An Introduction to Lace Front Wigs

There are many possible reasons why people wear wigs. Some do so because their hair has fallen off due to chemotherapy or some other medical treatment. Others prefer wearing wigs rather than spend several hours a day fixing up their real hair. There are also those that wear wigs as part of a disguise, such as for a costume party.

No matter what the reason, one of the main priorities that people have when picking a wig to wear is for it to look real. As much as possible, nobody wants other people to know that they are wearing a wig. Fortunately, there are several kinds of wigs nowadays that are almost 100% undetectable or that can pass off as real hair even if you touch it.

One of the most popular natural-looking wigs that you can buy is the lace front wig. These wigs are typically made from natural human hair or a high quality synthetic fiber that looks and feels just like human hair. Lace front wigs are built with a lace cap that is almost imperceptible to the naked eye. Only the front half of the wig cap is actually made from lace, with the rear portion being made of some other durable kind of material that is not as undetectable as the lace.

A lot of wig wearers prefer lace front wigs because no matter how you part them, there would be no way that people can tell that you are wearing a wig. With a particularly high quality wig, it would appear that the individual strands are growing right out of your head. However, you would want to avoid tying your hair up in a high ponytail or some other kind of up-do because that will reveal the more visible cap towards the back of the head.

There are a few different kinds of lace material that are used to create lace front wigs. French lace is highly popular because it is virtually indiscernible but is still strong enough to hold a full head of hair. Swiss lace is also a favorite of many because of its sheerness and durability.

Still, when compared to other types of wigs, lace front wigs can be rather delicate and must be handled very carefully in order to minimize the risk of damage. If you shampoo them too vigorously or if you are not very gentle in putting them on and taking them off, you can cause the lace cap to rip, rendering the entire wig unusable.

Once a lace front wig has been correctly positioned and glued to the head, it can stay in place for several days at a time. There is not a lot of special maintenance procedures that you need to follow while wearing them either – you can basically go on with your life as usual, just making sure to use a special wig shampoo to wash your hair instead of your usual hair products.

However, you do need to take extra care if your lace front wig is made of synthetic hair fibers instead of real human hair. Heated styling devices may not be used for this type of wig at all because the heat will ruin the individual strands. Besides, you won’t need to style synthetic wigs anyway because they will keep their original style even after you wash them or wear them while sleeping.

The average cost of a lace front wig is approximately 500 but the actual price can be as low as $200 or as high as several thousands of dollars. It would depend on the type of lace used, on whether the hair strands are real or synthetic, and on the name of the manufacturer.


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