How to Wear a Lace Front Wig – A Beginner’s Guide
Jul. 28, 2020
Wigs are definitely having a moment in the beauty industry. For a long time, wigs have only been seen on celebrities (and maybe our grandmas or aunties) but now it seems like everyone and their mom has a lace front. The surge in popularity of lace front wigs can be attributed to the rise of the online influencer. Celebrity culture has been unattainable for decades, but the emergence of social media stars has given us easy access to content we couldn’t have consumed before. Hair stylists and wig connoisseurs alike showcase their talents for the masses on social media platforms.
If you are familiar with wigs, then you’ll know that there are a variety from frontals to full lace to U-part. Recently, lace fronts have come back into style because they offer a more natural look. The hairline on good lace front wigs make the hairline look almost undetectable and lace front gives you the freedom to part the hair anywhere you want. They also give you more versatility when it comes to hair color, cut, shape and style. There is a lace front wig in virtually any style you could think of. With lace front wigs, trying out a new color won’t leave your natural hair damaged. If you’re looking to switch up your style with this versatile option, then learning how to wear it correctly is crucial.
There is definitely a right and wrong way to wear a lace front wig. Worn the wrong way it will look bad – you don’t want to be that girl with her lace showing. Beyond that, lace fronts can also cause major damage to the hair and scalp. Thing like using the wrong glue can lead to infection and hair loss. Avoid damaging your natural hair by following these helpful tips.
- Prepare the Skin – The very first thing you must do before applying a lace front wig is prepare the skin by washing it with a gentle cleanser and using a cotton ball with a small amount of alcohol to wipe across the hairline. This will remove any excess oil.
- Secure your Natural Hair – If your hair is longer, then you’ll need to cornrow it in order to maintain that flat look. If you have shorter hair you may be able to just wrap it. After braiding or wrapping the hair, apply a wig cap to help flatten your hair and keep the wig in place. This is one of the most important steps because if you have a bad foundation, then the rest of the process will be much more difficult.
- Apply Adhesive – Before applying your first layer of glue make sure to try the wig on and see if the hairline aligns with yours. The type of adhesive you use is important because using the wrong type of glue can lead to severe damage. Make sure the type of glue you’re using is made specifically for lace front wigs and do a small patch test beforehand to ensure you don’t have any reactions to the product. After checking the hairline of the wig and the adhesive, apply the first layer of glue with a small brush spreading it evenly across the hairline and blow-dry it. Apply a second layer of glue and blow-dry until tacky and clear. Do not install the wig if the glue is still white.
- Install the Wig – Apply some freeze spray to help secure the wig and once it dries, pull the wig on. Adjust the edges so that the hairlines match and make sure that the back of the wig hangs naturally over your hair.
- Make some Adjustments – Now that the wig is secure, trim the lace with a pair of hair cutting shears and apply some concealer in order to blend the knots with your skin tone. This will give a more natural look. If you want baby hairs, pull out a few strands of hair by the hairline and cut with a razor. Use a styling product to lay your edges, tie a scarf around it and let it sit for a couple minutes. Now you can style the wig anyway you want!
- Removal – Wigs can be worn for longer periods of time, but it’s not recommended that you wear them for longer than six weeks at a time. Some adhesives are only made for short-term use, so the amount of time you should wear a wig depends on the type of adhesive you use. Once its time to remove your wig make sure to use an adhesive remover to make the process easier. Gently removing the wig will help to avoid any damage.
Although lace fronts may feel like an easy, low maintenance style don’t forget to take care of your natural hair. Wigs can be a fun accessory, but it’s important to still care for your hair when trying out a new style.
Clear Hydrated Skin The Clean Way✨
Staying in the trend of clean beauty, I have found an amazing product to add to my everyday routine. Odacité SKINCARE - Blue Aura Cleansing Water This is a cleansing water that is marketed to use in place of your cleanser for a “quick” clean. When looking for a good cleansing water, you want one that is hydrating and gets your face clean. Keep in mind not all cleansing waters are designed to clean makeup (I highly recommend a cleansing balm and cleanser). About This Brand: ✨Vegan ✨Cruelty Free ✨Certified Organic ✨ NO: Fillers | Parabens | Nanoparticles | Petrochemicals | PEG | Synthetic perfumes | Dyes | Phenoxyethanol. This cleansing water is so hydrating and satisfying to use. It smells very fresh and a little goes a long way. What is very important to me is my dry spot aren’t tight or irritated. I have been using this day and night and have seen amazing results acne and skin barrier wise. I included this in my routine after a regular cleanser and before my serums. So essentially, I use this as a “toner”. I do this to clean up anything my cleanse left behind, or the cleanser itself. INGREDIENTS: ✨Tumeric: Amazing for hyperpigmentation and overall skin brightness ✨Holy Basil: I drink the tea and can vouch this is an amazing adaptogen that can overall benefit every aspect of your life. It combats aging and free radical damage. ✨Neem: great anti aging ingredient that helps protects your skin barrier. ✨Aloe Vera Juice: this is great for your skin barrier overall. It hydrated, protects and brightens. I highly recommend this cleansing water and it is on sale for $9 at Boxycharm Pop Up 🥰🥰
At Home Exfoliating Facial ✨✨
So I recently received the Mimi Co Exfoliating Wand via IG PR. I couldn’t wait to do a full facial and I decided to do it tonight. Order: I purchased a steamer from Amazon for $23 and I’m obsessed with it (DM me for product info). I started with UpCircle - Cleansing Face Balm With Apricot Powder As my oil cleanse to get my sunscreen from today off and any other oils and dirts. INDIE LEE - Purifying Face Wash This cleanser is perfect for getting dirts and oils from skin as well. It’s not drying and it’s totally worth it! I paired it with a face cleansing scrub brush, I also purchased from Amazon. I love it and I paid around $20 for it as well! It doubles the vibration frequency put out by Foreo. CLARISMA - Namaste Glow Energizing Face Mask This was the mask I chose for the enzyme properties. This breaks down dirts and oils in pores and dead skin cells. I also steamed my face during this time. Follain - Toning Mist: Balance + Prime This was what I sprayed over my face for the prep for my exfoliating wand. I didn’t have a true medium and I am out of Aloe Vera plants so😭 I then exfoliated with my wand starting at my cheeks and working upward and then to my forehead. I went down and to the sides of my nose. Glow slow! innisfree - Jeju Lava Seawater Lotion I used the toner to cleanse my skin and get any dirts left over from me exfoliating. SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask I use this as my hydrating mask. I took the back of my Mimi Co Wand on switched to the Moisturizing Setting. I gently slid upwards my entire face for the last 2 mins only and then wiped the mask off with a damp cloth. earthtoskin - Tea Time Anti Aging Eye Cream This is the most hydrating eye cream I own. I used this with the back of my cleansing brush on the heat setting! Yes it made my eye feel so hydrated and relaxed. fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer This was the final step as a good moisturizer seals in everything! To prevent acne I use the SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil as my last step. I didn’t use an astringent type toner, so I wanted to still treat my skin💚
Drink of water for your skin!
We’re in the deep of winter and our skin get dehydrated and beaten by the harsh elements. Treat your skin to a pure drink of water that is based with pure Artic water —The ultra pure water that flows from the Arctic is known for its unique functional composition that’s buzzed about for helping to recharge dull-looking skin. By adding moisture back in helps fortify your skin and enhances skins’ luminosity. LUMENE - Nordic-C Glow Boost Essence Serum 30ml $12-$25 depends on size and retail. Based with pure artic spring water and two types o hyaluronic acids this serum is super emollient and hydrating. Love love love how gentle this formula is. LUMENE - Nordic C Valo Glow Lumenessence Brightening Beauty Lotion $14-$18 A gorgeous lightweight toning essence with pure artic water, hyaluronic acids and vitamin c rich berry complex. I love that it is gentle and not drying. 🐰 cruelty free and sustainably sourced
DISAPPOINTED BY THESE 100% NATURAL PRODUCTS 😩
I was so excited to try these out because I love moisturizers & I am always in search of a good one! These looked & sounded very promising! They’re from a woman owned company, completely natural, vegan, & cruelty free! However, I was quite disappointed. EARTH HARBOR - MERMAID MILK Nutrient Glow Moisturizer This moisturizer claims to give you a glow right away & it contains spirulina + matcha. I was excited about the matcha because it has so many amazing benefits for skin. It has a very whipped consistency which I like. However it always contains essential oils that were strong, although not toooo strong for my liking. But I’m really just not a fan of essential oils in my face creams. The moisturizer did make my skin appear a little brighter but the cream just sat on my face. All day long I could touch my face & still feel the cream sitting there! I hate that feeling! It also almost gave me a greasy appearance after a while? Not a fan. EARTH HARBOR - SIREN SILK Multi-Tasking Hydration Creme This one was absolutely awful. If I could give it 0 stars I would. It says to use it at night time & the apply it at least 5 minutes before bed so it can absorb on your face & not your pillow. It contains Sea Retinol + other Superherbs which normally make me love a product! But that just wasn’t enough here. First, when I put it on my face my eyes started to actually burn & I felt suffocated from the scent. It was THAT strong. Guys, I’m not being dramatic at all. The smell like attacked me it was crazy! I have never had something like that happen with a face cream! I couldn’t believe how strong the fragrance was. & to top it off, it wasn’t even a pretty smell. My husband described it as smelling like floor cleaner. But I powered through. The longer I had it on, the more “used” to the smell I got. So, I wore it overnight. But then I woke up even more upset with it! I had pilling all over my face. It almost looked like my face was peeling but it wasn’t, it was jus the cream. One thing I cannot stand about a moisturizer is pulling. That’s enough for me to throw it out! It also didn’t really even moisturize my face that well! All in all, I hated this experience. But if you want, you should try them out for yourself, don’t let my experience deter you from trying something new! I however, will be sticking with my Youth To The People Dream Mask & Superfood Whipped Moisturizer! Love those two!! YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream 💗💗💗 @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
Clear skin the gentle way?
Thank you @cheriefor this amazing gift 🤩 “buh-koo-chee-all” HERBIVORE - Bakuchiol Anti-Aging Serum I’ve already become a diehard Herbivore lover. So to receive this beauty was super exciting. When I started my acne journey on Cherie I was (and still am) a Differin Acne Gel stan. This was my choice of retinol and I wanted it strong to treat acne and boost my cellular turnover. Now that my acne is currently under control and it’s getting hot again, I definitely want something smooth and gentle. Bakuchiol is a gentler alternative to the very popular ingredient retinol. So essentially you’ll get overall youthful results for your skin. I haven’t tested this on my acne theory yet, but overall my face has been smooth and irritation free. This serum does not have a smell which I love for products of this caliber. I also love that it’s light and not drying at all. I use this at night and since i have a tolerance to retinol I use it every night. I haven’t been using it long enough to see results (about 12 weeks) but I definitely can’t wait to finish this. Have you tried Bakuchiol?
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