As advanced as today’s Lace Front technology is, your wig can still give you away (especially to other wig wearers!) if you don’t follow these simple tips.
1. Measure, Measure, Measure
No one will mistake a wig for your natural hair if it’s the wrong size! So take proper measurements (including CIRCUMFERENCE, FRONT TO BACK, AND EAR-TO-EAR) and carry them when wig shopping. Different wig brands have different sizing, so you can’t blindly assume you’re always Petite, Average, or Large.
2. Tweeze Your Lace Front
A little custom plucking makes your wig’s hairline naturally imperfect AND more like your own for a truly seamless look.
- Take pictures of your own hairline (front and sides) for reference.
- Secure the wig to a mannequin head and comb the hair back. (Some people prefer to wet fibers first.)
- Start at your hairline, just above your ear, and work your way to the middle. And make sure to pluck the hair, not the lace (you could rip it).
3. Choose a Rooted Shade
ROOTED SHADES’ darker roots mimic the look of natural hair growth—adding an extra layer of realism to today’s multi-dimensional shades. Explore all of ENVY’s Rooted Colors here—and when choosing one, make sure the root color goes with your eyebrows and skin tone.
ENVY’s 12 NEW Rooted Shades give you more ways to express yourself—while never giving your secret away.
4. Get a Custom Cut
There are many things a stylist can do to make a wig look more natural, including trimming, thinning (to remove excess bulk) and reshaping (to better suit your face shape). But it’s important that your stylist has experience cutting wigs— because unlike your own hair, it won’t grow back.
5. Blend With Makeup at The Hairline
You can make your Lace Front “disappear” by matching it to your own skin tone. After putting your wig on, use a small, soft brush to apply foundation to the lace. You don’t need a lot—you’re just tinting the lace, not “painting” it. (This trick can also be used along your wig’s part.)
Visit envywigs.com for more tips to make ENVY Wigs your own. And enjoy the next-level confidence that comes from no one knowing you’re wearing a wig.