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Adjustable straps are located inside of the wig around the inside rim. Their purpose is to alter the size of the circumference of the wig, for a snug and tight fit. The straps inside of a lace front wig are made of elastic with 2 hooks, that hook onto different loops inside of the wig, that's how it is adjusted. The picture below shows these.
You often can find it sewed in the nape of your wig cap, it is designed to adjust the size of your wig with the use of hooks or velcro.
In-built Wig Combs
These combs or grips are on the inside of a lace front wig and they are used to grip the wig to your head. Some people like to glue the wig down to their head in addition to these. Glueing a wig makes sure that hairline mesh lace stays completely flat to your head. You can see the combs inside of a wig in the picture below.
Baby hair is small trimmed hair that usually comes out when we make a ponytail. Creating baby hair in hair wigs means trimming some wig hair at the hairline to make your hairstyle look more natural.
BALD CAP METHOD WIG APPLICATION
Bald cap wig application method is to glue down a nylon wig cap to cover your natural hair and conceal the trim by applying some foundation to make your head looks like it's bald before putting on your wig.
It is the method to hide visible hair knots on your wig. Bleached knots make the hair appear like it is growing from the scalp. The bleaching of knots involves chemical processing that alters the hair. It opens the cuticle and changes the color in an irreversible chemical reaction. Many people don’t mind hair knots on their wigs, those who do, go for bleached or lightening knots.
Density of a Wig
On a lot of wig product descriptions you'll see the 'density' of the wig, usually displayed as a percentage. The density of a wig describes how thick or thin the hair is. a 130% density is reasonably thin but higher densities 180% of so are thicker and contain more hairs. This is particularly important with human hair wigs and variations or not that dramatic in synthetic wigs.
The hair line of a wig is the very most front section, that starts at your forehead. Hairlines are important in wigs as a well designed hairline will create a seamless front to your wig, and the front is essentially on your face and the most visible part. Lace front wigs are designed specifically to have a natural gradual hairline that blends into the main wig (thus lace front!). Check out our other blog posts and videos to see how to create the best hairline possible with your wig.
An elastic band is a black flexible 1"-2" wide band normally in black color, used to sew inside the wig cap from ear to ear to help secure the wig.
FAKE SCALP LACE
fake scalp lace wigs s are pre-made, pre-bleached and pre-plucked wigs that are ‘do-nothing’ wigs. These wigs are inspired by a bald scalp wig wearing method and are very easy and comfortable to use, and it's unnecessarily to wear an extra wig cap between your natural hair and wig.
FULL LACE WIGS
Unlike lace front wigs, full lace wigs have a fully covered 360 degrees lace-base from the hairline to the nape of the neck which covers the whole head. It is a very versatile wig that can be worn in multiple styles.
All full lace wigs are hand-tied as well and parting hair and making high ponytails is not an issue.
GLUELESS LACE WIGS
Glueless lace wigs are non-adhesive which means they can be worn without any glue. These types of lace wigs come with glueless cap construction, some are lace front and some are full-lace. These wigs have adjustable straps and combs to fix them on the scalp.
Got2b glue is a very famous “water-resistant” hairstyling/spiking gel or glue from the brand called Schwarzkopf. The Got2b glued gel is the hottest trend of securing wig and frontal units in the hair industry. This glue can be used to ensure a perfect hold for your lace wigs, frontal units, and 360 frontal units.
Plucking is the technique to conceal the hair knots and have an invisible lace wig for a more natural look by thinning the hair along the hairline. Plucking should not be done with a heavy hand as it can disfigure the hair strands easily.
The pre-plucked hairline is the natural-looking hairline that has pre-plucked baby hair. When a wig is pre-plucked, the density of hair on the forehead is thin, which is exactly how it is in the real hairline. If you look at your hair strands, you will see some short baby hair around your hairline as well.
WIG APPLICATION, WIG INSTALL
Wig application or wig install is the method to securely fit a wig on your scalp. There are multiple techniques of wig application by using glue, grip band, clips, glued hair spray or an elastic band.
Wig glue is an adhesive used to paste or install a wig on your scalp. Wig glues come in many types including sprays, water-based glue, and cream-based glues.
The process of uninstalling wigs from your scalp is called wig removal. There are many wig removal solvents available on the market that are specially made to remove lace wigs. These solvents can soften adhesives helping the process to remove the wigs easily.