Why Do Lace Front Wigs Cost So Much?
Have you ever stopped to wonder just how much it costs the average person to go from cute to stunning? Make up: $40. Clothes: $200. Shoes: $140. Contact Lenses and or designer sun glasses: $100. But of all the costs, it seems to pale when compared to the Lace Front Wig, worn from everyone from Britney Spears to Mary J. Blige.
Lace front wigs have been used in the movie and television industry for quite a few years. Celebrities and their stylists love them because they are virtually invisible to the camera. Unlike conventional wigs, the lace front wig can be worn in an updo or even a high ponytail. It can even be parted in any direction and styled to your choosing, unlike regular wigs that have to retain the style it was created with.
Lace front wigs are a high quality hairpiece designed to give the illusion of a perfect hairline. You might be surprised if you knew which celebrities wear lace front wigs; in fact, if you see a celebrity with silky smooth tresses and a perfect hairline, chances are they are wearing a lace front wig.
Lace front wigs were first created for use in the medical community for chemotherapy patients and other men and women that experienced hair loss. They are ideal because they’re virtually undetectable, even close up. After the wig is put on, make-up is used on the edges of the lace to further conceal the hairpiece.
A quality lace front wig is made with 100 percent virgin Indian Remy hair. The hair is sorted according to length and color. Then the hair is carefully laid to ensure that the cuticle all follows the same direction. This makes the hairpiece smooth and silky. Indian Remy hair is preferred because is matches most hair types, and can be cut or colored after purchase.
Lace-front wigs are expensive, but worth every penny. Each piece requires more than fifty hours to complete. Including hair selection and preparation, several weeks are involved before the piece is complete. A master wig maker hand ties each strand into the nearly invisible lace cap. The cap is made of a fine Swiss lace or a more durable French lace.
The lace front wig comes with a veil of lace that must be trimmed to one-quarter inch before gluing it in place in front of your natural hairline. The specialized glue is a water based copolymer adhesive that holds for 2-4 weeks. If you are going to be doing a lot of physical activity while wearing the wig, be sure to use an extra strength adhesive. For convenience, glue strips are available too.
Lace front wigs can last a lifetime when properly cared for. You can wash the hairpiece as often as you want to, but at least once every two weeks. Be sure to attach the piece to a wig head before washing, and take care not to rub the hair, it can cause tangling and matting. In addition, silicone based products should be used on your lace front wig, not alcohol based, as they can be too drying. Lace front wigs can be styled just like natural hair.
A lace front wig may cost a little more in the beginning, but it is well worth it to have the impeccable style and quality hair that you dream of for a lifetime.