What Is A Lace Front Wig

A Beginner’s Guide to Wearing and Caring for a Lace Front Wig

If you’re in the market for a new wig, you’ll find no shortage of options! This can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. When you have the right information, choosing a wig doesn’t have to be so stressful. Here is a simple guide answering the question, “What is a lace front wig?” to help you determine if it is the best choice for your needs.

Benefits of Choosing a Lace Front Wig

Lace front wigs are a popular choice for synthetic and natural hair wigs. Unlike some wigs that have an attached wig cap, these wigs have a lace cap that will cover your head under the hair of the wig. These wigs are popular because they look natural. Lace wigs are breathable, making them a lot more comfortable than traditional wigs. This means you can wear your wig for an extended period of time without getting a headache.

If you have bald patches or a thinning scalp, lace front wigs are a great option. The lace in the cap will imitate the appearance of a natural hairline. If you have plentiful hair but you just want to want something different than your natural hair, you won’t have to worry about a lace front wig harming your real hair. This is different from other types of hair extensions or wigs such as sew-in extensions that can potentially damage your natural hair due to improper installation. 

Caring for a Natural Hair Wig with Lace Front

Lace front wigs are long-lasting. As long as you’re properly caring for your wigs, you should be able to get your wig to last for up to a year. 

Just like your own hair needs some regular TLC, your wigs need proper care. Try to avoid sleeping in your wigs. The best way to store them when you aren’t using them is to put them on mannequin heads. If your lace front wig has been sewn in or installed using adhesives, buy a scarf or silk bonnet and wear it while you sleep. This will protect the hair.

When it comes to washing your real hair lace front wig, use gentle shampoos and conditioners that are free of sulfates and any harsh detergents. You will also want to avoid over-washing your wigs. Only cleanse them once or twice a month depending on how frequently you wear the wig. If you’re going to use heat styling products, always use a heat protectant. Try to avoid styling creams or oils that are too heavy and will weigh the hair down.

Versatile Application Options 

There are three main ways that people choose to wear lace front wigs: with tape, glue, or elastic bands. No matter what method you use to apply the wig, it’s best to clean your scalp first. You will also need to find a way to conceal your own hair. The best way to do this is by braiding your hair into cornrows. This will also help protect your natural edges from becoming damaged if you’re using glue. 

Applying with Elastic Bands

If you’re using an elastic band, position the wig on your head and find what is a lace front wig’s best fit for you. You can tighten or loosen the elastic band to make the wig secure but not uncomfortable. Once you’ve found the right fit, secure the wig using some clips and trim away any excess lace. This will ensure that your lace front wig looks as natural as possible.

Applying with Glue

If you choose to install your wig with glue, make sure you buy glue that is specifically designed for lace front wigs. It’s also a good idea to make sure you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients in the wig glue. You can do this by applying a small amount to your skin before you actually use it on your wig. Monitor the place you applied the glue for any irritation. If nothing happens, it should be safe for you to use the glue for applying your wig.

You will need to apply the glue on your forehead close to your hairline. Spread the glue around, but avoid getting it in your actual hair. Applying a second layer of glue will maximize the wig’s adhesion. Some people even apply three layers!

You will want to use a hairdryer after each layer until the glue is clear and tacky to the touch all across your hairline. You shouldn’t apply your wig while the glue is still wet. You should also avoid applying the glue too far down your forehead. The further down you apply the glue, the further down the wig will have to be placed. This will make it look like you have a small forehead and could also reveal that you are actually wearing a wig.

Now is the time to actually apply the wig. The goal is to make your natural hairline and the edge of the lace match up. It’s very important that you are happy with how the wig is positioned before you start to press it into the glue as the glue is strong and meant to make it difficult for the wig to come off. Lastly, trim the lace to the appropriate length. A bonus tip is to apply a little concealer or foundation right up against the hairline to blend the wig with your own hair even more seamlessly. Once you’ve applied your wig, you can style it however you want. 

Don’t Just Wear a Lace Front Wig—Become a Lace Front Wig Making Master!

It’s easy to see why lace front natural hair wigs are so popular! They’re not just an amazing choice when you’re wanting to change up your look—they’re also an amazing business opportunity. I would love to help you turn your passion for great wigs into a thriving business. My site is full of resources from the Lace Wig Starter Tool Kit to the Lace Wig Training System to my upcoming book release and more! 

There’s no time like the present to master the art of wig making. Get started today!

Be blessed,
Marquetta Breslin

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“I Survived COVID-19!”

Aww man, I was so shocked yesterday as I read a Facebook post from Erica Hughey Aker, a former student who graduated from multiple programs with me. In her post, Erica talked about her experience with COVID-19 and how she's now on the other side of it.

😷I survived Covid-19! It was an experience I NEVER want to go through again! It started off as a mild cough. It…

Posted by Erica Hughey Aker on Sunday, October 4, 2020

After I finished reading about her experience, I laid in bed for a while and thought about how much of a crazy year this has been for all of us. Our local government mandated that we quarantine, we've had to deal with multiple issues of death, racial injustice, loneliness, fear, depression, doubt, worry, anger, and so much more.

Aside from all of that, there have been some positives. Several industries are actively addressing and fixing racial injustices head-on. Businesses have been birthed; businesses have flourished, families are spending more time together, people are becoming more productive, and so on.

I think we can all agree that 2020 will go down in history as a year that no one living, no matter how old you are, has ever experienced. 

Today, I encourage you to reflect on the positives from this year and do these two things…

  1. Write down all that you've learned this year. It's easy to reflect on the negatives, but what have you learned this year about yourself and others? 
  2. Write down how you plan to finish this year strong. I have a list of things I want to accomplish with the three months left this year, and I'm creating the environment to help me achieve that. What are you planning to do this year to finish strong?

There are still three months left in 2020, you can either take the bull by the horns and finish strong, or you can sit and do nothing. 

Finish strong and walk into 2021 with your head held high, ready for what life throws your way!

Happy Monday.

Be blessed,
Marquetta Breslin

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Why 90% Of Hair Extensions Comes From India

There have been so many misconceptions and misinformation out about where hair from hair extensions come from. So let me break it down for you.
Each day there are tons of hair donated at multiple different temples in India. The biggest temples are in Southern India, and this is where a majority of the hair comes from.

The hair is then bid on and sold online to the different factories that have the proper licensing to purchase the hair. Once the hair is purchased, it's handled multiple different ways depending on the manufacturer.

It's important to understand that not all Indian hair is virgin. Some women who donate have colored or chemically altered their hair. That hair is separated at the factory level.

That hair is then hackled and prepared to be sold to China. It's purchased by the ton. Once the hair is in China, they have their own methods of processing the hair for their tiered grading system (11A, 7A, etc.).

Some of the terms like Cambodian, Mongolian, etc. are marketing terms used to sell hair. There are very few people in other countries who donate or sell their hair for manufacturing.

Be sure to do your research before purchasing hair thoroughly. You want to make sure you're getting quality hair for the price.

Stay tuned for more information like this about the extension market.

Be blessed,
Marquetta Breslin

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My Final Reconstructive Surgery

I wanted to share my journey with you through a series of videos. In this video, I take you through my day and how I was feeling on the day of my surgery. I hope that by sharing my story that I can help someone who may be on the fence about getting a prophylactic mastectomy.

Be blessed,
Marquetta Breslin