What's A Lace Wig?
Everything you need to know
about wigs and weaves.........
A weave install can give you all kind of beautiful realistic illusions. Purchasing wigs and weaves are a great and proud investment. Therefore taking care of your investment is important. Always follow recommendations from your stylist & asking questions
What are lace Wigs ?
For the most natural look with wigs, it's important to choose a lace wig! These wigs are so natural looking that they were originally used by celebrities in Hollywood to give actors and actresses an undetectable style to fit the acting role. Thereafter, many people began to wear lace fronts for daily wear!
Lace wigs can be more expensive than wigs without a lace , but that's because they are high-quality and look the most natural. For a look that's undetectable and has great styling versatility, lace wigs are certainly worth the money!
Lace wigs are not the cause of damage to the hair along your hairline. Thinning hair can occur with improper lace front wig application, removal, and poor edge care rituals when wearing your wig. Our natural hairline contains delicate hairs that are not as flexible or rich with the same degree of elasticity as that of the rest of the biological hairs on our head. This unique quality leaves them vulnerable to damage and even patchy hair loss when we inadvertently apply adhesives or tape on top of our natural hairline or fail to use the appropriate adhesive removal solution to remove wigs after wearing.
What are the different kind of lace wigs?
There are three main common types of lace wigs. There are others but these are the ones you will hear about the most
Full Lace Wigs- A full lace wig covers the entire head and must be installed slightly different than a lace front wig that is only attached at the front edges of your head. It is best to wear a wig cap especially when installing a full lace wig, since it will cover your entire head. Giving you the natural scalp look throughout the head
360 lace wigs- Whereas regular lace front closure is installed on only the front of the head, a 360 lace frontal goes all the around the head, leaving a round opening in the center. Parting abilities will measure from the front hair line between 5 to 6 inch back which will also give you good styling capabilities. Cost is cheaper than full lace and both will allow you to style in a natural looking ponytail
Lace Front Wgs - Lace front wigs are wigs that have a small sheer lace panel along the front hairline attached to the front of the wig.Sometimes there will also be a little strip of lace along the neck line. They are most identified as 13x4 . 13x5 or 13x6 from ear to ear with the lace on the front hairline. Shorter side parts or middle part on bobs or long hair are the basic styling for these wigs. Cost of wig is less than both full lace and 360 but still gives you a beautiful style,
The most important thing to Know is your wig cap size
Wig Size Guide
AVERAGE or MEDIUM . Between 54cm to 57cm (21.25 to 22.5 inches) – We would say about 90% of all customers are an average wig size, so you will find that there is more of a choice if you are measuring within this size. ...
PETITE. or SMALL. These wigs are between 51cm and 54cm (20 to 21.25 inches). ..
LARGE. These wigs are 23" 23.5
LARGER . This wig size will have to be customized
Narrowing down to Medium 22,5 inchs , Small 21.25 inchs , Large 24.5 inchs
To insure you pick the correct standard cap size it is recommended that you measure your head circumference. Once you know the important measurements you will be able to determine which cap size will fit you best
How do you measure your head for a lace wig?
1) Starting at the center of your forehead, pull the tape measure back behind one ear until it reaches the nape of your neck. 2) Pull it around the nape of your neck over your other ear. 3) Bring the ends of tape measure to meet in the center of your hairline at forehead. It is good to have your cap size when purchasing your wig.
What does lace type mean?
The term HD Lace or HD Lace Wig means (High Definition) which will offers a much closer result to the look to your skin . . It is thinner and melts completely into your scalp which makes it undetectable and your hairline less visible. The cost is also higher than a transparent lace wig.
The term Transparent Lace or Transparent Lace wig.
Transparent lace is the regular lace in a transparent color.
There are four different regular lace colors, including dark brown, medium brown, light brown and transparent. It is important to choose the right color to better match one’s skin tone. Transparent lace are comprised of very thin material and are also “see-through.” This particular quality aids in helping also to create a natural-looking scalp and give the illusion that this hair is growing from your follicles
How is a Lace Wig installed?
There are several ways you can wear a lace front wig. You can either wear it with tape, elastic bands , got to be glued products (which is not glue) or use glue. If you decide to use glue, make sure you use the right adhesive type designed specifically for installing lace fronts in place. Don't use lash glue or glue for craft work. Before you install your wig, do a skin test a day before to check if you are allergic to any of the materials you intend to use. You can do this by dabbing a small amount of liquid adhesive or double-sided wig tape onto the back of your hand and then observe for any changes.
Glue will be the choice for the longest and most natural look if your creating a hairline.
What is a Lace Frontal and Lace Closures?
A Lace Frontal is used to recreate a natural hairline from ear to ear. This piece is used and attached to sew ins , quick weaves and custom made wigs . The cost of a Frontal is cheaper than purchasing a lace wig, but you will also have to purchase bundles to complete your look which then could make purchasing a wig vs a frontal and bundles close in cost.
.A Lace Closures is used to recreate the natural parting of the hairline. Both lace frontals and lace closure hair pieces help to complete your look and are great for styling your wigs, weaves, and natural hair extensions.
What are the measurements of a Lace Frontal and a Lace Closure
Generally, lace frontals are 16 inches long. Lace frontals are approximately 13 inches in length and 4 inches in width,
A lace closure is usually a 4”×4″ piece, around temple to temple size. It's 4 inches long and 4 inches wide, like a perfect square. There are also many other different sizes lace closures for different needs.
What does Parting mean ?
You can part this closure or frontal anywhere.You can create a zig-zag part,a curvy part,and you can part it any way that you can part your regular hair.The free part closure or frontal is also the best if you want to wear your hair straight back with no part.The hair will look like it is coming from your scalp.
A Middle part lace Closure/Frontal is a lace closure with middle part. Middle part, baby hair around, has been bleached knots. ... More hairs are added to the middle part area to make it more natural realistic and long lasting.
Pre-Parted (Middle, Side, Three-Part Hair Closure/ Frontal ) : If the closure/ frontal is full lace, the part can still be placed where you like using a little water and re-parting with a comb. These just provide a pre-plucked, pre-made part to make installing a little bit easier.
What are hair bundles?
A Hair Bundles means 1 piece or 1 "pack of hair". The bundle is the term used when describing different hair types such as Remy and Virgin hair because the hair is essentially bundled together once collected from the donor and sewn onto a weft. So it is called Hair Bundle or Hair Weave.
What are hair bundles used for?
Bundles are a collection of high-quality hair extension wefts that have been tied up together (usually with a ribbon) and sold to be used for weave installs such as sew ins , quick weave, single added tracks for volume add in to wigs and custom wigs,
What is the difference between Virgin hair Remy Hair & Non Remy Hair?
Virgin Hair - Is untouched, raw hair. It's not been bleached, permed, dyed, processed, or chemically altered. ...Virgin Human Hair has been defined as hair that has never been chemically processed in any way, making the hair far more superior to Remy hair. As for virgin hair, although it is more expensive than remy hair, it can stay longer, and looks more natural.
Coloring Virgin Hair
Because it is untouched, virgin hair is also easier to color and style with heat tools. This is why it is often more expensive than Remy hair, but it is less expensive to color than remy hair because it has been untouched,
Remy hair is achieved when the cuticles are still intact and not stripped, and most importantly it's bundled so that the cuticle lays in the same direction from the time the hair is cut from the donor.In contrast, Remy human hair is collected through a method in which the hair strands are completely aligned in the natural direction as it grew. This provides a natural look, feel and smooth texture that is comparable to one’s own hair.
Coloring Remy Hair
Caution Coloring Remy Hair:
While you can technically color Remy hair extensions, it's important to understand that the results can be inconsistent.
Although hair may be premium quality Remy human hair each halo will be different as each one comes from a different hair donor.
The hair goes through a series of chemical processes to get them to the color and quality they are when you receive them, and so coloring them after this doesn’t always warrant consistent results.
We've seen halos colored perfectly, but unfortunately, we've also seen color and toner come out patchy and ruin the hair. Hair needs to be stripped from all chemicals for better results
It also depends on the brand and the ingredients of the dye or toner used.
Some brands of color work better than others.
Make sure to do a test patch first on an area of the halo that is hidden, but more importantly, make sure your stylist has successfully used that brand of color on Remy hair extensions before. This makes Remy hair more expensive to color than virgin hair. This is why you will find that many stylist only allow you to use the hair they are most familiar with.
Non Remy Hair-With non-remy hair extensions, the collection process varies so cuticle directions become mixed, leading to inevitable matting, tangling and shedding problems. While the non-remy hair may initially feel silky and soft, after a number of washes the silicone coating used to keep it super smooth eventually wears off, leaving the hair feeling harsh and brittle.
Coloring Non Remy Hair
Experts advise that you don't attempt to dye non-Remy hair weaves. But it is pretty safe to deposit a semi permanent rinse on non virgin hair.
What is a Sew In ?
A Sew-in weave is a technique used to add hair extensions onto one's real hair to create fuller, longer hair. Sew-ins are achieved by braiding the natural hair into a cornrow pattern and using a sewing needle to sew a weft, or track of hair extensions. Sew ins promote hair growth and do not break your hair as long as properly installed and taken out in an appropriate time frame. If your sew in is too tight that can damage your hair. A properly installed sew in can last a very long time but to prevent damage to your hair it is recommended to leave it in no longer than 4 weeks.
What is a quick weave ?
A Quick Weave is a weaving method where hair wefts are glued directly to a protective weave cap placed on your head before bonding. This style can be done at home or by a professional stylist. Similar to a sew-in weave, hair is braided down in cornrows or plaits. For Protective Style Quick Weaves neck strips are added to cover the braids for very minimum glue contact to the hair.
When done properly a quick weave can last just as long as a sew in. It is recommended to wear no longer than 4 weeks.
Remy Hair Patterns
Raw Virgin Hair Patterns
Lace Types/ Colors
Frontal & Closure
Virgin Raw Hair
Raw Virgin Color
Remy Hair Color
Wig Hair Patterns
Virgin hair has been steamed processed to give its texture a deep wave, loose wave etc. Raw hair has not been steamed processed or chemically altered in any way and will behave just like human hair growing out of your hair. This is why Raw Hair requires more love, care and attention.
What is a U- part wig
A u-part wig is essentially a wig with a small u shaped hole at the top or side of the wig . It is a fast and easy protective style.
U-part wigs a very simple, quick, and easy to install.
A u-part wig is basically what it sounds like.It is like the cross between a partial sew-in and a lace wig. A u-part wig is essentially a wig with a small hole at the top or side of the wig in the shape of a U. It allows you to leave out a part of your hair to blend with the wig.
You can blend and manipulate your leave out over the top of your wig or attach a closure, leaving you with a hairstyle that looks as if it is growing out of your scalp!
Yes,u part wig human hair is good for your own hair.
This is also the reason why women choose it.
1.Protect your hair: If you want to have access to your hair, the u-part wig will give you an opportunity to regularly take care of your hair. You will have easy access to the hair and do proper washing and deep conditioning of the hair.
2. Prevent hair loss: If you have a weak hairline or your hair cannot withstand tight sew in braids and weaves, then u-part wigs will be of great help to you. It helps in preventing hair loss.
3.Hair growth: You can use this u-part wig if you want to transition to natural hair. It contributes to your hair growth since you can take it at night and take good care of your hair. You can keep this wig in good condition for over a years and give you a natural look with proper hair care rituals.
Even though the U-part wig is easier to install the cost is based on a few factors.
1. Install is cheaper than lace wig or sew in install
2. The style of the wig either custom made or pre made
3,Install is cheaper than installing a lace wig, sew in or frontal
4.How often taking off , cleaning, maintenance, reinstall (More often for hair care purposes, less often for style wearing.
Middle U part
Side Part U part
In conclusion there are many more different hair techniques and install methods. These are the most common methods that you hear about. I hope this was informative and answered a lot of your questions and concerns.
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Taking Care of Your Investment
Some installs can even fool you thinking the hair is actually growing from your scalp. Stronger adhesives made strictly for wig applications are available for wearers that work out, sweat, have oily skin or want to take a swim. The time your install will actually last depends on the wearer and hair care. Too much oil and water will loosen up any thing. Stay mindful it is glue. Comb through your hair daily using your fingers more than the wig brush. Too much product weighs your hair down. When shampooing use sulfate free shampoo or moisturizing shampoo. Brush hair out with wig brush starting from the bottom to the top gently first. Shampoo using downwards strokes with fingers. Rinse , Condition and rinse the same way. Towel ring dry, comb through gently and let air dry. Silicon Mix is my favorite shampoo & Conditioner > It leaves your hair very soft and smelling good. (You can find in your local beauty supply store.) Cover and protect your hair weaves with only silk or satin scarfs or bonnets .Hair is like a relation ship, All it needs is some tender love and care and it can last and last.