I'm not a wig girl. But during the pandemic, I wasn't able to get my twist extensions redone as often as I like. So I started to consider wearing a wig as a manageable protective style option and an easy way to change up my 'do and look polished during Zoom calls.As a wig novice, however, I didn't know where to start. And the curly synthetic wig I purchased on Amazon was not entirely the natural looking vibe I was going for.
So Everything She Wants enlisted Mayvenn wig expert Schae Graham to offer six easy steps for installing a lace front wig, which she says offers versatility -- from wavy to straight and from long to short -- without damaging your hair.
Checking the Unit: First, examine the wig to make sure that all combs and straps are in the correct place.
Prepping Your Hair: Creating the right foundation is important! Make sure that your hair is braided down, or in some form of braids or twists. This ensures that your wig will lay as flat as possible.
Applying the Wig Cap: Next, choose a wig cap that best matches the color of your scalp and skin tone. Pull it carefully over your head. This will create a smooth foundation and help protect your natural hair underneath.
Melting the Lace: After you’ve applied your wig cap, dot adhesive or Got2B gel on the perimeter of your forehead. Once it begins to feel tacky, pull your wig forward, with the lace covering your forehead. Use a small comb to press the lace against your skin. This step helps to “melt” the lace and creates a seamless finish.
Cutting the Lace: Once the adhesive is fully dry, take a small pair of scissors and begin to cut off the excess lace. For the most natural appearance, cut using a zig zag motion.
Finishing Touches: If you want an even more melted look, use Got2Be freeze spray or ORS Fix It Super Spray and spritz some onto the lace that’s left around your hairline. You’ll be left with a flawless wig that you can style however you wish!