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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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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