Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions Asked About Lace Front Wigs

questions about lace front wig

Lace front wigs are it

Lace front wigs are the hair industry’s best-kept secret for achieving and undetectable hairline. Unknowingly to many, lace fronts have been around for more than a decade. Lace frontal wigs are in such high demand because when worn properly, it melts into the scalp and appears as if it’s your natural hairline. These wigs also allow you to style your hair as if it was your natural hair. Lace fronts come in many forms, including full lace wigs, lace caps, lace 360, and frontal lace wigs.

A frontal refers to a wig that has a sheer lace along the hairline that rests along the forehead. The purpose of a lace front is to give the appearance of a natural hairline even though you are wearing a wig. I know you’ve seen them, I know you’ve heard of them, and you may have a few questions about them. No worries dear, we are here to answer the top 10 frequently asked questions about lace front wigs!

What is a lace front wig?

A luxurious lace-front wig is a must-have for anyone who loves experimenting with different looks but does not necessarily want to continuously put their hair through so many products and heat styling.

You have the option of going from bleach blonde to hot pink within days, while still promoting growth and a healthy full head of hair.

A wig labeled as a “ lace frontal wig” means that there is a sheer lace mesh that’s located at the front of the wig. To create a more natural appearance, hairs are hand tied individually onto the lace front. Due to this technique, the hairline is nearly invisible and the scalp is seen through the mesh. This alone gives you versatility and an extremely realistic look.

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Why should I choose a lace front wig?

Lace fronts are a better option because of the invisible hairline giving the illusion that the hair is growing from your scalp. These wigs are also lightweight and more comfortable than your average wig. Lace fronts offer versatility which adds to the natural look that makes lace frontals so sought after.

Advantages of wearing a lace front

As said before one of the largest advantages is the illusion the hair growing from your hairline. When properly applied it is nearly impossible to tell rather a wig is being worn.

Lace frontals offer comfort

Lace front wigs offer more of a lightweight and comfortable feel versus many other wig constructions. When wearing a lace front wig, you don't have to worry about sweat because your scalp will be able to breathe due to the lace being so sheer.

Application is easy

Applying your lace front is also easy and there are various methods to do so. There are pre0cut wigs, uncut, and partly cut wigs, allowing options and for you to make your wig your own. If you are uncomfortable with applying your wig yourself, you can opt for a professional.

Your lace front, your style

Another awesome thing about lace front wigs is the versatility it provides for styling. This provides you with the confidence to explore different styling options.

How do lace front wigs stay on?

Many women wonder how lace fronts stay on. I mean logically wouldn’t it just slip off? There are many ways, ultimately they can stay on with wig grips, pins, liquid adhesive, glue, hair spray, and tape.

How long can a lace front stay on with glue?

A lace frontal can be left on for up to six weeks when using long term adhesive. Although, having glue on your skin for this long is not recommended.

How long can a lace front stay on without glue?

Ultimately, the length is dependant on the method and products used to apply your wig.

How long can you leave a lace frontal on?

Remove your lace front wig after six weeks. Lace frontals have expiration dates too! Six weeks is the max time you can wear a lace front and even shorter due to heat, skin, and methods of application.

Some adhesives are used for short-term use only or somewhere around one week. If you are looking to wear your frontal for a long term amount of time do not use a short-term adhesive.

Rather your going long term or short term, after every application gives your hair some TLC by thoroughly cleaning, deep conditioning, and moisturizing your hair.

Lace front Vs. fegular wig

Lace frontal wigs have a more natural look and feel while a regular wig does not.

Lace frontals are more expensive due to construction and longevity.

Materials used for the base of the wigs are different.

Regular wigs are more cost-effective

Installing a regular wig is simple and easy.

Lace front wigs require some prep and many steps to apply it correctly.

Can you sleep in a lace front wig?

wash a satin bonnet

Sleeping in your lace front wig, is, of course, possible, however, it is not recommended when thinking of the longevity of your wig. Also, depending on how your lace front wig was applied it may not be possible for you to take your wig off every night.

How can you protect your lace front wig

Wear a satin bonnet or sleep with a satin pillowcase.

Sleeping on a satin pillowcase or wearing a satin bonnet prevents breakage. Using cotton pillowcases will cause friction between your hair and pillow which ultimately causes breakage.

Tie up or even braid your lace frontal wigs so you can avoid as much friction and movement as possible.

In addition to having less breakage, satin leaves your hair less dry. Satin does not absorb moisture from your hair, allowing your hair to remain smooth.

Does lace front wigs damage your hair line

Lace front wigs are not the cause of damage to your hairline. When you have an improper wig installation, removal, and poor edge care when you aren’t wearing your wig. So any hair damage you might experience while wearing your lace front wig often has more to do with the application, removal, and hair care rather than the wig itself.



Lace front wigs are effortless and suitable for anyone. If you are in need of a new hairstyle or trying out a new color, lace front wigs are a great choice while protecting your natural hair from the damage that changing hairstyles can create.

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