How To Put On Lace Front Wig
lace front wigs are a great choice for many women who want ear-to-ear coverage. They are also very easy to put on and although most people choose to use glue, you can apply lace front wigs in several ways.
In this article, we look at how to put on a lace front wig. We will address more than one way to do it so you can have options when it comes time to put on the wig.
Preparing your Natural Hair for Wearing the Lace Front Wig
Preparing your natural hair is the first step in putting on a lace wig. This is perhaps the most important part of the process since it aids in securing the wig to your hair. The method you choose to use to prepare your hair will depend on the length, thickness, and texture. The main thing to remember is that you want your natural hair to be as flat as possible.
We will look at three common ways to prepare hair for a wig installation. It is, however, important to note that regardless of the method you choose, begin by moisturizing the hair and your scalp to keep your natural hair healthy. But keep your forehead dry. This will make it easier to lay the lace front. The following are three ways to prepare your natural hair for the process.
Simple braids are one of the easiest ways to prepare your hair for a lace front wig. This is an ideal solution for long and short hair, but it is most useful if you have short, fine hair. Follow these simple steps to do it.
Step 1: Begin by moisturizing your hair if it feels dry, and then smooth the edges in the hairline with a suitable cream or styling gel.
Step 2: Separate your hair into sections, about 4 or 5, depending on your hair's thickness. At this point, it is also important to note where you want to part your hair.
Step 3: Braid each section of the hair as tightly as you can and twist the ends to secure any loose edges.
Step 4: Once you have braided all sections, pull the braids towards the back of your head and use bobby pins to pin the braids to the mid-back part of your hair.
Cornrows are perhaps the best style to flatten your natural hair as much as possible completely. It is also the best style to choose if you install a sleek, straight wig.
It is often difficult to cornrow your hair yourself, and if you want the best results, you may ask someone else to do it for you. It is important to ensure the cornrows are not too tight, which could cause tension on the edges.
Twists are perhaps the easiest and the quickest way to prepare your hair for a lace wig installation. The following are some steps to help you get the most effective twists.
Step 1: Begin by separating your hair into sections and use clips to clip each section individually on your head.
Step 2: Unclip one section and apply moisturizing cream to each section, using your fingers to work the product into the hair as much as possible. This will help the hair stretch, a crucial factor in getting the best twists.
Step 3: Split a small section of hair into two parts. Twist the two parts tightly together towards the nape.
Now that your hair is properly prepared, it is time to install the wig. The following are some of the most common ways to install a lace front wig.
how to install a lace front wig using a Wig Grip
To install a lace front using a wig grip, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Once you have prepared your hair as described above, put a stocking cap over the braids, twists, or cornrows to create s nice smooth surface. You can secure the cap to prevent movement using styling gel or hairspray and a cold blow-dry.
Step 2: Place the lace front wig around the hairline, ensuring it lands behind the ears. You can use the Velcro straps it comes with to secure it around your head.
Step 3: Now, place the unit on top of the wig grip, beginning with the front of your head. It is important to ensure that the wig's edge matches up with the edge of the wig grip.
Step 4: Pull your hair into the desired location so that the wig is comfortable before clipping the hair on either side of your face.
Step 5: Cut away the excess lace at the front of the wig and remove the clips. Style the baby hairs as desired.
How to Install a Lace Front Wig with Glue
You can also very easily install a front lace wig with glue. To do that, however, securing your hair using a stocking cap and clips is important, just as you would if using a wig grip. Once again, using hairspray or styling gel to secure the edges is very important.
Once your natural hair is as secure as it can be, follow these simple steps to install a 13x 4 lace front lace wig with glue:
Step 1: Begin by applying rubbing alcohol along the hairline. This is to remove any oils or makeup that may interfere with the function of the glue. If your skin is sensitive or you don’t want to use rubbing alcohol, there are plenty of alternative products on the market that you can use.
Step 2: Now place your wig on your head and adjust it to fit how you want it to be secured. You can also use eyeliner to mark the points on your head that mimic the hairline.
Step 3: Part the hair with a comb just above your ear, and cut the excess lace around the hairline and your ear. Be very careful when cutting the lace since you don’t want to damage the lace front wig.
Step 4: Apply the glue along the edges of the stocking cap, but be careful not to apply the glue on your hair.
Step 5: Use the cool setting on the blow-dryer to blow-dry the glue.
Step 6: Put the lace onto the glue and make the necessary adjustments to ensure the wig is in your desired spot.
Step 7: Once the wig is installed, you can use rubbing alcohol to dab at the edge of the hairline to remove any excess glue from the hairline.
Step 8: Style the wig as desired.
How to Install a Lace Front Wig by Sewing
This is the best solution when you don't want to use adhesive and want the wig to last a long time. The following are the things you will need for this process.
• A small brush (an old toothbrush will work)
• Nylon, cotton, or polyester thread
• A c-shaped needle
Cornrows are the best way to prepare your hair if you choose to sew in the lace front wig. You can then use a stocking cap on top of the braids and use hairspray to ensure the cap stays in place. Then, follow these steps to sew in the wig.
Step 1: The first thing you want to do is cut the excess lace on the wig. To do that, place the wig on your head and use a comb to part the hair above the ear. You can then easily cut the excess lac and hair using your ears as a guide.
Step 2: Locate the braids closest to your ears, then section them into two parts before securing them with clips. You can then define the area that goes from one ear over the top of your head to another.
Step 3: Use the threaded needle to sew the edge of the lace through the wig cap and to your tracks. Use the defined track you created to continue sewing in the wig until you reach the other ear. You can repeat the sewing process to keep the front lace wig secure.
Step 4: Now, part the front sections just above your ear to create a section that runs from your ear to your hairline. Sew along this new part, stopping just before you reach the hairline to hide the thread. Repeat this process for the other side of your head.
Step 5: Keep the wig secure and prevent it from slipping backwards by sewing the lace front into one of the braids you didn't create a part of.
The three methods described above are the most effective ways to put on a lace front wig. The one you choose will depend on several factors, including your experience level, the type of wig you have, and how you want the wig to look. If the processes described above seem complex, the best thing to do is get a professional to do it for you.
Do you have to glue a lace front wig?
Not all lace front wigs will need tape or glue. There are some newer styles where the lace is only from temple to temple so they will lay flat on your forehead and do not need any adhesive. Other traditional lace front wigs will need glue or tape.
How do you wear a lace front wig?
Position your wig cap along the front of your natural hairline, gently pull the cap backwards over the back of your head. Steph gives her very own lesson on wig caps and staying secure. She also shares her own experience with wig caps and wig tape, revealing it's a must-have in her wig-wearing kit.
How does a glueless lace wig stay on?
Like the name suggests, glueless wigs are full lace wigs that don't require the use of glue or similar adhesives to stay attached. Traditionally, these wigs will come with combs, bands, or clips already installed to allow the wearer to secure the wig to their head without the need for glue.