Lace frontal is a stunning hairpiece for creating weaves and lace frontal wigs with various styles. Thanks to its delicate lace base and wide covering of the front head, the hairpiece does mimic your own hairline and scalp impressively. But, to have a perfectly natural look with it, you will need to take more matters into consideration. Let take a look at the following tips and see if you have gone the right way with your lace frontal.
Wearing a stocking cap before applying glue
Normally, users will apply glue directly to their heads, but after trying back and forth, we found out that using a stocking cap will bring a seamless and more natural install. It also eliminates the risk of allergy for people with sensitive skin.
To do this, you need a thin stocking cap that matches your skin tone. Make sure you twist, braid, or slick down your hair underneath for a flat foundation. Then, pull the cap over the head. It should cover the top of your ears and forehead. Next, apply glue to the cap, right along the edge of your hairline. You can blow-dry to decrease the waiting time. Cut the excess cap in the front that’s not glued to your forehead apply another thin layer of glue to the cap hairline. And finally, place the lace frontal over the cap. Remember to match the hairline of the frontal with the cap.
Plucking the hairline
The meaning of plucking your frontal hairpiece is to minimize the fullness and make the hair strands look like growing from your scalp. Before you start, let’s note down the below tips:
- Tweeze your hairline slowly and a little at a time. Avoid removing too much hair at a certain position, or you will get a hole in your lace frontal.
- It’s better to put your hairpiece into the wig head while plucking so that you can have a clear picture of how it looks on your head after being plucked.
- Plucking right where the hairline starts is not a good idea. Instead, you should part a thin layer down and pluck behind the hairline.
- You need to pluck backward the hair rather moving forward to naturally thin the hairline.
Razor cutting the excess lace
Cutting the excess lace will help you to obtain a natural hairline and accentuate your look. Therefore, don’t skip this vital step. To trim the excess lace, many people just use scissors and make straight cut along the hairline. This is the wrong way to do as it will make your hairline look totally blunt and unnatural. Some find it better with cutting jagged edges. Yet, the lace still looks too uniform to be like your real hairline.
The best way we found for doing this is by cutting off a big portion of the excess lace with scissors. Once you get closer to the hairline, use an eyebrow razor to trim little by little. And you will surely have a more precise and natural cut.
Baby hair is not always good
Most users create baby hair for their lace frontal since they think it will help the hairpiece look lovelier and more natural. However, let take a look at your real hair and you can see most of us don’t have too swoop and swirl edges like how lacefronts normally have. That’s why baby hair does not always secure you with a natural look. Instead, it tends to be unrealistic on your head.
Just make sure you have a good hairline with your lace frontal and create some edges that resemble your daily styles. That means let it as normal as possible, and you can get a natural look. If you still want to create the baby hair, don’t overdo it. Tone the look down by making some cute little swoop here and there.
Choosing a suitable texture for your lace frontal and bundles
Each time you want to change the style of your real hair, you often consider and choose one that’s suitable for your face and can complement it. The same thing goes with your lacefront and hair bundles you use to complete a weave or lace frontal wig. Determining the texture of the hairpieces based on your face shapes will help you improve your overall image, and in the meantime make them look more natural.
Making a good choice for the color
Apart from your face shape, your skin tone is another factor you should pay attention to when choosing a lace frontal. Color selecting for your hairpieces include the color for the lace base and the hue of the hair.
For the lace base, if you have a dark skin tone, it’s best to go for a medium brown lace front. As for light skin tone, a transparent lace will be the right choice.
And to decide the color shade for your hairpieces, you will need to know if your skin tone belongs to cool or warm group. If you have fair skin with cooler undertones, you should opt for golden blondes, warm reds or neutral brunettes to counter-balance your skin tone and complement your face. If your skin has warmer undertones, go for hues that are cool, ashy or have reddish tones, like honey or strawberry blondes, golden copper, cool beige-brown, and rich browns. These hues will bring out the sunniness of your warm skin tone.
In short, applying a lace frontal is not difficult math, but making it look like your real hair has more significance. So, let follow the above-mentioned tips to get the best look with your lace frontal.