Lace front wigs make your wig look more natural which is popular in African American women. Let’s see what is a lace front wig, how to put on a lace front wig, how to remove a lace front wig, and how to wash a lace front wig before you use it. In this article, we take human hair lace front wigs as an example.
What is a lace front wig?
A lace front wig means that a piece of sheer lace mesh is located at the front of the wig cap. Hair weave is hand-tied on the lace front piece by piece in order to make a more natural appearance. The lace used is thin and invisible, so the wig looks natural as your own hair grows out.
After knowing about what is a lace front wig, let us talk about how to put on a lace front wig.
People will think that it is easy to wear a wig, but how to put on the lace front wig natural, it needs skills and methods to complete it. We will tell you to step by step to make a natural lace front wig.
Step 1 tests your skin whether allergic.
Some person’s skin is allergic, so making a test first is necessary. If your skin becomes irritated, purchase a hypoallergenic wig tape or adhesive to use instead. Fortunately, your skin is unaffected, you can wear the wig safely.
Step 2 braid your own hair in a flat simple style.
Braid your hair tight and flat, the flatter your hair is against your head, the better the wig will look. If your hair is short, it can be easily braided flat. If your hair is long and thick, you had better braid a straight back braid pattern. When you secure your braids which go past your neck sew-ins each on upward and attach it the braid on your scalp. This step is very important for you to apply a natural lace front wig correctly. If the braid doesn’t flat, it will let your wig like a cap on your head. Please reference the following chart.
Step 3 wear a wig cap.
A wig cap that flattens your hair and made your wig stay in place. Put on the cap gently and adjust the position to make it cover your hairline completely. If you have little to no hair, you can skip this step. What we did to make sure the wig didn’t slide around your head. Even the hair around the back neck, you should make sure it covered in the cap which won’t let your hair mess.
Step 4 put on the wig
Find the right position, wear the wig on your head, and adjust the proper position before you use any adhesive tape. Make sure the wig on your head and line it up with your natural hairline. If the wig has straps, you can adjust the size fit your own head. If the wig you purchase doesn’t have straps, you can contact the seller for help. When you wear the wig, you feel tighten and pressure, that means the wig is too tight, you can loosen the straps gently. If the wig slides around your head, it means the size is too big, you can tighten the straps.
Step 5 Apply the adhesive or gel.
Apply some adhesive on your forehead after you place your lace front wig well. When the adhesive dries, you can cut the extra lace along your hairline. Make sure your wig cap hold on your head strongly, or it will slide. Please be careful and don’t hurt yourself. If the lace of wig that you purchase is short, it is not necessary for you to trim it. This is the general step for most wearing a wig, you can decide according to your own situation.
Step 6 comb and style your wig.
Please use a wide-tooth comb to avoid the hair tangle and shedding. Because the hair we use is 100 human hair, so you can use hot styling tools to make some hairstyles you like.
After a while, if you don’t want to wear it, you want to move off your wig, how to remove a lace front wig, let’s see.
Prepare some solvent or alcohol, apply it to the front and back. Wait for a few minutes, then use a makeup applicator or a small brush, rub along the front and back hairline. Keep doing it until the grip of the wig lessening enough to pull it off your skin. If you don’t use solvent, the wig won’t slide. You can choose small sections of the wig to make it come up.
Take care then tugging, as you don’t want to tear the delicate lace. If what you did damage the lace, it is complex to repair it. Tearing the wig once the glue becomes loose, use your fingers to grab one area and pull it off. Some spots are not easy to pull off, you can add more solvent and wait a moment. After you move off the wig, remember to clean your skin.
Olive oil is very good for removing the gel or adhesive that left on the skin and hair. Make sure there won’t have any glue left on your hair. One thing should be paid attention: slowly and gently, don’t do any harm to your wig, so you can use it next time. If you are not good at it, you can find some hair salon do it for you.
How to deal with the wig after you remove it, right, you need to wash it and keep it for the next user. How to wash a lace front wig can make it last long?
Step 1, comb the ends of the wig first, make sure there won’t have knots. Using a wide-tooth comb from ends to roots, comb it well in order to avoid tangle and shedding.
Step 2, fill the cold water in your sink, then stir in some shampoo. According to your hairstyle and situation choose the proper shampoo for your wig. For example, if your wig is curly lace front wig, please choose shampoo made for curly hair. If your hair has been bleach and dyed, you can choose a color protector shampoo instead. Please don’t apply the shampoo on the hair directly, you can use the soapy water to wash it, immerse the wig into the water with shampoo. You had better not use shampoos that contain conditioner.
Step 3, soak the lace front wig into the water for a few minutes. Turn the wig cap inside out and leave the wig fibers hanging loosely by your fingers. Please don’t squeeze or twist the wig to avoid the hair matte, split, and tangle.
Step 4, rinse your lace front wig in the cold water till there won’t have shampoo inside. Clean the wig with fresh and cold water. People have a judgment about whether the wig is clean or not.
Step 5, apply some conditioner on the wig except for the root of the hair. Because the strands were knotted onto the lace, if you apply the conditioner on it, the knots should come undone and the strands will fall out, that’s why some customers told us their lace front wigs are shedding a lot after washing. Choose a high-quality hair conditioner that protects your wig well. Please make sure the conditioner on your wig 3-5 minutes which makes the hair absorb the nutrition completely. Then wash it to clean without conditioner any more.
Step 6, dry your lace front wig. Absorb the water in the wig by towel first, don’t twist which will cause tangle or break. Another thing should pay more attention, please don’t brush the hair when it is wet. If you do so, it will damage the fibers and cause frizz. Absorb the excess water till there won’t have water drop down from the hair. Then put the wig on the hair stand, and let it dry in the air. If you are hurry to use it, you can also dry it by a hairdryer. Please make sure to set a low-heat in order to avoid damage to the fibers.
Step 7, spray some oil to make the hair glossy, keep the lace front wig on the hair stand to keep a good shape. If you don’t have a hair stand, when the hair dry, please put it into the package when you get it. If you want to change a hairstyle, you can curl or straighten it by a flat iron. Because all the hair wig made by 100 human hair, it is virgin Remy hair, you can dye, bleach, curl or permit.
Here is the video how to put on a lace front wig, please reference:
Tips for maintaining the lace front wig:
Wash your lace front wig when you wear it the first time, even it is a new brand. Cause the wig you get experience shipping, packaging and producing.
If the cold water is not working, you can choose warm water 95 °F (35 ℃)
Please don’t use a brush on your curly wig, you can use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb.
When you dry your lace front wig by blow drier, make sure to use the low temperature.
Before you use a lace front wig, please read this article carefully, this will help you avoid many problems when you met in using the wig.
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