With all of the bad hair styles out here, it’s understandable that lace fronts are getting a bad rap. The reality is just like with anything, if done correctly, lace fronts can be a flattering and healthy protective hairstyle. If you like to switch up your style or simply just want a break from managing your real hair, a lace front can be a very doable option. Here are some tips to make sure that you are utilizing this hair style in the most enhancing and healthy way.
1. Be mindful of the glue.
As with anything else, if you are a first time user of lace front glue, do a 24-hour patch test. There are many glue products on the market (some better than others), and you should make sure that the one you are using won’t give you dermatitis (allergic response from skin to a substance). Lace front adhesive is meant to stick to skin for long periods of time, so it is important to make sure that your skin won’t be sensitive to it or damaged from it.
2. Stick to a routine.
Just because you have a lace front does not mean you can neglect your hair. Both the wig and your natural locks still need lots of TLC. Make sure you are still regularly washing, conditioning, and moisturizing your hair. Be sure to sit under a dryer for an extended period of time in order to thoroughly dry your extensions and the braided hair underneath.
3. Don’t force it.
If your skin has a reaction to the adhesive, do not continue to use it. This will not only make matters worse, but could potentially cause permanent damage to both your hair and scalp! There are many lace fronts on the market that have clips that can be used to attach the hair piece to your head as an alternative.
4. Invest in the right wig.
The most important aspect of wig enhancement is finding the right wig. Length, color, style and type are all things to consider. Synthetic wigs can be inexpensive options, but don’t offer much flexibility in style, and often look cheap and fake. Try investing in a wig with human hair and Swiss lace, as these tend to be more flattering and natural looking.
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