Full lace wigs are made from human hair. The lace will expand to accommodate different head sizes and the growth of your natural hair underneath. Human hair full lace wigs have a cap made entirely of lace with usually a strip of stretch lace across the top to make them more ‘one size fits all’. You have to tightly braid your own natural hair underneath to ensure a good fit for all these wigs.
However, do you know how to take proper care of full lace wigs to make them stay in great condition? The good news is that it is very easy to take care of full lace wigs. If you’ve used hair products on it, you can gently wash your lace wig. Or, you can use T-pins to store your wig on a wig head to keep it in ready-to-put-on shape before heading out with your full lace wig on.
1. Wash It With Luke Warm
- You need to wash wig while it is on the mannequin head since your wig isn’t attached to your head. It is recommended to add a tablespoon of shampoo to a small spray bottle and fill it with lukewarm water.
- Place your actual wig in cool water. Meanwhile, you will need to spray the wig with the shampoo and warm water combination. After that, distribute the shampoo throughout the wig. Then, use a wide-tooth comb to work through your hair.
- Rinse your hair under the cool water and get ready to apply conditioner to the wig next. Next, add a tablespoon of conditioner to a new spray bottle. Or, you can rinse out the shampoo out of the spray bottle.
- Gently rinse wig out again for a third time under cool water. Use a towel and gently dry the hair. Let it dry naturally after you’ve gotten most of the water out. Don’t rub the hair strands against one another.
2. Avoid Extreme Heat
Do not expose your hair to extreme heat, for this will damage the ends and dry out your cuticles. Make sure to keep wig from heat when placing it on head. Never place wigs near a fire, heat vent, or anywhere else where it may be damaged from heat over time. Don’t expose your hair to heat for a long time when you are wearing your wig. In other words, don’t sit close to a fire, and never use a hair dryer on your lace wig. Otherwise, it will dry out your hair and cause damage that’s hard to repair.
3. Comb it Gently
When combing out the hair on the wig, you have to be extra careful although the hair is pretty secure in the lace base. You will want to start brushing the hair from the ends to the top without getting too close to the lace base, in order to prevent any hair from getting loose.