Lace Wigs 101

Posted by on Dec 1, 2011

Lace wigs have gotten a bad rap lately. There are groups dedicated to protesting lace wigs on Facebook, and if you google “bad lace wig”, the images that pop up will give you a good idea about what the protests are all about. It doesn’t have to be this way. Purchasing a quality wig and having it professionally applied are two of the main factors that determine whether or not a person makes the “Bad Lace Wigs” list or not. Check out these tips courtesy of Tiffani Chanel Luxury Hair!

Lace Wig Tips:
1.Keep it real. If you want your wig to look like your hair, the best thing that you can do is purchase one made of human hair. Because your natural hair usually won’t show, it is not necessary for the wig to be an exact match of your hair (unless you want it to be), but the hair should be a believable texture, length and color. Also, although some synthetic wigs are really nice, they do not last as long as human hair.

2. One size does not fit all. I’ve had several customers ask me how much of their edges they needed to shave off to wear a lace wig. The first time I received that question, I was floored when I realized that people were allowing people (often stylists) to shave their hair off for so that their own natural hairlines wouldn’t extend beyond the wig. There is no wig worth shaving your hair off to fit. Wigs come in all sizes and if your natural edges protrude beyond the wig, that means it’s an incorrect fit. If your hairdresser asks to shave your hair, immediately find a new hairdresser and a custom wig, or at least a larger stock wig.

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