Many people buy a lace front wig just to keep it in their closet because they are confused with applying it on their heads. So today, let learn how to put on a lace front wig step by step and you will find it not difficult at all.
Things to prepare
A lace front wig
A wide-tooth comb or a wig brush
Lace front wig glue
Pink shears or scissors
Cotton ball and a brush
Some bobby pins, clips, hair ties
Hair spray or gel
How to put on a lace front wig with glue?
Test your skin
There are some people who endure the skin allergy with chemicals in wig glues. Hence, before you make a real installation, let take some glue or adhesive you intend to use and dab it into the back of your ears. If your skin becomes red or irritated after several hours, you should change your adhesive to the one design for sensitive skin, or try to wear a wig without glue and tape. But if there is no strange response on your skin, let move to the next step.
Flatten your natural hair
Your lace front wig will look much better if you can flatten your hair underneath as much as possible. For people with short hair, you can mold your hair against your head by using hair spray and some bobby pins. But if your hair is long, you need to put it into a low ponytail, make a flat bun, and use some bobby pins to secure it.
If you have long and thick hair, the trick to hide your hair neatly under the wig is to make French braids and then wrap it around your head tightly.
Read also: Do I have to braid my hair under a wig?
After flattening your hair, you can opt for wearing a wig cap. Some find it useful and comfortable while others don’t see it is really needed. So, it’s your choice to wear a wig cap or not. But we suggest those with total hair loss should make use of it to avoid the irritation that your wig may cause to your scalp.
Prep your skin and try on your wig
Use a gentle facial cleanser to wash your face and dry it with a towel. Them dab some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and wipe it along your hairline to remove the excess oil on your skin.
After that, try on your lace front wig to see if it fits your head. Remember to line it up with your natural hairline. Each wig often comes with adjustable straps inside, so in case the wig is bigger than your head, tighten the straps to make it fit perfectly.
The next thing you need to do before applying adhesive is to trim the extra lace front (if any). Make sure to use some clips to keep your hair away from your face. Alternatively, you can place the wig into a mannequin head or wig stand and use your pinking shears to cut the lace. You should leave about 1/8 inch of the lace.
Apply glue and wear your wig
Use a brush to apply the lace front wig glue evenly along your entire hairline and wait for the glue to dry. Once it dries, the white color will disappear, and it’s time to place your wig on. You need to adjust the edge and the back of the wig for the hairlines to match each other and the wig to cover your hair naturally. Then, to firmly attach the wig into your head, let press the lace part into the area with glue for about 10 seconds.
It will be better to grasp some tips on how to secure a wig to maintain a perfect look.
Style your wig
After you apply the wig into your head, comb your wig to brush out any knots. You can also make some styling to have a natural look. If you have a human hair wig, hot styling tools like curling iron or flat iron can be used, but make sure you spray heat protectant into your wig first. For a synthetic one, don’t try to apply heat styling on it or you will damage it right away.
So now, you can get the answer to the question “How to put on a lace front wig”. Our tutorial here just mentions the gluing method, but there are also many other ways to wear a wig. Hence, stay tuned for the next updates. Thank you for reading.