Feb 21 , 2022

Women holding a brunette wig

Lace front wigs have become increasingly popular due to their design to mimic a natural hairline. What makes lace front wigs different, and how do you style them? 

With most lace front wigs, you have the option to change your part, which provides more freedom than a regular wig. The hairs are individually tied into a thin lace material at the front of the hairline, providing a more natural hairline. On the other hand, a basic cap wig has a seam at the front hairline, making the hair look like it starts abruptly. 

Lace front wigs can be tricky at first, but once you learn the right way to wear this wig, you will feel more confident than ever. We have outlined some expert tips on how to wear a lace front wig without damaging your natural hair. 

Secure Your Real Hair 

Before putting on your lace front wig, it is crucial to secure your hair. If your hair is short, you can wrap it, or if your hair is longer, you can braid it. Make sure all of your hair is pulled back before applying adhesive to ensure a solid foundation. 

Use the Right Adhesive 

Choose an adhesive that is specifically designed to glue down lace front wigs. Whatever you do, don’t try to use lash glue or any arts and craft glue. Always do a patch test before applying any new adhesive to avoid any allergic reactions. If you are planning to swim in your wig, make sure to use a waterproof adhesive. The proper adhesive can make or break your entire look. 

Take Care of Your Lace Front Wig 

A wig needs the same amount of care as our natural hair. If you own a human hair wig, it needs to be shampooed, conditioned, and protected just like the hair from our scalp. To ensure maximum lifetime, wash the lace and the hair strands on your lace front wig. 

Wash it Every 6 Wears 

Like most wigs for women, lace front wigs need to be washed every 6 weeks but don’t be afraid to wash them even sooner. It also depends on the type of adhesive you use because some adhesive types are only meant for the short term. In that case, you may need to wash your lace front wig more frequently. Once you have reached the 6-week mark, it is time to clean and moisturize your wig.  

Gentle Removal 

Patience is key when it comes to removing your lace front wig. It is essential to use an adhesive remover to slowly and safely take off the wig. As soon as you feel resistance, apply more adhesive remover, and make sure to take your time. When the wig is off, clean the excess glue off of the lace. 

Remove Lace Front Wig While Sleeping 

Even though it may be easy to fall asleep in your lace front wig and forget you even had it on, it is not very good for your natural hair. If you plan on removing your wig at night, you should use a temporary adhesive. If you also work out a lot or live in a humid environment, it might be easier to use short-term glue so you can remove it when you please, giving your natural hair more time to breathe. 

Do Not Shower With a Lace Front Wig 

Showering with a lace front wig puts it at risk of breakage and can cause stretching of the materials. Wash the wig with lukewarm water in the sink or bathtub to protect it. Sweat and oils will collect in your wig, so it is important to use proper cleaning products to ensure maximum longevity. 

Even with these tips, a lace front wig is not meant to last forever. After all, wigs are temporary and are only an accessory. Here at The Lauren Ashtyn Collection, our lace front wigs are made with 100% European Remy human hair and can last for up the 3 years! For more information on our lace front wigs, contact us here!