Do you have a lace wig but can't wear it yet? Here's a detailed tutorial, easy and quick. Keep reading for a step-by-step application guide, let’s do it!
Wig caps are essential because they protect your natural hair from potential damage while wearing a wig (i.e. breakage from friction). Your hair needs to be as flat as possible so the wig can sit naturally and not like a hump on the top of your head. You can braid your hair or slick it back with gel or mousse (the latter if you have short hair). The better the foundation under your wig, the better it will look when it’s on.
You should choose a wig cap which closes to your skin tone to help the parting of the wig look more natural. You can do one more step: apply a powder that matches your skin tone to the wig cap. If you choose a wig cap that isn’t your skin tone, this step helps tweak the cap to make the part look like your scalp.
- Place the closure wig on your head, starting in the front
I find this the easiest way to put on your wig, especially if your hair is braided, twisted, or molded. This will ensure that you’re moving the wig in the direction of the foundation that you created without disrupting it. And then, determine what kind of part you want and adjust the closure wig accordingly.
- Secure your lace closure wigs
Because you have a wig with lace closure, you may want to consider laying it down with heavy-duty hairspray. Wig glue works as well. However, we recommend the hair spray because it’s easier to work with, much more forgiving, and removes easily without causing damage to the hairline.
Once the gel is dry, cut off any excess lace along your hairline. And then, you can use a small brush dipped in a small amount of hairspray to hold your hair in place. This helps me to hide the start of the lace, helping the wig look like natural hair.
- Apply powder to the parting space
Yes, yet another step to make the part look official. This helps to make the knots that you see on the closure invisible, but also slightly widens the part to once again, make it look more realistic.
With these few steps, your closure lace wig is done. As a wig beginner, come and give it a try!