Be careful when pulling on monofilament features!

 
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Most monofilament wigs have some sort of welded lace in them. Do not pull directly on these features, as the fibers of these grids can actually separate, leading to tears and fraying of these delicate features.

REMEMBER: The lace on lace front wigs tends to be finer than the monofilament anywhere else on the cap. Lace fronts are therefore the most delicate parts of the wig!


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

 
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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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Are lace front wigs bad for your scalp?

 
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The lace front wigs in our store are very safe for your scalp, provided that you do not have scalp inflammation in the areas where the lace is present. The Swiss lace that makes up the monofilament features of a wig can be kind of scratchy, so we don’t recommend applying it directly to skin that is open, red, irritated, or sore. A non-lace front, double-monofilament wig may be a better option for you if this is something you are dealing with. 🙂


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What’s up with this line behind the lace front?

 
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From a client e-mail:

Hello, I recently received my order. Everything seems fine but there is a problem that concerns me. In front of the lace there is this line which is not very obvious, but when I put it on my head it scared me a lot. I fear that because that line is exactly in front of my head it is so obvious that I am wearing a wig that anyone can tell from far away. I searched online, watched a lot of videos and pictures and couldn’t find any line in any of them. (It is very noticeable so I am pretty sure they can’t hide it.)

Help me please.

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This is the kind of question we get from those new to wearing wigs and who have not yet picked up some of the tricks, so let’s make this a teachable moment. 🙂

First of all, nobody in any of the videos online (or in everyday wear situations) was wearing their hair pulled back in this exact same way, right? I say this because this is the best way you could have picked to show me this seam.

Usually, only a tiny little sliver of the seam is exposed in the part. This is extremely easy to blend into the “scalp” with just a tiny dab of liquid concealer. BOOM! That’s it!

This is actually a very normal part of any wig that has both a lace front and a monofilament top. In fact, the only wigs on the market with lace fronts that don’t have this seam are those with monofilament side parts. Mono part wigs tend to have a continuous band of monofilament from the front to the part. Otherwise, basically all lace front / monofilament top wigs have this seam to fuse the two together.

The way I get around this when I wear wigs like this is by avoiding completely straight parts. I tend to take a little strand from the side and use it to cover the seam. No one can ever tell . . . which is probably why you never noticed it in the videos!

From the picture above, the top of this wig actually looks very good to me. The knotting is nice and small, and the knots are close together without being too close.

If this seam is something that makes you very self-conscious, then perhaps lace front / monofilament top wigs aren’t really the best fit for you. The Swiss lace used for the monofilament and lace features is translucent by design — so the cap is made to be see through! They have to fit the seam in there some place, so your best bet is to work around it or try to find a type of cap that doesn’t have this issue. 🙂

I recommend a wig with a monofilament part and a lace front in lieu of a completely hand-tied top. You’ll have some permatease to deal with in this case, but there won’t be a seam. Another great option would be to forget about the lace front altogether and go for a wig with a nice double-monofilament top, like the ones from the Amore or Jon Renau lines.


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