The Complete Guide to Caring for Your Lace Wig

Sep 26 , 2023

The Complete Guide to Caring for Your Lace Wig

Lace wigs have become a popular hair accessory for women looking to switch up their style. Their natural look and versatility make them a go-to choice. However, like your natural hair, lace wigs require proper care and maintenance to keep them looking fresh.

In this comprehensive guide, we'll provide tips on caring for your lace wig, including:

.Cleaning the lace
.Protecting against damage
.Maintaining the color

Why Lace Wigs Need Special Care

Lace wigs are made with a lace base along the front hairline or throughout the cap. This sheer and delicate material gives the illusion that the hair is growing right from your scalp. However, lace is fragile and prone to damage if not cared for correctly.

Things like makeup, oils, and heat styling can cause lace to lose its natural color and texture. That's why treating your lace wig with extra care is vital.

Detangling Your Lace Wig

Always detangle gently from the ends upwards using a wide-toothed comb. Never brush starting from the roots.

Spray the wig with a detangling product before and during the detangling process. This adds slip and prevents snagging.

Use your fingers to gently separate larger knots before going in with a comb. Avoid pulling or tugging the hair.

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For curly or coily wigs, opt for a specialized detangling brush and pointy tail comb. Finger detangling is also recommended.

Cleaning the Lace

  • .Use a mild shampoo and cool water to wash your lace wig weekly. Avoid vigorous scrubbing. After soaking, the glue will rub off easily.
  • .Create a 50/50 mix of water and white vinegar. Dip a toothbrush into the solution and gently brush the lace to remove any remaining buildup.
  • .Use an alcohol-free wig spray on the lace between washes for a quick refresh. Spritz lightly, avoiding the hair fibers.

Moisturizing Your Lace Wig

  • .Use a silicone-free conditioner made for wigs weekly, focusing on the ends.
  • .After washing, towel blot and apply a leave-in conditioner from root to tip.
  • .Mist the wig with hydrating sprays like aloe vera or rosewater.
  • .If the hair feels dry, rub a few drops of argan or coconut oil between your palms and apply only to the lower halves and ends.
  • .Use an alcohol-free wig spray on the lace between washes for a quick refresh. Spritz lightly, avoiding the hair fibers.

Protecting Against Damage

  • .Apply a thin layer of lace sealer or nude wig grip around the hairline. This acts as a protectant against makeup, oil, and sweat. Re-apply it whenever needed.
  • .Opt for water-based makeup and skin products. Oil-based products can seep into the lace and cause staining and stiffening.
  • .When heat styling, keep the tool 2 inches away from the lace. Only use low heat to avoid melting or burning the delicate material.

Maintaining the Color

    • .Sun exposure can cause lace to turn yellow or discolor. Wear a wig cap or hat when going outside.
    • .Create a 50/50 mix of purple shampoo and conditioner to whiten yellowing lace. Apply it to the lace, wait 10 minutes, then rinse. The purple pigment neutralizes yellow tones.
    • .If the lace becomes too stiff, gently rub it with rubbing alcohol using a cotton ball. This helps restore suppleness.

By following these care tips, you can keep your lace wig flawless for longer. Handle the lace with care, and it will maintain its natural appearance. Proper maintenance ensures that your wig will continue looking fresh and natural, like real hair.

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