Washing a lace front wig requires gentle care to maintain its appearance and prolong its lifespan. In this blog, we will introduce you an approachable step-by-step guide about how to wash a lace front wig.
How Long Can You Wear a Lace Front Wig?
Usually, you can wear a lace front wig for 6-8 weeks. We recommend keeping your wigs on for 2-4 weeks at the longest. If you do keep it on for more than 4 weeks, we suggest that you keep it off for a couple of days, before you try to reapply it. Some individuals might experience discomfort or skin sensitivity if the wig is worn continuously for an extended period. In such cases, it's recommended to give your skin breaks between wearing sessions. Your skin and your wig need time to rejuvenate and breathe. Basically, don’t put a wig on and put it back on. It's a good idea to rotate between multiple wigs if you plan on wearing them regularly. This allows each wig to have a break from wear and helps maintain their condition.
Can You Reuse a Lace Front Wig?
Definitely yes, the lace front wigs are reusable. With proper care wigs can last anywhere from 1-3 years and even longer. Proper maintenance is particularly important to maintain the quality of the wig and prolong its service life. Here are few tips for reusing a lace front wig:
Storage: After washing and air drying the wig. Store the wig on a wig stand or mannequin head to maintain its shape and prevent tangling. If the wig came with a box or packaging, you can store it there as well.
Reduce the Use of Heat: Human hair lace front wig can be styled by heat styling tools, curling iron, hot comb or flat straightener. However, excessive use of heat will lead to hair frizz and fragile. Before styling your hair, applying heat-protectant spray designed for wigs can protect your wig strands.
Maintenance: Keep the wig clean and well-maintained by washing it regularly, using mild products, avoid high temperature can prolong its service life.
Reuse of Adhesive: If you use adhesive or tape to secure the wig, make sure to properly clean and remove any residual adhesive before reapplying the wig.
How to Remove a Lace Front Wig?
A lace front wig usually needs glue or adhesive to attach it to your head, so removing a lace front wig from your head is the first step. Removing a lace front wig requires careful and gentle handling to avoid damaging the wig or your natural hair.
Firstly, brush your hair back and apply an oil spray, wig glue remover, or Vaseline to your hairline. Wait for a few minutes, starting from one side, and carefully peel back the lace of the wig. Use your fingers to slowly lift the lace then you can easily remove your lace frontal. Avoid pulling or tugging forcefully. Gently wipe away any residue using a soft cloth or cotton ball soaked in wig glue remover to remove excess glue or stickiness on the lace and your forehead. Finally, peel off the lace glue from the wig.
How to Wash a Lace Front WigThings You May Need:
- Sulfate-free Shampoo
- Oil Enriched Conditioner
- Wig Stand or Mannequin Head
- Wig Brush or Wide-tooth Comb
Step 1: Prepare Your Wig
Before washing your wig, detangle it to remove any knots first. A wide-tooth comb is a good helper for detangling. For curly wigs, you can use your finger to comb the knots out.
Step 2: Fill a Basin with Lukewarm Water
Fill a basin with lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water, the high temperature can damage the hair strands. The water temperature is the most noticeable thing. Using hot water will ruin the hair strands. Especially for colored wigs, high temperatures will cause the color to fade.
Step 3: Shampooing
Squeeze in 2-3 pumps of sulfate-free shampoo in the basin. Swirl the water until the shampoo is fully mixed with water. Immerse the wig in the water and gently swish it around. Remember, do not rub or scrub the wig harshly. Get a good lather and massage into the hair, gently shampoo the lace, and leave the wig for 20 minutes. If there is glue residual you can use a toothbrush to remove it away. Then empty the soapy water from the basin. Rinse the wig thoroughly by gently swishing it in the clean water until all the shampoo and dust are completely washed out.
Step 4: Conditioning
Apply the conditioner(1-2 pumps) only on the ends of the hair. Brush it through starting from the bottom. Then let it sit in hot water with conditioner for 10-15 minutes, rinse again. Gently squeeze out excess water from the wig, you can use a microfiber towel to absorb the excessive water, but do not wring or twist it.
Step 5: Drying
Place the wig on a wig stand to retain its shape while drying. Avoid rubbing the towel against the wig. Avoid direct sunlight to prevent color fading.
Step 6: Styling
After drying, gently comb through the wig using a wig brush or wide-tooth comb. Then you can style a wig as you preferred.
By following these steps and giving your lace front wig the care it deserves, you can maintain its beauty and ensure it continues to enhance your style.