Lace front wigs are everyone’s choice as the trend of wigs has increased tremendously. Wigs have become everyone’s best friend in the past few years. They let you flaunt beautiful smooth hair without even letting people know if you’re wearing a wig. This is the basic reason for the increased demand of full lace and lace front wigs. These wigs merge with the hairline and give a natural look. It is possible by the presence of lace piece at the front which camouflages with the hairline and the construction of the wig has baby hair that gives a very inartificial feel.
Lace front wigs can be easily put on. They have a lace front and a thick wig cap base. The wig cap is stretchable which makes it easy for the wig to fit properly. Lace front wigs can be attached to the scalp by either using glue or a wig grip headband. The wig grip headband does not ensure a long-lasting stay of the wig while the adhesive makes it stay for at least 3 to 4 weeks. Some adhesives promise 6 weeks of stay of the wig but some come off after 4 weeks. While buying glue for the wig make sure to read the reviews about the glue. Read how much time does it stay adhesive and check if it is the right choice for the type of wig you’re wearing.
Choose a Glue
Let’s have a look at some of the glues present in the market and used by the wig-users:
The water-based glue is like the school glue. It is white in color but the white color vanishes when it dries, therefore, it cannot be seen through the wig. It is good for people with sensitive skin that might react to other types of glue. It can be applied with a brush and stays good for 2-3 weeks.
Acrylic-based glue is strong glue, particularly good for those who don’t want to take off the wig frequently and prefer long-lasting glue. This glue goes good for 4-6 weeks which is the maximum a wig should be worn for.
Caution: Only apply a little amount as it is strongly adhesive
Do a patch test first to see if you are allergic to it.
Silicon Bonding adhesive:
This one is even stronger than acrylic-based glue. The need for a skin protector is inevitable when using a silicone bonding adhesive. Apply some of this glue to the hairline as well as the wig and stick the wig to the hairline. This can stay up to 4-6 weeks as it is water-resistant adhesive glue.
Copolymer adhesive is made up of Dimethyl carbinol. It is not a very strong adhesive but might have a characteristic odor. It can keep your wig in place for a week or two. Good for those who want to wear them for short-time periods only.
Lace front wig tape:
The lace front wig tape might not be called glue but it is an adhesive that helps to keep the wig attached. It is a hemispherical piece of tape that goes along the shape of the wig and helps it adhere properly. It is transparent so does not show out.
Steps to Glue the Wigs
Lace front wigs are not very difficult to handle but must be glued to the hairline properly to eliminate any chances of artificial wig look. Here is a step by step guide to glue lace-front wigs:
NOTE: Always wash your wig even if you’re wearing it for the first time
Step 1: Prepare the scalp for the adhesion of the wig.
Tie your natural hair in braids first for better attachment of wig to the scalp/hair.
Wear a “mesh cap” that fits your head size. A mesh cap or a wig cap helps the wig to stay firm. Fit the cap properly 2-3 inches below the hairline.
Now apply any mild wig glue to the front of the mesh cap, near the hairline and let it dry.
Once the mesh cap is glued well to the hairline, cut off the excess mesh cap. This allows the mesh to blend well with the hairline
Step 2: Remove excess oil from face
It is important to remove the excess oil from the hairline and below to give better adherence to the lace front. Use 90% alcohol to wipe the area below the hairline. This results in free of oil and free of dirt skin.
Step 3: Placing the wig
Placing the wig is the most crucial part of this process as it requires skill and concentration. Take the wig and place it over the mesh cap to the point where you wish the hairline to start. Clip the hair together so they do not come in the way while setting the wig.
Now, cut off the excess lace front and estimate where you are going to set the wig. Place the lace front wig.
Apply skin protector if needed and let it dry. Place little amounts of glue on the wig cap starting from one side to the other and meanwhile adjusting the wig before the glue dries. You can apply glue to the whole semi sphere at once but the glue would dry out quite early. Thus, doing it in sections is preferred.
Press the wig well against the hairline and set it well.
Step 4: Finalizing
Clean out any excess glue that is showing out. This can be cleaned by using soap water or alcohol
Spray a bit of mousse if requires to tame the hair.
Pluck out a few baby hairs for a more natural look.
How to Remove Glued Wigs?
Lace frontals can be removed by using alcohol which would not cause harm to your hairline or the wig. Take a cotton ball and apply alcohol to the lace front or it’s better to spray alcohol using a spray bottle. Now start removing the wig very carefully. If it does not come out, let the alcohol sit for a while and try again. Using the back of a tail comb can be very helpful.
Once the wig comes off, you can again spray some alcohol over a washcloth and rub the hairline to remove any excess glue. Voila! Your wig has come off without much effort and any damage to the hairline.
Lace front wigs are a convenient and preferred type of wig nowadays because they are easy to use and handy. Now you can also glue your hair like a pro with easy steps and flaunt your beautiful and shiny lace frontals.