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Self Application, Care and Removal of Your Lace Wig
Application of Your Lace Wig

Step 1

TRIM THE LACE

When you first receive your wig, you will notice there is excess lace around the perimeter. This will need to be trimmed off.

Be extremely careful, as you will need to trim the lace as close to the hairline as possible without cutting any of the wig hair.

If you are in-experienced at this, just cut the lace back a little bit at a time until you are comfortable.


Step 2

WEAR WIG CAP

It's not necessary, however many people prefer to wear a 100% Nylon Wig cap.

If you have chosen not to wear a Wig cap. We recommend you securely corn roll your hair to ensure your Lace wig will have a natural look without the bulk from your natural hair underneath. 


Step 3

PREPARE YOUR SCALP

Using either 99.9% Medical Grade Alcohol, or our Scalp Protector, rub it onto your skin all the way around your hairline where the adhesive will be applied. This will clear your skin of any oils for better adhesion and also protect your skin from irritation. It important that your skin is free of any oils (oily skin wakens the bond of the adhesives and prevents the strongest hold).


Step 4

APPLY THE ADHESIVE

If you are going to use a wig glue, you will need to apply a very very thin layer onto your skin, then wait approx. 10 - 15 minutes for the glue to become "tacky". At this point you can add another thin layer of glue, you will need to wait another 10 -15 minutes for it to become sticky or "tacky". If you would like to use the adhesive tape, simply place the strips around the perimeter of your hair line, and prepare to apply your wig.


Step 5

APPLY THE WIG

Using hair clips, clip all of the hair up on your wig to make sure it will not get stuck to the adhesive you have just applied to your skin. Put on your wig and press the hairline lace firmly onto the adhesive. At this point you should wait a few more minutes for the wig glue to adhere and completely dry before styling.

Washing & Conditioning your Lace Wig

Shampooing and conditioning your hair system is not like shampooing your natural hair. Rubbing shampoo into your lace wig as if it were naturally growing hair will cause the hair to tangle.

Here's the step-by-step method we've found best for giving your hair system a professional shampooing and conditioning.

The method we recommend will prevent tangling, and should be done with the lace wig positioned on a wig head form.

For this application you'll need:

  • 2 Spray Bottles
  • Shampoo (We strongly recommend Nearly Natural Silk Protein Shampoo)
  • Conditioner (We strongly recommend Nearly Natural Silk Protein Conditioner)
  • A Wig Head/Mannequin
  • Knot & Tape Tab Sealer (We strongly recommend HPH Knot & Tape Tab Sealer)
  • A Hair Brush

Step 1

Start by gently brushing or combing tangles out of the hair. Start at the ends of the hair and working towards the roots. Position the lace wig on to the wig head and place T-pins in strategic places on the lace wig to hold in place.


Step 2

Next, fill a spray bottle with a mixture of water and shampoo. Make sure the mixture is thin enough to spray effectively (try a 50%/50% mixture).


Step 3

Position the wig head in the sink or bathtub and Spray the shampoo/water mixture onto the hair, saturating the hair with the mixture.


Step 4
Then comb the shampoo into the hair. Repeat the process to ensure the hair is clean from product and shampoo; focusing on cleaning bonding perimeter of lace. DO NOT RUB THE HAIR DURING THE WASHING PROCESS, AS THAT MAY CAUSE TANGLING.  


Step 5

Finally, rinse the shampoo out of the hair with lukewarm tap water. Comb out any remaining shampoo with the brush. Rinse thoroughly until water runs clear.


Step 6

Apply a deep conditioner (We strongly recommend Silk Protein Conditioner) to the wig in the same manner the shampoo was applied and allow it to penetrate for 10 minutes, ensuring all strands are covered. Use cool water to rinse the conditioner. Make sure that all residue has been removed.


Step 7

Once all conditioner has been removed from the hair, gently squeeze the hair to reduce the amount of water. Use a wash cloth or hand towel to gently soak excess water.


Step 8

Turn the wig inside out and place it on your wig head so that the lace is exposed. Spray the unit with the Knot & Tape Tab Sealer, which prevents excess shedding and prolongs the life of your lace wig.


Step 9

Generously spray Moisture Mist Leave-in Conditioner onto hair and brush out any remaining tangles. Allow the wig to air dry or dry under hood dryer.


Step 10

Follow Steps for Attaching Lace wig. Style as desired with a flat iron or curlers.

Removing your Lace Wig

Step 1

It is easy to damage the lace of your wig when removing the unit. To avoid tearing the lace or losing any hair, spray some remover through the hair first to loosen the adhesive before taking the system off. Do not tug or pull on the lace as this will damage the lace as well as your hair

If you're only taking the system off to change the tape, use an alcohol-based remover such as Walker's Lace Release. If you plan to clean or shampoo the system before wearing it again, you can use a citrus-based product (We recommend C-22 Citrus Remover). Spray C-22 generously on the lace where it is attached to your skin. Wait a few minutes to allow the glue remover to work.


Step 2

It's always best to remove the system from back to front.

Doing this avoids stretching the front of the unit. Alternate between using C-22, Lace Release, and the 99% alcohol to remove your lace wig unit. Just remember to never pull the lace or attempt to force it off. Once the remover has set, you should be able to roll the excess glue off of your skin and wig.


Step 3

Once you've removed the system gently peel the tape from the base.

With the tape removed, use an alcohol-free citrus solvent and 99% alcohol to remove any adhesive residue.

We recommend products Walker's C-22 Solvent.


Step 4

Use a lint-free wipe or Q-tip  to remove the adhesive.


Step 5

You may find you still have some adhesive residue remaining. Give the system a thorough cleaning with an alcohol-based cleanser.

Now your system is ready for shampooing or to be worn again.