How to Do a Frontlace Wig

Front lace wigs have earned renown, particularly among black female celebrities, for their seamless and completely natural finish. Though they can be quite expensive, front lace wigs provide their users with looks that would be difficult to style otherwise. Along with their price, front laces are sometimes difficult to properly apply. Incorrect use can result in coifs that look fake. Celebrities typically have professionals to perfect their front lace wigs, but ordinary women can achieve a quality product by attending to the details.

Things You'll Need

  • Tail comb
  • Wig cap
  • Scissors
  • Cotton ball
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Scalp protector
  • Glue stick
  • Cotton swab
  • Wig adhesive
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    • 1

      Cover your hair with a wig cap, or braid it into small, thin cornrows. To achieve the ideal fit for a front lace wig, your hair must lay completely flat on your skull.

    • 2

      Prepare your lace front wig. Hair along the edges of the front of your wig, the smallest hairs in particular (known as baby hairs), should be pinned or clipped down. Remove extra lace around the wig's perimeters with scissors, taking care not to cut the baby hairs.

    • 3

      Place the wig on your head. Position it so that there is enough room to prepare your skin along your natural hairline. Wipe a cotton ball dipped with rubbing alcohol along your hairline; this will dissolve excess oils on your skin that can make the wig slip. Follow this by applying a touch of scalp protector to your hairline.

    • 4

      Apply adhesive to your hairline. You can use either a cotton swab or an application stick. Press part of the lace of the wig onto your skin, using a tail comb. Repeat this process in small sections around the perimeter of your head, until the wig is completely set.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you need to adjust the fit of the wig, dab some rubbing alcohol or lace release to the desired areas.

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