How To Wear A Lace Front Wig And Save Your Edges
Why wear a wig?
Wigs are popular now more than ever due to their availability and versatility they offer for a quick look switch. What used to be worn as a must on Sunday for your grandma is now a staple for every influencer, It Girl, those of us short on time, or someone that wants to put away their natural tresses. The options of hairstyles you can have using a wig are limitless with the right wig and application.
How to keep a wig in place?
To glue, or not to glue? That is the question. While taking one look at YouTube, you will find many have their tips and tricks to get the celebrity hairstylist installment look, but will your wig stay put all day and not slip back from sweat or activities? There are options from lace glue, and hairspray so strong it’s like glue, nonslip bands, tapes, clips, and more. What works for you might not work for the next person and that’s okay! We suggest finding your own installation method that gets the results you are looking for.
How to Install a wig?
The proper installation method is crucial for success in achieving a flat and neat wig install. Your installation can be as intricate or as simple as you like. We believe if you follow the following five steps as a base for your wig installation method, you will have a flawless installation each time.
- Lay your natural hair as flat as possible on your scalp. If the hair under your wig is not flat, your wig will not be able to lay as close to your scalp which may cause your wig to look helmet-like. This can be done by braiding your natural hair or slicking it back if your tresses are short enough.
- Put on a wig cap. You can just throw one on right over your head or very carefully glue the wig cap over your hairline for an extra flawless look. There may be some that omit this step, but having a wig cap over your flattened tresses provides a barrier to protect your hair from getting snagged, can imitate a scalp look under the lace, and also keeps your hair in place under the wig.
- Clean around your hairline. Make sure to apply alcohol to wipe away excess oil from the areas of skin on your head where your wig will lay. Removing this oil will ensure any adhesive base you may use to secure the wig can stick to your skin and bond with the lace.
- Lay the wig and cut off the excess lace. If this is a brand-new wig, you may have extra lace to cut off. If so, make sure to first apply the wig to your head with your adhesive if applicable. Only after you are satisfied with how the wig is laid should you cut off the excess lace to custom match your hairline.
- The way you remove your wig will depend on how you have attached it to your head. A wig attached with clips, non-slip bands, or other methods that don’t require adhesive around the hairline can just be taken off with one pull. However, if you used adhesive around your edges, it is recommended you take your time and use alcohol or some type of branded lace glue remover to safely remove the wig. Failure to do so may cause thinning or loss of your natural hairline.
We hope you enjoyed the tips on how you can apply your lace wig like a pro. If you are looking for a new wig to install, be sure to browse our selection of new and popular wigs in stock now. Let us know how you install your wig below, we would love to hear from you!