If you want to protect your natural hair from the heat damage of straightening or blow-drying, or you have a condition that causes hair loss, you may want to look into custom wigs. Lace wigs can be a great option for some people. Read on to learn more about this product and how to take care of it.
What are the Pros and Cons of Lace Wigs?
The main benefit of lace wigs is that the lace patch is a sheer material that will allow your scalp's natural color to show through. This means that you can part the lace wig in many ways and the hair part won't look unnatural. Lace wigs are securely attached to a wig cap, which means that they fit snugly, and you won't have to worry about shifting. Because the lace is a breathable material, these wigs tend to be more comfortable than other options and won't cause overheating. The main downside of lace wigs is the cost, as they can be more expensive than other options. Lace wigs may not last as long as other wigs, but you can extend their life with good storage habits.
What's the Difference Between a Frontal and Closure Lace Wig?
Frontal lace wigs and closure lace wigs are the two main types of wigs that you can choose from. The main difference between the two is where the wig base is attached. For instance, frontal wigs have a lace patch that runs across the front edge of your forehead. Closure wigs have lace panels that cover a portion of your scalp; they come in different styles, such as free part, middle part, and three-part.
There are pros and cons between both types. For instance, closure wigs allow for more styling options, and they may be less expensive than frontal lace wigs. However, closure wigs do need to be bought with other hair attachments to get a seamless look and may require more styling practice to look natural. Closures are also sewn in with natural hair and may not fit properly if the scalp isn't measured properly beforehand. Frontal wigs are held in place with tape or glue and tend to fit more snugly. The downside of frontal wigs is that they don't work as well for people with highly sensitive skin, as the tape or glue can cause redness.
How Should You Maintain and Store a Lace Wig?
Lace wigs may have human hair attachments or synthetic attachments, so you should ask the manufacturer for specifications since the maintenance is different for both. For example, synthetic wigs shouldn't have any heat applications, like curling irons, unless they are specifically made to be heat resistant! On a day-to-day basis, you should store the wig on a wig stand to help maintain the style. If you do need to store the wig for long periods, you should brush it out to its natural part and carefully fold it. Don't crumple the wig, as that can damage the lace. Be sure that the wig isn't wet or stored in a humid area, as this can also damage it and shorten its lifespan. When you store it, you can use the original packaging or an airtight plastic container.
Reach out to a cosmetics and hygiene supplier for more information about custom-made lace wigs