The installation of wigs can make the person who is new to human hair wigs feel frightened or if you are not familiar with wigs. Here are some tips to tell you how to install a perfect human hair wig. so that you can use your new wig with confidence.
Before this steps, you need to know what is your wig cap constructions, because there are many installations for different types of wig’s cap constructions. There are lace front wigs, full lace wig, 360 lace wig, lace closure wig, and headband wig, if you are unable to distinguish which wig you have,you can click to learn more about this.
This time we introduce some tips on a lace front wig installation about how to make sure your lace front wig will look super flawless when you put it on your head.
1. Stocking Cap: keep hair underneath nice and neat
When you install a lace front wig, you can use a stocking cap to keep the hair underneath nice and neat and slide it back as much as possible.
2. Secure the Wig
You can use a wig grip to help your wig more stable. A wig grip is flexible and wraps around your head with a Velcro attachment at the nape of your neck. It's easily adjustable for different head sizes and is a great solution for how to keep a wig on without adhesives. It also can reduce the friction between head and lace.
Use clips and bobby bins can achieve more security, clips will help keep your wig from moving around, and bobby pins is used to secure it into braids or flat twists and loose hair to close to the head.
Tighten Adjustable Straps also can keep the width nice and snug.
3.Make Lace Match Skin
If your lace is too light or it does not match your skin because you ordered the wrong lace or the company just only provides one with this lace color.
There is a way to fix it. You can use a fluffy brush and your favorite foundation powder that actually has yellow undertones and is not super dark or super light, you need choose the one which is as close as possible to your skin color, if not it will be too light or too dark to match you your skin .You need put this powder on the lace to make sure it is prey arround the hairline where the lace is go to meet your skin.
4.Cut Lace by Ears
Make sure you cut the extra pieces of lace by the ear area because when you are prepare to lay it, you want it to fit nice and hug around your ear and you don't want it to be sitting on top of ear. Don’t cut too high up so that you'll be able to see all your edges from ear and under and make sure you don't keep on too much or it will be uncomfortable.
5.Mark Where You Want To Cut Lace
If you are worried about cutting too much or less lace, you can put it on your head and mark it around your hairline and then cut it, but you’d better avoid brown pencil which will be hard to get off.
6.Use A Little Bit Of Glue
If you don't want to bring this wig back where your hairline is, please glue it on your hairline and make sure you bring it up to a point where you feel comfortable. And don’t minimize the forehead too much just make sure you can put a little bit of glue on, this will make your wig more smooth in the back with a cone.
7.Glue Down In Sections
When you put on glue, you can break it up into three parts, you can first do mid-part and then do sides, it will be easier to wait for the glue to get clear and also can give you a more clear forehead.
8.Don't Press Glue Into Skin
Don’t press glue into the skin too much, glue is kind of tacky, if you put it down too much it‘s going to get too white.
9.Don't Pick Up Lace Once Glue is Placed On Skin
Once the lace touches the glue, it would be challenging to be lifted up and still maintain a fresh look. Once you put it down like this do not pick this up or shift it, it's going to get too white if you pick it up because the glue is a kind of tacky
10.Cut Lace Close To Hairline
Don't cut too much lace when you cut it, find the location where you can get your clip near your hairline and cut the lace off by using a razor comb or scissors if you're not experienced because you don't know how to cut by yourself, this link will help you how to cut the lace.
11.Clean Up Unwanted Glue -- alcohol
When you get a close look at the hairline after you glue it and cut excess lace, you will find around the hairline will have white glue which makes it a little bit messy, so you can use some alcohol and then use a tip to rub that area lightly for any unavoidable errors, this steps will give you a more natural look.
12.Use More Powder To Blend Lace
After using alcohol to clear glue, if you think that area is still white, you can use your fluffy brush to brush it to get more natural.
13.Comb Out Hairs for Baby Hair Look
This is like a step that everybody may take when it comes to installing the wig, some people may not like baby hair, may not be a part of the baby hair trend but this is going to be needed if you want to help your wig look a lot more natural.
14.Wrap Hairline With Something Tight
With the above steps, use wrap paper or a scarf to wrap your edges, with this step it will stay nice.
15.Use Setting Foam Or Water To Help Create Part
When you want to part your wig, if you think it is difficult for you to part well, you can use some setting foam to spray or place to the part, and then take a comb and comb it.
16.For Long Lasting Defined Curls Use Setting Foam
Use some setting foam to spray or place on your wig, it will help you maintain your curly or wave wig.
17.Flatten Down Roots
If you feel like right near the root of the wig of your scalp is too high, you can use a curling iron or a hot comb to flatten it down.
18.Brighten Part-- the foundation
If you think the color of the stocking cap inside is unable to match with your skin color, you can use a foundation that is clear to your skin color and then use a brush to color it, this will make it match with your skin color.