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A Guide To Purchasing Wigs

Understanding the Nature of Wigs

The beauty of life is there are always choices. Even when deciding on the best wig, there is the beauty of choice for either lace front, full lace, and lace closure.

These wigs are designed to enhance your beauty and give you a polished and realistic hair appearance.

Wigs are versatile and can fit any occasion. It is easy to install when done professionally. Still, it is important to learn how to care for them to ensure they continue glowing and you receive your money worth without tossing it prematurely. A wig that is properly cared for can last a minimum of one year.

Here we will discuss the difference between the lace front, full lace, and lace closure wigs. So that you will be able to tell the difference between them, care for them, and choose the one that is right for you.

Types of Wigs 

There are many types of wigs; the highest quality and most realistic wigs are the lace front, full lace, and lace closure. Wigs are available in both human and synthetic hair. Human hair wigs, whether lace front, full lace, or lace closure, are better than synthetic wigs. In relation to the look and the ability for them to be cut, straightened, dyed, or curled to your liking.

Human Hair Wigs also give a more realistic finish that more represents your actual hair when installed.

Understanding the different types of wigs will be instrumental as you decide which one best suits you.

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Lace Front Wig: These wigs have a small lace panel towards the front of the hairline, which is attached to the wig. The other sections of the wig are hand-sewn within the holes of the lace. The lace front wig can cover the complete scalp area of your head regardless of your hair being processed, natural, or having loc’s. Before placing the wig on your head, it is always best to have your natural hair secured in cornrows.  

Lace wigs are ideal when going for a look that will be realistic, like your own hair. Lace front wigs are trending, and it is very effective by keeping your natural hair protected while you sport a natural-looking hairline with the help of the lace that mimics the appearance of your actual scalp. When truly considering a lace front wig, consider the impression of a regular sew-in with your hair left out and blended into the human or synthetic hair.

Lace Front Wigs are generally available in straight, deep curly, water wave, body wave, loose wave, and kinky curly hair.

Caring for Lace Front Wigs

When caring for your lace front wig, you can place it on a mannequin or your hand, and with the use of a spray bottle of warm water with a tablespoon of shampoo dissolved, spritz your wig with the solution. With the application of cool water to the wig and the shampoo solution, it should lather and bit, and then you can then rinse your full lace wig under cool water and follow with conditioning and detangling with a wide-tooth comb. You then dry the hair gently with a towel and let it air dry.

It is also essential to limit the amount of heat that interacts with the full lace wig. Too much heat will cause damage and cause it to become dry.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Synthetic wigs should never interact with heat styling.

How to wash human extensions and wigs

Why Choose a Lace Front Wig

Lace front wigs look natural, are affordable, and can easily be removed even if it’s your first time wearing a wig. The front portion of the lace front wigs is of a sheer base.

However, lace front wigs lack flexibility but will only cause damage to your hairline and scalp if the lace glue is used incorrectly and removed without a lace glue remover. 

So, when using lace fronts, it’s important to use a glue adhesive and glue remover at all times. 

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Front Lace Wig

If you prefer not to use glue you also have the option of having the band added to the wig thus making it a glue-less lace front wig. 

Lace front wigs are also prone to slippage.

Full Lace: This wig is also a popular one and is available in both synthetic and human hair. The lace wig is constructed with the use of a lace cap. The lace wig is built to cover the entire head with your natural hair secured underneath.

Full lace wigs allow you to change the parts from center to side or without a part. Full lace wigs are generally lightweight, making breathable for your natural hair underneath, thus not irritating.

This wig also gives a realistic and natural appearance along the hairline and entire scalp, which provides you with the opportunity to experiment with baby hair leave outs, cornrows, and single plaits on the wig itself to create a new appearance of it while installed other than it only being straight or curly.

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Lace Glue and Lace Glue Remover for Wigs

Caring for Your Full Lace Wig

When caring for your full lace wig, the process is the same as the lace front wig. You can place it on a mannequin or your hand, and with the use of a spray bottle of warm water with a tablespoon of shampoo dissolved, spritz your wig with the solution.

With the application of cool water to the wig and the shampoo solution, it should lather and bit, and then you can then rinse your full lace wig under cool water and follow with conditioning and detangling with a wide-tooth comb. You then dry the hair gently with a towel and let it air dry.

It is also important to limit the amount of heat that interacts with the full lace wig. Too much heat will cause damage and cause it to become dry.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Synthetic wigs should never interact with heat styling.

Why Choose a Full Lace Wig? 

The full lace wigs are generally more natural than the lace front and lace closure wigs. Full lace wigs are versatile and can accommodate varying hairstyles, including a ponytail, with different parting options. Full lace wigs are totally laced with no sheer base.

The full lace wig also provides much more airflow to the scalp, thus creating a healthy environment for your natural hair to grow.

However, full lace wigs tend to be more expensive than lace front and lace closure wigs.

Lace Closure: A lace closure wig is usually at a measurement of 4×4 or 5×5 in size. This closure is then added to the wig to close it or establish a particular size. The typical style for a lace closure wig is free-part, middle-part, or three-part.

Three-part lace closure: three different parting options

Middle-part lace closure: only one part option

Free-part lace closure: any part you desire

body wave full lace wig
Body Wave Brazillian Full Lace Wig

Caring for Your Lace Closure Wig

The lace closure wig is simple to care for; it entails washing it with a sulfate-free shampoo, conditioning it, air-drying it, and then styling it to your desire.

For the best maintenance, it is advised to be taken off at the end of the day before bed and put back on the following day.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Synthetic wigs should never interact with heat styling.

Why choose Lace Closure Wig? 

The lace closure wig with proper maintenance will last long and is suited for warmer weather because you will not have to fear the aspect of losing the adhesivity of the glue within two weeks. It also gives you the opportunity to try many hairstyles with minor damage to your natural hair or hairline.

Final Thoughts

After hearing all the details regarding lace front, full lace, and lace closure wigs, the decision is now up to you. What is sure is that whichever you decide you will look beautiful, but with close attention to all the pros and cons of all three types of wigs, you will be sure of the one that best suits you. If you want to understand the difference between synthetic, human virgin, and raw hair check out What Is Virgin Hair (Everything You Need To Know)

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Wig Stand

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