Lace wigs or lace front wigs have been around for more than a decade and have enjoyed popularity among Hollywood movie stars and other famous personalities. This is the secret why top celebrities such as Oprah, Jessica Simpson and Beyoncè have beautiful hair that looks really good both on and off the camera.
Wearing lace wigs can naturally transform one’s plain looks into one that is absolutely more glamorous and sophisticated. These flawless and undetectable wigs are anyone’s secret weapon when it comes to having gorgeous and naturally-looking beautiful hair.
If you’re thinking about wearing lace wigs but are not sure how and where to start, this post aims to give useful tips on how you can wear lace wigs easily and safely.
Choose a method of wig attachment that’s right for you.
One of the best ways to achieve a secured hold of a wig attachment is by using specialized adhesives such as a glue or a tape. Simply attach the lace wig piece to your skin right below your hairline. Remember to keep this area clean, hairless, and oil-free in order to achieve a good hold. You can also use hair clips to help clip the hair up on the wig in order to prevent it from getting stuck to the adhesive as you put the wig on your head.
If you plan to wear your wig only on certain occasions and take it off every night before going to bed, you may want to consider using a glue-less method for attaching your wig. One of the popular ways to achieve a non adhesive-based attachment is by using wig clips which are usually sewn in along the lining of a wig. There are also select units that use a combination of wig clips and adhesives.
Apart from wig clips, other ways to attach a wig is by using adjustable straps and by sewing the wig down with your hair. These straps are usually placed around the back of the wig which you can easily reach and adjust. Likewise, a sewn in wig is also one method that you can opt for longer lasting result.
Test your skin first for possible allergic reactions.
If you’re using a glue or adhesive to attach your wig, remember to test your skin first to find out if this method will incur an allergic reaction in your skin. You can apply a small amount of the glue to your forearm and then keep it covered for at least three days. After this period, check if the area is red and raised. When there’s no sign of redness or allergic reaction, then you can continue using the glue for your wig. However, you should remember that allergy can also be developed overtime even though the initial test has indicated a negative result.
Give your wig and your scalp a rest.
Loving your wig too much can make you want to wear it for an extended period of time that can last for several weeks. If you’re using an adhesive, check whether it is designed for a short-term or a week-long use. Never use a short-term type of adhesive if you intend to wear your wig for a longer time period. After a maximum of six weeks, remember to remove the wig then give your hair tender loving care by cleaning it thoroughly and applying deep conditioner.
Observe proper routine maintenance and care of your lace wig.
There are several main stream products at the supermarket which are found to be not suitable for lace wig care. Usually, these products contain a high level of chemical and alcohol content which can damage the wig. A high chemical content produces a high alkaline pH which is the culprit for tangled hair. Likewise, alcohol can cause severe hair dryness which can make your hair look dull and lifeless. Go for botanical hair products which are pH balanced in order to achieve optimal balance in your hair for a manageable look. For optimal feel and styling, choose a product that has an optimal pH range of 4 to 6 to make the hair cuticles lie down leading to smooth and manageable hair.
Choose a designated adhesive remover for your lace wig.
Just like in wearing a lace wig, using the right adhesive remover is important when you need to remove your wig. Most people become more determined in using a wig once they are confident on how they can easily wear it and remove it whenever and however they want. Use a generous amount of adhesive remover on the lace wig while alternating with 99 percent Alcohol. Allow the adhesive remover to work by avoiding to pull the lace or attempting to force it off. You would know that the remover has set once you are able to roll off the excess glue on your skin and on the wig.
Take extra care when sleeping in with your lace wig.
If you intend to wear your lace wig even at sleep, you can braid it up to avoid the wig from getting tangled. Comb the wig gently every night before you wrap it up using a scarf. It is also important to wrap a bonnet or a silk or satin scarf around your head in order to prevent friction which may lead to shredding and breakage.
Consider using a knot sealer.
A knot sealer is a type of product that is used for sealing the knots on your lace wig. Normally, you can buy them in small spray bottles which can be purchased either at stores or online. Spray the knot sealer on the mesh or lace then wait for it to completely dry before you wear the wig. When applied properly, knot sealers can give your wig a more natural look and appeal.
Seek professional advice from a dermatologist.
When you feel like wearing a lace wig gives you a strange reaction, it is best to stop using that particular wig product and consult a dermatologist. An allergy in glues and adhesives can also indicate having an allergy in other products such as band aids. A dermatologist may be able to recommend methods to determine the source of the reaction such as getting more formal allergy testing and termed patch testing.