If you’re looking for the perfect wig to add to your collection, a lace front wig is one of the best options on the market.
These wigs blend seamlessly with your hairline to give you that natural look.
However, if you’re new to lace fronts, you’ll want to know how to secure one properly.
Here’s the correct way to put on a lace front wig.
Cut and Pluck the Wig
You’ll want to start by cutting and plucking the wig to get it looking the way you want.
You can place the wig on a mannequin head to do this.
The hairline will typically be dense when you first get a lace front. If you want to achieve a more natural look, you can pluck the excess hairs from the part and hairline with tweezers.
Then you’ll want to cut the wig into your desired hairstyle using a pair of hairstyling shears.
Prep Your Hair and Scalp
Once your wig is plucked and cut into the style you want, you can begin prepping your natural hair and scalp for the installation.
First, clear your hairline of any products or makeup residue to ensure you have a clean slate for the wig glue.
Then you’ll want to put your natural hair into a style like cornrows so the wig can sit flat on top of your scalp. If you have short hair, you can slick your hair back.
Now you’ll want to place a wig cap of your choice and measurements onto your scalp.
Trim the Wig’s Lace
If this is your first time wearing your new lace front wig, you’ll need to trim the wig’s lace.
One of the main differences between lace front wigs and full wigs is that lace fronts only have one section of lace in the front section of the wig.
The purpose of this lace front is to create a seamless-looking hairline that blends in naturally.
You’ll need to shape and trim the lace to your desired length, so it frames and fits your face properly to create a natural look.
Be careful not to cut it too short, as you need enough material to secure the wig with glue.
Place and Secure the Wig
Finally, your wig is ready to install. You’ll want to carefully place the wig onto your head, matching the part and hairline to your natural position.
Next, you’ll need to apply your wig glue or adhesive to your hairline. There are many different types of adhesives you can use, such as glues, gels, and sprays.
Let the adhesive dry until it is tacky, and press your wig’s lace onto the glue until it is secured.
Now that you know how to install a lace front wig correctly, you can use these techniques for your next installation. Before you know it, you’ll be a pro at installing lace fronts!