Wigs of all kinds are becoming increasingly popular, including full lace wigs, due to the ever-growing number of styles, colors, and textures available. However, if you’re new to the world of wigs, having so many choices can be overwhelming! Whether you want a quick boost to your style or want to completely change your look, full lace wigs are a great option. Read on to learn more about the full lace wig.

What is full lace wig?

Full lace wigs have a full base made of lace, meaning you can wear the wig in any style you like which is the main reason many people decide to go for a full lace. The lace makes the wig light on the head compared to other wig bases. However, these benefits mean this type of wig tends to be more expensive than others, which is to be expected given their quality and the fact the bases are made by hand.

Full lace wig caps are made exactly how they sound—fully constructed with lace. High quality pieces use ultra-strong (and ultra-soft) Swiss Lace to create a cap that stretches from ear to ear and covers your entire scalp. The front comes down past your eyes so you can trim it to fit your face shape and desired hairline.

Most full lace wigs require glue or adhesive tape to attach the wig, but some are available with adjustable straps or combs to make it easier to put on and take off. 

Styling capabilities is what makes this cap construction stand out. Because of the versatility of lace (and the fact that it blends in so nicely with the color of your scalp), you can part and play with your hair however you wish; high ponytails, crimps, buns—you name it!

The pros of full lace wig:

Versatile Styling-Full lace wigs offer far more versatile styling than their lace-front counterparts. Lace-front wigs often need to be parted carefully to avoid giving away the “natural hair” illusion by making the wig visible at the back of the head. Since the lace cap of a full lace wig covers your whole head, you’re free to part your hair however you’d like! The natural look achieved by wearing this type of wig allows the wearer to style it much like a natural head of hair.

Natural Look-One of the best benefits of wearing full lace wigs is that they create a truly natural look. Each piece of hair is tied to the lace cap, making it appear as if the hair is naturally growing out of your scalp. When first starting out with wigs, many wearers worry that others will be able to notice that their hair is not real. But with this type of wig, you can style your wig however you please, without worrying about your hairstyle looking unnatural or fake.

Durability-Wigs can be made with human hair, a mix of human and synthetic, or only synthetic hair fibers. That being said, the majority of full lace wigs are crafted using natural, human hair. Coleen lace wigs are 100% human hair. So it can be dyed, bleached and restyled as if your own hair.

Cons of full lace wig:

Here's where things get a little dicey. As deserving of the hype as full lace wigs are, good-quality pieces usually come at a pretty steep cost, and that's without factoring in maintenance and upkeep. You'll need to use special adhesives or tapes to keep your wig in place and plan ahead for the extra time it takes to put it on every morning.

Otherwise, the lace that's used is extremely delicate. You'll need to take extra care while styling and clean your hair, using only gentle products designed specifically for wigs. It's very easy to accidentally rip or tear the lace if you're not careful, and repairs can be expensive.

On top of that, learning how to wear a full lace wig is absolutely a skill that needs to be mastered. It takes time to get used to the process and perfect your technique. 

How to take care of full lace wig?

Keep it away from heat-Like all hair, exposing any hair locks to extreme heat will only damage the ends and dry out your cuticles. So if you place your wig on a wig head, be sure to keep it away from heat. Obviously don't place your wig near a fire, heat vent, or anywhere else where it may be damaged from heat over time. Also, when you are wearing your wig don't expose your locks to heat for a long time either. This means don't sit close to a fire and definitely do not use a hair dryer on your lace wig. It will dry out yourhair and cause damage that's hard to repair.

Gentlely comb it-Like all hair extensions, full lace wigs are very much the same. Except with full lace wigs you need to be extra careful when combing out the hair on the wig. Even though the hair is pretty secure in the lace base, it's still important to be cautious. In order to prevent any hair from getting loose, you'll want to start brushing the hair from the ends to the top, without getting too close to the lace base.

Use a Spray Bottle with Warm Water to Wash it-Since your wig isn't attached to your head, you'll need to wash it while it is on the mannequin head. We recommend adding a tablespoon of shampoo to a small spray bottle and filling it with lukewarm water.


April 22, 2023 — WigsColeen

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