Frontal wigs have become a popular choice for most ladies. They created solutions to blending problems and acted as protective hairstyle saviors for so long.
They are versatile and help portray natural impressions with great confidence. Frontals can also allow you to move from wavy then back to a natural state without damaging your hair.
Even better, it’s a significant choice for those with bald and those experiencing hair loss. They also give you comfort as they tend to be more lightweight than any other wig type.
Another factor that makes frontals a better choice for many people is their ease of application: you can have a pre-cut wig.
You have to wear them or have uncut or untrimmed frontals giving you the power to choose your style.
Like any other hair type, even natural hair, they need maintenance. Sure, there comes a time when you have to remove your wigs, even during the night or when you want to make a new style.
During such times, tears or tangles may happen to your front wigs. But don’t fret. You can fix your lace front, and it’s easier than you even think.
Throughout this article, we’ll show you some of the best ways you can deploy to help fix your lace front wig to help boost your look.
The good news is, there are different methods you can explore, two that are well known. Read along!
Use The “Tape” Method
The tape method entails the use of double-sided sticky tape. The tape comes in different shapes and strengths and rolls or singles.
Here are the requirements you need:
- Have ready your ripped lace wig.
- Knot Sealer.
- Styrofoam wig head.
- Lace front tape.
- You can also have a 3M Transpore tape with the same width as the lace front tape.
If it’s your first time using wig tapes, then it would be wise to show you how to use them before we learn how to repair one:
So How Do you Use Wig Tape?
Follow the simple tips below:
- Clean the areas you intend to out the tapes.
- Cut as many wig tapes or strips as you’ll need in covering every section you plan to secure.
- Place a side of the tape and put in the silicone on the areas you wish to secure.
- Once you’re ready, wear the wig on and peel away the other side of the tape.
- Slowly and gently put your wig on the tape and avoid touching the sticky part of the tape.
- You’re almost done; now apply some pressure on the areas where the wig is positioned on the tape.
Boom! You’re done. Good, now that you have a clue how to use a wig tape, it’s time to learn how to repair your wigs through the tape method. Simple steps, right?
So, how do you repair your lace front wig using tapes?
Spritz your hair using some water and also ensure you comb it through. This ensures that the areas you intend to apply the tapes are clean to provide the tape correctly stick to your skin.
Turn your lace front wig inside out. This ensures that you have control of every area that needs repair.
Clean the areas of the wigs that have been ripped with acetone. Acetone would quickly help remove any tape residue as it breaks down the adhesive hold of the tape.
Using T-pins, pin the edges of the tear together to ensure the ripped sides or edges are touching.
Apply the lace front tape to cover the torn areas. And press down gently and firmly to ensure the tape is touching the lace. Then carefully trim the excess tape.
Cover the tape using a sheet of 3M Transpore tape of identical size. You may cut it if you have to reinforce or keep it from sticking on your scalp.
Another option you can explore to help you fix a lace front wing is through the stitching.
Use “Stitch Method” With Thread
Also known as the needle and thread method, this involves sewing your wing with a thread.
Here are some of the requirements you need:
- Your ripped ace wig.
- Styrofoam wig head.
- Knot Sealer.
- Sample Item
- Acetone- nail polish remover.
- Needle clean thread.
So, how do you stitch your lace front wig?
- Spritz your hair using a little water while combing it through.
- Turn your lace wigs inside out so that you can see through the area you need to repair. Then clean the area with acetone.
- Use T-pins to pin the edges of the tear so that the edges touch each other.
Once that is done.
- You must locate a clean and sturdy thread that matches the color of your lace wig. So thread the needle and tie the ends together to make it more reinforced.
- Your next step is to begin threading. So start stitching with a straightforward overcast stitch. However, keep your stitches small and near the tear to prevent your comb from getting into the thread afterwards.
- Double knot the ribbon while cutting off the excess.
Note. In repairing tears using stitches, ensure there are no lumps or bumps that can easily be detected
Another method you can consider is:
Also known as a knotting hook, the ventilation method is a little different from the stitching method.
This requires that you get a ventilation needle and some fibers- pieces of hair taken from a weft. So, you can get a unique hook of different sizes.
Remember, the smaller the hook, the lesser the hair grabbed, and the thinner the section sewed. This method functions to add individual strands of hair into your net of wigs.
Therefore, if you choose to use a knotting hook; Ensure the hook goes through your lace, then hook it with some hair fibers.
Pull the threads halfway through and knot them. By doing this, you’ll be attaching or closing the gaps or spaces in your front wig.
Just remember not to rip another hole during your process of going in and out of the lace. You don’t want to be creating new holes but to fix the already spaced areas.
The ventilation method can sometimes be time-consuming and very detailed. However, it can come out as the best method if correctly done. And you won’t have to throw your lace of wigs anymore.
What are some of the common mistakes wig wearers make, and how can you fix them?
Buying lace front wigs that have thick lace closure- regardless of your budget, you should always ensure you buy a wig that is worth your money.
A well-done lace has thin lace closure that would seamlessly lay on your scalp when installed.
Not braiding hair underneath the wig- One significant thing to ensure your hair doesn’t become lumpy is to weave it underneath before placing any wing on it.
So, have small braids that would straight backwards to maintain your underneath flat foundation.
Over-styling your baby hair- Of course, everyone wants to look fantastic. But that doesn’t mean you have to over-style your baby hair.
So, it’s best if you don’t overdo your style to allow your baby hair to blend with your wigs flawlessly.
If you feel that your laces are not in good shape and you think of fixing them, now we hope you choose to make them. You can either decide on stitching, tape, or ventilation method. Whichever method you choose, ensure you carefully handle your wigs to avoid their breakages.
Also, be sure you wash and maintain your wigs with the right products to ensure they last or serve you over a more extended period.