High end designer wigs have delicate French lace that helps create the illusion of the scalp blending perfectly with the wig at the hairline. Some lace wigs give the illusion of the scalp throughout the entire head. This flawless look is in high demand with celebrities and other television personalities. Gluing on a lace front wig that is several hundred dollars may not look natural, especially without some prior practice putting on a wig. Here are some tips to help apply a wig so that it looks natural.
Synthetic lace front wigs and human hair quality lace front wigs are extremely affordable. The wig itself may come with several strips of tape or glue. This can be set aside to use at a later time. Turn the wig inside out to see what type of security it provides alone. Look to see if there are front, middle, or back combs. There may be an adjustable drawstring in the back that needs to be tightened.
Purchase large bobby pins to help secure the wig. Hair that is very short may stay in place without additional bobby pins. In the event the inside of the wig does not have any combs, clips, or a drawstring consider sewing in small interior wig clips. These can be purchased online or at a local beauty supply store inexpensively.
The natural hair underneath the wig can be protected by wearing a stocking cap underneath the wig. Look for queen size knee highs in close to personal flesh tone or buy a wig cap. Some beauty supply stores do sell nude and coffee wig caps. Women with a lot of hair or thickness may find that queen size knee highs hold more hair without slipping back when the wig is worn.
Use a pair of sharp scissors to cut any excess lace from the hair line. Practice adjusting the wig by aligning the side tabs with the ears. Part the lace to create a part. Begin to style the wig so that it looks believable. Use brushes, wig shine, and holding sprays especially designed for wigs. Wear wigs for a few hours around the house. Look at the hair in a full length mirror and when possible in natural light.
Experimenting with synthetic and human hair quality lace front wigs is an affordable way to practice securing a wig. Many women are concerned about using any type of adhesive along the hair lines. Wig glues and tapes do not have to be used to wear the hair piece.