How to install lace wigs

Many people love lace front wigs for their versatility and believability. The lace at the front mimics a natural hairline, allowing you to pull the wig away from your face in a variety of hairstyles. Applying a lace front wig is easy and fast. First, flatten your hair and prepare your skin. Next, make adjustments to the wig such as tightening straps and trimming the lace. Last, apply any adhesive or wig tape and pull on your wig. Once your wig is perfectly arranged, you can style it any way you’d like!

 

 

Tools and Products to Apply a Lace Front Wig with Glue

Here are the products and tools you’ll need to apply your wig with glue:

 

  • Wig stocking cap
  • Wig glue or got2b Glued Spray
  • Bobby pins or hair clips
  • Rat-tail comb
  • Alcohol prep pads or rubbing alcohol and cotton balls
  • Nail cutting Scissors
  • Eyeliner in white
  • Blow dryer with a “cool” setting
  • Silk or satin scarf

 

1. Do a skin test.

Some people are allergic to the chemicals used to keep a wig in place. Do a skin test to determine whether or not you are allergic. First, dab a small amount of liquid adhesive or double-sided wig tape onto the back of your hand. Next, observe the adhesive for at least twenty four hours.[1]

  • If the skin becomes red or irritated, purchase a hypoallergenic wig tape or adhesive to use instead.
  • If the skin is unaffected, you can safely wear the wig.

 

2. Flatten your hair.

The flatter your hair is against your head, the better the wig will look. You can braid short hair into corn rows or mold it against your head using gel and bobby pins. For long hair, first tie your hair in a low ponytail. Next, wrap the ponytail into a flat bun and secure it with bobby pins.

  • Allow any gel or hairspray to dry before continuing.

3. Put on a stocking cap.

Stocking caps, or wig caps, are soft caps that flatten your hair and help the wig stay in place. Gently pull on the stocking cap, being careful not to disturb your flattened hair. Adjust the cap so that it barely covers your hairline.

  • If you have little to no hair, skip this step. Otherwise, the cap will slide around your head and bunch up under your wig.
  • Make sure all of your hairs are tucked into this cap, even the hairs on the nape of your neck.

4. Prepare your skin.

Wash your skin with a gentle cleanser and blot it dry with a towel. Next, dab some rubbing alcohol on cotton ball and wipe it along your hairline. This will remove the excess oils on your skin. If you have sensitive skin, you can apply a scalp-protecting serum after using the rubbing alcohol.

  • Allow the serum to dry completely before continuing.
  • Scalp-protecting serums can be bought at wig supply shops and online.

 

We’ll bet you want your wig to look absolutely perfect, and it’s possible – we promise. Here are the 5 practical tips to get a perfect lace front wig install!

 

  • Choose skin-melt lace or a lace color that matches your skin tone

 

If your wig’s lace doesn’t blend seamlessly with your skin, it won’t look natural. Luckily, lace comes in various shades, so you can shop around for a lace front with lace that matches your skin tone perfectly. But if you want to go the easier route, opt for skin-melt lace, which matches any skin tone, no matter how light or dark it is.

New Clear Lace & Clean Hairline Wigs come with skin-melt lace that’s 100% undetectable against the skin.

 

  • Choose the right wig size

Choosing the right wig size is extremely important – this will ensure that your wig is easy to install and fits snugly on your head. If you choose a wig that’s too small, it can quickly become uncomfortable to wear. If your wig is too large for your head, it may slip. Do yourself a favor and measure your head size before you buy a lace front wig. Then use our size charts to make sure you’re getting the correct size.

 

  • Cut the lace off correctly

It’s essential to cut the excess lace along the hairline (in front of the hairs) and around the ear tabs.

 

If you don’t cut the lace right, the lace will not lie flat along your hairline. Follow these steps to cut your lace like a pro:

 

If you’re a beginner, place your wig on a mannequin head and use nail-cutting scissors or any other small scissors to begin cutting the lace.

Start at the middle of the lace and move outward. If your wig has baby hairs, be careful not to cut those off.

Cut a little lace at a time to ensure that you don’t accidentally cut off too much. Don’t cut straight across, as this will make the lace harder to blend into your skin and hairline. Instead, use round, wavy motions that follow your natural hairline.

For more detailed instructions on how to cut the lace off of your lace front, read our step by step guide on “How to Cut a Lace Front Wig” – it’ll tell you everything you need to know.

 

Baby hairs come in handy when hiding the edges of the lace. To start, use a rat tail comb to part out a thin section of hair across the wig’s hairline. Then, gently and slowly trim the section with an eyebrow razor until the hair is about 1 inch long.

 

As you trim, make sure you’re holding the section taut and moving the eyebrow razor in an up and down motion. Your baby hairs are done!

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