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How to Apply Your Front Lace Wig

By Charles Hopkins Published 05/25/2007 | Self Improvement

You have got yourself a great front lace wig and you're just dying to try it on. The only problem is you are not quite sure how to go about it. Read on to find out.

The best thing about applying a front lace wig is that you can do it yourself. It is also quite easy once you understand the techniques and practice it a couple of times.

One of the major issues that many people face is that front lace wig frays at the forehead area. To avoid it here are a few tips to follow when attaching a front lace wig.

You can choose between two types of attachments: Double sided tapes and liquid adhesives. This is attached to your scalp or balding area. Ensure that the product you use is of a high quality and suitable for human use. There are special attachments available in the market specially designed for the purpose.

Using adhesive:

The front lace is put back at least to a width of one inch. The adhesive is then applied which disappears into lace front. The wig is then placed over this. The proper use of this method creates an illusion of hair growing out of the scalp.

Using tape:

Cut the tape into strips of 3 inches in length and approximately 3.8 inches in width. Take one strip and lay it on the polyurethane tape patch area where the lace front connects to it. Now you can lay the strip on the front hairline to the edge of the lace. Press and hold it down.

Proceed with laying the strips until you have taped the entire front from edge to edge. Remember to apply to apply pressure on the strips as you go along. You may need to cut and overlap the strips as and when necessary to fit the shape of the head but this is ok. End by attaching the last strip to the polyurethane area next to the lace front on the other side. Ensure that there are no gaps in the tape strip line.

This adhesive / tape will help firmly hold the wig in place. The main reason for putting the adhesive or tape on is to ensure that the wig does not look unnatural. It also helps in styling as well.

When your wig is attached firmly, you can be rest assured that you will look great and no one will know you have a wig on.