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  • How to Install Lace Front Wigs

    Posted on November 10th, 2009 admin 2 comments
    Luxurious Hair Boutique asked:


    First things first…PREPARATION…PREPARATION…PREPARATION!!!

    -Gather your application products for easy access and prepare your own hair by either braiding into small cornrows, pin curling or wrapping your hair tightly. The main objective is to get your hair as flat as possible. Wearing a wig Cap is optional.

    -Pin and clip all the hairs on your unit (especially the baby hairs) away from the edges of the wig’s perimeter.

     

    -Apply Fray Block to lace as directed on packaging and allow to dry. (Optional)  Please note that Fray Block will help stop your lace from fraying. Fray block should dry clear.

     

    -Carefully cut extra lace around the perimeter of the wig to where the hair is knotted, being careful not to cut into the baby hairs.

     

    -Apply alcohol or cleanser with a cotton ball to clean skin around the edges of your natural hairline. The aim is to remove all excess oils from your skin. Apply scalp protector to area to be bonded. Let dry.

     

    -Position the lace wig on your head. Use an eyebrow pencil, lightly trace the hairline of the wig onto your forehead.

     

    Using an application brush or q-tip, apply adhesive just beyond your hairline as instructed by the lace wig adhesive manufacturer. Once the glue is ready (this will depend on the glue type) position lace wig on your head with hairline rolled back. Starting at the middle point of your forehead, bond wig to head by pressing down on one side, then the other, using the end of a tail comb. Bond front hairline first, then nape. Use the back end of comb to press harder further securing lace front wig onto hairline. Allow time for glue to completely cure/dry before styling. (usually 24 hours)

     

    Tie the edges of hair with a silk scarf until glue has fully set / cured.

    Application with Adhesive/Tapes

     

    Prepare the lace wig, hair and skin as previously mentioned above.

     

    Cut the tape into desired shapes and attach firmly around the perimiter of the lace unit.

     

    Position the unit on your head. Remove the backing of the tape in sections, a little at a time. Starting from the middle of the forehead, firmly press tape into skin with a tail comb.

     

    Tie the edges of the hair with a silk scarf until the adhesive has set.

     

    PLEASE NOTE:

    To acheive a longer hold, combine the use of liquid and tape adhesives. The tape helps preserve the lace by protecting it from frequent wear and tear. For tape/glue application, first apply glue to hairline, then apply tape to the front and nape of the wig. Press tape into wig firmly. When glue is ready, remove backing of tape and press the lace down into skin using a tail comb.

    Be sure to google The Luxurious Hair Boutique and check out our extensive wigs 101 section.

    Happy Shopping!

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  • Celebrity Lace Front Wigs

    Posted on October 28th, 2009 admin 1 comment
    Levetta Rivera asked:


    What do Beyonce, Tyra Banks, Ashanti, Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani have in common? They all were lace front wigs. Celebrity lace front wigs are the newest rage in modern hair replacement. We refer to these hair replacement units as “celebrity” lace front wigs because so many celebrities wear them. When applied properly the lace blends into the wig wearer’s skin and is virtually undetectable to the eye even upon close scrutiny. The lace creates an invisible hairline which gives the appearance that the hair from the wig is actually growing out of the wearer’s scalp. The result is no one will know that you are wearing a wig unless you tell them. Lace front wigs are the most realistic looking wigs on the market. They are constructed with very thin French or Swiss lace thus the name lace front wig. For a long time, lace front wigs were only available to the Hollywood elite, but, the secret is out and these wigs are now available for purchase by the general public. This means you too can have gorgeous and glamorous hair just like your favorite celebrity.

    Celebrity lace front wigs can have a cap construction that is either: 100% lace, monofilament or polyurethane. The 100% lace cap is the most popular. 100% lace means the entire wig cap is made of lace. Of the two lace types used in the construction process the “French” lace is the most popular and most commonly used. The design of the French lace material is similar to a “window screen” in which you have very small holes. The wig hair is then hand tied to this lace mesh strand by strand. It is a tedious process. Monofilament Wig Caps are the second most popular wig caps used for making celebrity lace front wigs. The material of these caps is similar to “women’s pantyhose material” with very tiny holes so close together that it looks like skin when bonded to skin. Polyurethane Wig Caps also have a very natural looking front hairline area but tend to hold heat which can be very uncomfortable in hot climates, as such, these wigs are not as popular as the French/Swiss Lace and Monofilament Lace front Wigs.

    Celebrity lace front wigs are generally very high quality expensive wigs. They are extremely safe and when worn correctly will not damage your hair and hairline the way weaves and extensions can. These wigs are highly in vogue because of their naturalism and versatility. They are extremely durable and can be worn at different occasions and under diverse weather conditions. Lace front wigs are available in a wide range of designs, styles, colors, lengths, and sizes and can be customized to fit your unique head dimensions. Unlike regular wigs, a lace front wig can be parted in any direction which means you have endless styling options. You can find a wide array of custom and celebrity style lace front wigs from shops that specialize in these hair systems. It may be difficult to find suppliers of these wigs in your local area unless you live in or near a large metropolitan area. If that is the case there are many places online to buy lace front wigs. Just make sure you do your homework to insure that you are making your purchase from a reputable and legitimate lace front wig shop retailer.



  • Lace Wig and your real hair’s health?

    Posted on January 24th, 2009 admin 5 comments
    james_choice asked:


    I just bought a full lace front wig. Wonderfull hair. I have my own real hair which is great too - 14”, wavy, dark brown. I am a long hair girl and I think my best features are enhanced with long hair - which I used to have.
    I intend to use my lace front wig for a year - the time that my real hair takes to get the lenght I need. I am going to use the wig for a week - wash my hair ( washing my hair once a week really works on me) and then after my hair is dry i would put my wig again and repeat this cycle for a year. Will my own hair be safe? Should I wear a wig cap or no wig cap?
    The last thing I want to do is to ruin my own hair ( like with hair extensions and so)

    Please help!!!