How to Get Tangles Out of a Front Lace Wig

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Unlike a full lace wig, which features a base completely constructed from sheer lace, a front lace wig is constructed from a base featuring a thin lace strip at the hairline alone. The remainder of the wig's base is constructed from stronger material, which helps the synthetic hair wig last longer. If improperly cared for, a lace front synthetic wig will begin to deteriorate quickly, causing it to look worn and inexpensive. Detangle the wig correctly to prevent causing any unnecessary damage.

Things You'll Need

  • Wig stand or free-standing paper towel dispenser
  • Plastic hair clips
  • Wide-toothed comb or wig brush

Place your synthetic wig on a wig stand or form. If you don't have a wig stand, drape the wig over a free-standing paper towel holder. Supporting the wig this way allows you to access the entire wig and prevents tangles caused by laying the wig flat.

Divide the wig into 1- to 2-inch sections. Secure each section with a plastic hair clip. If the wig is very tangled, pull apart the knots carefully before dividing the hair into sections.

Grasp the first section near the front of the wig. Work through each tangle gently with a wide-toothed comb or wig brush. Grasping the top of the section near the root with one hand while working through the tangles helps prevent stress on the lace front base, which keeps it viable longer. Start near the ends and work your way upward toward the roots, if the section is very tangled; always comb using downward strokes.

Continue to remove the clips one at a time and gently work out the tangles with a wig brush or wide-toothed comb. Brush through the wig with the wide-toothed comb or wig brush a final time once all the clips are removed.

Tips & Warnings

  • Store your lace front synthetic wig on a wig form or stand to prevent tangles.
  • Brush out your lace front synthetic wig before and after washing it. To prevent damage, always allow your wig to dry completely before brushing.

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