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April 21, 2021 8 min read

Are you considering purchasing your first lace front human hair wig, but are apprehensive about numerous aspects related to your wig buying journey? Here at Lace Fronts Australia—we are committed to providing all our customers with ongoing and up-to-date information regarding our available wigs, accessories and products. If you need help selecting a wig—see below for our ultimate guide that covers in-depth information regarding all things ‘lace front wigs’.

What is a lace front wig?

“Lace front” refers to a type of wig construction that utilises a sheer lace attachment at the front of the wig to which human hair or synthetic hair has been hand tied too. Lace front wigs and toppers are extremely popular because they can successfully mimic natural growing hair in the most authentic way. The high quality construction of lace front wigs make it very difficult to differentiate them from bio hair. There’s a high chance you have passed by or interacted with countless lace front wig wearers without detecting anything at all.

The benefits of a lace front.

The delicate and thin nature of the lace used in the construction of a high quality lace front wig, allows the wig to fall right over the forehead, creating very little, to zero space between the wig and your skin. The advanced technology of a lace front wig means they are breathable, with the pattern of the lace encouraging regular air flow around your scalp. The lace element of a lace front wig is sheer, creating a barely-there transition that supports off the face styling. This allows for far greater versatility when it comes to everyday and event styling. With lace front wigs the wearer has the ability to change their part and mix up their style while still retaining that sought after natural hairline.

Are lace front wigs durable?

Lace is a fragile material, so you’re probably concerned whether your lace front wig will fall apart while you’re wearing it. This is a valid concern as full lace wigs have a full lace cap with lace around the entire perimeter of the head, and they are 100% hand tied. But because lace is so sheer and fragile, however, the likelihood of ripping or tearing is understandably higher. Lace front wigs however, combine the benefits of lace in the most visible portions of the wig while employing materials less susceptible to damage in the rest of the construction of the wig. This provides wig wearers with the perfect balance of a very natural look but durable wig that will have longevity. Human hair lace front wigs can last for years with the proper care.

How to put on your new lace front wig.

If you’ve just purchased your new wig, you may be apprehensive about trying it on without prior experience. Is it ok to try on straight from the packaging? Will people know I’m wearing a wig? See below for our detailed outline on how to put on your first lace front wig successfully.

Your adhesive.

Firstly, determine whether you have any reaction to your adhesive by conducting a skin sensitivity test. Apply a small amount of your adhesive to a sensitive part of your skin such as your wrist, inside your elbow or behind your ear. Leave it there for approx. 15 minutes, then remove. If there is any irritation or redness do not use that adhesive and select a different type or brand. If there is no irritation, feel free to proceed.

Flatten your hair.

The next phase is preparing your hair for your wig. This means you will have to flatten your hair. Depending on the thickness and amount of hair you have—this process may vary. If you have no hair or a small amount you will need to use a wig liner to keep your wig secure on your head. For short hair, simply brush it back away from your face, ready for your wig. For longer hair, pin it up by making flat pin curls out of sections of your hair. Keep them distributed evenly over your head to avoid bumps and bulges.

Wig cap.

You can wear a wig cap with any length of hair to assist you with keeping your hair flat and creating a protective barrier between the wig and your scalp. Many people find wig caps help them feel more secure throughout the day while wearing their wig—whereas others with natural hair prefer to wear their wig without one. The wig cap serves the purpose of being a base layer for your wig and the foundation for a look that will stay firmly in place. Wig caps are inexpensive and provide a quick and easy alternative to hair flattening. A high quality wig cap will effectively hide your existing hair and stop any rogue hairs from escaping out from under your wig.

Prepare your skin.

Wash your forehead, and pay close attention to your hairline by using a gentle cleanser in this area. Blot dry, then use a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a cotton pad and wipe along the hairline to remove excess oil. For sensitive skin only use products that you have previously used or spot test new products.

Fit your wig.

Start by tilting your head slightly forward, then placing your wig to your forehead in the correct direction. In a front to back motion slip the wig on as if you were putting on a shower cap. Tilt your head upright and push the front of the wig back until it aligns with your natural hairline. Hide away any stray hairs by tucking them into your wig. If you feel lots of pressure around your scalp, the wig may be too tight. If, when you move your head the wig moves independently, the wig may be too loose. Use the adjustable tab inside the wig to loosen or tighten as needed.

Wig tape or glue?

There are two common types of adhesive you can use to secure a lace front wig to your head—tape or glue. It’s recommended that you try both methods and decide which one you prefer more to utilise ongoing. For the adhesive tape—put double sided tape on your forehead starting in the mid-forehead section—then working your way to the outer forehead. Lay the adhesive glue strips beside one another until they cover most of your hairline. Apply your wig glue along your hairline ensuring it is evenly spread. Let the glue dry for approximately 3 minutes then place the wig on your head, making sure your wig accurately matches your hairline. Use your fingertips to smooth the wig over the tape or glue, working from the center of your forehead out to your ears. A good way to ensure your wig is perfectly placed is to check both ear tabs for alignment.

Time for styling.

Once your wig is on your head you are ready for the styling phase. With high quality human hair lace front wigs you almost have complete freedom to style your wig however you please. Human hair wigs can be styled using regular brushes and hot styling tools such as hair dryers, straightening irons and curling wands within reason. With synthetic wigs you need to take more care with styling as they cannot be heat styled. Style your synthetic hair wig with wide-tooth combs or wig brushes.

Choose a reputable supplier.

In the world of wigs, extensions and hair pieces—it’s important to choose a high quality lace front wig that suits your style, makes you feel great and one that is made from the highest quality human hair with premium manufacturing. The thing with human hair lace front wigs is that, if they are of bad quality, this is going to be really obvious to yourself and those around you which will leave you unsatisfied with your purchase. However, here at Lace Fronts Australia our wigs are quality controlled to ensure the highest standard of product is being sent to our valued customers. For a reliable lace front wig it’s vital you buy from a reputable source. This way you won’t be taking any risk from unknown suppliers who are notorious for supplying inadequate products. For guaranteed quality, purchase from the official Lace Fronts Australia website (www.lacefronts.com.au).

The price reflects the quality.

If you have been browsing online for the perfect wig—you’ve most likely been inundated with Amazon, eBay and Alibaba.com ads showing your beautiful looking yet extremely cheap human hair wigs with a price tag of around $50-$150. If you think this is too good to be true, usually that’s because it is. Firstly, good quality wigs are made from high quality products that are costly and are created through intricate and highly detailed manufacturing processes to ensure they appear as real and healthy looking as possible. If you’re wanting to be happy with your initial purchase, don’t waste your time going through the process of elimination with cheap and nasty wigs. The hair is often sparse, the measurements aren’t accurate and even the colouring may not reflect what was advertised.

Health and hygiene issues with cheap wigs.

There’s no doubt that there are many subpar, cheap wigs available out there—both in store and online that compromise on quality which can actually compromise your health. Some cheaper wigs are manufactured in poor hygienic conditions and the products used to create these wigs are substandard which means such wigs have the ability to lead to inconvenient medical conditions such as chronic headaches, a clogged scalp and hair fall. Such problems can be alleviated by simply practicing good hygiene regularly with your wig but by ultimately purchasing a wig that is of a high quality standard—and one that fits right.

Headaches.

Many cheap wigs are often accompanied by inaccurate measurements due to lack of care in the construction phase. A poor fitting wig can lead to headaches and migraines due to the pressure engulfing your scalp for an extended period of time. Before purchasing your wig, it's important that you measure your head properly and choose the right wig size for you. Only purchase your wig from a trusted wig supplier such as Lace Fronts Australia to ensure you’re getting what you paid for.

Hair damage.

Thinning of your hairline and hair breakage can be evident in those who regularly wear cheap wigs. This is because the low quality manufacturing, harsh materials and poor fit can cause excess friction to your hair which can result in visual damage. Lace Fronts Australia have feather light wigs and high quality, fine wig caps that allow for fantastic circulation and healthy hair growth. There are no severe medical conditions associated with any Lace Fronts Australia products as they are all made from high quality materials and advanced construction technology.

Hair loss.

In more extreme circumstances, if you begin to notice significant hair loss after recently introducing a new cheap wig into your daily routine, it's more likely than not the number one culprit for your hair loss. Cheap and nasty wigs are notorious for causing dandruff, breakage and hair fall as they can cause hypoxia which is when your scalp is deprived of adequate oxygen at a tissue level causing hair loss.

Some cheaper wigs claim to be made from legitimate human hair but often if the price tag is extremely low they can be made from low quality, coarse synthetic fibers which don’t allow for proper airflow. For daily wig wearers this could potentially block your glands and therefore the oxygen supply to your scalp may be compromised. This lack of oxygen will eventually weaken the roots of your real hair and cause hair follicles to shed the hair prematurely—ultimately causing hair loss. This can be reversed, however, it requires diligent treatment.

Lace front wigs are dynamic, allowing the wearer to alter their hairstyle just like they would with their real hair. High quality Lace Fronts Australia wigs are the ultimate way to look and feel fantastic in your own skin. If you’re in the market for a new wig or looking to update a lacklustre wig, browse through Lace Fronts Australia range of amazing lace front wigs in an array of varying styles and colours that suit everyone. You can even have your lace front wig custom made for you—to ensure it’s identical to your favourite hair inspiration pic


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