Human Hair Wigs – The Ultimate Guide to Wig Purchasing

Human Hair Wigs – The Ultimate Guide to Wig Purchasing

How long will a human hair lace wig last?

The length of time your lace wig lasts has to do with the way you maintain it.  It is never advisable to sleep in your hair as it causes damage and slippage of the knots at the base.  Your wig should be washed regularly and the color should be refreshed periodically. 

What is a lace front wig? What is the difference between a lace front wig and a full lace wig?

Most wigs use a lace material to which the hair is knotted.  The lace front is a finer lace one hair at a time knotted giving it a scalp-like look.

How long can I leave a lace wig on my head?

You can wear your lace wig as long as it is comfortable.  It is never recommended to be worn while sleeping.

Why are the wigs so pricy?

Three things determine the price of a wig.  The quality of the lace used, the number of hairs knotted into the lace and the quality of hair used.  The lace, knots, and quality of her the higher the price.

What’s the best glue for a lace wig? Is got2b glue the only glue for a lace wig?

I do not recommend the use of glue.  Double-sided wig tape is the best option.  The tape should be attached to a polyurethane wig patch and not directly on the lace. It must be applied to an area free of hair. Many lace wigs conform to the shape of the head and do not require adhesive at all.

Swiss Lace, HD Lace, French Lace, or Korean Lace?

The lace should be fine yet durable.  Most laces have a translucent look once on the skin.  

Which type of lace does peggyknight.com use for the wigs?

We have many types of lace and all are fine yet durable.

Do all the lace materials come in different shades?

Some lace materials come in different colors.  

Do all of the wigs come with the option of transparent lace?

The higher quality wigs have higher quality lace which is more transparent.

Is the lace thin so it can be easily blended into your skin? Is the lace soft?

The higher quality wigs have lace that is soft and blend into most scalp colors.

Are your wigs beginner-friendly?

Once you learn how to position your wig on your head it is user friendly.  A good cut makes the styling more user friendly.

How long does shipping take to my country?

Shipping can take from two days to four months depending on the manufacture and availability at the time of order.

Do you have to go to a professional to install the wig or can it be put on and go?

Most human hair wigs require professional styling to frame the face and cut in fringe and baby hairs.  Synthetic wigs are more put on and go.

Do your edges show while wearing a lace wig? And are they safe to wear if you want to grow out your hair?

An important part of styling is the creation of a fringe around the sides and nape of the neck.  This fringe replicates a natural hair line allowing you to pull your hair back and not have hard edges.  The addition of baby hairs on the front line gives a very natural look especially if you choose a bang-free style.  Wigs are safe to wear if you want to grow out your own hair and should not cause further loss.

I never have tried a wig before, how can I start?

First, we need to know about your hair loss.  Do you have thinning, spots, or total loss?  The answer will determine which type of hairpiece is best for you.  Next, we need to discuss the type of material used in manufacturing.  Our choices are Synthetic hair, processed hair, or European hair.  Our next question is your price range.  Synthetic wigs are under $500.00, processed hair ranges in price $1800.00 – $2500.00 and European hair starts at $3500.00.  Our last detail is the cap size determined by the size of your head ranging from XXS – Large. 

 

Can a glueless wig be glued down? And What is the best method to “glue” down the wig and make it look natural?

All tapes and glue must be applied to polyurethane patches inside the wig.  These products must be used on a bare scalp as they will not stick to hair.

Could I wear these wigs up in a ponytail? Do I need to use glue or something if I want to put the wig in a ponytail?

A fringe of hair should be cut around the nape of the neck for a more natural-looking ponytail.  The hair should be at least 12” in length to achieve a ponytail.

What are some common mistakes that could ruin a lace wig?

If a wig is too small it can stretch each time-worn, putting strain on the lace.  If the lace is cut too close to the hairline it can cause loss of hair to the front line.

How often should I wash the wig? And how can I wash a wig to make it last the longest?

Washing a wig is all about keeping the hair clean and free-flowing.  Washing the base is about cleaning the body oils which can cause a breakdown of the material.  I suggest your wig be washed every 7 – 10 days if worn daily.

And what shampoo and conditioner would you recommend when washing a lace front wig?

Any salon-quality product works to wash your wig.  Always make sure all product is rinsed thoroughly form the wig to prevent a build-up.

Does it get hot under a wig?

Some wigs are warmer than others.  It depends on the fineness of the lace and the density of hair. 

Is it bad to leave out your own real baby hairs instead of creating them from your wig?

If you have your own baby hairs by all means use them.  Keep in mind if you pull too much of your own har forward the wig may slip.

Can human hair wigs be dyed?

Most human hair wigs can be dyed and it is recommended to do so once a year.  The color will lighten and must be refreshed periodically.

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