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How Long Can You Wear A Lace Front Wig? - Average wear time for each application method!

By: Ann Koch

Posted on June 12 2021

How Long Can You Wear A Lace Front Wig? - Average wear time for each application method!

Buying a lace front wig is an exciting purchase and it makes sense to wonder how long would you be able to wear your lace front wig.

You can wear a lace front wig anywhere from 1 to 6 weeks, but the answer isn’t quite that simple. That number can vary depending on several factors, such as how it's applied, the type of adhesive used, body chemistry, how well you take care of it and the growth of your natural hair. 

How long can I wear a lace front wig with glue or wig tape?

Some glue or adhesives are designed for short-term use and others can keep your wig on for months. However, the longer you wear wig glue and/or wig tape, you must watch out for your edges which grow faster than other parts of the hair. Your hair edges could become damaged.

But despite the quality glue or adhesive that is used it is natural that its adhesive performance will begin to weaken, loosen its fitness, and can begin slipping around on your head. For this reason, a six-week time frame to readjust your lace front wig is important.

As a DIY lace front wig wearer, become familiar with how your natural hair is being managed. Natural hair needs air to breathe, it needs to be washed, and its strands moisturized with hair oil or cream. Hair strands must be gently brushed and properly cared for.

How long can I wear a sew-in lace front wig?

Although you can wear a sew-in lace front wig for several weeks. Typical recommended wear time is 2 weeks. A lace front wig that is sewn in requires your natural hair to be braided down in corn rows and the wig will be sewn onto the braids and glue/tape will be used around the hairline.

If you are under the care of a hairstylist, they will let you know when to remove your lace front wig to give your natural hair breathing room. Also, they know how much glue should be applied so that your hair and forehead skin line do not become irritated.

How long can I wear a lace front wig that is glueless?

Glueless lace front wigs are equipped with elastic and adjustable straps that give you the option to wear them without any need for adhesive. The best part of that is you can wear them as long or as little as you desire. 

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Benefits of Wearing a Lace Front Wig

Modern lace front wigs are popular among people because it gives a natural hairline appearance. The material used to adhere to the head is in its name, “lace.” The transparent lace fabric fits comfortably along the forehead. Natural hairs or synthetic hairs are fastened into the lace front. Lace front wigs are flexible, which means they can be styled in several different ways. Wig wearers can style the wig away from their face, as well as the ability to be tucked behind their ears without the wig cap or your natural hair being visible.

Now that pandemic restrictions are being lifted, we can take off our scarves and hairnets. Put on your lace front wig and let’s go dining, shopping, and having fun. The main feature of this wig of course is that looks so natural like it is your real hair.

As a lace front tip, if you plan on wearing your wig daily, please use a cap liner. This wig feature protects the lace from the oils in your natural hair. Lace is delicate and your hairline under a lace front wig needs to be protected. Keeping a cap liner on will eliminate any wig and natural hair issues.

An additional feature for wearing lace front wigs is its medical benefits. Lace front wigs can help people who have medical conditions like alopecia. Cancer survivors wear them because of hair fall-out due to medical treatments. Male actors in the past have worn lace fronts due to inherited natural baldness conditions.

These wigs give everyone who wears them the confidence they want and need. Lace front wigs are lightweight and are more comfortable than standard wigs. In addition, they are nearly undetectable which accounts for their popularity.

Ann Koch ann koch
Ann is the founder of Living with androgenic alopecia for over 20 years after the birth of her children, she aspires to provide solutions and an invaluable guide to anyone suffering from hairloss.

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