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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Transparent Frontal vs Lace Frontal

Transparent/ light Brown Lace vs

HD Lace

When I shop for my closures or frontals I always invest in the HD lace because it blends so well with my skin color. There are several differences in the transparent and HD lace. While the transparent lace is the least expensive it also requires more work depending on your skin color. If you have a darker complexion I definitely recommend the HD Lace.

So what’s the difference?

Transparent Lace
So to start off the transparent lace is a little cheaper so if you are on a budget this is probably the better option for you. You have probably seen videos of woman putting on a stocking cap and tinting their lace to help their frontal or closure blend. This is done because the transparent lace usually comes with a very light lace that does not blend well on those with a little more melanin POPPIN. This lace is also a little thicker so it requires a little more maintenance for it to blend and most likely if you look close you can still see the lace slightly. It doesn’t COMPLETELY disappear due to the thick mesh.

HD Lace
SOOOOOOOO this lace is bomb. Yes I am showing favoritism and if you ever had a HD lace you would too. SO if you have a darker complexion this is definitely a good option for you because there is very little blending needed. The lace is much thinner allowing the frontal/closure to blend perfectly. It is also very lightweight and accommodates all skin colors with no wake up. This is hands down the easiest and best looking option but of course that comes with a price tag. HD is more expensive but it is definitely worth it. We have to invest in ourselves lady so don’t let a price tag hold you back if its going to still be useful months or even years to come.

 

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HD Lace

Transparent Closure

Transparent Frontal

Tips For Preserving Edges While Wearing Extensions

1. Invest in you– you have to invest in yourself buy purchasing quality hair. Lower grade hair will not last long requiring continuous maintenance to the hair and it can cause irritation to the scalp and loss of hair.

2. Foundation– your foundation should not cause your head to hurt for long periods of time. Make sure braids are secure but not too tight. Tight braids can cause edges to pop during install

3. Time-Installs should only last 2-3 months. Hair should be taken down, washed, and moisturized to allow your scalp to breathe and to keep your hair nourished.

4. Weave Cap– Installing a weave cap on top of your braids prevents the thread from the install from cutting strands of your hair which causes split ends and damage.

5. No Ponytails– Wearing continuous ponytails adds a lot of tension to the hair. The braids are already causing tension and pulling the extensions into a ponytail causes more tensions on your hair

6. Edge Control– Edge control is very important to get the SLAY that you are looking for. Be sure to purchase edge controls that include benefits for nourishing and growth.

Frontal Installs

1. Use the right adhesive– Please be sure to use glue that is made specifically for frontal wigs. Not doing so will result in damaged edges.

2. Patience– When you are ready to remove your frontal make sure you are not being rushed and have the time to properly remove it without becoming frustrated. Also, use an adhesive remover to assist with removing the frontal. If you feel any tensions or resistance, apply more of the adhesive remover before trying again.

3. Wig cap-use a wig cap for every frontal install to protect your hair and edges from adhesive. 

Until Next Time,

Queen Melanin Extensions

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