Lace Front Advice (Products to Use, Swimming, Sweating, Applying and Removing, Trimming)

Email from a client:

“Need advice and help on wearing a lace front. Products to use? Sweatproof? Swimming? Application and removal? How long to wear it? does it need a trim? I’ve watched multiple you tube videos and am SO confused! Thanks!”

Those are great questions for lace fronts. The best product we recommend looking into for a lace front style is the Blue Tape Roll. As you get more wear in your wig, the lace front is going to start to stretch out so you are eventually going to need to use some form of adhesive to keep the lace front in place. The Blue Tape helps keep the lace in place if you start having trouble with it puckering or if the wig keeps moving around. The front of the tape is actually clear and just the back f it is blue.

If you think that sweating is going to be an issue you’ll want to look into using a cotton wig cap. If your head tends to get sweaty or you think all wigs feel like very hot regardless of the cap construction, try and give cotton wig liners a try. They’re relatively inexpensive and can be washed very easily. They might just be the simplest and best thing you could do for your scalp especially in hot weather.

In regards to how swimming will effect your lace front, we really do not advise swimming with your wig on. We really advise wearing a swim cap instead. However, if you really want to swim in a wig, we recommend buying one specifically for this purpose. Chlorine can really do a number on your wigs and the lace fronts, so it’s best not to wear them in the pool unless you have a spare to wear outside of it.

The most important thing when putting on the lace front wig is to make sure the front of the wig lines up with your hairline and that your bio hair is tucked away and secure. You don’t want any bio hairs showing under the lace front. If you are going to use any adhesive, such a tape or glue, use your fingers to smooth the lace down working from the center of the lace towards your ears. If you are going to use some lace tape or glue you are going to want to have some lace solvent available to easily remove the adhesive without causing any damage to the lace. Once the adhesive is dissolved you can remove the wig like you normally would.

With daily wear, your lace front wig should lasts you up to 6 months. But it could lasts you years with proper care and if you rotate wearing it with another wig or wigs to reduce the wear on it. Make sure you don’t scratch your head through the lace front as this can cause tearing and shedding if you loosen up the hairs that are sewed into it. Also, be sure that you are only combing your wig with a wide tooth comb to prevent similar damage from occurring.

The length of a lace front should be about 1/4″ in depth. If you’re feeling like it is coming down too low you certainly can trim the edge with a pair of very sharp scissors to prevent fraying on the edge.

But first I would try playing with the placement of the wig a little further back on your head. This will create more open space on your forehead. I usually tilt my wigs by taking a hold of the ear tabs and positioning one slightly higher than the other – it just makes the hairline look more natural on me. Also, just be careful not to poke the lace front with a pointy object or that will damage the weave of the lace front and create a place it might unravel.


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HELP: Average circumference, small everywhere else (flat head)

From a customer e-mail:

I have the average circumference (21 1/2) but only 12 1/5 front to back. (ear to ear is about 13 inches). I love my current human hair wig but it is “saggy” where a normal skull would be rounded, not flat. What advice might you give me for selecting a wig online based on my head measurement?

Most of the lines I carry have human hair and synthetic wigs. I think that the best thing would be to experiment with some of the lower-cost synthetics from various manufacturers until you find one that really fits your head well.

Amore (average) and any petite wig that spring to mind that you may want to try right off the bat.

Why petite? Because the circumference can be adjusted easily on most wigs by just letting the wig in or out in the back at the adjuster tabs. The other parts of the cap are harder to adjust, as you’ve noticed. 😉

I also think a great human hair line for you to think about are the Evolution line from Jon Renau. Their fit is petite-average and they are made to sit very close on the head. You may still have a little extra space in the back, but it won’t be nearly as bad as most wigs. Plus, the built-in polyurethane all throughout the cap will help it grip your head better and stay in place — and give you a great location to apply adhesive if you need additional security.

Before buying one of these, though, I definitely recommend trying some of their less expensive synthetic styles — especially petite-sized — to see how they fit you first. It’s way less stressful to tie up $150 in an experiment compared to a couple of grand!

Hopefully, that helps! 🙂


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How Do I Do a Color Search on WigCloseouts?

1. Click on Color in the blue bar at the top of the page and this will expand the searchable color options.

2. Click on the color you would like to search for, in this case we’ll search for red shades.

3. You’ll then be taken to the page(s) that have all of our styles in a red shade on WigCloseouts.

I hope this information was helpful for you!


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Can I Cut the Extended Nape Off of My Wig?

We normally do not recommend cutting the extended nape off of a wig because it was made specifically for the style, but that’s not saying you can’t do so. We have had clients write in stating that they have cut the nape felt off completely with enough space for the adjusters and they said the wig fit much better in the back.

I have not heard or seen a demonstration of cutting the actual nape, but there may be some YouTube video tutorials out there that I may have overlooked. My recommendation is to try this on some of your old wigs that do not have this feature first before you try it on a wig you like and intend to keep.

I hope this information has been helpful for you!


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CysterWigs Demographic Statements

This store’s key demo:

  • WOMEN WITH PCOS
  • race neutral
  • reproductive age (PCOS is usually first diagnosed in women 17 – 45)
  • struggling a bit financially, due to younger age of onset
  • cis-gendered female (but only because of the PCOS component; otherwise, we’re very full-service and inclusive of all women)
  • American (though we have awesome Canadian and international clients!)
  • they’re often Millennials, so no one particular religious affiliation (again, we try to be intimate, yet inclusive here)
  • PCOS leads to fertility issues, so many of our clients are child-free or actively TTC

This has a dramatic impact on how we do business around here, relative to other wig sites. Because of our desire to appeal to our core audience, we have done the following to our store in a deliberate attempt to best suit their needs:

  • 100% online customer service
  • A multi-channel help desk features a self-service FAQ knowledge base, a community forum, and manned interactive client care help desk
  • Presence on a wide range of social media platforms
  • Frequent sales and discounts
  • We do not carry all wig models from every brand. Instead, we cherry-pick wigs according to what would best suit the age demographic outlined in the statement above (17 – 45 years).
  • Our marketing and visual media are always intentionally family-status neutral. This is because we are keenly aware that many of our clients struggle with fertility issues and we do not want to trigger them just because they read one of our newsletters.
  • We are LGBTQA+ inclusive. I know y’all don’t need straight people’s approval – I just want to let you know you’re always welcome here!
  • We are religion-neutral; we love everyone 🙂
  • We provide proactive, frank, transparent, and VERY detailed (albeit verbose) information about every aspect of what we’re doing behind the scenes; this is mainly because I am a Millennial, and we are a cynical bunch! We want to know as much as possible with minimal BS, and we can cut through cutesy marketing jargon with a butter knife . . . so I take that approach to heart in everything we do here at CysterWigs!

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