If ever you’ve wanted luscious locks but never had the patience to get your own hair to that standard, this is the product for you. Made using the most beautiful Virgin Brazilian human hair, these lace frontals from Private Label Extensions are amazing. I opted for the Russian Blonde color to give my hair that kind Hollywood glow. And not only does it look great when in place, but it feels great too. The hair is so incredibly soft and there’s no shedding. It really is like handling your very own (maybe slightly better condition) hair.
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The other thing I really like about this lace frontal is that you don’t have to be a hairdresser or beautician to apply it. Simply follow the online instructions and you’ll be looking like a goddess in no time. The lace mesh is durable and long-lasting and the hair itself is in great condition. And, it can be worn up or down and still look natural.
Overall, the Brazilian 360 Russian Blonde Body Wave Lace Frontal is a fantastic product and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to give their hair a makeover. The frontal length measures 18 inches and weighs 2.5 ounces.
When applying a lace frontal, all your real hair is braided, in order to affix the lace frontal to your head so you will need to purchase additional hair to replace your real hair. I picked up two more bundles of hair which were soft and silky to the touch.
Everything you need to know about Lace Frontals
For many hundreds of years, women have been using various beauty treatments and accessories in which to enhance their looks. Back in the 1950’s curls were all the rage. So, during this era rollers were the big beauty trend. In the 60’s it was all about big eyelashes, so out came the fake eyelashes. While in the 70’s long, layered hair was the in look. The 80’s saw big permed hair arrive, with hairspray becoming a girl’s best friend, while the 90’s took a more minimalist approach.
Since the new millennium, hair extensions have been a major part of the beauty scene. Whether you have a long or a short cut, hair extensions can accentuate your hair like you never knew possible. And while there are a lot of different styles out there when it comes to hair extensions, in this article we’re going to focus on lace frontals.
What is a Lace Frontal?
A lace frontal is a type of wig that spans from ear to ear. It’s a great way to create a natural looking hairline without investing too much time or effort and is one of the most popular kind of hair extension used today.
These wigs are available in a wide range of colors, lengths, and thicknesses and are pretty easy to apply. They’re sewn into the hair using 3-4 bundles of natural hair and can be applied pretty quickly. Many people choose to get lace frontals when they want to try a completely new color or texture from their natural hair.
What makes a great lace frontal?
As mentioned earlier, there is a lot of variation when it comes to lace frontals and unless you exactly what you're looking for shopping for one can be a nightmare. Thankfully that’s where we can help. The following are a few things to look out for when shopping for a great lace frontal:
High quality. Lace frontals fall under two main categories: those made with real human hair and those made with synthetic hair. It goes without saying that the higher the quality lace frontal the better it’s going to look. But, that doesn’t mean to say you have to choose real human hair. In terms of quality, human hair alternatives can be just as good.
Easy to maintain. This seems like a little bit of a contradiction as most lace frontals require some form of maintenance to keep them looking great, but some are harder than others. Before you apply your lace frontal make sure you have a good understanding as to what aftercare products you will need moving forward. And while professional products will no doubt cost more, they will be much kinder to your new hair, increasing the longevity of it.
How to apply a lace frontal
Applying a lace frontal wig may look challenging if you’ve never done it before, but it’s really not as bad as you think. To ensure you don’t come unstuck we’ve put together a step-by-step guide on how to best apply a lace frontal:
Prepare the area. The first thing you’ll need to do before you can apply your lace frontal is prepare your natural hairline. This involves cleaning the edges of your hair to remove any oil, grease, or chemicals from it. Any residue left in the hair will weaken the adhesive, potentially causing your wig to slip off.
Choose your adhesive. There are two main types of glue that people use to apply lace frontals: those that come in liquid form and those that come in solid form. Spirit gum is the strongest type of glue to use for this purpose and is often used to attach wigs to actors’ heads in theater productions.
But, if you’re not too keen on the idea of using glue, there are loads of different tape adhesives out there also. These are usually clear in color and are very hard wearing.
3. Apply the wig. Apply your chosen adhesive around the perimeter of your head and press the lace frontal firmly against your scalp. Hold this position for around 10 seconds or so, making sure all sections have been pressed firmly.
Tips for dying a lace frontal
Just like normal hair, you also have the option of being able to dye your lace frontal should you wish. That being said, even if you’ve opted for natural human hair opposed to synthetic hair, it’s not the same as the hair that’s already growing in your head and there are still certain things you need to be aware of. So, before you delve right in and go too crazy take a look at the following tips that will help make sure you don’t damage your investment in any way:
Only ever try and dye an uncolored or pre-lightened wig. Wigs that have been dyed already using numeric hair colors won’t look as good. You’ll also increase the risk of the hair becoming damaged as the more chemicals you apply to any hair, the weaker it will become.
Always do a patch test. The last thing you want to do is spend a fortune on having a new lace frontal fitted only to go and mess it all up by dying it with a substandard dye or some other product it just doesn’t agree with.
Have all your tools laid out ready before you begin. Essential equipment you’ll need to dye your lace frontal will include gloves, a mixing bowl, a comb, a brush, a cape, and your hair coloring products.
The best hair to use for coloring is virgin human hair as it’s porous and holds color much better than human hair alternatives. So if you know you’re going to want to change the color of your wig in the near future, you’d be better off investing in this type of wig now.
We hope you enjoyed the above article and now feel a lot more confident in making your lace frontal purchase. Just remember when parting with your money, that lace frontals are an investment and that you can’t put a price on beauty.