Installing a wig can feel like a challenge, especially if you’ve never worn one before. Lace front wigs are popular among people who want full coverage and a natural appearance. Here’s a helpful guide on how to achieve a lace wig install that stays on.
Prepare Your Hair
Make sure you’re working with an oil-free base so the wig stays secure for a longer period of time. Cleanse your scalp with a hydrating shampoo and conditioner and use a moisturizer to make it easier to style. If you have short hair, you can just pop the wig on and tuck your hairline into it. Longer hair should be braided.
Wear the Wig Cap
Apply the wig cap to your head and gently stretch it to conceal the hairline completely. When you wear a full lace wig, secure it with an adhesive to keep it from falling off. Try to get a wig cap that matches your skin tone or apply some makeup around the wig’s perimeter so that it blends in with your scalp.
Place the Wig and Trim the Excess
Once your wig cap is secured, apply the lace wig on top of it. Cut any excess lace with a pair of sharp scissors. Begin by cutting small, careful pieces to ensure you don’t take out more than you need. Any hair hanging out from the hairline should also be trimmed. To give it a more lifelike appearance, trim it in a zig-zag pattern.
Apply an Adhesive
Use wig glue that has strong hold and won’t irritate the skin. A good technique to use is to apply it in small dots or apply it in thin lines before spreading it out with a cosmetic sponge. Then just wait for it to dry or blow-dry the glue-covered area till it is clear but not dry since you need it to be sticky.
Fasten and Style the wig
Begin by securing the lace in the center of your forehead’s front area. Smooth the edges in the front of the lace against the glue with your fingers. Continue pressing the lace into the adhesive along the entire hairline. Then style it as necessary with a flat iron.
For a secure installation, consider getting a lace wig install from a profession hair stylist. If you’re looking for a hair salon in Atlanta, book an appointment with the stylists at Hair Fetish Atlanta. They offer a variety of services and full lace wigs in different colors and textures.