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How To Apply Your Lace Front Wigs

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How to apply your lace front wigs very detailed

Hey girl! Let’s talk about these lace fronts. They offer so much convenience and benefits that include style and ease. Many people love lace front wigs for their versatility and believability of your scalp. Lace fronts undeniably mimic your natural hairline, while allowing you to pull the wig away from your face in many hairstyles.

This method generally lasts for up to a week before having to remove your frontal and reapplying it.

Besides going for the natural hairline and baby hairs, there are some key things to remember no matter what kind of lace front you have. Need help applying that lace front, no worries I got your back, read further to learn how to apply your lace front.

What Is A Frontal Anyway?

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A frontal is a hairpiece that encloses the perimeter of your head. Similar to a closure, but it covers the entire front of your head and hairline.

Frontals allow so much more versatility when styling your hairs for many reasons and everyone loves it. Frontals are usually made with either a silk base or lace used to mimic the scalp. It also stretches from ear to ear, and the hair can be parted freely to be worn in the middle, left, or right side.

You can also slay the day away with a high bun, ponytail, or other hairstyles without it looking as if you are wearing a wig or weave. This is why frontals work great for anyone having issues with thinning or balding edges because they mimic the hairline so well.

Prepping For The Wig Installment

As we all know 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. Be sure to do a skin test to determine whether or not you are allergic.

Dab a small amount of adhesive or double-sided tape onto the back of your hand. Next, you will need to observe for at least twenty-four hours.

  • If your skin does become irritated, do not use the product, if it is clear we can move on to the next step!

Lets Prep Your Hair Before Applying Your Wig With Adhesive

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  1. Ensure your hair is flattened, the flatter your hair is against your head, the better the wig will look. Make sure your hair is clean and braid your hair into cornrows.

  2. Put on your stocking cap. This also helps flatten your hair and creates the illusion of your scalp underneath the wig! Gently pull the stocking cap over your hair and adjust the cap, so it barely covers your hairline.

  3. Be sure that all your hair is in the cap at the nape of your neck

  4. Prepare your natural hairline by cleaning the edges of your hair to remove any chemicals or oils. Having any oil or residue along the edges of your hair will weaken the adhesive and cause your wig to lift up and eventually slip off.

Lets Prep Your Hair Before Applying Your Wig With Tape

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  1. Ensure your hair is flattened, the flatter your hair is against your head, the better the wig will look. Make sure your hair is clean and braid your hair into cornrows.

  2. Cut six to ten small pieces of the wig tape of your choice.

  3. Now, line your hair with the pieces of tape by pressing the sticky side down on your skin. You will most likely need a mirror to create an even hairline. Once your tape is applied, remove the padding to reveal the other side of the tape.

  4. Make sure all pieces are touching, so there are not any loose gaps in your hairline.

Lets Prep Your Hair Before Applying Your Wig With Gel/Hairspray

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If you are skeptical of chemicals on your skin for long periods of times like me, this is the method for you! Use your fingers or even a clean makeup brush to apply the gel in a thin line going around the perimeter of your hairline. You will also need a hairdryer for this method to ensure the gel gets tacky.

  1. Ensure your hair is flattened, the flatter your hair is against your head, the better the wig will look. Make sure your hair is clean and braid your hair into cornrows.

  2. Use the Got2b Glue yellow bottle

  3. Place it around the perimeter of your hairline

  4. Blow dry the glue until it's tacky

  5. Place stocking cap

  6. Spray with hairspray along the perimeter where the gel was placed

  7. Blow dry cut off excessive material

Putting on Your Wig

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  1. Carefully pull on your unit. Adjust the edge of your wig to match your hairline.

  2. Adjust your wig in the back of your as well ensuring it hangs naturally.

  3. Press the lace if the wig into your adhesive, wig tape, or gel.

  4. If you are using tape or gel use your comb or fingernail tips to press down the frontal more

  5. Be sure your wig is placed correctly; it is hard to remove and try again if not.

  6. If you prefer baby hairs, you can now use a toothbrush and gel to do so. If the hair is too long grab scissors to shorten the length of the hair.

Styling Your Wigs

Styling lace front Wigs

You made it! Now it's time to slay this wig! If your wig is made of human hair, the possibilities are endless. Just be sure to use heat protective products to combat heat damage. You can go with a sleek and straight wig for the ultimate elegant and simple look. Or even go with beach waves to create an easy messy style that's all the new rage. You can also create voluminous curls like Kim Kardashian with a wand!

Maintaining Your Investment

When it’s time to remove your lace front, remember this is just as important as placing it on. When removing adhesive or tape, be sure to use a commercial grade adhesive remover. This way you will know for sure that it will not harm your skin nor your lace on your lace frontal.

Rub your remover along your hairline where the lace meets the adhesive. Continue to rub gently until the lace begins to lift away from your scalp.

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If you used gel and hairspray to place your frontal on, merely using water will remove the lace front.

Do not pull or tug on the lace to remove it doing so will ultimately damage the wig.

Be sure to wash your wig regularly. This depends on your wig provider recommendations. Brush any tangles almost daily, by doing so you will not have any issues when it is time to wash your wig.

Shampoo and condition your wig in a sink filled with warm water.

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After doing so place your wig on a wig stand and let it dry thoroughly before brushing and styling. Properly storing your wig will also prolong the life of your wig. Keep your wig on a wig stand when not in use. In between washes try to avoid adhesive and tape build up.

Lace frontals are it! Hopefully, our techniques will help you melt that frontal into your scalp and will have all your friends questions if it's your hair or not!

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