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The Complete Guide To Applying A Lace Front Wig + Wig Care Tips

The Complete Guide To Applying A Lace Front Wig + Wig Care Tips

Fashion Blog Fri May 21 2021

If you want to try out a wig that gives you a completely natural and gorgeous look, then there can't be anything better than a lace front wig. These trendy wigs have been popular among stylish celebrities and glamorous models and have now gone mainstream. The lace front wig perfectly mimics natural hair and is available in various styles, lengths, and colors. In this article, we are going to discuss in detail how to apply a lace front wig. To apply these wigs, special glues and tapes are used on the natural hairline to secure them. You can wear these wigs overnight, even in the shower and swimming pool. Thus, they make a great choice for a durable and beautiful temporary hairstyle.

The lace front wigs are made up of human hair and have a closure sewn on the wig's crown. This closure mimics a natural scalp and can be parted one or two ways in the front. These wigs look so natural that only an expert stylist may be able to notice that they are wigs. 

How To Apply A Lace Front Wig?

The main steps that you need to follow to apply lace front wigs are given below:

1 - Clean The Hairline

First of all, you need to prepare your natural hairline by cleaning the edges of your hair and remove any oils, chemicals, or residue. If any such residue or oils remain, then it can cause the wig to fall off as the adhesive will not be able to stick to it properly. Do not use any cotton product for cleaning your hair, as they can also deter the action of adhesive and even get tangled up in the lace front wig.

2 - Put On A Wig Cap

Once you are hair is completely cleaned up, you should secure it with the wig cap. Generally, this will protect your natural hair. Try to wear a cap that is as close to your natural skin tone as possible because you don't want your partings to look strange and unnatural!

3 - Select The Adhesive

The most common way to secure the lace front wig is to apply a form of adhesive. It's either in the form of glue or tape. "Spirit gum", the popular wig glue, is often used to attach these wigs, and it is one of the strongest wig glue that makes sure the wig doesn't fall off, no matter what. 

Some special tapes are used to hold the wig in place. You can find them in hair extension shops. These tapes are available in transparent color so that they are not noticeable in any way. You can also choose to apply the wig without any adhesive, but it will be less secure.

4 - Apply The Wig

Now that you are ready let's see how to apply the lace front wig! Take the adhesive and apply it to the edge of your head. Then firmly press the wig against your head and hold it for at least 10 seconds. Then, move on to the next section of your wig and do the same. After the application is complete, use a scarf and hold down the edges of the wig to seal it properly.

If you do not wish to use adhesive and apply it temporarily, then it's an easier task. Just put the wig over your head and adjust the placement. Then, secure it with adjustable straps to give it the best fit possible.

Another option, which is widely used nowadays, is the wig spray. Wig spray is used to hold down your lace and hair without damaging your natural hairline. After you finish applying a wig, you should use some foundation to hide the tiny dots on the lace and give it a natural look.

How To Maintain Your Lace Front Wig?

Now that you have learned how to apply a lace front wig, it's time to know how to maintain your wig to give it a better lifespan. The key to maintaining a wig is to treat it like your own hair. Wear a silk bonnet or a scarf when you go to bed at night to protect the hair from damage and keep it in perfect shape.

You should wash your wig with a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. Haircare products containing sulfate can cause dryness to the hair, and you don't want that for your gorgeous and expensive wig. That's why you need to use a sulfate-free shampoo and gently cleanse your wig in a way that does not damage the hair.

Don't wash your wigs too often. The frequency of washing the wig should depend upon the frequency of wearing them. Washing the wig too often can cause it to become damaged too soon. If you are wearing the wig daily, then washing it only twice a month should suffice. As a rule of thumb, twice a month is the maximum you should go for, and any more than that is too much.

Do not use any heavy oils or styling creams on your wig. It can leave your hair looking oily and greasy, and you will be required to wash it more often, which is not good for the wig's lifespan.


Wearing a lace front wig is a great way to achieve a natural-looking, trendy hairstyle that is temporary. Applying the lace front wig can be a little tricky. You can watch tutorials on how to apply a lace front wig on YouTube. 

Usually, this can give you a clearer idea of the application process, especially if you use an adhesive. If you are not using any adhesive, then the application process is relatively simple. A lace front wig can be an expensive investment, so it should be cared for properly. Once you learn to apply the wig, you can try on several temporary hairstyles and flaunt some!

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