Let’s be honest: accidents happen. Whether you are a bit too rough removing your wig at the end of the night, or whether you don’t store it properly, tears and tangles can happen in any wig - especially lace front. But there is no need to fret. Fixing a lace front may not seem like the simplest of tasks, but it is easier than you may think and can be done from the comfort of your own home.
What do you need?
- Your ripped lace wig
- Styrofoam wig head
- Knot Sealer
- Acetone (Nail polish remover)
There are two methods you can use when you are repairing your wig:
if you want to use the “Tape Method” you will need
- Lace front tape
- 3M Transpore tape (same width as the lace front tape)
If you choose to use the “Stitch Method” instead, you will need
- Clear Thread
How To Repair Your Lace Front
- Spritz the hair using a little water and comb it through.
- Turn your lace front wig inside out so that the lace is facing you and you can clearly see the area you need to repair.
- Clean the area that’s been ripped with acetone.
- Using T-pins, pin the edges of the tear together so that the ripped edges are touching.
Fixing A Lace Front Wig With Adhesives
Choice 1: Fix with tape
- Use lace front tape to cover the torn area. Press down firmly with your fingers to ensure the tape has attached to the lace, then carefully trim off the excess.
- Cover the tape using a sheet of 3M Transpore tape of the identical size (cut it if you need to) to reinforce the region and keep it from sticking to your scalp.
Choice 2: Fix by Stitching with Thread
- Locate a sturdy thread that matches the color of your lace. You may also use clear thread. Many women find that if you thread the needle and tie the ends together, the thread ends up being much more reinforced.
- Begin stitching with a straightforward overcast stitch. Keep your stitches small and near the tear so that your comb or brush will not get caught on the thread afterwards. As soon as you’ve stitched the complete tear, double knot the ribbon and cut off the excess.
Once you decide on the method you wish to use, fixing your lace front wig is actually easier than you could have possibly imagined. However, the easiest way to fix your wig is to not have to fix it at all. Things to remember if you are an all time wig wearer is care. Be sure you are still washing and maintaining the upkeep of your wig cleansing and conditioning as well as having a proper place to store your wig that can ensure that your wig will last longer than a few wears.
Have you ever repaired a lace front wig? Tell us how you did it in the comments below!