How To Pluck A Lace

Step 1:

First you want to make sure you have a clear picture for your own hair line so you can have a guide when your plucking a wig to give it a natural look. 

 

 

Step 2:

Place the lace wig on wig head stand and use pins on the lace to pin it down tightly . Make sure there are no humps and the lace will not move while plucking.

Step 3:

The natural state of the wig hair line is very even and thick. You want the hair line to be a little thin in the front and gradually thicken like a real hair line does.

Make sure your tweezers are shop in order to pull the hair easily. Also you do not want to pluck the lace too much because you can not turn back. Pluck a little at a time then comb through and evaluate that section to see if you need to pluck more.

Step 4:

Pluck The Lace: Plucking is the process of using a tweezer to pluck out excess hairs around the frontal to make it less bulky. Part the hair on your lace front wig in two sections and take your fave tweezers and start to pluck the hairline towards you in order to get a more natural look.

Step 5:

Create Your Own Part. Some wigs come with a part and some do not. If you have a free part you are expected to make your own. Use a comb to make a part and pluck the hairs along the part to give it a sharp look.

“What about my baby hair?” Separate a thin section of the hair from your hair line and use a razer to cut it short. Style your baby hair as you please and your good to go queen. 

How to make your wig look natural.

Tip 1: Buy A Wig That Fits Your Head

Please measure your head. From ear to ear, forehead to nape, circumference. DO IT ALL. Having a wig that is too big is just as bad as having a wig that’s too small. A small wig is not going to lay properly and it will not cover your whole head. A large wig will have a lot of extra room causing the wig to have humps at the top or in the back.

 

Tip 2: Bleach Knots

Please take time out to bleach your knots so there will not be black dotes causing wig not to blend. Bleaching the knots takes away those black dots that put you in the mind of a mannequin head, and it adds a more natural look.

 

Tip 2: Pluck Your Wig

Make sure you are plucking your wig to give it a natural look. Most wigs will come with thick edges. Our edges are much thinner then the rest of our hair so we want to give that gradient look by plucking a few rows in the front. Also pluck your part.

 

 

Tip 3: Cut the Lac to Fit Your Face

Do not cut straight across the lace. Put the unit on your head and cut the lace according to your hair line. You want it to look natural so you should have a few curves by your eyebrows and ears. If you have a widows pick hey put a widows pick in your frontal.

 

Tip 4: Blend

Most laces do not blend with your skin completely. Now, I do recommend HD frontals because they are thin and they blend almost perfectly. For those who do need to blend for a more natural look, use your powder or liquid foundation. Take a sponge and lightly dab around the edges of the frontal to help it match your skin tone.

 

Tip 5: Flatten Your Natural Hair

When you are braiding or molding your natural hair down before installing your wig, please be sure that it is flat. If you are braiding you want to be sure the braids are small and flat. The do not have to be extra small but the thicker your hair is the more braids you will need in order to keep your wig flat. If you are molding, be sure not to leave any humps especially not at the dome of your head.

 

Tip 6: Use 100% Human Hair

Please baby invest in yourself. Do not go get a synthetic shiny plastic weave and expect it to slay like natural hair. Go ahead and invest in some good quality extensions that will last you for a couple years. Buy multiple synthetic wigs throughout the year is more expensive than buying quality hair.

 

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How To Maintain Deep Wave Extensions

Deep wave extensions are becoming more and more popular.Everyone is looking for those deep bold waves that don’t tangle or get really frizzy. Truth is this hair requires a lot of maintenance to prevent the tangling and fizziness. Although the good quality deep wave extensions will not mat up they will tangle but they should be easy to detangle with water and conditioner.

ALL DEEP WAVE EXTENSIONS WILL TANGLE WITHOUT THE PROPER CARE!

What is the best way to maintain your deep wave extensions you ask? Well I have a few tips for you.

1. This is human hair! This means that it will require conditioning, moisture, and curl defining products to look its best and stay healthy.

2. No product build up! Wash extensions as necessary because allowing products to build on the hair week after week will weigh the hair down and will not allow the curls to be as bold. Be sure to comb hair out before washing to prevent tangling and wash the hair in a downward motion and allow the water to run down the hair from the root to the end. 

3. Wide tooth comb! Most people use paddle brushes for their extensions but it is better to use a wide tooth comb for deep wave extensions to prevent from breaking all of the waves up. Also remember to always comb from the ends and work your way up to prevent damaging the hair and causing shedding. 

4. Bedtime! Be sure to twist your bundles in 2-3 big 2 strand twist and cover with a satin bonnet to prevent the moisture from leaving the bundles and prevent tangling while sleeping. Of course if you have a wig just neatly place it on your wig stand or head.

These are just a few tips for maintaining deep wave bundles on a day to day basis.

How to get a healthy glossy deep wave look in 3 simple steps:

1. Take a water bottle and damp the hair all over. DO NOT DRINCH THE HAIR IN WATER. Hair should not be dripping water. Be sure to get the ends and the roots. 

2. Apply leave-in conditioner or curl definer. I personally love “As I Am” products or “Aunt Jackie’s”. Apply to ends and work your way up. Also apply to the roots to be sure the hair does not frizz at the top.

3. Take your fingers or a wide tooth comb and starting from the ends, run your fingers or the comb through the hair and work your way up. You may also scrunch the hair after combing it to help define the curls. 

Check out our Deep Wave bundles, closures, and frontals.

Until next time,

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How Many Bundles Do I Need?

As I scroll on social media daily, I see woman asking how many bundles they need for certain hairstyles. Most times there are several different replies with answers but no one is asking the questions that need to be asked in order to give accurate information.

1. What length bundles are you planning to buy

2. Will you be using a closure or frontal

3. What is the density of your bundles

4. The size of your head

All of these questions are important when determining the amount of bundles one needs. Most bundles are about 100 grams but there are many companies that sell extensions that have less density and therefore one would need more bundles to complete their unit or full sew-in. Also the length determines how many bundles will be needed. If you have a 12 in bundle and a 22 in bundle and they both are 100 grams, of course the 12 in bundle will be much thicker than the 22 in bundle in order to keep the same density. Therefore, shorter lengths will require less bundles while longer lengths require more to look thick and full. Rather or not a closure is used is also very important because a frontal of course takes up way more space than a closer does. 

EXAMPLE:

My sister and I both got a full sew in installed with 18in bundles. While I needed a closure and 3 bundles she needed a closure and 5 bundles because her head is OBVIOUSLY way bigger than mine lol.

Is 3 BUNDLES ENOUGH?

Most times if you are using lengths 12”-20” using 3 bundles will do the job but of course you still have to keep your head size in mind as well. The texture of the hair is also important because waves such as deep wave is going to look more full then regular straight hair. If you are going for a natural look, the shorter the hair the less bundles needed in order to prevent the hair from looking too big. With lengths of 8”-12” it is also possible to use 2 bundles because the weft of the bundles are longer and the bundles are also fuller then the longer lengths. 

HOW MANY BUNDLES DO I NEED WITH A FRONTAL?

A frontal covers almost the whole front of your head so it usually only takes 2 to 3 bundles for a full install when using a frontal. Of course 3 bundles will be for the longer bundle lengths. Typically bundles 20” and under will only require 2 bundles when creating a unit or installing a sew-in. The average dimensions of a frontal from ear to ear is 13inx4in so it is just about able to take the place of a full bundle.

Stay tuned for our next informative blog answering most asked questions,

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