Using a full lace wig can look natural and usually stays put on your head when used correctly. This is why a lot of people love using these types of wigs because of its versatility and natural look. You can even wear them while doing certain sports activities without worrying about the wig coming off. The lace that’s found at the top of the wig looks like a natural hairline, and it allows you to pull strands away from your face to make different hairstyles.
Applying a full lace wig is quick and easy if you know how to use it correctly. First, you’ll have to flatten your hair, and then prepare your skin around your hairline as you’ll have to apply a hypoallergenic adhesive or wig tape to avoid irritability. Continue reading down below to know the right way of installing a full-lace wig.
Full-lace wigs are usually made with real human hair and then constructed with a lace cap. This type of wig makes it one of the most expensive wigs in the market since it uses real hair. This wig is a well-ventilated unit with versatility, as it allows you to part the hair in any direction you want for various hairstyles.
Whether you want cornrows, a ponytail, or a braided hairstyle, with a full-lace wig you’ll have unlimited styling options. Now here are some steps that you can follow on how to install the wig in 6 easy steps:
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The more your hair is pressed flat on your head, the better how your wig would look after application. If you have a short hair, you can braid it into cornrows to flatten it or use some gel and bobby pins to keep it in place. But if you have long hair, first tie it into a low ponytail, then wrap your ponytail into a flat bun and secure it with several bobby pins.
If you are new to using a wig, or if you have a bald head, it would be a great idea for you to use a wig cap first before using the wig. The cap can protect your scalp from the wig’s friction that’s coming from the wig’s base.
For those who have hair, it could keep your hair flat and helps the wig to stay in place during activities. Make sure all your hair is tucked inside the cap, including your hairs on the nape.
Before you apply any adhesives for the wig, put on the wig first to know if it fits properly. Place the wig on your head and adjust it until it lines up with your natural hairline. If it has tightening straps, you may want to adjust those for a proper fit.
Once you’re satisfied with the fitting, trim the wig’s excess lace along your hairline. If it’s your first time wearing a wig, leave about 3mm of the lace so that you can easily remove it after usage.
Now that you have the perfect fitting, set the wig aside and prepare a wig tape or liquid adhesive. If you have sensitive skin or allergic to the adhesives, you should probably get a hypoallergenic wig tape or liquid adhesive to prevent any irritability. Here’s how you can use a wig tape and liquid adhesive:
If you prefer using a wig tape, cut about six to ten pieces of the tape, and then line and place the tape on your hairline. Use a mirror to place the tape evenly. Once the small cut of tapes is applied, remove the foam padding to reveal the other sticky side of the tape. Make sure that the tapes are placed together to avoid any loose gaps on your hairline.
As for using a liquid adhesive, use a clean or new makeup brush to apply a thin line of liquid adhesive along your hairline. Depending on the type of adhesive that you have used, you may have to wait for a couple of minutes before you can wear your wig.
Once you’re done applying the wig tape or liquid adhesive, you can carefully put the wig on your head. Avoid making a rough move to prevent your wig cap from moving. Upon applying the wig, adjust the wig’s edge until it lines up with your hairline. Next, adjust the wig at the back to let it hang naturally over your head. And lastly, press the lace of the wig, which is found near your hairline, into the liquid adhesive or wig tape to secure it.
Before you go pressing the lace over the adhesive, make sure that the wig is aligned properly as the wig is hard to remove once it sticks on the tape or adhesive.
Now that you’re done with installing the wig, you can now brush and style it any way you like. If your full-lace hair is made of real hair, you can brush and style it by using regular hair brushes and other hot styling tools. If not, you’ll have to use a wide-toothed comb or a wig brush which you can buy online or in wig stores.
When it comes to maintaining your wig, remove the tape or any adhesives with regular baby oil or adhesive remover once you remove the wig from your head. Then after 8 to 12 uses, the wig needs to be washed by using a shampoo and condition.
First brush the wig to remove any tangles, then soak it in warm water before using shampoo and conditioner. After washing the wig, place it on the wig stand and let it dry completely before combing or brushing, this way the wig can last for a long time instead of weeks.