May 23, 2016
There are two different types of lace wigs: front lace and full lace. A front lace wig has lace only across the front hairline. This strip is cut off before attaching the wig with tape or glue. The lace front gives the illusion of a natural hairline, but the base of the wig is made of a thicker material. A full lace wig, on the other hand, has a base made entirely of lace that covers the whole head from front to back. When choosing a wig, there are several different variables that you want to take into consideration.
First of all, how much do you want to pay? A full lace wig is considerably more expensive than a lace front. Another factor that affects the price of the wig is the quality of hair. Virgin, or unprocessed, European hair tends to be the most expensive because it is the most rare.
Next, ask yourself how much you care about versatility. Because a lace front wig only attaches at the front, you are limited in terms of how you style it. A full lace wig, on the other hand, can be styled into an up-do or a high ponytail.
Another thing to consider is comfort. When a wig is adhered to your skin, you can pull the hair at your hairline. Putting too much tension on hair is one of the main causes of hair loss for women. You could also have an allergic reaction to the glue. Consider a glueless lace wig that attaches with sewn-in combs and adjustable straps on the sides.
When it comes to the type and quality of hair in a wig, you have a lot to choose from.
- Synthetic hair. The advantages of synthetic hair are its low price and the wide variety of colors available. The main disadvantages are that it doesn’t have as natural an appearance as real hair, it can’t be re-colored, and it can’t tolerate heat styling.
- Animal hair. This is the next cheapest option. The hair is taken from horses, sheep, and yaks most often. Animal hair wigs are most often used as fantasy wigs rather realistic ones.
- Human hair. The most popular human hair comes from Brazil, Peru, and India. “Remy” hair means that all the hair was cut from the same person’s head, and all the hairs are in the same direction.