Lace frontals have recently resurfaced, in part because they are designed to make your hairline appear more natural. Frontals, unlike wig caps, a portion will appear natural. Most lace front wigs also allow you to modify the position of your part, giving you more freedom than a traditional wig. Wigs are a terrific option for women looking for styling options because they allow you to wear any color you choose without hurting your hair. You can also go long or short without having to wait for growth or using shears. Of course, the key is to understand how to use frontals and closure hair properly. There is a proper method to secure this style of wig and a very improper way. If done incorrectly, it will not only look ugly but will also be harmful to your hair and scalp’s health.
Here are some expert recommendations for securing a closure hair wig without damaging your natural hair.
Keep Your Natural Hair Safe
To produce a level surface:
- Braid or wrap longer lengths of hair to your scalp. If your hair is short, wrap it.
- Before you apply any glue on your frontals, make sure all of your hair is secure—you don’t want to mess up this step because a lousy foundation will make the rest tough. When it comes to securing closures and frontals, understanding which adhesive to use is crucial.
- Look for one that’s designed to keep them in place.
This isn’t the time to use the lash glue or (heaven forbid) the craft glue. Perform a patch test before using a new adhesive for the first time to guarantee you are not allergic to it. You’ll need waterproof glue if you plan to swim in your wig. If you plan to wear your closure hair wig for a few days, you can alternatively use double-sided tape to secure it.
Don’t Forget To Take Care Of Your Wig With Tender Love Care TLC It Deserves
Closure hair wigs, like the hair on our heads, require the same level of attention. We sometimes overlook the fact that our wigs are also composed of real hair. Like our natural strands, they require haircare, including shampooing, conditioning, detangling, and heat-styling protection. To ensure optimal longevity, make sure to clean your wig’s lace and the hair in general completely. The amount and kind of styling product you use will affect how often you shampoo and condition your wig, but no more than every couple of weeks is recommended.
Keep Your Hair In Good Shape
You can delay shampooing and conditioning until you remove your frontals if you only wear them for a week or two a time. On the other hand, long-term wear necessitates routine maintenance to keep your natural hair from becoming dry and brittle. To reduce bacterial growth, thoroughly dry your tresses with a hood or bonnet drier after cleansing your hair and scalp. Wearing a closure hair wig for more than six weeks at a time is not recommended.
While most experts recommend taking a break after six weeks, you can remove it sooner if you choose. Certain adhesives are only intended for short-term usage. Thus the maximum amount of time you should wear frontals or closures is determined in part by the adhesive you use. If you wear your wig for a couple weeks at a time, avoid using short-term glue. However, once the six-week period has passed, it’s time to remove the closure hair wig and give your hair the post-wig care it requires, such as thorough cleansing, deep conditioning, and moisturizing.
While we’re on the subject of removal, don’t remove your frontals if you’re in a hurry—patience is crucial. Use a special adhesive remover and apply enough to soften the glue, then slowly remove the wig. If you encounter any resistance, use more remover and wait a few minutes before attempting again. Take your time, so you don’t harm your skin or hair. After you’ve carefully removed your wig, don’t forget to rinse the extra glue off of the lace. Use the same prescribed remover and, if necessary, a little diluted rubbing alcohol, then shampoo and condition.
Remove Your Wig Before Going To Bed If Possible
Sleeping with your closure hair wig may be easy, but it’s bad for your natural hair. However, most temporary adhesive solutions don’t work for removing your wig. Your lace frontals could look great before bed, but if you don’t wrap it up, you’ll wake up with a matted mess. To stay fresh, you’ll need to incorporate proper closure hair care into your evening regimen. It’s not a good idea to go to bed with a wet weave. To eliminate knots and the musty wig smell, make sure the hair is completely dry. Then, put a silk or satin scarf around your neck, or use a satin cap or pillowcase. You can now toss and turn without fear of breaking or tangling.
Brush Your Frontals And Closure Lightly
Brushing your closure gently and correctly will help it last longer. Brush your hair gently from the ends up, starting at the bottom and working your way up. To avoid excessive straining, keep your roots pressed down while brushing. Scratching your frontals with your fingernails, tugging, or harsh cleaning might damage it and cause baldness. Since closure hair is not wefted like regular extensions, hair loss is common. Each strand of hair is knotted separately and adhered to the base using strong glue. This gives your closure and frontals a natural appearance while also making it very delicate.
Following a proper hair care routine for frontals and closure hair helps maintain the wigs and gives you a smooth, seamless experience while securing them without any damage to your hair.