Lace-front wigs are a great way to update your style and appearance without making a long-term commitment, such as cutting or coloring your natural hair. Lace-front wigs are constructed with a skin-toned lace base as opposed to a machine weft base. It is this lace-constructed base that allows lace-front wigs to display a seamless hairline, making visual detection difficult. To achieve nature-looking results, the wig must be blended properly, which requires proper application. Proper blending application will make the difference between a flawless finish or a good wig gone bad.
Comb your natural hair back and away from your face with a wide-tooth comb. Use a brush to tame any stray hairs.
Cover your natural hair with a wig cap.
Place the lace wig onto a wig head base.
Style the wig into a ponytail hairstyle and secure with ponytail holders.
Remove the wig from the wig head base.
Cut the visible excess lace from the wig with a pair of scissors. Cut as close as possible to the hairline without actually cutting into the hairline.
Moisten a cotton pad with a small amount of alcohol. Wipe the cotton pad across your forehead from ear to ear. This will remove unwanted oil from your forehead for proper wig blending and application. Allow the alcohol to dry for two to three minutes.
Place the wig on your head and maneuver until you find natural-looking placement for the wig and wig hairline.
Outline the placement of the wig by creating several dots along the forehead with an eyeliner.
Remove the wig and set it aside.
Apply an even layer of lace wig glue across your forehead from ear to ear. It is important to stay within the eyeliner-dotted area of the skin.
Leave the glue to set on the forehead for at least 20 to 25 seconds, or until it is tacky.
Replace the wig onto the head according to the eyeliner dotted area.
Press the hairline of the wig into the glue using a wide-tooth comb.
Allow the wig set for 20 to 30 minutes, then remove the ponytail holders and style as desired.
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Tammi Clements is a Los Angeles, California based fashion, and entertainment writer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast communications from the University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her articles have appeared in Jane Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly. She is currently writing her first novel, and travels the globe in her free time.