the truth about lace fronts
they're a lot of fucking work!
the end. LOL
no but seriously. they're gorgeous, and photograph flawlessly, but in real life, it's still a lace babe. i've figured out how to "melt" it into the skin, but when you're up on it, there's no hiding that net. don't be fooled. still, they're a great way to switch it up and put all your hair away for a while. here's my top 5 MUST knows if you plan on rocking a lace front.
1. gel is NOT glue : glue keeps your lace in place MUCH longer than any gel. (got 2 b glued included.) i choose to gel anyway because it is so much easier to remove and to clean. like 1000xs easier.
2. forehead, not hairline : apply your unit IN FRONT of your hair line. not on it. applying the unit on the hairline is what causes damage to your edges. i put my wig on and mark the edge with concealer. this prevents me from putting the unit too far back or glue/gel on my hair line.
3. leave the lace : when cutting off the excess lace, leave about 1/2 an inch. cutting the lace too close is how you end up with that wiggy look where the hair just sprouts out your forehead. LOL
4. zig zag it : a straight line is hard to blend. a zig zig line blends into the skin much better. if that is difficult for you to do, they have scissors that create the zig zag line for you. #cheatcode
5. nothing lasts forever : neither gel, no glue will keep your lace in place inevitably. i hardly sweat, sleep in pretty much one position all night, and know how to take care of my units, and i STILL have to touch it up every couple days. there is maintenance required. don't be fooled. i give it a week tops if you don't sweat, and are super gentle. tops!
look... don't let these instagram models & housewives make you think this wig life is a cake walk. it's cool for a weekend, but when monday comes, don't be surprised when your edges are flapping in the wind.