Do Lace Front Wigs Damage Your Hair?

Do Lace Front Wigs Damage Your Hair?

Lace frontal wigs or lace front wigs are a fabulous accessory for women seeking to change their look. These wigs can open the door to a world of versatile styles, generating hair envy among the masses. From gorgeous updos to cascading waves of hair that flow midway down your back with a natural hairline, lace front wigs are continuing to set stylish trends and level the playing field for hair fashion.

Long Blonde Lace Front Wig

Despite their popularity and ability to produce jaw-dropping results, lace front wigs are receiving blame for triggering thinning edges, leaving wig enthusiasts everywhere to ask the following question, do lace front wigs damage your hair?

Lace Front Wig Damage: Is It Real?

Lace front wigs alone are not the cause of damage to your hairline. Thinning edges can occur with improper lace front wig installation, removal, and poor edge care rituals when not rocking your latest wig. Our natural hairline contains delicate hairs that are not as flexible or rich with the same degree of elasticity as that of the rest of the hairs on our head. This unique quality leaves them vulnerable to damage and even patchy hair loss when we inadvertently apply adhesives or tape on top of our natural hairline or fail to use the appropriate adhesive removal solution like C-22 Solvent or rubbing alcohol to remove our wigs when we are done wearing them.

Therefore, any hair damage you might be experiencing while wearing a front lace wig often has more to do with your application, removal and hair care practices rather than the wig itself.

Prevent Damage to Your Hair When Wearing Lace Front Wigs

There are actions you can take not to trigger hair damage, but it will require you to be purposeful with your lace front wig technique. To avoid hair damage, you have to be deliberate, consistent and committed to following lace front wig installation and removal protocol.

Buying Your Wig Cap

Your wig cap selection for your lace front is an essential piece of the puzzle. Wig caps help to protect our hair, hairline, and scalp. Look for nylon wig caps that won’t suffocate your scalp or create so much tension on your edges that it contributes to breakage. You want to purchase a wig cap that will aid in your quest to keep the hair beneath rich with hydration. Hair and scalp hydration is a necessity if you want to avoid damage to your natural hair or hair loss.

Adhesives for Your Lace Front Wig

When using an adhesive for your lace frontal, remember to apply just enough to create a tacky environment before installing your hair unit. Too much of a good thing can leave your hairline dry and riddled with those pesky white flakes!

Take Good Care of the Hair Beneath

No matter how much you are enjoying your lace frontal, try to avoid wearing it for greater than four to six weeks. Your scalp and hair need to breathe periodically, and both can use a deep cleansing and conditioning to remove dirt and debris as well as infuse much-needed moisture after wearing a wig for such an extended period.

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Remember, lace front wigs do not damage hair, improper care can! So give your wig the love it deserves and it will love you back!


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