Lace front wigs are a popular choice for celebrities. Due to the lace hairline, it is impossible to tell the difference between your real hair and the wig. Recently, lace front wigs have become widely available to everyone. Although the application process usually requires adhesive products that only a professional can properly use, there are some lace front wigs that you can apply at home without tape or glue.
Things You'll Need
- Lace front wig
- Optional wig cap
Purchase a lace front wig with comb grips. Some of the newest types of lace front wigs will come with combs on the inside. The combs are located on the right- and left-hand side of the wig, closest to your temples. If your local beauty supply store does not carry the new lace front, purchase it online.
Prep your hair for application. If your hair is long, put it into cornrows. If you have short hair, purchase and apply a wig cap. Use alcohol or witch hazel around the forehead to remove the dirt and oil that can damage your lace.
Wash your hands. Do not remove the lace front wig from the package until you have removed excess dirt and oils, which can ruin the quality of your lace front.
Cut the excess lace from the wig. Cut the lace close to the hairline of the wig, but do not cut the hairs.
Apply the lace wig. Place the wig on your head so that the inside combs are gripping your natural hair and the tip of the wig is laying on top of your natural hairline.
Style your hair. Most wigs come styled. However, you can alter this by cutting and styling it yourself. Be advised that you cannot apply heat to synthetic hair. Purchase 100% human hair if you want to curl or flat-iron your wig.
Tips & Warnings
- If you want to be able to wear your wig in a ponytail, consider purchasing two little tabs of adhesive tape to add to the area just in front of your ears. This area will lift when using the “no tape,” “no glue” method.
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