When applying a lace frontal wigs online, it does not need to be applied by a professional. Although it is recommended to seek services from someone who specializes in frontal lace wigs. You can easily apply one at home by yourself, but remember that you need patience to perfect the technique. You should also take the time to learn and understand the technique in how to apply a lace front wig.
Lace front wigs are delicate like any best human hair wigs, so they should be handled gently to avoid ripping. When combing your lace front wig you should always use a wide-tooth comb. Comb your hair gently and avoid excessive combing. Also do not tug on the hair as it will cause big damage to your lace frontal wig. Excessive combing or tugging on the lace front might cause your wig to shed. Once you have the wig on you will need to make sure you keep it moisturized.
So now that you know how to care for your lace front wig, you are ready to apply it to your head. Wigs can be attached in two different ways. You can use a liquid adhesive or a tape adhesive. Both techniques will provide you with a strong and secure hold. Further, the method you pick is up to your individual preference.
Since the lace front wig will be applied directly to your skin (right below your hairline), you will need to make sure that the area is clean, free of oils and hairless, no matter which adhesive you decide upon. If you avoid taking precautionary measures, you won’t achieve the secure hold.
Step One: Hairline Preparation
The first thing you will need to do in this step is to cut the lace front wig back to the hairline while being careful as to not cut any of the hair. Then, position the wig on your head, the wig hairline should go in front of your hairline. This is to avert the glue to touch your hair. When you satisfy with the matching of your hairline and the wig, you will require hairline trimming of the back of lace front to match your hairline, by trimming the frontal lace wigs. This will give a natural appearance to the wig.
Step Two: Apply Scalp Protector
To apply the scalp protector, you will need to use a non-oily soap (Ivory or dial is good) to clean your face and around the perimeter of your hairline. After you have completed this, you will need to apply the Scalp Protector, by spraying or dabbing it on around the perimeter of your head, right below your hairline.
The scalp protector comes to the fore as an obstacle between the adhesive and your skin, to protect your skin. Since oily skin can weaken the bond of the adhesive, the Scalp Protector helps in keeping them away from the skin, allowing for a stronger hold.
Step Three: Applying Adhesive
Directions for Liquid Adhesive:
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Some adhesives may come with a brush that you can use to apply the adhesive, but if one does not come with it, use a small, thin applicator (i.e. eye shadow brush) to apply the adhesive. When applying the liquid adhesive you will not need a lot, a little goes a long way.
Now you need to apply the thin adhesive coat around your head’s perimeter, making sure it remains below the hairline. Next, you will need to use a cool setting blow dryer to dry the glue for about 30-45 seconds (the glue should be sticky). Depending on which adhesive you have chosen to use it can take about 15 minutes. In this step, the important thing is to ensure that the glue is rigorously sticky before the wig application. That will assure the secure hold. If it is not sticky enough, you run the risk of the wig lifting in a couple of days.
Now it is time to apply the wig. Starting with the front of the hairline, you will need to press the lace front wig unit and glued area firmly together, while applying constant pressure. It is mandatory to do this until your unit can stay itself that can be at least a minute or longer.
Keep repeating the step for your neck’s nape and the sides; all while keeping the patience. It is highly recommended to wait at least 15 minutes before you style the lace frontal wigs. It will allow the glue to dry and adhere completely.
No matter which liquid adhesive you use, these are the basic steps to follow. Once you practice, you will develop your technique on how to apply a liquid adhesive and apply the wig.
Directions for Application of Wig Tape Adhesive:
The wig tape is available for purchase in rolls or strips and is sticky on both sides. First, you will need to expose the adhesive of the tape by peeling one side back. Then you will have to apply the tape covering your head’s perimeter (keeping it on your skin).
Next, place the wig on your head and position it so the perimeter of the wig lines up with the edges of the tape. (A wise thing to do is to pin the hair of the wig up so that it does not get in the way of the tape.) Now you can expose the tape on the other side through peeling the tape and exposing the adhesive.
Now you are ready to start at the front of your hairline and attach the lace front by pressing and holding it to the adhesive for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Then you will need to repeat the same steps for the nape of your sides and neck.
As with anything you do, you will need to practice, practice, practice, and be patient, patient, patient. These are just the basic skills for applying a lace front wig and once you have done enough you will develop your own unique technique in applying the wigs.