desired part in your wig. Ideally, this should be done before you pluck and trim the lace. This way, it will guide you on the way to plucking and trimming your edges.
When parting your lace front wig, there are plenty of things that you need to keep in mind:
-Ensure that your natural hair is as flat as possible in your head before you put the wig on your head to create the part.
-Pull hair in the preferred direction using a fine-tooth comb
-Remember that you can only part the hair where there is lace
-Part down the hair to one side or at the center
-Before trimming edges, use the mouse to comb the hair flat and define the part.
Create baby hairs
Pull small, thin sections of hair away from the rest of your lace front wig using the pointed edge of your comb. This is what will become your baby hair. Keep doing this until you are done with the whole hairline, to only areas where you desire baby hair. However, you must keep in mind how it will blend with the part you had created earlier. Pulling hair strands of the wig back using clips is advisable so that the rest of the hair does not get mixed into the rest of your unit as you trim.
Trim baby hairs
Take a small section of hair between your fingers and pull it stiff. Use a sharp pair of scissors or a razor comb to trim the hair. Leave approximately one inch of baby hair that you will style later. If you are looking for a clean edge, scissors are the perfect option. But if you are looking for a more jagged, natural look, you can use a razor comb.
But remember that even if you opt for a more natural look with your edges, you will want to style them so they don't stick out after trimming.
Set the baby hair with a gel or hairspray.
Use a toothbrush [or any other type of toothbrush designed for laying baby hair] and hair gel to smoothen baby hairs along your hairline according to your parting as well as preference. You can also use hairspray. You spray the hairspray of your choice on a soft-bristled toothbrush and gently brush it through the baby hairs.
Creating edges on your lace frontal wig doesn't have to be that challenging. With the tips given above, you can do it easily in the comfort of your home. However, if you want to achieve the best results when creating edges on your lace front wig, you must invest in the highest quality wig- a wig that is 100% human hair and hasn't been altered with any chemicals.