Frequently Asked Questions
How do I remove a Lace Front hairpiece?
Adhesive should be sprayed using Lace Release Solvent or alcohol from the hair side of the hairpiece. Spray until the foundation is wet and then wait for the adhesive to loosen. Carefully peel away the hairpiece from your head.
How should I remove adhesive residue when it remains in the hairline after removing the hairpiece?
The adhesive may easily be cleaned from your skin using an adhesive remover, solvent or alcohol. A fine-tooth comb should be used to gently comb away any particles remaining in the hairline.
Where is the best place to start releasing your unit when removing it?
There is really no best place to start. Starting at the front left or right temple, peel up the edge and carefully remove it like you would a large bandage.
How do I avoid pulling hair out of my hairpiece and damaging it during the removal process?
You must completely release the adhesive or tape from your head before attempting to remove your unit. Sealing your knots is strongly suggested. This will help to extend the life of your wig.
How can I eliminate adhesive residue that is embedded into the lace?
You should gently remove any remaining adhesive or toupee tape residue with adhesive remover, solvent or alcohol. Be patient and give the solvent time to soften the residue. If residue remains in the lace, carefully brush it away using a soft bristle tooth brush saturated in solvent.
Using a lint free rag or micro-fiber towel can also work well when eliminating residue.
Additionally, many customers have also reported using the “Mirror Slide” technique.
Begin by pressing the base against a mirror and slowly slide the base down the mirror. The adhesive should slide right off the lace and onto the mirror. Repeat the process until all areas of the base are clean.
After removing the residue, what should be done to help my new hairpiece adhere with a new application of adhesive?
Unfortunately, some removers and solvents are oil based and will leave the wig foundation feeling oily. Simply washing the affected areas with shampoo and water will allow the new application of adhesive to stick correctly again!! The unit must be completely dry before re-applying adhesive.
HELP! I have glue in MY hair! How can I remove it?
Apply solvent to your hair and allow the adhesive to loosen. Gently comb your hair with a fine-tooth comb to remove the glue. Continue to slowly comb hair and add solvent until the glue is completely removed. DO NOT comb your hair aggressively. This will result in hair loss.
How long am I able to wear my unit without removing it?
Frequent removal is recommended for hygiene purposes. If you have oily skin or perspire a lot, only wear 1-2 days. If your skin normally remains dry and cool, then you may wear much longer.
The length of time that you’re able to wear your wig depends on your method of application. Some adhesives allow wear up to 7-30 days. Some clients may choose to have the wig unit sewn onto their hair and it can be worn much longer.
Please remember NOT to neglect your own hair!! Your hair must be properly washed, maintained and conditioned regularly to promote growth and sustain health.
*Wig suppliers and resellers are not responsible for the client’s neglect and unwillingness to adhere to application and removal instructions.*
I ordered a custom Lace Front wig from a vendor and it did not include baby hair around the perimeter. Should I send it back?
We do not recommend sending your Lace Front wig back to the vendor. It will cost you additional time and money to return the wig. We would suggest that you ventilate the baby hair yourself. If you are familiar with the hair ventilation technique, it will be easy to trim some of the hair from the wig and ventilate the baby hair around the perimeter.
I purchased a Lace Front wig that is beautiful, but it does not match my hairline. What should I do?
If you are ordering a custom Lace Front wig, the best thing to do is to send a head template to the vendor/seller. This will ensure the appropriate fit. However, most companies sell stock units and pre-made units because it is more cost and time efficient. If this is the case you can do the following:
If the hairline needs to be moved back, gently pluck away the individual strands of hair until the wig match your hairline. If you need more hair around the hairline, you can ventilate the hair into the lace yourself. This will save you much time and money.
Is there a way to attach a Lace Front Wig unit without the use of adhesives?
Yes. You can have your stylist sew the custom wig to your head and around your hairline. However, we do not recommend this technique if you have weak, thinning hair or suffering from any type of alopecia.
Another option is to purchase or create a glueless lace wig. This type of unit is installed completely without the use of adhesives. You will be able to remove the unit daily.
I received a Remy Human Hair wig and I noticed that it gets tangled easily.
There is a great solution for that problem. It is called The Clorox Scrub.
I ordered a yard of French Lace and the holes are very tiny. It seems really difficult for me to attach the hair to the lace.
The ventilation process takes much patience. Do not get discouraged. Practice makes perfect! Be sure to have the lace secured to a wig head / block so that it only allows minimal movement. Use great lighting so that you can see the holes. If the lace is “invisible” or you’re still having difficulty seeing the holes, place a dark blue tape or material under the lace material to enhance your visibility.
On occasion, the ventilating needle snags the lace. Is the needle defective?
No. The needle is not defective. There is a small hook at the very tip of the needle. If the needle is held incorrectly, it will snag everything it comes in contact with. To prevent this, hold the ventilating needle at a slight angle when attaching hair to the lace. Also, grab the correct number of hair strands that correspond with your needle. Needle #2 will grab a maximum of two hair strands. Needle #3 will grab three strands of hair and so on.
I made a custom hair template and it turned out great. Now I am ready to place the template on my head and it doesn’t fit. What happened?
The custom template is designed to fit your head tightly, but comfortably. When making your template, style your hair the way you plan to wear it under the wig. Any variation in hairstyles will affect the fitting of the template. Most clients prefer to style their hair in an under-handed French braid so that the Lace Front wig will lay flat on the head. By all means, do not create a head template on a wig head. Why? Because the template will only fit the wig head--not your head. If you need to make a template on a head other than your own, use a canvas wig block (in the appropriate size, of course). Measure each point of your head and transfer them to the wig block. This method will give you measurements as if you had the template on your own head.
I want to learn more tips and techniques of the trade. Your website is very helpful.
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I purchased a human hair wig from the local wig shop and it is cute, but looks a little “wiggy”. Is there something I can do to make it appear more natural?
Yes, there are a few ways to achieve a more flattering, natural look.
Too Shiny: Dull the shine by lightly adding wig power to your unit. Brush the powder evenly throughout your wig.
Too “Wiggy” or Full: Thin the hair out using tapering shears. Be sure to only taper the hair the lies underneath other wefts or strands. Tapered hair must blend in with the hair around it. Also, if the wig is too “full” and seems as if it is raised in certain areas and won’t lie down, place your wig on a flat surface and cover the selected area with a pressing cloth. Iron that section with medium heat.
Strong Hairline: Some wigs have a very strong hairline that doesn’t seem to very natural. Correct this by ventilating baby hair to the underside of the wig. Simply flip the wig inside out and ventilate individual strands of hair along the hairline. You may also opt to part out a thin section of your hair line, place the wig on your head then blend your hairline into the wig.
What is the liquid polyurethane used for?
Liquid polyurethane is used to seal knots, repair thin skin units, and to create thin skin toupees and hairpieces.
I would really like to wear a lace front wig, but I do not want to attach the wig to my forehead. What should I do?
You can have the lace wig or frontal sewn to your braided hair or you can wear a glueless wig cap.
I am a new to wig-making and I am not sure which lace will be easy for me to use. Please help!
Our clients love to use the Base Lace No. 2 when ventilating. The lace is durable and very easy to use.
Once you have become more comfortable with the hair ventilation process, it will be a great time to invest in our premium lace materials such as the Vaniss, Film, Opera, German and Swiss lace.
I was told that wearing wigs and hair extensions are bad for your hair. Is this true?
No, wearing wigs and extensions are not bad for your hair. Wigs and hair extension have gotten a bad rap for many years due to individuals receiving improper installation and/or continuous neglect to the natural hair.
If you are interested in hair extensions or wigs, be sure to get a professional to provide the service for you.
If you plan to install the wigs or extensions yourself, remember the following rules:
Do not neglect your natural hair. Keep your hair washed, conditioned and maintained.
Do not wear wigs or hair extensions that are too tight. This will only cause breakage and alopecia.
Keep your hair moisturized. Wearing wigs and extensions may dry out your hair. Allowing the proper balance of moisture will ensure that there is minimal (if any) breakage.
Be versatile. Change your style from time to time. Never wear the same style for long periods of time.
I would like to make a custom lace wig, but I do not want to spend multiple days making it. Is there an easier way to do it?
Yes! We offer a DVD called How to Create a Quick Lace Front Wig. It demonstrates how to make a lace wig using a mesh cap.
Which hair type will make my wig look more natural?
Human hair and synthetic hair all have the potential to look really great and natural. It really does not matter which type of hair that you choose. It depends on what works best for you.
However, the natural look that you are seeking can only be obtained with the proper hair ventilation technique. Professionals knot hair using single and double knots, v-looping, hair injection, the French Method, latch-hooking or crochet and so on. The most undetectable methods of ventilation are v-looping, hair injection and the French Method.
If you are unfamiliar with those ventilating techniques, a single knot will suitable. Remember to use single knots around the perimeter of your wig and gradually moving back using double knots.
Which wig lace offers the most undetectable appearance?
The most undetectable wig-making lace materials are the Film and Vaniss Lace.
I purchased a wig from a vendor and it fits too tight on my head. Should I send the wig back?
No. It will cost you time and money to send the wig back to be adjusted. A suggestion would be to view our video Wig Modifications: How to Enlarge Your Wig Cap.
Which hair ventilating needle is easier to use? Asian or German?
Most professionals use the Asian (short) hair ventilating needle to make wigs. However, some professionals feel more comfortable when using the German needles. German needles are used mostly used for the French Methods and double-knotting. It would be entirely your preference.