Some of our wigs are Lace front .This term; literally “front lace” refers to a feature of the wig cap. The lace is a thin, flexible and light lace on which the hair is tied one by one by hand. Discreet, it produces a natural effect by blending with your skin to give the impression that the hair is coming straight out of your scalp. There are different types of lace front wigs depending on the surface of the lace.
The different types of lace wigs
Lace front wigs
We talk about Lace front wigs when the lace is above the forehead. The lace makes it very easy to style. You can style the hair of the wig back without showing its structure. It is undetectable and concealed by a melted effect of the lace on the skin. The rest of the cap of a lace frontal is generally made up of hair bands sewn on braids of flexible, elastic and breathable fabrics.
On a Lace 360, the lace is present on the entire contour of the wig. The Lace 360 allows you to do high hairstyles, where the hair is raised, while concealing the outline of the wig. The advantage of this wig is that it is less expensive than a full lace and allows many hairstyles.
The Full Lace or 100% Lace wig has a cap made entirely of lace. It is a very light and comfortable wig. It allows a wide variety of hairstyles because you can style the hair in all directions. However, this type of wig remains more expensive, more fragile and more complicated to install than the Lace Front and the Lace 360.
How to cut a lace front?
To set up a wig made of Lace, you have to cut the lace that protrudes with scissors. Do not cut too short and leave a margin of 2 or 3 millimeters. You can customize the cut of the lace by trying to reproduce your natural line of implantation. This technique requires more precision and time.
How to fix a Lace front?
A Lace Wig fits on your head in many ways, whether or not you have hair. The choice of the method of fixing the wig will depend on the desired effect and the desired exposure time.
Fix your lace with glue or adhesive strips
Use adhesive strips or dermal glue to secure your wig. Before applying any glue or strips directly to your skull, check that you are not allergic to it. To do this, test the reaction of your skin by placing a drop of glue on your forearm, for example. Glues are normally hypoallergenic, but a reaction cannot be ruled out. The break time of a wig can be up to 2 or 3 weeks maximum. It is not advisable to keep a wig glued on for longer for reasons of hygiene and not to hinder the growth of your hair.
Sew your wig to your hair
You can sew your lace wig to your hairstyle. The most suitable hairstyles are braids and pigtails. For example, twisted braids, lying braids (ideal for long hair, tight but not too tight for not having headaches or traction alopecia), braids glued back or even vanilla. Before styling your hair, apply moisturizer if your hair is dry. Separate your hair into 4 or more sections depending on its volume. Flatten your hairstyle as close as possible to your skull and fix it if necessary with hair clips.
Maintenance of a lace front wigs
Cleaning your wig regularly is necessary to remove sweat, oils and dirt that settle in the cap and on the fibers.
Washing the wig
The maintenance of a 100% Lace wig is delicate because the lace is fragile and tears easily. When you wash it, it is advisable not to immerse it completely under water but to shower it. Do not use hot water because the heat can deform the fiber and then prevent it from following the contours of your skull. Depending on the length, you will proceed in two stages.