Lace Wigs, What To Look For, & Everything You Need To Know Before Buying
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Want sleek red curls on Monday? A long blonde sweep of hair on Tuesday? Short dark curls on Wednesday? And to keep switching it up whenever you feel like? Then lace wigs might just be the thing for you.
Lace wigs are high-quality wigs that are a huge upgrade from regular wigs. They look more natural and are less likely to fall off, too. Why’s that? Because of the lace! The lace also allows you to have a part, and in some wigs the ability to part wherever you want. You can blend them into your natural hairline so they look truly natural, and with some wigs you can style them however you wish – ponytails, braids, even cornrows can be possible with some lace wigs. In this way, they’re much more versatile than weaves.
Not Just For Celebrities Anymore!
Lace wigs used to be the realm of celebrities or women with big, big bucks. But that’s not the case anymore. Now they’re so affordable that practically anyone can try one out. That said, there are some very expensive lace wigs out there – the price depends on the kind of hair, the kind of lace, and more. We’ll show you all the options in this article.
Lace wigs aren’t just for switching up your style, though. They can be wonderful for women who’ve lost their hair, because of ageing, alopecia, medications or chemotherapy. They’re also great for women who don’t always have the time to make their hair look presentable every morning. They protect your hair from damage, too. Want a blonde look? You can have it instantly without a drop of bleach or dye touching your hair. That’s a win-win, right?
Should I Buy A Lace Wig Or A Lace Front?
If you’ve been browsing lace wigs, you’ll have seen ‘lace front’ or ‘lace frontal’ wigs, as well as lace wigs or ‘full lace’ wigs. You might be wondering what the differences are and which you should get.
Full lace wig caps are made from – you guessed it – lace! The whole cap is made from lace then strands of hair are tied onto the lace. There is a portion of the cap, usually over the crown, which stretches. This accounts for different head sizes and ensures a great fit. The benefits of full lace wigs are that you can style any way you want – cornrows, ponytails, braids, any parts you want. This makes them very versatile. The only drawback is that they’re more expensive.
Lace front wigs are more like regular wigs. The difference is that they have lace construction in the front, to allow for a natural looking hairline and part. The back of the wig is stretchy and usually held in place with clips. In terms of advantages, lace front wigs are easier to put on and take off than their full lace counterparts – especially the ‘no-glue’ versions. They’re also cheaper. But they can’t be parted like full lace wigs. You can’t really put them in high ponytails without revealing that ugly ‘wig look’ at the back of your head.
Whichever type of wig you buy is up to you. Maybe you could build up a collection, with some lace fronts, and some full lace wigs. That way you can sometimes go for adventurous styles, while other times you’ll have an affordable way to quickly change your look.
7 Lace Wig Ideas You Could Try (And Where To Buy)
Here are 7 lace wigs and lace front wigs. We’ve picked a crazy variety of styles and prices, so you can see just how versatile your style can be.
Full Lace – Long, Dark And Curly
If you want 14 inches of perfect dark curls, this full lace wig could be the one for you. This is virgin unprocessed human hair, so there have been no chemicals or dyes added to it. There’s baby hair added around the perimeter of the wig to give a natural hairline, too. It’s glue free, and free-part, so you can wear this in any style you want and not have to worry about glue. It comes with combs and adjustable straps built in, so you can be sure you’ll get the fit and hold you want.
Full Lace – Silky, Straight Bob
This silky straight bob is actually available in both full lace and lace front options, as well as different lengths. It’s 100% virgin human hair in color 1B, but this company will make wigs of pretty much any color for you!
Lace Front – Gray And Pastels
Dark roots, lilac and gray body, pink highlights, what’s not to love?! If you’re a woman who loves to turn heads and be right on trend, this lace front might just be for you. It’s made from synthetic hair (often the case with bright colors) but it looks very convincing and the fiber is heat-friendly, so you can still style how you want. It has ear to ear lace at the front for a natural look, and combs inside the stretch cap to hold it in place.
Lace Front – Purple Mermaid Hair!
This is a super long purple lace front wig with black roots. It comes with 2.5 inches of parting space, but you’ll have to make your own part. This is a super long wig at 24 inches, with super soft synthetic hair styled in waves. A true headturner.
Lace Front – Afro
If you want the look of long, natural hair, but don’t want to maintain it, this lace front could be the wig for you. It’s 100% unprocessed Brazilian hair available in 2 inch length increments, from 12” all the way to 20”. It’s not quite kinky, but it’s very very curly and is about the closest natural hair wig you can get to afro hair.
Lace Front – Blonde Bombshell
If you want the classic ‘Rapunzel’ look then this might be the right lace front for you. It’s not too thick, which can often be a problem that makes wigs look unnatural. It also has a very natural looking hairline. You can choose to have it in wavy or straight, and at the price it’s certainly a bargain.
Full Lace – Long, Sleek And Dark
This full lace wig might be your choice if you love that sleek, dark curtain look. You can pick your length – from a 12” all the way to a 24”, though the longer the hair, the more you’ll pay. Not surprising as it’s 100% virgin remy hair.