Lace front wigs have become increasingly popular in the world of hair fashion. They offer versatility, allowing you to change your hairstyle and look effortlessly. However, to truly pull off a flawless and natural appearance, it's essential to know how to properly wear and style a lace front wig. In this blog post, we'll walk you through the steps to achieve a natural look that will leave everyone wondering if it's your real hair.
Get the Right Wig
To begin, it is crucial to invest in a high-quality human hair wig. Human hair wigs offer the most realistic look and feel compared to synthetic alternatives.
Additionally, selecting wig lace that can be easily melted down and blended with your skin tone is essential for achieving a seamless appearance. To determine the right lace shade, you can test a small section of the lace against your skin.
Transparent or light brown lace often works well for many skin tones, but there are deeper options available for those with darker skin. If you want to be foolproof, go straight for the HD lace wig! HD lace is extremely thin and transparent, it blends seamlessly with all skin tones!
Match the wig's hair texture to your natural hair as closely as possible. This helps create a seamless transition between your natural hair and the wig. If your natural hair is curly, go for a curly lace front wig, and if it's straight, opt for a straight wig.
Consider the hair density of the wig. Lower density wigs mimic the appearance of real hair more effectively. However, if you prefer a fuller look, choose a density level that aligns with your personal style while still looking natural.
Measure Your Head, then Buy a Wig
Measuring your head before buying a wig is an essential step ensures that you select a wig size that fits you perfectly. Wigs come in various sizes, such as small, medium, and large, or in circumference measurements (e.g., 21 inches, 23 inches). An ill-fitting wig can be uncomfortable and may not look natural, causing headaches or discomfort, nor too loose, risking it slipping or shifting during wear.
To measure your head accurately, you can use a flexible measuring tape and follow specific guidelines for circumference, front to nape, ear-to-ear across the forehead, and ear-to-ear over the top of the head measurements. Ultimately, taking the time to measure your head before buying a wig is a wise investment that contributes to a more comfortable, confident, and natural-looking wig-wearing experience.
Customize the Lace Front
Pluck the hairline: Plucking some of the hairs along the front of the wig helps create a more natural and uneven hairline by mimicking real hair growth patterns. Be gentle and use a pair of tweezers to pluck individual hairs to mimic the irregularity of real hair growth.
Trim the lace: Cut the excess lace along the wig's hairline, following a zigzag pattern for better blending with your own skin. Be cautious not to cut too close to the hairline. Leave a thin, even edge to ensure the wig looks natural against your skin.
Bleach or tint the knots:Bleaching the knots on the inside of the lace helps minimize their visibility when wearing the wig. This process lightens and camouflages these knots so that they are less noticeable against your scalp.
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Flatten Your Natural Hair
Hiding your natural hair under a wig: It is an essential step to achieve a seamless and natural look. Whether you have long hair or short hair. Cornrow or braid your natural hair close to your scalp. This technique keeps your hair flat and smooth underneath the wig, preventing any uneven bumps or lumps.
If you want to learn more, we have another blog step-by-step guide on how to effectively hide your hair under a wig.
Use a wig cap:Applying a wig cap that matches your scalp color helps secure your natural hair in place and provides a smooth surface for the wig to rest on. Tuck any loose hairs under the cap.
This wig cap liner can help further secure your hair and prevent it from peeking out.
Secure the Wig
Position the wig: Carefully position the lace front wig on your head, ensuring that it aligns with your natural hairline. Adjust the wig until it sits comfortably and securely.
Adhesive: If desired, use wig adhesive or tape sparingly along the hairline to secure the lace front to your scalp. Apply the adhesive carefully, avoiding contact with your natural hair.
Adjust the straps and combs:Most lace front wigs come with adjustable straps and combs inside. Adjust these to ensure a snug but comfortable fit. The combs can be attached to your natural hair for added security.
Style the Wig
Leave some baby hair out: Baby hairs, the fine, wispy hairs along the hairline, can add a more natural appearance to your wig. Leaving them out can help blend the wig with your own hairline, making it look less obvious that you're wearing a wig.
Heat styling:If the wig is made of heat-resistant human hair, use heat styling tools like flat irons or curling wands on low heat settings to achieve your desired look. Always use a heat protectant to prevent damage.
Wash and condition:Follow the manufacturer's care instructions for washing and conditioning your wig. Use products specifically designed for wigs to maintain its quality and longevity.
Proper storage:When not wearing your lace front wig, store it on a wig stand or mannequin head. This helps maintain its shape and prevents tangling.
Making a lace front wig look natural requires attention to detail, from choosing the right wig to customizing it and applying it properly. With the right techniques and a little practice, you can confidently wear your lace front wig, exuding a natural, flawless appearance that turns heads wherever you go. Remember that practice makes perfect, so don't be discouraged if it takes a few tries to achieve your desired look.
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