Wearing wigs are tricky because everyone wants a wig that fits them and looks as natural as possible. Over the last few years, lace wigs have become more popular than ever before. You would always see them being used on movie sets and celebs, but the access to having a good lace laid has definitely increased. Here’s a beginner’s guide to understanding lace and what to look for when making a purchase.
When looking for a lace wig you should start with what type of lace you would want.
French lace is normally the standard when buying a wig. It is a great lace to work with as a beginner because it is durable and can still blend flat. If you want to turn it up a notch, Swiss Lace is a great option for a melted look. Swiss lace is thinner and more delicate than French Lace and has less visibility.
Next, you should decide on what type of style you’re looking for. There are many options such as a full lace, lace frontal, and lace closure wigs. A full lace is the most versatile of them all and gives you the option to part freely as it is made of an all-lace base. Lace frontals are made with lace primarily in the front of your hair combined with a closure. With lace frontals, you’re able to achieve a middle part and possibly a side part (depending on how wide the closure is). If plucked properly, your hairline can give the illusion that it is yours.
Lace closure wigs get straight to the point with the title alone. They are good for middle parts but you are often limited to just that. When a wig is labeled a 360 Lace, there is lace around the perimeter of your crown. Many opt for 360 Lace wigs because they can be put into a bun or a ponytail. Lace also comes with different color options. For people with fair skin tones, transparent lace is the best option because it can be easily tweaked to fit your skin tone. For deeper skin tones, a brown lace is best.