Are you looking for a great protective style that is both stylish and versatile? Look no further. The fact that there are lace front closure wigs in the world, is a clear indication that the hair and fashion gods have smiled upon us with love.
Lace front wigs are a great way to add a bit of pizzazz with just the right amount of personality to pull off any look effortlessly. However, just like any other protective style, there is a limit to how long you can keep rocking that beautiful wig.
So, what determines how long my wig will last?
To be honest, it all boils down to how well you maintain your wig and its quality. It is wise to remember that just like with everything else, ‘cheap is expensive.’ With that said, wigs that 100% human hair are obviously going to last longer up to 3 years while synthetic ones are probably going to last a year or less. But when it comes to how long a high-quality human hair front closure wig lasts as a protective style, you will have to stick around to find out.
What makes a good wig install last long?
If you are new to wigs, get comfortable as we enlighten you on a few basics you may find valuable. Lace front closure wigs are wigs that have a sheer underneath in which hair is hand-tied. They appear more natural-looking since the sheer leaves very little room between your natural hair and the wig.
When it’s all said and done, we all want our wigs to blend seamlessly and protect our hair from the elements and constant manipulation for as long as possible. With the right lace front wig, a great install and a few products you could be enjoying the next six weeks snatched and glammed like the queen you are.
Since a wig is only as good as its quality, then a great long-lasting install is determined by the following things;
1.Your hair lays as flat as possible.
As much as you are trying to give your hair a break, keep in mind that it should be in great health for that seamless look. This means, cleansing it, deep conditioning, drying, moisturizing, sealing and laying it as flat as possible. You can achieve a flat look by braiding it and using bobby pins to keep it down if it is too long.
2.Fit the wig to your specifications.
Fitting the lace closure wig on your head helps identify where you’d like your preference. You may be asking yourself, ‘what are my specifications, and how should I put it on?’ but that’s okay, it’s less intuitive than it seems and a no-brainer. Just make sure your wig is fitting properly, feels comfortable and looks natural.
3.Preparing your skin for the wig.
Wash your forehead, paying close attention to the hairline with a gentle cleanser. Blot dry with a dry towel. Use a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a cotton pad and wipe along the hairline to remove excess oil. If your skin is sensitive, apply a scalp-protecting serum to the area after rubbing the alcohol. Allow both to dry before proceeding.
4.Wig tape or glue should be applied.
When using the adhesive or tape, please take extra precautions to avoid the wig hairs from sticking on them. You should cut the lace to match your hairline. In some cases, it is easier to consider your stylist to perform this step for you. This ensures that you do not cut too much off the wig cap to avoid disrupting the natural hairline.
When putting on the glue, put it along your hairline making sure it is evenly spread and let it dry for about 2 minutes. Alternatively, you may double stick tape on the forehead starting from your mid-forehead. Lay strips side by side until they cover most of your hairline.
How long do lace front wigs stay on?
Normally, you should stay with your lace front wig for about 6 weeks, which is about the average time among the wig-wearing community. You cannot wear the same wig full time, here’s why;
Adhesive or glue.
Usually, if the wig is on for more than a reasonable time of 2 months, it will look like it dropping and present a less natural appearance. This is because no matter what quality adhesive you use, it will diminish in strength and performance over time. It is recommended that you remove it, maintain it and re-install it.
Maintenance on a regular basis.
You can give a thorough wash and care to your wig to help extend the lifespan of the real human hair wigs.
The health of your scalp.
It is important to take care of your hair underneath the wig. A good scalp massage and relaxation are relevant before you rush back into putting back on your wigs. This will promote blood flow and give you a rejuvenated feel.
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Finally, select a wig that resonates with who you are. Your identity as a human should be at the forefront since this is what makes your personality stand out. Be picky with your wigs and only settle for what you really want.