There was a time when lace wigs were a closely guarded secret, known only to the celebrity culture and rich elite. That is no longer the case. Now you can find women of all walks of life from coast to coast rocking the wig that looks so natural only your stylist can tell.
But just as with any trend, there are bound to be cheap imitators. And there are going to be some ladies who just have no clue about how to wear their lace wig. Here are a few lace wig do’s and don’ts to help guide you.
Choose the color, texture and length of your lace front wig carefully. Unlike weaves, the whole point of lace front wigs is to give the appearance of your natural hair growing from your scalp. Because of this, you want your wig to look realistic. Drastic colors, lengths and textures that are far from your own hair texture are generally going to look artificial. There are many full lace wigs, lace front wigs and lace closures that can be matched to your hair texture, so be sure to choose the right one.
Go crazy cutting the lace. We’ve all seen them. The woman who obviously cut every single bit of lace on her wig to make this unrealistic straight line across her forehead. Newsflash ladies: Nobody has a perfectly straight hairline. Nobody.
Take a look at your own hair’s hairline. Is it a little jagged? Are there parts of your hair that start farther back and others that are closer to the front of your forehead? Position the full lace wig on your head and carefully cut and tweeze the lace so that it appears natural. If you don’t think you’ll be able to pull this off, purchase a wig with a bang to cover the hairline. You can also use a full lace top closure piece to complete a human hair weave. A stylist may be able to help you as well.
Settle for those cheap, synthetic imitation wigs. Lace front and full lace wigs used to be so exclusive that only celebrities and the rich could afford them. Now there are thousands of companies out there selling “lace fronts” for $30, $40 and $50. Remember, you get what you pay for. Those imitation knockoffs are made from synthetic, not human hair, and contain fibers like plastic and acrylic. They can’t be styled or washed, and they rarely last longer than a few weeks. Purchase your full lace or lace front wig from a reputable online retailer that specializes in Indian remy wigs.
Try out a few full lace wigs to see which styles work best for you. With full lace wigs, you can wear a new hairstyle every day. From curly hairstyles to straight hairstyles and wavy looks, full lace wigs give you the versatility to express your individual style.