If you’re like most women, you probably love wearing lace front wigs. They make it easy to change your hairstyle on a whim, and they can be a great way to protect your natural hair from the sun and other environmental hazards. However, if you’re not careful, your lace front wig can start slipping off your head. Backward-slipping wigs are more difficult to manage the longer they are, as well as those with ponytails or clip-on ponytails. In this article, we will go over some of the most effective techniques for preventing your human hair lace front wig from sliding off your head while you wear it. Use these tips to keep your wig firmly in place all day, whether you’re at a convention, party, or any other type of event.
1. Sew combs or toupee clips along the hairline
Putting two to four little clips or combs along the inner hairline of your wig is the first thing you should do to make sure that your wig stays in place and does not slide back onto your head. If you are wearing a very weighty wig, you may find it helpful to secure it in place by positioning two combs along the front of the head, one on top of the forehead and one in front of each ear. Because lace-front wigs are more likely to reveal you’re natural hairline, it is quite probable that you will also wish to incorporate them on lace-front wigs.
When you first put on your wig, you should begin by positioning it around one inch in front of your hairline. After that, slide it back so that the combs will catch on your hair, and secure any toupee clips that may be needed. If you are unsure of how to sew the hair clips or combs onto your wig, seek out a professional stylist who is familiar with lace front wigs.
2. Use multiple types of pins
When it comes to using pins, you are going to want to make use of two distinct types: hairpins and Bobby pins. Bobby pins, especially the kind with teeth, are useful for situations in which a firm grip is required to keep something in place. For instance, you may use them to pin your hair back away from your face or to keep a bun in place on your head. On the other hand, hair pins, also known as U-shaped pins, are used for the purpose of maintaining a parallel arrangement of the strands of hair and minimizing the amount of movement caused by stray hairs.
To use pins to secure your wig in place, begin by using two bobby pins to anchor it along the inner hairline of your wig. Once you have done that, use several U-shaped hairpins to slide along the edges of your wig, holding it firmly in place. While pins aren’t the most reliable way to keep a lace-front wig from slipping, they can be quite useful for securing a few errant pieces and maintaining the integrity of your hairstyle.
3. Braid and pin your hair underneath
Are you sporting a short-cropped hairstyle? If so, you may want to consider braiding your hair before putting on your wig. This will create extra friction between your natural hair and the wig, reducing the chance of it slipping backward. Additionally, if you are wearing a long wig with a ponytail or clip-on ponytail attachment, taking the time to secure your hair in a braid will help keep the entire wig firmly in place.
Once you have braided and pinned your hair, position the wig cap over it as securely as possible and then pin the edges of the cap to your hair using several U-shaped pins. This will hold both pieces together more firmly and reduce any unnecessary movement that can cause the wig to slip. If you have long hair, simply pin your locks up away from the edges of the wig cap to make sure that the pins are secure.
4. Always wear a wig cap (and pin it in place)
A wig cap can be a lifesaver when it comes to preventing your wig from slipping, especially for those with long hair. Not only does it provide an extra layer of security for the wig’s hold, but wearing a netted wig cap instead of a stocking cap will give more opportunities for the pins to latch onto something underneath the wig and hold it in place.
To pin the wig cap, start by adding two or three bobby pins along the outer edge of the wig cap and then a few U-shaped hairpins spread out throughout. This will ensure that your wig is firmly attached to your head and stays put all day long. If you are using a stocking cap instead, make sure to use more pins to secure the edges, as stocking caps tend to be less secure than netted ones.
5. Use a wig grip
You may use a wig grip to assist hold your wigs in place even if you don’t have hair or if you have thin hair that makes it difficult to pin anything to your hair. These are headbands composed of a substance that readily attaches to your skin and latches onto the bottom of a wig to provide it with something to connect to. The material also sticks to itself, so you don’t have to worry about losing it. If you are wearing a very weighty wig, you may want to use this in addition to wig tape or spirit gum to create a tight grip. This is especially the case if you are using wig glue. Most HD lace wigs can be secured with a wig grip in order to create a more secure hold.
6. Use wig tape and spirit gum
The most common methods for securing lace front wigs in place include the use of wig tape or spirit gum, which is a liquid adhesive. On the other hand, they are also great for any sort of wig that requires a little bit more holding strength than usual. If you often find that your wig slides backward on your head, exposing your hairline, you may want to give serious consideration to investing in one of these wig grips.
To apply wig tape, position the tape so that it is just in front of your natural hairline. Be careful to include the pieces all the way up the front, from ear to ear. After that, secure the wig in place by pressing it down against the tape. Use the same method for applying spirit gum by sweeping the liquid down the front hairline with the applicator brush. This should be done in the same manner as described before. Wig tape is less difficult to apply and doesn’t leave behind a very sticky residue, although spirit gum often provides a more secure grip than wig tape does.
7. Clip wig ponytails onto your own hair
Instead of attaching clip-on ponytails and buns before putting the wig on your head, you should put the wig on first and then clip the ponytails through the wig onto your own hair. This will give the appearance that the clip-on hair accessories are a natural part of your hair. Because of this, the clip-ons, which were previously a component that weighed the wig down, have been transformed into an additional safety safeguard for the wig as a whole. [READ: 3 Tips For The Perfect Holiday Makeup Look]
In order to do this, you will need to ensure that you are wearing a mesh wig cap rather than a stocking wig cap. This will allow the ponytail to secure itself to your hair more effectively. A mesh cap will not be able to keep it in place, and the wig will not get any additional protection as a result. You may also clip your ponytails if they are particularly long or heavy and then pin them down at the base to ensure that they stay in place on your head during the day. This is especially helpful if you have very long or heavy ponytails.
8. Make sure the wig fits your head
If a wig is either too large or too tiny for your head, there is a considerably greater chance that it may slip and slide while you are wearing it. Wigs that are too small will gradually grow tighter as the day progresses, but wigs that are too large have a far greater propensity to become uneven and slide about your head in any way. The good thing is that it’s not too difficult to adjust the size of the majority of wigs. In most cases, all that is required to make a wig fit properly is to take out a few wefts around the ears or, alternatively, to add a little elastic to a wig that is too small.
9. Test your wig
Last but not least, always make sure to test your wig before you wear it out and about. Put on the wig and move around in it for a few minutes to see how it fits. If necessary, adjust the pins, bobby pins, elastic or other accessories that are holding your wig in place to ensure that it is perfectly secure before you go out. You will also want to check for any gaps or bald spots that may be visible in the wig once it is on your head and make sure all of the pieces are evenly distributed. Remember, prevention is always better than cure!
By following these nine simple steps, you should find that your lace front wig stays securely in place throughout your day. Not to mention, your wig will look fabulous no matter how much dancing or head-bobbing you do! So go out and enjoy knowing that your hair is safely secured beneath your beautiful HD lace front wig.