A custom-made lace front wig is a wig with lace mesh attached in the front. Custom-made wigs of this nature have hair that is pulled through the mesh to give the appearance of a true hairline. Unlike regular wigs, lace front wigs can be worn with hair pulled back from the forehead. They are more realistic but in order to completely cover the line, sometimes it is necessary to use makeup.
These are used either mostly by celebrities who remain at a distance from others on a stage as in theater or music venues or by women in Hollywood due to the natural look of the wigs on video.
If you are interested in buying and using a lace front wig, the cost will run from $2,000 to a whopping $16,000 for a wig with high quality hair. The great thing about a lace front wig is that it is possible to apply it yourself and with a little creativity, you can cover the front (such as with a headband).
With a little practice and some understanding of the techniques used, you will be able to put your wig on without it being a time-consuming chore.
2 Methods for Attaching Wigs with Lace Fronts
1. Use a liquid adhesive that is suitable for human skin – set the wig on your head and pull the front lace mesh back by about an inch. Apply the adhesive to your hairline — it will disappear into the lace. Place the wig over this and it will look like the wig is your natural hair.
2. Attach the wig with double-sided tape- This is much more complicated than using liquid adhesive. Cut strips of tape into three-inch lengths. Make sure they are between 3 1/2 to 4 inches wide. Starting on one side of your head, take one of the strips and put it on the polyurethaned spot where the front lace is attached. Press the tape down firmly. Continue to lay each strip of tape down, with each end touching the next until you have completely covered the entire hairline. Attach the last strip to the polyurethaned area on the opposite side from where you started. Be sure there are no gaps between the strips of tape before you pull the wig over the line.
Using adhesive keeps your wig in place keeps it flat to the head and makes it possible to brush through your “hair” without difficulty. If your wig shifts when you brush it, it could be that you need to use more or that you need to change adhesives.
If you are spending an evening in close quarters and do not want it obvious that you are wearing a wig, try blending in foundation to cover the line in front. This is not recommended for daytime wear. If you are concerned about the way your lace front wig looks in the bright light, try using a headband that covers the hairline.
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