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How Long Do Lace Front Wigs Last?

How long do lace front wigs last? If you’ve been searching for wigs online, you’ve most likely come across lace front wigs. So, the Wig Experts are here to help you understand what this wig type is, the lifespan of lace front wigs, and how you should care for this material!

What are Lace Front Wigs?

Lace front wigs are designed to look like a natural hairline. Hairs are hand-knotted into a sheer lace material that lays along the forehead. This material should blend in with the skin and make it look like the hairs are growing right out of your own scalp! There’s no other wig feature that will give you that real-looking hairline. 

Do real looking lace front wigs last?
Style: Style Society by Raquel Welch

Lace Front Wigs Lifespan

The wig’s hair fiber determines the lifespan of a lace front wig. With proper cleansing, maintenance, and styling routine, human hair lace front wigs and human hair blend wigs can last up to 1+ years. With proper care, lace front synthetic wigs can last up to six months. And, lace front heat-friendly synthetic wigs have a lifespan of about 3-4 months, depending on how much you wear the wig. 

 

How long do lace front wigs last?

 

Styles: Parker by Jon Renau | Image by Ellen Wille

Lace Front Wig Care

To get the most out of your lace front wig's lifespan, there are a few key elements and maintenance tips that you should pay attention to, including making sure your wig fits right, proper care and storage, and wig rotation.

Ensuring Proper Fit

Your wig fit is one of the most critical factors in ensuring that your lace front wig lasts throughout its entire lifespan. If your wig is too small, you risk warping and stretching out the delicate lace material and effectively damaging the wig. If your wig is too big, your lace front will not lay flat against the forehead, and you won't achieve that seamless look you desire. Read on here to learn more about finding your wig size and fit.

If you're unsure about putting on your lace front wig, one of our Wigs.com mentors, Kim Stamiris, explains how she puts on her lace front wigs to ensure the best look! Read her blog here.  

Putting on Lace Front Wigs

Care & Washing

Properly caring for your lace front wig is essential to maintaining your wig. First, you should wash your wig every 8-10 wears using clean products made for alternative hair and wigs. We recommend BeautiMark products as they are the best for cleansing and refreshing wigs. Explore all the BeautiMark products, including the synthetic hairline and human hairline.

Sweat, oils, and makeup will collect in the mesh-like material. So, when washing your lace front wig, it's crucial to cleanse the base material and treat it with care. During your washing routine, make sure to cleanse the lace front material by using circular motions with your fingers to release those elements.

Another tip for lace front wigs is to NOT apply conditioner or detangling sprays too close to the lace front material. These hydrating sprays can loosen the hand-knotted hair and cause fiber loss. Learn more about properly caring for your lace front wig cap here

Washing Lace Front Wigs

Storage

We recommend storing it in a cool, dry place without direct sunlight when not wearing your wig. A closet is an excellent option for wig storage because it will be kept away from the elements and children or pets. We recommend using a wig stand or mannequin head in order to keep the shape and style of your wig. To see more wig storage options, read on here.

Wig Rotation

One of the best tips on extending the life of your lace front wig is to have two identical wigs. This tip allows you to rotate between the styles so one wig doesn't get worn out too quickly. Also, having multiple wigs helps with your wash routine. This way, you can always have one clean wig available in case of personal inconveniences or unforeseen weather changes.

We hope this article has helped you understand more about lace front wigs and how to extend the life of your wig investment through proper care, fit, and rotation. For more questions answered about lace front wigs, we recommend reading our blog here about What is a Lace Front Wig? 

2 comments

Hello Georgia,

We have a number of methods and tips that may be helpful to you. We first recommend to make sure you are wearing the correct size. The use of a Wig Bang or adhesives may also help to prevent the lace from moving, causing friction against your skin. We would be happy to assist you virtually or over the phone if you would like to contact us directly. We are always happy to help!

Best Regards,
The Wig Experts

The Wig Experts

How do you keep the lace wig from scratching your head and itching. I have not bought another because it’s so uncomfortable

Georgia Watkins

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