How to Care Lace Wigs
LACE WIG MANUAL
You have just received your Lace Wig Unit, now what?
1. TRIM THE LACE
When you first receive your wig, you will notice there is excess lace around the perimeter. This will need to be trimmed off. Put on the wig and position the wig hairline in front of your own actual hairline. Once you are satisfied with the matching of the wig and your hairline, trim the lace back to the hairline and match it with your own hairline to ensure a natural appearance. Be extremely careful, as you will need to trim the lace close to the hairline without cutting any of the wig hair.
Using hair clips, clip all of the hair up on your wig to make sure it will not get stuck to the adhesive you will apply to your skin. If you are in-experienced at trimming, just cut the lace back a little bit at a time until you are comfortable.
Cutting the perimeter hair will damage the invisible hairline. You may leave
2. WEARING A WIG CAP
It's not necessary, however many people prefer to wear a 100% Cotton Wig cap to keep their hair flattened underneath. We offer two free 100% Cotton Wig caps with every lace wig unit.
3. PREPARE YOUR SCALP
First Clean your face and ensure that you get all areas around the perimeter of your hairline. Using 99.9% Medical Grade Alcohol, rub it onto your skin all the way around your hairline where the adhesive will be applied. This will clear your skin of any oils for better adhesion and also protect your skin from irritation.
ATTACHING YOUR LACE WIG UNIT
You can attach your lace wig using a liquid adhesive, a tape adhesive or both. You can achieve a secure hold using whichever method...which option to choose is simply a matter of personal preference. J You will be attaching the lace wig unit to your skin right below your hairline and regardless if you use liquid adhesive or tape you need to make sure that this area is clean, free of oils and hairless or you will not achieve a good hold.
The excess lace should now be cut back to the hairline. Be careful not to cut any of the hair. Using hair clips, clip all of the hair up on your wig to make sure it will not get stuck to the adhesive you will apply to your skin. Place the wig on your head.
Liquid Adhesive Directions
Use the liquid adhesive very sparingly as a little goes a long way. Depending on which adhesive you choose to use, it may come with an application brush. If your adhesive does not come with a brush then use a small, thin item such as an eye shadow brush or Qu-tip to apply the adhesive.
Apply a thin coat of adhesive around the perimeter of your head right below your hairline. Use a cool blow dryer for about 30-45 seconds to dry the glue until it's tacky/sticky. Once the adhesive is tacky, this can take up to 15 minutes depending on which product you use, it is time to apply the wig. (It is very important to
make sure that the adhesive is very tacky/sticky before you apply your lace wig because if it is not, the wig may start to lift in a couple of days). Starting with the front hairline, press the lace wig unit and glued area together and apply constant pressure until the unit stays by itself. This may take 1 minute or longer, but be patient. Repeat the steps for your nape and sides. Before you style the wig please wait 15 minutes to allow the glue to adhere and completely dry.
Wig Tape Adhesive Directions
The wig tape is available in strips or as a roll. The tape is sticky on both sides. You will basically peel one side of the tape to expose the adhesive and apply a layer to your skin around the perimeter of your head below the hairline. You will then put the lace wig on your head and position it so that the perimeter edge of the wig lines up with edge of the tape. If you have not done so already you will want to pin the wig hair up so that loose hair does not get in the way during the attachment process. Once the wig hair is pinned up and out of the way, peel the tape backing off to reveal the adhesive. Beginning with the front hairline, proceed to attach the wig by pressing and holding it to the adhesive for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Repeat the steps for your nape and sides.
Adhesive and Wig Tape Combo Instructions (LONGER HOLD)
You will basically peel one side of the tape to expose the adhesive and apply a layer to your skin around the perimeter of your head below the hairline. Please make sure that your scalp is free of oils and is cleaned with 99.9% alcohol.
`THEN` Apply the adhesive onto the tape all around the perimeter, and let it sit for a few seconds. For most soft-bond glue, you will need to wait 30-45 seconds for the glue on the tape to become tacky. Then, carefully apply the wig section by section. You may use the baby hair to cover sections of the hairline for a more natural invisible look.
CLEANUP & STYLE YOUR HAIR
At this point you may need to clean up some excess adhesive on your skin. Using gentle citrus solvent, or 99.9% Medical Grade alcohol and a Q-tip or cotton swab, apply the solvent to the cotton then gently rub the area you want to cleanup.
Be careful not to get too close to your hairline, if you do, you may need to reapply the adhesive to that area, or start over. You are now ready to style your hair!
REMOVING YOUR LACE WIG UNIT
- Adhesive Remover
- 99% Alcohol
The Adhesive remover and 99% Alcohol will assist in removing your unit. Spray the adhesive remover generously and allow the glue remover to work. Do not pull or tug the lace, it will damage your lace and your hair. Alternate between using the adhesive remover and the 99% Alcohol to remove your lace. Do not pull the lace or attempt to force it off, or you may damage your skin and the lace. You should be able to roll the excess glue off of your skin and wig once the remover has set.
§ First brush your Lace wig unit then fill your clean sink or basin with Luke warm water (make sure there is absolutely no bleach or other harsh cleaning chemical residue in the sink/bowl)
§ Add a cupful or less of WIG SHAMPOO and dilute it in the water. NEVER use regular shampoo or conditioners on your wigs, these are too harsh on any lace wig and they cause the lace wig unit to frizz and tangle quickly!
§ Gently swish the wig or piece in the water for about 30 seconds to a minute until the wig is saturated. Gently rub the front of the wig cap, where it meets the forehead until clean. And remember GENTLY GENTLY GENTLY!
§ Leave the wig to soak in the wig sink for about 5 minutes.
§ Empty the wig basin of water and rinse the wig or piece.
§ Fill your clean sink or basin again with lukewarm water and add a cupful or less of WIG CONDITIONER. Again, please do NOT use regular hair conditioners or they will damage your unit. Gently swish the wig or piece in the water for about 30 seconds to a minute running your fingers gently through your wig. Do this until your lace wig starts to feel soft and glossy.
§ Gently squeeze excess water out of the wig. Do not rub or twist your wig. Then empty the basin and rinse the conditioner off your wig using cool water. It is very important to use cool water on curly wigs, as warm water will over-relax the curls of wigs. Use a towel to dry your unit of any excess water.
§ Spread the wig out on a plastic wig stand and leave in a ventilated area to dry. You should spray on a little leave-on wig conditioner, when you start the drying process. It is not recommended to blow dry your wig. Do not brush or style your wig while it is wet.
When the wig is entirely dry, turn your wig inside out and spray the Knot Sealer ONLY onto the lace. This is a MUST-DO for all lace wigs as it will maximize the life of your unit by preventing it from shedding. Careful not to spray the knot sealer onto the wig hair. Wait for 5 minutes for the knot sealer to dry then re-style the wig gently. We recommend a wig pick or wide tooth comb. Bristle brushes, and roll brushes are not recommended. You may use WIG RESTORER often to keep your hair moisturized and silky. It’s especially important to moisturize your lace wig every time you curl or flat iron it.
THINGS YOU MUST NEVER DO TO YOUR LACE WIG
· SCRATCH onto your lace. I know sometimes one can get a very itchy scalp and be tempted to scratch directly onto the wig. This causes serious shedding because when you scratch onto the lace, you loosen the knots of the wig.
· Blow dry you Lace Wig, ALWAYS air dry it after shampooing
· Brush or comb your Lace Wig when wet, this will cause shedding. Remember to brush your wig before shampooing.
· You must NEVER use regular hair products on your Lace Wig as these products are too harsh on the hair itself. Only use Wig products or Weave products.