Have you already received your lace front wig? If you have, there is an important thing to do before wearing a lace front wig. That is cutting the extra lace front wig to make it fit perfectly. You can also personalize the unique hair look on your own. For a natural and stunning hair look, how to cut or properly trim your lace front wig is an inevitable lesson for wig wearers. If you are new to it, scroll down to know more.
What You Will Know From This Blog
The construction of lace front wigs: Before figuring out how to cut the lace properly, you should understand the construction of a lace front wig to avoid wig damage in the process.
The lace front wig is composed of half-tied lace and a half-machine-made wig cap, which is placed at the front of the head.
The human hair is knotted into the lace hole on the lace part and sewn on the wig cap. With all the lace around, it allows you to part your hair in any direction you want and achieves versatile hairstyles.
The types of lace front wigs: 13x4 lace front wig, 13x5 lace front wig, 13x6 lace front wig, 360 and full lace wig, and HD lace front wig.
The adjustable straps: There are adjustable straps under the lace cap. They can enable you to get a customized fit based on your preferences. Check the picture below and you will find a strap connected to the lace near the ear tab. So you should be more careful when you cut it.
Combs: The reason why there are three combs is that they can help to secure the wig to your natural hair. Super convenient!
Why you should cut the lace of a wig?
1. Cut the extra lace
2. Looking for a natural hairline
1. Make the wig scalp real
2. A perfect hair look
What do you need to cut the lace front wig?
1. Wig stand or mannequin head: for convenience, when you cut the lace, you can put the wig on a wig stand.
2. Scissor: it is a must-have. Make sure to be patient during the process.
3. Clips: they can be used to secure the hair
4. Tweezer: it is for customizing your hairline
How to cut a lace front wig to make it natural?
Step one: Braid your hair and put on the wig
To let the wig sit on your head evenly, you need to braid your hair into cornrows or a twist out. Then cover the hair with a wig cap to avoid friction from the wig base. Next, put on the human hair wig and adjust the straps to fit your head.
Step two: Secure the lace on the forehead
After wearing a wig, the important thing is to secure the lace so that it can rest flat on the forehead. You can apply a hair strap on your forehead or use clips to clip the wig down.
Step three: Cut off the ear tab
For this step, you can wrap your hair up and use a comb to part the hair above your ear and some clips to pin up the hair, which allows you to see better and ensure you do not cut off any extra hair lace. Then you can cut the lace around the shape of your ear for the natural result on both sides. Make sure you don't cut the elastic band near the ear tab.
Step four: Cut the lace into pieces
To make the process easier, you can cut the lace into small sections to prevent snags or overly jagged edges. In the step, cutting straight across is not suggested. Make your first cut straight down the middle of the lace and then your temple.
After that, cut the extra lace and you will be all set. Remember to pull the lace taut and cut each section along the hairline to avoid cutting it into the hairline.
Step five: Glue Lace Down
The last step is to use adhesive glue to lay your lace down. You can wrap your forehead with a hair strap or silk scarf for five minutes to make sure your edges laid down.
How can I make my wig scalp look real?
Tips:1. use a premium lace front wig and adjust the strap to fit your head
2. cut the extra lace for a natural look
3. Bleach the knots and pluck your wig
4. Style your baby hair
The Youtube Video Tutorial For Cutting Lace Front Wig
If you are new to lace front wigs, check the video below to know better about the process.
After reading this blog, we hope you can be more confident to cut the lace front wig. Practice makes perfect. Follow the steps in the guide, you will be a pro in the future. Anything to share? Leave a comment below.