Lace is the most delicate base material and it can be pretty easy to tear, especially our HD lace. As your lace wig ages, it is prone to some issues.
I want you to know that if this happens to you, don’t have to fret! It is possible to repair holes and rips yourself quite easily.
Yes, I understand that the notion of taking a needle or touching the foundation of your lace wig can be intimidating, but in a few straightforward actions you will be all set. To add to that, you can save yourself a small amount of money and time by not sending it in to be repaired, or giving up on your lace wig altogether.
Fixing a lace front may not seem like the simplest of tasks, but it is easier than you may think and can be done from the comfort of your own home. Before you get started, take a deep breath. You can accomplish this!
What You Will Need:
Your ripped lace wig
Styrofoam wig head
Acetone (Nail polish remover)
If you choose to make your repair using the Tape Method
Lace front tape
3M Transpore tape ( same width as lace front tape)
If you choose to make your repair using the Stitch Method
Spritz the hair using a little water and comb it through.
Turn your lace wig inside out so that the lace is facing you and you can clearly see the area you need to repair.
Clean the area that’s been ripped with acetone.
Apply knot sealer. Knot sealer will take about 3-5 minutes to dry.
Using T- pins, pin the edges of the tear together so that the ripped edges are touching.
Then select one of the following choices to complete your fix…
Choice 1: Fix with tape
Use lace front tape to cover the torn area. Press down firmly with your fingers to ensure the tape has attached to the lace, then carefully trim off the surplus.
Cover the tape using a sheet of 3M Transpore tape of the identical size ( cut it if you need to) to reinforce the region and keep it from sticking to your scalp.
Choice 2: Fix by stitching with thread
Locate a sturdy thread that matches the color of your system. You may also use clear thread.
We can thread it through the needle and tie the ends together so that the thread is reinforced.
Begin stitching with a straightforward overcast stitch. Keep your stitches small and near the tear so that your comb or brush will not get caught on the thread afterwards. As soon as you have stitched the complete tear, double knot the ribbon and cut off the excess.
And, that is it! It is not so scary now, is it?
Have you given up on a lace wig due to tears in the lace before? After this tutorial, do you plan to pull it out and repair it?
Once you decide on the method you wish to use, fixing your lace front wig is actually easier than you could have possibly imagined. However, the easiest way to fix your wig is to not have to fix it at all. Things to remember if you are an all time wig wearer is care. Be sure you are still washing and maintaining the upkeep of your wig cleansing and conditioning as well as having a proper place to store your wig that can ensure that your wig will last longer than a few wears.
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