How to Install a Frontal Wig... Like a PRO!

by Timmie Fulton

Lace Frontal units are a popular go-to right now, as they are versatile and natural looking. These wigs are made using wefted extensions from the nape to the crown and hand tied lace in the frontal area, with lace from ear to ear.. Hair strands are knotted all over the wig cap to cover an entire head and can be worn in different styles.

As compared to lace closure wigs, these are more expensive because it takes longer to make. However, it is the best wig for versatility.Properly putting on a wig ensures a comfortable, natural new look and style.

So, How to Install Lace Frontal Wig?

Option 1: Install with Adhesive

This method last 3-7 days, with the most natural look, but can rapidly lessen the life of the unit if done is excess.


Step 1: Preparation

Wash your scalp with shampoo and warm water to ensure the application area is oil-free. Quick Tip: Short on time? Try cleansing the front hairline with 70% Alcohol. Spray scalp protector directly on your head to act as a barrier between your skin and the adhesive.

How you will apply: (STEPS 4-5 PREVIEW)

Apply adhesive onto areas onto which the wig will attach. Using the warm-cool air setting, blow dry the adhesive for about 30 seconds. Repeat x3 leaving the adhesive slightly tacky and clear.

Place the front part of the wig on your forehead and press firmly with both hands for at least 60 seconds. Attach the sides to the matching areas on your scalp and press firmly again for another minute. 

Step 2: Trim the lace 

Trimming the lace on the lace frontal wig only needs to be done the first time you use your wig, and it does not need to be done if the lace has already been trimmed by the manufacturer. To trim the lace, put the wig on your head. Use hair clips to fasten the wig hair back away from your scalp line.

Trim any lace that sticks out past the wig hairline using a pair of sharp scissors. Cut small amounts of lace at a time to avoid accidentally cutting too much. Be careful not to cut any of the wig hair. Lace that has been cut can be worn again.

Step 3 : Clean the application area

Clean the skin by your hairline with isopropyl alcohol to remove body oils and extra adhesive that could prevent the wig adhesive from sticking properly and adversely turning white.

Step 4: Apply Adhesive

With your fingers, apply your favorite edge control product or gel to lay down your edges to perfection. 

If using adhesive adhesive, apply a thin layer to the entire hairline using a small makeup brush or cosmetic stick. If using a soft bond adhesive, don't apply the wig immediately. Wait until the glue has become tacky. If using a hard bond adhesive, the wig can be applied immediately, as this type of glue bonds immediately.

Step 5: Attach the Wig

Line the wig part up as desired and use the wig combs to secure it onto your hair. Make sure not to pull too tight, this action can cause rippling!

Positioning the lace frontalon your head. The easiest way to find the front-center of the wig is to part the hair on the wig. Parting the hair will reveal the hairline. The middle of the wig hairline should line up with the middle of your forehead at your hairline.

Those attaching a wig with adhesive should start by attaching the wig at the hairline in the front middle of the forehead. Gently press the edge of the wig down against the glued skin, working around the hairline until it is attached around the entire hairline.

Step 6: Style your wig

Pull the wig down and adjust as necessary. Flat ironing can help smooth down the top to mimic your hair. Press down on the edges of the wig for five seconds to make the adhesive stick to your skin. Style the wig as desired.


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