Lace wigs aren’t just for celebrities anymore. Although many women buy lace wigs online and in stores, there aren’t always enough skilled and affordable stylists to apply them. Some women prefer to wear the wig at home for privacy reasons, while others don’t want to pay for what they can do on their own. Whatever the reason, here’s a simple step by step guide to applying a lace wig.
Preparation of the application
Before applying any type of lace wig, you need to purchase the proper supplies and prepare your hair. Supplies include:
1 x lace front wig
1 x Skin Tone Wig Cap or Ace Bandage (optional)
1 set of tweezers
Salon quality cutting scissors
Bonding agent (glue or tape)
Various hair clips and bows
If you use glue:
Recommended but not mandatory:
Knot sealing product, e.g. Seal the knot
Socket cap protection spray, i.e. TDI socket cap protection
Once you have all your supplies, you are ready to get your hair ready. You will need to wash and condition your hair before installing the lace wig. To keep your hair healthy and your scalp itch-free, a good wash and deep conditioner is recommended. Make sure your hair is completely dry and hydrated. If you have damaged hair or split ends, a cut is also recommended. One of the main reasons for wearing a lace wig is to promote healthy hair while being versatile.
After cleaning your hair and performing one of the suggested hair treatments, you have 2 options. Some women choose to wear a skin-colored wig cap under the lace i tip extensions wig for added security, while others simply comb their hair back and then apply. If you choose to wear the wig cap, make sure it matches your skin tone. You can braid your hair under the cap or just wrap it up. A great idea to create an even more realistic scalp is to apply the Ace bandage. The Ace bandage is a very affordable sports bandage for muscle injuries that can be purchased at your local pharmacy. It sticks to itself, so no glue or tape is applied to the hair or scalp. The texture of the bandage gives it an uneven look that mimics the look of the scalp under the lace front wig. It should simply be wrapped around the head, over a regular wig cap or directly on the hair. Make sure you clean the hairline with rubbing alcohol and let it dry completely.
If you have decided to buy the suggested products, your wig will last much longer than others. The knot sealer helps prevent the lace wig from falling out during normal brushing and styling. Spray the product inside the lace wig cap. Let it dry and then dry it with a hairdryer. Then apply the cap of the lace cap. This will keep the lace wig cap strong and last longer. As lace wears out over time, this is a great way to protect your lace wig cap. Spray inside the lace wig cap being careful not to go directly into the hair. Spray moderately so that the product does not soak through the lace wig cap. Once dry, apply a second coat. Let it dry completely for at least an hour. You are now ready to start applying the wig.