While full lace wigs are natural in appearance due the lace base, some are better than the rest. More affordable full lace wigs and lace fronts are flooding the market. However, more is not always better. With so many women falling in love with lace wigs there are many companies that sacrifice quality for quantity. If you do end up getting a less than stellar full lace wig there are a number of things that you can do to give it a more natural appearance.
Tweeze the Hairline
The hairline of a full lace-wig is the tell tale sign of a wig or not. The whole point of a lace-wig is to create a natural hairline. Unfortunately, some makers add too much hair in the hairline. This gives the wig an unnatural appearance as natural hair progresses in density. You have two options.
The first option is to go to a professional lace wig maker or store to have the density altered on your human hair wigs. They will be able to customize the density as much as they can to the already created full lace-wig. This will rather expensive but you will end up with the best results. If you will end up paying for the alteration as much as you did the wig, strongly consider option two.
In the privacy of your own home, you can tweeze the hairline to a desired density. First, brush back all the hair in the lace-wig and put into a ponytail. This will allow you to see the hairline better without extra hair in the way. You can then begin tweezing strand by strand in the very first row of the lace. You will want to tweeze alternating rows so that you do not over pluck one section. Every once in a while, make sure to try on the wig to see if the density is at your desired level or not. It is better to take your time, go slowly and check your progress than over tweeze. Once the hair is removed, you cannot replace it on your own.
Wash with Apple Cider Vinegar
Synthetic lace wigs typically have a shine that alerts everyone that it is a wig. This rinse is a great option for human or synthetic lace-wigs. Apple cider vinegar will get rid of the shine, soften the hair and gentle cleanse. Simply add 1 tablespoon per 1 cup of water that you wash your lace-wig in. If you wash your wig in a bowl that holds 8 cups of water, add 8 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Why not regular vinegar? The acidity in vinegar helps to break down dirt from styling products in the wig. However, it does not soften the hair. The natural acidity and enzymes from the apple will soften hair and get rid of shine on your full lace-wig.
Brush With Baking Soda
After you dry your lace-wig, brush it with a light sprinkle of baking soda. Baking soda acts the same way as the apple cider vinegar by reducing shine. Place a teaspoon of baking soda on the brush and brush through the lace-wig. Make sure to evenly and thoroughly brush through the lace-wig. This will allow the shine to be the same all around.
Baking soda is also a great way to quickly get rid of shine from your full lace wig when you are on the go. Sprayed too much wig sheen? Forgot to wash the lace wig and now it is too late? Simply brush through with the baking soda for quick and effective results.
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