When most women think of a protective style for their hair, most choose a lace wig. But with the numerous different styles and types of wigs in the market, it is very difficult to decide on a solution for you or even fully understand what a lace front wig is exactly. The first thing you need to know when it comes to wigs is that they offer a stylish alternative to other solutions since they come in different colors, lengths and styles.
Here, we take a look at the lace front wig, what it is, the different types of lace front wigs in the market and how to care for your lace front wig.
To be able to understand what a front lace wig is, we first of all need to explain what a full lace wig is. In the simplest terms possible, a full lace wig is a wig whose base is made entirely of lace. The hair of the wig is then looped into the individual pieces of the lace material. The lace itself is also meant to mimic the shape of your scalp and can also be customized in terms of color to match your skin time.
Because of the way they are made, full lace wigs offer versatility when it comes to styling since you can part your hair anywhere you want and even put the wig in a ponytail. The full lace wig is also not made with tracks of your hair, meaning that you can choose to wear your hair up or down.
Now that you understand what a full lace wig is, it is time to differentiate the lace front wig from a full lace wig. As the name suggests, the lace front has a lace base that only appears in the front area if the wig. A wig cap makes up the wig cap. With this type of wig, you have the option of creating a part where the lace attaches to the wig cap.
Some lace wigs will also come with adjustable straps or bands that make it easy for you to adjust the wig to the size of your head size. Lace front wigs are very popular since they allow you to choose how you are going to wear the wig.
Once you have decided that you want to purchase a lace front wig, the nest step is choosing a wig that best suits your lifestyles. The following are some of the factors to consider when choosing a lace front wig.
In regards to a lace front wig or any other wig for that matter, density refers to the thickness of the wig, or to be more particular, how thin or thick you want the wig to be. Density will also therefore allow you to choose how full the wig is going to be.
The density of a wig is measured in increments and it is often represented in percentage form. This is what those percentages on the packaging or the description of the wig you are looking at. The fullest front lace wig you can buy will have a 200% density. When considering the density of the wig, it is very important to consider how you want to style the hair.
The color of the lace on the wig is also an important consideration. But we will dispel a common myth here by letting you know that lace doesn’t come in a variety of colors. In fact, the lace on any wig will come in two colors; brown and translucent.
You should choose a translucent colored lace if you have lighter skin and if you skin is deeper, the brown colored lace is ideal. But you can easily adjust the color slightly using foundation or concealer.
You may have seen some lace front wigs referred to as virgin hair. Virgin hair refers to hair that has not been manipulated in any way. Since it is like human hair, you can easily manipulate the hair as desired. Therefore, if you styling options include dyeing the wig, you should choose a Virgin hair variety since they are easier to manipulate.
Most lace front wigs will cost anywhere between $135 and $290 although there are some varieties that will even cost $1000. The amount you pay for the wig depends on the length, style and sometimes even the quality of the wig.
It is therefore important to consider this wig an investment. With proper care, these wigs can often be reused an last quite a long time. Synthetic wigs are much cheaper than the virgin hair wigs.
A wig will only give you value for money if you care for it properly and proper care begins with proper installation. Therefore it is important to make sure you follow necessary instructions to properly install the wig and then once it is on, the following are some of the ways to care for it;
1. When combing the wig, make sure the action itself is gentle. Start combing from the ends of the hair working your way up to the top. It is also a good idea to avoid getting the comb too close to the base of the wig.
2. When styling, it is also a god idea to avoid using heat styling tools as much as possible. The regular use off heat styling tools like blow-dryers, curlers and straighteners can damage or dry-out the wig too much.
3. You can wash the wig regularly, but it important to make sure that you only use lukewarm water to wash the wig. A mixture of a tablespoon of shampoo and lukewarm water in a spray bottle can be just as useful as a full wash.
The most important aspect when choosing a wig is whether or not you will feel confident wearing it. Therefore, you are the only one who knows what kind of wig you want and it is our hope that our guide can help you make the right choice. Once you've selected the wig you want, install it correctly or have a professional do it for you and use the tips above to care for it.
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