Application & Maintenance Tips To Help You Take Care Of Your New Lace Wig

Posted on: 12 February 2016

If you just purchased your first lace wig, and you want it to last for a while, you need to know how to apply and treat your lace wig. Here are a few things you need to know about the application and maintenance process in order to get the most use possible out of your new lace wig.

How To Apply Your Lace Wigs

Lace wigs are designed to be worn for an extended period of time. The first thing you are going to want to do is make sure that you have washed along your hairline before you begin to apply your wig.

Next, you need to try the wig on and figure out exactly where you want it to rest on your head. Use eyeliner to make small dots on your hairline where you want the wig to glue the wig onto your head.

Before applying the glue to your hairline, you should apply some scalp protector. This will protect your skin from the adhesives you will have to use to keep your wig in place.

Once the scalp protector has dried, apply very thin lines of glue along your hairline where you made the dots. Use a makeup brush to apply the glue to the right spot. Let the glue dry a little bit, but not all the way. It should feel tacky. When it feels tacky, apply another layer of glue. Then, place double sticky wig tape around your nape, crown and temples. 

Now you are ready to put your wig into place. Line it up with the dots and outer line of glue, and press it down once it is centered and lined up perfectly. 

Run a hair dryer over your wig in order to set the glue and tape in place and secure the bond. Let your wig set for a couple of hours before you style it to ensure that the glue and tape have formed a secure bond with your wig.

How To Take Care Of Your Lace Wig

You should comb and brush out your wig every day to keep the hair on your wig from getting tangled and matted together. You don't want to pull out any hair while brushing, so be gentle. Brush your hair before you go to sleep and after you wake up in the morning to keep it looking its best. 

When you go to sleep, take steps to prevent your hair from getting tangled while you sleep. You can braid it, put it in a ponytail, or wrap it up with a scarf. You don't want your hair to get tangled; generally when you brush out tangles, you end up pulling out hair and shortening the amount of time you can use your wig. 

Don't use hair products that contain a high amount of alcohol. Many shampoos, spritz and mousses contain alcohol. Be sure to read the ingredient label and use products that have low amounts of alcohol or none at all. 

When you wash your wig, you don't need to shampoo it as often as you need to condition it. Oils are not building up on your wig like they would your natural hair which is why you don't need to shampoo it that often, perhaps once a week. You can condition your hair more a couple of times a week though. When you don't need to do either, just put a shower cap on when you need to bathe or get some salon services to help care for your wig. 

If you follow the application and maintenance tips above, you should be able to get lots of usage out of your new lace wig.