One of the things we hate the most about a wig install is seeing that it’s a wig. We want persons to think, wow, you’re actually wearing a wig! So, one of the best types of wig to achieve this look is a lace frontal wig.
And to achieve that natural install look, you need to know how to install a lace frontal wig (and which wigs to use to get the look).
This post is going to walk you through the steps to get that wig installed just right for your most natural look yet – even if it’s your first wig.
But first, what is a lace frontal wig?
What is a lace frontal wig?
There are different types of lace wigs – full lace, lace caps, front lace wigs. A lace front wig is a wig that has sheer lace along the front area of the wig. This lace rests on your forehead and along your hairline. The reason for this is to give you a natural-looking hairline, so it’s not readily evident that you’re wearing a wig.
For example, if you look at the Royalme 13x6 T-part lace front wig, you’ll see the lace hanging over the front of our mannequin’s forehead.
Now, not to worry. We’ll explain how to adjust the excess lace at the front of the wig to ensure it fits you.
What you’ll need to install a lace frontal wig
- Wig cap
- Hair freeze spray
- Hair clips
- Blow dryer
- Flat iron/hot comb (optional)
How to Install Lace Front Wig
- Braid your hair into cornrows.
- Put on your wig cap, ensuring to tuck all your hair into the cap. This helps to keep your hair flattened as well as keep the wig in place.
- Clean the skin around your edges and make sure to clear any excess oils at your hair scalp. Alcohol can help with that.
- Put the lace front wig on and line it up properly with your hairline. You want to make sure it fits perfectly and looks as natural as possible. Make sure the elastic band sits behind your ears and tighten or loosen as necessary.
- Clip back the hair and trim the excess lace at the front. You can trim the lace while the wig is on your head to get a better line up with your hairline. Or you can remove and trim, whichever way you’re most comfortable with.
- Apply your hair freeze spray along your hairline/edge of the wig, and then blow-dry the area. Do it in sections.
- Run a comb or brush through the hair. Style to your liking, whether that means styling your baby hairs and flat iron or curl as you like.
Tips to pay attention to
The size of the wig matters.
Ensure you choose the correct size wig, so it fits your head properly. Select either small or medium on checkout to make sure it’s the right size.
- Watch how you cut the lace
The best way to ensure the lace sits right once you’ve finished installing is to use a zig-zag motion when cutting the lace.
- Style the wig using heat tools
Lace front wigs made with virgin human hair can be styled similar to your own hair. You can use a hot comb or flat iron to style the wig to your preference.
- Check the type of wig
If you’re new to wearing a wig, you’ll hear the more experienced ladies speaking about having a plucking the hairline and bleaching the knots. These are essential to have the wig looking natural when installed.
So, one of the best ways to avoid having to learn how to do all that is to get a pre-plucked and prebleached wig.
So, now that you know how to install your lace front wig and what to look out for, it’s time to choose your wig.
Check out the Royalme 13x6 T-Part lace wig collection. You’ll find a variety of t-part wigs with varying styles and lengths. From curly to bob cuts, coily, and wavy hair, you’ll have options that suit your unique style.
The T-part is 6 inches and the lace across the hairline is 13 inches giving you the benefit of a full lace wig without needing to buy one.
Plus, they are all already preplucked and with bleached knots, so all you need to do is install and style.
Some of our customers choose to dye the hair to their liking and that’s fine as well. So, head on over to our t-part lace wigs collection to find the perfect style just for you.