The lace front wigs are among the most popular wig styles in the market. They are affordable, appealing, easy to wear and maintain. The wigs consist of a sheer lace material at their front. The lace gives you a natural hairline appearance when you wear the wig. However, this depends on whether or not you wear it correctly. In addition to proper installation, proper cleaning also affects how lace front wigs look. Therefore, this blog discusses cleaning lace front wigs.
Cleaning lace front wigs
Below is a comprehensive guide for cleaning lace front wigs;
1. Remove glue from the lace
Glue is the most popular method for applying or installing lace front wigs. The first thing you must do is remove all the adhesive residue from the cap. The easiest way to remove glue from a lace front wig is by applying hairspray and using a soft brush. Removing the adhesive before cleaning helps enhance the wig’s life span. Also, you do not have to wait for the cleaning day to remove the glue. You can do this before each use to prevent buildup.
2. Conditioning and combing
Naturally, hair conditioner is applied after cleaning. However, conditioning before cleaning is vital when dealing with a lace front wig. The conditioner softens the hair and keeps it from getting pulled during the preparation and cleaning. One part of preparation is combing and detangling, which is more manageable after conditioning. It would be wise to use a wide-tooth comb or brush and run it from the end to the roots when combing.
3. Preparing the water
After preparing the wig for cleaning, you also have to prepare the water. You can heat the water until warm (NOT HOT). From there, you can add shampoo and stir. You can have the water in a bucket, sink, or small basin depending on your preference.
After preparation, you can place the wig in the water and allow it to soak for a while. Soaking it will enable hair products and dirt buildup to soften and organically come off the wig. Avoid stirring the water with your wig as it could cause tangles. Instead, you can gently scrub the hair and the base using a soft brush.
5. Rinsing and drying
After cleaning, you can rinse the shampoo off with warm water. If the wig is not clean enough, you can repeat the above step and rinse it off again. Finally, you can dry it off. The best way to dry a lace front wig is by placing it on a wig stand and letting it dry naturally. However, do not expose it to the sun to dry to keep the lace fading.
After cleaning lace front wigs, you can condition them again and use a wide-toothed comb or brush to remove any tangles. From there, you can store it on a wig stand or reinstall it on your head. Make sure the lace and hair are completely dry before reinstallation to prevent the formation of odor and scalp irritation. Ensure to practice a lot of caution when cleaning lace front wigs. Any mistakes could cause shedding and ripping of the lace.