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How to Properly Take Care of a Full Lace Wig

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If you haven't checked out the full wigs that are made from Indian human hair on our site, you definitely need to! A lace wig is made by hand and is tied on a lace base one strand at a time. As our site mentions, you can enjoy tangle free Indian Remy hair by purchasing a high-quality Full Lace Wig. A wig will give you complete hair coverage and features silky straight Indian hair that you'll love.

Since a full lace wig looks great while being worn, it's important to learn how to take proper care of it so that it will stay in great condition. Thankfully full lace wigs are rather easy to take care of. You can gently wash your lace wig if you've used hair products on it, such as hair spray (which we don't recommend by the way). You also can store your wig on a wig head with T-pins to keep it in ready-to-put-on shape before heading out with your full lace wig on.

Here are some more tips that are a bit more detailed so that you will learn how to take care of your full lace wig:

Keep it Away from Extreme 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.

Gently Comb it Out

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 Luke 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.

After you're done making your mixture you can place your actual wig in cool water and while you're doing this, you will need to spray the wig with the shampoo and warm water combination. Next distribute the shampoo throughout the wig and use a wide-tooth comb to work through your hair.

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After the shampoo is evenly dispersed through your wig, it's time to rinse it. Rinse your hair under the cool water and get ready to apply conditioner to the wig next. Now it's time to add a tablespoon of conditioner to a new spray bottle or you can rinse out the shampoo out of the spray bottle and use that instead if that's easier. In the same way you worked through your wig with the shampoo, you'll need to do this with the conditioner.

Once you're done with washing your wig with both shampoo and conditioner, gently rinse it out again for a third time under cool water. Use a towel and gently dry the hair, and afterwards, you'll want to let it dry naturally after you've gotten most of the water out. Don't rub the hair strands against one another - pat dry the hair to prevent any hair breakage from happening.

We hope these tips have helped you understand how to care for your full lace wig. If you take care of it properly it will last you a long time. 

5 Tips On How To Wear and Care For Your Wig

When it comes to wigs, women have been caring for and wearing them since ancient Egypt when the elite and royal family used them as statement of their position and power. Since then, the art of crafting wigs and hair systems has come a LONG way but one thing remains the same: if you want it to last, you need to care for it. 

First and foremost, our Perfect Locks wigs options are made with 100% Indian Remy human hair and just like your own natural hair it needs to be cared for. All wigs can last a year and up to four years with proper care, bearing in mind that if you or your stylist chemically alters them through bleaching, coloring or perming them at home it will result in a decreased lifespan of the piece. We've put together a pretty great guide on how to care for hair extensions, but here we're taking a deep dive to maintain your wig so you can rely on it from day to day!

Care Tip #1

Trim the lace so it shapes well to your scalp

Whether you have gone for our Perfect Locks Full Lace Wigs, Lace Front Wigs, or U-Part Wigs, one of the most important steps when you first get your unit is to trim the lace before you secure your wig. This is actually simpler than it sounds, you simply adjust the unit on your head until you are happy with where it is sitting and then slowly trim with a good pair of sharp scissors. Start in the middle of the forehead near the hairline and trim to frame your face and forehead. Be careful not to cut any of the baby hairs that can help make your installation more realistic.

Care Tip #2

The washing ritual matters

Since we use real human hair in all of our units, you do need to shampoo and condition it periodically to keep the hair in a healthy state. But how often you do so will actually depend on how often you wear it, versus an everyday schedule. The best rule of thumb is every eight to 10 times you wear it you should gently shampoo with a good quality, sulfate free shampoo and hydrating conditioner like our Perfect Locks Inspire Hair Care. This is important as sulfates and other harsh chemicals found in many shampoos and conditions can destroy your wig over time.

Wash it always with cold or warm water, particularly for any colored wigs as the hot water can lead to color fading over time. Once you’ve washed and removed all conditioner, place it on a mannequin head and let it air dry. Since hair is more vulnerable to damage when it’s wet, air drying can help maintain the lifespan of your wig.

Care Tip #3

Speaking of mannequin heads…

The worse thing you can do to a good quality wig is leave it laying flat on a table or nightstand, worse still if you try and put in a plastic bag. Leave it out on a flat surface will lead to a misshapen base and appearance over time and placing it in a plastic bag can lead to a buildup of moisture can cause issues with bacterial growth. The best way and the only way to ensure that your unit remains perfectly shape for years to come is with a mannequin that you can pick up on Amazon or any beauty supply store. If budget is an issue, you can find lower cost Styrofoam heads that work well.

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Care Tip #4

Wigs are a protective style, but what to do with your natural hair?

Wigs fit best on the scalp the closer to the hair your own natural hair sits, but because everyone’s hair density, texture or length is different you have a few options. A professional stylist or a good friend who is great with braiding can help you braid your natural hair into cornrows with a stocking cap over it. There are other methods as well if you didn’t want to use cornrows or braids. Slicking back your hair into a ponytail and putting the stocking cap on over it also works well and is a preferred method by many actresses.

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Care Tip #5

Like Hollywood celebs do, blend it in!

While Hollywood elites like Cardi B or even Gwen Stefani have an army of professional stylists to help keep their wigs undetectable, their stylists all do one thing: blend it in. Along the forehead powders and concealers can mask the base and blend it into the skin along the hairline. Simply brush lightly with powders and concealer along the hairline, parting the hair as you go. Gently dab the concealer with a makeup brush or even your fingers into the lace. Blending in the lace to match the color of your skin will give you a much more natural and discrete look.

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