Wigs are taking the beauty world with the storm. In 2019, they have become one of the most popular forms of hairstyling these days. Black women love wearing wigs because it not only protects the natural hair but also helps in trying out many different hairstyles.
Wigs are slowly and steadily becoming a huge part of our day to day lives. There are several ways to put your lace wig on with either wig glue, wig tape, adhesive, wig grips, pins, combs, and/or just simply sewing it on. Each of them has pros and cons and wig wearers often choose the technique according to their time, skin concerns, or other factors. It is surprised to find that certain girls still prefer to the sew-in method over gluing for some of them have sensitive skin, considering the wig glue to be unsafe for their skin or just purely thinking that the sew-in method securing their wig better especially when you tend to accumulate a lot of sweat in your hair or hairline region which might lead to the glue getting washed off, eventually causing the wig to fall off.
For those who have or are going to have their lace frontal wig sewed on, one thing that they concern is how long will it last if they take the sew-in wig method? Actually it is hard to give the exact lasting time due to complex factors. Let’s learn something about Lace Frontal Wig before we discussing the sew-in method for better understanding
What is lace frontal wig and why is lace frontal wig?
Lace frontal wigs are changing the way women styled their hair. It is one of the most affordable choices for women that want full coverage from ear to ear for a natural hairline. With 13x4/13x6 inches lace area in front of the wig consists enable you to part it anywhere in front. The rest of the wig is covered with a thin base cap which helps to maintain the wig to be lightweight overall. The hair is sewn into the lace cap using high tensile strength thread, making them quite sturdy. So, how durable are lace front wigs last? For a 100% human hair lace frontal wig, it can last up to 1-2 years if with proper care while it is up to 6-8 months if a synthetic lace frontal wig.
Why a lace frontal wig? Not everyone born with thick, shiny, and healthy hair as well as no one can resist a prettier me and it’s a universal acceptance that women look more beautiful with long and shiny hair. Even wigs are invented to hide someone’s baldness or some other skin conditions, most women regard them as a fashion accessory nowadays. Lace frontal wigs provide women with various hairstyles they want without costly curling and coloring on their own natural hair. You can switch to a different style or color easily just with different lace front wigs on, for a different occasion or dress you will be wearing. Also, the cost of lace frontal wig is cheap than other wig types such as 360 lace frontal wig, full lace wig in the human hair market while you still can get the desired balance between a natural look and durability with an affordable lace frontal wig. ( Check HeyMyWig’s previous post on “What's The Difference Among Lace Closure Wig, Lace Frontal Wig, 360 Lace Wig And Full Lace Wig?” for more details)
Why the sew-in method?
When it comes to lace wig installation, gluing a wig on may be less time consuming and perfect for daily worn. If you want to wear the same wig for a week or more, if you didn’t already know, sewing the wig into place using a weave needle and thread is the most secure way to go. But if you’ve already spent a small fortune on your silky tresses, finding a weaving specialist to sew your lace wig on might be a budget buster.
The sew-in method is typically an easy and safe way to combat the downside of using wig glue and can work with oily and sweaty skin ideally. It also helps you to get more breathability as the wig fit is somewhat loose
If you want to start with the sew-in method instead of using wig glue after reading this, you can miss out some useful tips from Shay Amour.
How long does lace frontal sew in last?
One or two weeks the most,10 days is recommended- Upon having the lace front wig to your natural sewed on, you can expect the wig to have a snug fit of about/ up to one or two weeks, taking it down and have it washed. Whether the wig is human hair or synthetic hair, you will need to wash the wig to maintain it. Wash your wig after wearing it for about 10 days total, or any time you get sweaty, such as after a workout.
Of course, you can wear it longer until you feeling uncomfortable, such as itchy or the hair growth makes the braids loosen and starting to fall out. Somebody do wear sew-in style for about 2-3 month which is various from a different person.
While it is recommended not to wear your wig for a prolonged time as it can give you a receding hairline as well as obstruct the growth of your natural hair.
How to take care of my natural hair underneath as well as my lace frontal wig while having wig sew-in?
You do not have to worry about styling your hair underneath every other day if you get your wig sewn on. Along with low manipulation comes hair growth.
For wig caring - It is better to comb or brush out your wig every for it gets tangled as your natural hairdo. Always remember to comb it gently starting from the ends and work up towards your scalp to avoid pulling out hair from the wig. Put a little conditioner on the tangling area to help loosen them if there are stubborn tangles.
Besides, wearing a satin cap over your wig while you sleep to keep the hair away from tangling and stays smooth.
How about the process of taking down? Usually, it is the more tedious procedure than the installation. Most women prefer going to the stylist to take the wig down so they won't cut their hair by mistake. Proceeding with caution while cutting the thread out of your hair if you do it by yourself because it is hard to see the back of your head. Since your hair underneath is in braids for a while, you will experience tangling and shedding. It is better to hold the hair with care during the takedown.
How does the sew-in fair in your opinion? Are you willing to give it a shot while it comes to wig installation? Welcome to leave your comment below and share your experience! Make sure you guys secure the wig. Don’t let your wig get SNATCHED ladies