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Friday, March 26, 2010

Lace wigs: What exactly are they?

Well, growing up I always thought old women who were balding wore wigs and not young people. Young women wore weaving and phony pony's if they wanted some extra length added to their tresses. Well, when I was transitioning I opted to look into the possibility of wearing them when I didn't feel like doing my hair. I was still shy about it but when I went into my local beauty supply store (BSS) there were numerous styles available. Not just those short curly wigs my grandmother wears. In fact most of the styles were reminiscent of Beyonce, Ciara and Ms. Keyshia. So I bought a couple...or five. (lol) Still was uncomfortable so I didn't really wear them too much during my transition. When i BC'd I still didn't decide to hide under them because I love my natural hair. Well after months of the same wash n gos, twists, braids, I got bored with my hair. Absolutely bored! Me, still being scared to add heat decided to maybe try the wigs again, but something was wrong. They were just too...wiggy. You would think I either had a wig on or at least as full sew in or quick weave, which is just a homemade wig. i soon was surfing the web and searching on youtube and discovered lace front wigs. I wanted one so bad! But the ones that kept popping up on Google were full lace wigs costing anywhere from $300 to thousands of dollars. full lace wigs are usually made of human hair: Remy (virgin) Indian or Malaysian hair. The lace goes around the perimeter of the head and usually has to be glued or taped down. The lace is either french or swiss which is soft, durable and flexible. It can come in a variety of skin colors to match your needs. In the middle is comprised of a stretch lace in which the hair is threaded into it strand by strand. Because of this lace wigs have to be hand made and therefore are more costly because of labor. I am not rich and having two kids so I was not ready to spend that much on fake hair. So I then looked into lace front wigs. Lace front wigs have lace usually stretching from one ear to the other and the lace parting goes back from 1 inch to maybe the middle of the head depending on the make and cost. The hair on lace fronts are usually synthetic. These can range anywhere from $30 to $100 dollars. I would definitely not spend anymore than that on a synthetic lace front wig. Even though most lace fronts are synthetic there are some that offer human hair lace fronts like Misswigs.com. The famous YouTube wig guru muffinsismylovers aka April just did a review on a human hair lace front. Lace fronts usually contain combs and adjustable straps so that there is no need for gluing or taping them down. However, for extra security a little tape is okay! Since I have a small head my favorite brand is Sensationnel because it has a tight fit. Another brand that has great style is Freetress Equal, however, the fit isn't that great and I do have to use tape with this particular brand. All in all I have had the best experiences with lace fronts. I haven't had the pleasure to try out full lace wigs but I hope to soon. If you have any other questions please comment and ask and I will do a part two post.

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15 Comments:

Blogger Miss Honey said...

Interesting blog. I find that the "lace" fronts, wh en cut, actually make my skin sore. The sharp edges dig into my skin, and I can only wear them for a short time a day....I am in search for a less expensive lace front with soft lace!!

April 4, 2010 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger HauteHairGurl said...

Thanks for this post! I'm still searching for the right oneto suit my face. I also have a small head so thanks for the brand recommendations. How long do u keep your lfs? On the pkg it says not to submerge them in water but I've heard of a lot if ppl washing them, which method is right? Also what's the best way to cut the lace? I butchered one of my favorites bc I struggled with cutting the lace. Which brands have the least amount of tangles or is that just to be expected?

April 4, 2010 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Naturally Flyy said...

@HauteHairGurl
the longest I kept a lf was a month and a half but that was not wearing it everyday. I did wash one of my lf and did submerge it in water, no damage done, but if you want to be extra careful mix in a spray bottle mild shampoo and water and wash that way. I haven't experienced any brand that has the less amt of tangling, it varies w/ each brand. And i will do a post on how to cut your lace! Thanks for reading!

April 23, 2010 at 10:38 AM  
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I was clueless about wigs until I went on www.thelacewigsStore.com and after being on their site and even asking questions via the web to one of their consultants who answered all my questions; I was fully informed about Lace Wigs.

May 18, 2010 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger Earl said...

We've come a long way as a specie when it comes to personal aesthetics. Women's wigs were originally developed to battle hair loss. And a little known fact, in the old days it was used to avoid hair louse. In our time, perfectly good Synthetic Wigs provides the comfort of being able to wear a hairstyle without restriction of hair types.

August 31, 2010 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Lace wigs aren’t just for women. My uncle believes that he was born as a “rockstar” and eventually will die as one. He then starts to have falling hair last year, not the typical falling hair but near-to-being-bald way. He was so scared losing his long Jimmy Page medieval hair and us, his nephews and nieces began teasing him as “Hulk Hogan” or “Top Gone” for having nearly-bald hair. And he then began starting to look for a good hair replacement systems for men and eventually bought seven Jimmy Page lace wigs. And it looks good! After that, he never went out without a wig on.

October 11, 2010 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Shahbaz said...

I want to know about different types of wigs of Remy lace and hair pieces . I hope your blog is very helpful for me in this purpose. Your close cooperation will remain for ever, thanks.
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November 4, 2010 at 4:39 AM  
Blogger Kate Cruize said...

I love to wear Lace wig. It helps me to look more beautiful. I always buy my wigs from online store Elevate Styles for quite a long time and it’s truly recommendable. Wigs are used to enhance the beauty of face and personality.

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