Now that you've purchased your lace front wig or full lace wig, lets talk about the application. The wonderful thing about lace front wigs & full lace wigs is that you can opt to wear them with tape or glue or without. You can easily apply them yourself and achieve a flawless look just as you would if you went to the salon; but remember the three P's. Preparation, Patience & Practice!
First things first, Preparation!
Gather your application products and line then up for easy access. Prepare your hair by wrapping, pin curling or braiding.
Clip back all the baby hairs on your unit to avoid cutting them by mistake. By applying fray block (optional) this will prevent your unit from fraying which in turn will extend the life of your unit.
Carefully cut the extra lace around the perimeter of the wig where the hair is knotted. Be careful not to cut into the baby hairs. Take your time with this process, as you do not want to cut too much off as there's no going back! We recommend cutting a little at a time.
If you're choosing to glue your unit, apply alcohol or cleanser with a make up sponge to cleanse your skin around the edges of your natural hairline. The aim is to remove all excess oils from your skin. We recommend a make up sponge vs a cotton ball, as the cotton ball will sometimes leave traces of the cotton in your hairline. Apply scalp protector to area to be bonded and let dry.
Position the lace wig on your head. Use an eyebrow pencil, preferably a white one; trace faint faint dots around the lace hairline of the wig onto your forehead, this will help you to apply your unit exactly where it looks most natural.
Using an application brush to apply the adhesive just beyond your hairline as instructed by the lace wig adhesive manufacturer. Once the glue is ready (this will depend on the glue type) position the lace wig on your head with hairline rolled back. Starting at the middle point of your forehead, bond wig to head by pressing down on one side, then the other, using the end of a tail comb. Bond front hairline first for lace front wigs, then the nape for full lace wigs. Use the back end of comb to press harder; further securing the lace front wig onto your hairline. Allow time for glue to completely cure/dry before styling. (Usually 24 hours)
Tie the edges of hair with a silk or satin scarf until glue has fully set/cured.
Remember to take your time, patience is a virtue. If you made any mistakes, practice, practice, practice and soon you will be able to install a lace front wig like the pros!