Lace front wigs are hair extension wigs; which have lace in the front that can be trimmed off, so that when you put it on it blends in and looks like your natural hair. Lace front wigs look more natural and are lighter on the head. The full cap of the wig can also be made of lace. With this type of wig you can part your hair in any way that you like without the possibility that anyone will detect you are wearing a wig.
There are two kinds of lace that are basically used in this type of wig; Swiss lace is extremely fine and fragile it is undetectable. French lace is fine and undetectable, but it is also stronger than Swiss lace. The lace can be dyed to match your skin tone which adds to the natural appearance of this type of wig.
To prepare for putting the wig on, first make sure the wig is a good fit. Then trim the extra lace off of the front of the wig. Apply the adhesive strips to the back of the wig. Put your natural hair up in a stocking or pin it up well. Clean your skin, and if your skin is sensitive to the adhesives apply a skin barrier which can be bought at the same place you buy your wig in most cases. Apply two to three thin coats of the adhesive to your scalp at your hairline.
The adhesive dries clear so it is undetectable. Once you apply the adhesive to your scalp, you let it dry until it is tacky, and then apply the wig. As you apply the wig you gently pull it into place and press it down onto the adhesive for a few seconds, doing this all of the way around the scalp. Once the wig is applied you can use a wide toothed comb to get any tangles out.
One you have done this you can style your wig just as you would your normal hair. You can curl it, braid it, wear an up do, or a ponytail. That is the beauty of this kind of wig. There are many Hollywood stars that wear this kind of wig. It has easy upkeep. You can swim with it, shower with it, and be as active as you like in it. It can be worn up to three months before you need to take it off and care for it.
Your wig will need to be very well taken care of, and may require minor repairs throughout the lifetime of the wig (which if it is gently treated can be years). There are self repair kits for the most minor fixes or you may need to take the wig in to be repaired. These wigs may cost more than the average wig but they are well worth the extra cost when you look at the advantages.
You can have a natural look, that nobody can tell is not your hair, and you will not be overheated by wearing a skull cap type of wig, because the lace breathes. The wig can easily be put on by yourself, and be worn in any way you choose, just like your own hair.
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