What are Lace Front Wigs？
Lace front wigs refers to a type of wig construction that features a patch of lace material at the front hairline, there are usually 1-3 hair strands hand-tied in each lace hole. Lace front wigs are designed to be worn with the lace portion positioned at the front of the head, the lace patch mimics the human scalp which gives the appearance of natural hairline when worn. The rest of the wig cap is typically made from a durable material. To secure the wig in place, adhesive wig glue are often applied along the hairline. The most common size on the wig market are 13x4 inches and 13x6 inches.
Can You Reuse Lace Front Wig?
Yes, definitely the wig can be reused, even you can restyled your lace front wig if it is made of 100% human hair. However, there are several factors will affect the reuse times of a frontal wig:
Type of Wig Hair
Generally speaking, lace front wigs made from virgin human hair tend to be more durable, natural and soft, allowing for longer reusage compared to synthetic fiber wigs.
Regular and proper maintenance plays an important role in determining whether a lace front wig can be reused. The correct methods of detangling, washing, conditioning, and storing should be taken to extend its life span.
Wigs that are worn less frequently tend to last longer. You can extend their lifespan by having several wigs to rotate and alternate between.
Usually, transparent lace is more durable than HD lace because its material is thicker and more wear-resistant. While HD lace is more natural and delicate, its material is ultra-thin and soft which can perfectly blend into your scalp. But the disadvantage is that it is not so durable.
Use of Heat Tools
Heavy styled or treating your lace front wig with heat tools, chemicals, or dyes, may reduce its overall lifespan and reusability. Overprocessing the hair can cause it to become more prone to damage. Don't forget to apply heat-protectant spray before using heat.
FAQs about Lace Front Wigs
How Long Does a Lace Front Wig Last？Synthetic lace front wigs typically last between 2 to 6 months, while human hair lace front wigs can last up 1-3 years or more with proper care.
How To Install a Lace Front Wig？
STEP 1: Prepare your natural hair by braiding it into a cornrow or twisting it securely to create a flat base.
STEP 2: Put on a wig cap to keep your natural hair in place and protect your scalp.
STEP 3: Adjust the wig to fit your head size by tightening or loosening the straps inside the wig.
STEP 4: Apply adhesive glue or tape along the hairline, ensuring it adheres to your skin. Carefully place the lace front wig on your head, aligning it with your natural hairline.
How Long Does a Lace Front Wig Install Last?
The duration of a lace front wig installation largely depends on the type of adhesive used and the individual's skin and scalp type. Generally, a well-installed lace front wig can last anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks before it requires reapplication.
How To Remove a Lace Front Wig?
Safely removing a lace front wig is essential to avoid damage to both the wig and your natural hair. Follow these steps to remove the wig properly:
STEP 1: Apply a wig adhesive solvent or remover along the hairline to dissolve the adhesive.
STEP 2: Gently lift the lace at the edges using your fingers or a tool designed for wig removal.
STEP 3: Slowly peel off the wig from your skin, being careful not to tug on your natural hair.
STEP 4: Clean the wig by gently washing it (as discussed in the next section) before reapplying.
How to Wash a Lace Front Wig?
STEP 1: Before washing, gently comb or brush through the wig with a wide-tooth comb or wig brush to remove any knots or tangles. Start from the tips and work your way up to avoid damaging the hair. Fill a basin or sink with lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water as it can damage the wig fibers.
STEP 2: Add a small amount of mild wig shampoo to the water and mix the shampoo with water. Immerse the wig in the water and gently swirl it around to allow the shampoo to cleanse the hair.
STEP 3: Apply a small amount of wig conditioner to the hair. Concentrate on the ends of the hair, as they tend to be drier. Leave the conditioner on the hair for a few minutes to moisturize and soften the hair strands.
STEP 4: Rinse the wig under cold running water to remove the conditioner. The cold water helps to seal the hair cuticles and add shine. Gently pat the wig with a towel to remove excess water. Avoid wringing or twisting the wig, as this can cause damage.
STEP 5: Place the wig on a wig stand or mannequin head to air dry. Avoid using a hairdryer, as heat can damage the wig fibers and lace.
By understanding the factors influencing reusability and following maintenance best practices, you can enjoy the benefits of lace front wigs for multiple occasions. A little attention and care go a long way in preserving the beauty and longevity of these excellent lace front wigs.