Lace frontals are the most popular trend with wigs and weaves because they allow you to wear hair extensions and bundles which look just like your own hair. Here’s how to customise and install the perfect lace frontal.
Lace frontal can be worn alone creating a natural look in under one hour or sewn for a longer-lasting style
A frontal is a hair piece that encloses your head. Similar to a closure, but different in that a frontal covers the entire front of your head/hairline. With a frontal, you can pull your hair into a high bun or ponytail with no problem and with it looking amazingly natural, like your real hair. Whereas you may be apprehensive about showing your edges, a frontal covers them and gives you a hairline
It can be installed using various methods. It can be sewn into the hair, glued, or secured with a special type of tape. Frontals are designed to significantly cut down installation time and serve as a closure for sewn-in hair or it can be worn alone. If you want to learn how to install 360 lace frontal, this step-by-step guide will clarify it for you.
Bleaching the Knots
Unless you’ve ordered a pre-bleached lace front, you’re going to have to bleach the knots. Charge it to the wig game. Since each hair strand is hand tied into the lace base, there are visible knots at the end of each strand which look like little black dots along your lace.
Bleaching your frontal masks the black knots, and makes your hairline look more natural. It can be a messy process, so make sure you have everything ready before you start.
Plucking The Lace
Plucking is the process of using a tweezer to pluck out excess hairs around the frontal to make it less bulky. Use the tweezers to carefully pluck out random pieces of hair. The main focus is to make a gradual fade from the hairline to the rest of the longer hair. Tweeze the hairline until you have reached your liking and preference.
Constructing the Lace Front Wig
Now that you’ve plucked, dyed, and laid your frontal to perfection, it’s time to turn it into a wig. You want to avoid any and all bulkiness, so make sure everything is flat from your braid pattern to the amount of bundles you put in your head.
Creating Your Part
All lacefronts were not created equal. Some come with a pre-made part down the middle, to the side, with multiple parts, or with no parting at all (also known as a “free part”). With the free part frontal in particular, you get to choose where you want your part to lay and create it.
You can do this before you create the full wig or after.
Creating Natural Edges
One of the main complaints from lace front wig wearers is the unnatural hairline. No one’s hairline is full from ear to ear, and it’ll be the first indicator that you’re wearing a wig. Adjust your frontal accordingly. If you have thinner natural edges, then pluck your frontal’s hairline to get it to a more realistic density.
You can, not only create edges, but also get those lace baby hair looking perfectly sleek.