3 Mistakes People Make When Buying & Wearing Lace Wigs

Marquetta Breslin

Marquetta Breslin

October 14, 2019

 

In this video I share with you the 3 big mistakes I see people make when buying and wearing wigs. The versatility and range of styles you can create with the right wig are endless. The keyword with the right wig! Enjoy!

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TRANSCRIPT: I'm holding this so weird. It feels very awkward. It feels like I have somebody in a head lock. ♪ Breslin, Breslin, Breslin ♪ ♪ Author and a speaker ♪ ♪ Master stylist using every gift I got to teach her ♪ ♪ Just want to reach her ♪ ♪ When life changer, motivation is this key ♪ ♪ You can look wealthy but no greater is he ♪ ♪ It's Marquetta B ♪ ♪ Breslin, Breslin ♪ Hey, it's Marquetta Breslin and I'm back with another video and in this video, I'm going to be explaining the three biggest mistakes people make when wearing lace wigs. So let's get right into it. The number one thing that I see, the biggest mistake that I see, is the lace not matching properly and as a result, they have to put on makeup, they have to tint the lace, which is, tinting the lace is not bad. Sometimes you just have to tint lace, even with a higher quality lace, but let's say for a piece like this. So this is a piece that my daughter is working on. This lace, I don't know if you can see it on camera, but this lace, when I put it up against my finger, has a grayish, greenish brown tint to it. Hideous, okay. This is not good. So if you're going to be ordering lace wigs from a vendor, someone overseas on AliExpress or something like that, you want to ask what type of lace they provide. A lot of them say they provide HD lace and it's not HD lace. HD lace, which has become very popular right now actually has been around for a very long time because it's what they use in the television and film industry. So you just want to make sure that a lot of times, if you are ordering pieces from a vendor multiple times over and over again, they can send you samples of the lace that they provide and in doing that, you can be sure to choose a type of lace that better fits your skin. Now here's another piece that I have. This lace, I'm actually not mad at this lace. It has a pinkish undertone to it and while it's thick, this can be tinted to match and it will look fine. The thinner the lace, the better it's going to blend. However, most vendors who are mass producing these wigs are not going to be able to produce them quick enough on that type of lace because it is so fragile. Now here's another piece that, I believe this is another piece that my daughter is working on and this is a piece of film lace. It's actually a piece of coated atelier bassi lace, so it's a little bit more thick than a regular film lace, but it I put this up against my skin, yes it needs to be colored, but it's pretty, it disappears. So that's one of the most common mistakes that I see people making, is not properly disguising the lace. Another thing that I see people doing a lot or people having a lot of issues with is sizing. Either the piece is too big or the piece is too small. That is why it is really important to take a proper measurement. The measurements that are going to matter most, if you're purchasing from a manufacturer is your circumference measurement going from the hairline right here all the way down underneath the occipital bone back here, coming all the way around. That circumference measurement matters, okay? And then going from the top of the forehead here down to the bottom of the nape, that matters. This measurement here matters. Going from the tip of the ear all the way down to the bottom of the hairline. Understanding how to properly measure your head is very important unless you're buying a stock piece. Now a stock piece is a piece that doesn't necessarily fit your measurement to a T, but the circumference works for you and you can make it work. In that case, you may have to customize. So if you get a piece and it's a little bit too big, don't just wear it, try to customize it. If it's too big, one thing that you can do, and I'll show you on this, this is an oversized frontal, but I'll show you on this frontal. So let's say this frontal was too big, and this was the back, let's call this the back. You can cut out two pieces, I'm gonna put it down on the table for a second and pinch this together. You can cut out two pieces in the back that are triangular shaped, pinch those two pieces together and stitch them together to tighten up the back of that wig. So you would do that right back here, okay? I know I need a haircut, I don't want to hear about it in the comments. So you would cut out two pieces right back here, two triangular pieces, pinch those pieces together and sew it down. That's what's going to create that tightness that's going to hug to the nape of the neck and it's going to hold it tighter up here. Now, around here you're gonna have to be very careful around that ear, you don't want to remove too much hair, but in most cases, sizing and tightening it up back there in the back is what's going to make all the difference in the world. Now, if the piece is too small, you may have to cut it and stitch a piece of material or a piece of lace in the back to expand it a little bit and that's where you would need to learn how to ventilate, to go ahead and ventilate hair in those areas or you could just leave it blank, but that would look really, really weird and I would not do that. Alright, so number one is the lace not matching, number two is sizing and number three is density. A lot of times I see people wearing these wigs and the density is way too heavy, and a lot of times that's because they're just buying a stock wig and you get what you get, okay? So there's another of different ways to fix that. A lot of people like plucking, I don't do that, that's not my thing, I'm not hating on anybody that does it. Do what you do. But, what I suggest to do is if you have a piece that's super duper bulky and you want to reduce the amount of bulk in the piece, you can either thin it out with some thinning shears or, if you know how to ventilate and you're well versed in that skill, you can just remove the hair in the places that you don't want and go back in and ventilate hair in places that you do want, which is what we've done right here with this piece. So, this hair in this piece is extremely dense. I'm holding this so weird, it feels very awkward. It feels like I have somebody in a headlock. So this piece right here, look, it's super dense up in here, so what we did was we went through here and we removed the hair in this whole area right here because we want to go back in and customize and ventilate this, but a lot of people don't even know that they can do that. So when you're purchasing pieces, you don't want to order the heaviest density, you want to make sure that you have a lighter density in this area up here because it's gonna look way too dense. If they're not able to do that, like I said, you can thin it out with some thinning shears and then mold it down, or you can just completely remove the hair in the areas that you don't want and go back and ventilate hair in the areas that you do want. But, most vendors will, if you explain to them what you want they will be able to work with you and get you at least halfway there and the last resort, for me, is if you got a plug, just get in there and plug but you've got to be extremely careful not to tear holes in the lace, alright? So those are the three most common mistakes that I see people make when wearing lace wigs. Don't let it be you. Thank you so much for watching and I'll talk to you soon.

Marquetta Breslin

Marquetta Breslin

Marquetta Breslin is the creator of Million Dollar Stylist, Lace Wig Training System, Fully Booked, and many others. While she is known for her knowledge and wisdom passed on to other beauty professionals, she teaches her practical and inspirational lessons to people around the world on how to better their lives, their businesses, and themselves. Be notified on new articles, news, and events by subscribing to Marquetta's Daily Journal.
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