Lace front human hair wigs are very popular–but how do you actually put them on? The following guide will help you put on your lace front human hair wigs, whether you’re new to human hair wigs or simply want to refresh your memory.
Step One: Prepare Your Head for the Wig. First, you’ll need to make sure that your hair is as flat against your head as possible. The best way to do this is securing it down with bobby pins. If your hair is long, tie it in a ponytail and wrap it into a flat bun before pinning. If you have short hair, you can either rely on the wig cap to keep it in line or braid it flat against your head and pin it down afterward.
Step Two: Put On Your Cap. Now, put on your wig cap over your flattened hair. You should make sure that the cap is just covering your hairline, and isn’t too far down–or too far up. Don’t forget to tuck in the hair along the nape of your neck that didn’t make it into the bun or braids.
Step Three: Prepare Your Skin For the Adhesive. Human hair lace front wigs use adhesive to stay on, but you can’t put them on your skin without preparing it first. You’ll need to gently wash your skin with a cleanser and pat it dry first. Next, put some basic rubbing alcohol onto a pad or cotton ball and swipe it down along your entire hairline. Let your skin dry.
Step Four: Fit the Wig. Do NOT put an adhesive on before you do this step. You want to make sure that the wig is properly fitted to your head before you secure it down with adhesive. Put the wig on and adjust the tightening straps or make other adjustments as necessary. Remember: The wig needs to be secure, but not too tight or too loose. Keep the wig on.
Step Five: Trim the Lace. Now it’s time to prepare the wig. The first thing you need to do is trim the lace by trimming it along your hairline, being careful to leave about 3 mm of lace intact.
Step Six: Apply your adhesive. There are a few different kinds of adhesive you can use. Here’s how to use the most common adhesives for human hair wigs. Tape: Cut about 6-10 pieces and line them up against your hairline, then remove the lining on the top. Liquid Bond: Apply the adhesive using a clean brush along your entire hairline. If you’re using a soft bond adhesive, you need to wait until the glue becomes tacky before you can move to the next step.
Step Seven: Put your wig on. Carefully and slowly put the wig on your head. The edge of your wig’s hairline should match up with your actual hairline. Once the wig is in the right place, press the lace onto the adhesive on your skin.
And finally: Style your wig and enjoy!