From the lace wigs inception, hair types were limited to only a few textures. Today, there are a myriad of remy hair choices for all ethnicities and backgrounds. These added options make having a lace wig even more exciting as you transform yourself into a style chameleon.
Asian quality is what we would normally see in our local beauty supply stores. This quality of hair is straight and dark originally. In order for this type to be colored it has to go through a rigorous process, stripping out all of the dark color only to have it recolored again to various colors. Due to the stripping of the color it causes the hair to lose its natural sheen. In order to restore the natural sheen; silicon’s and different types of chemicals are added making it hard to manage once the hair is shampoo.
This common mistake is usually made at home. The person places the color on their roots for first for 15-25 minutes. Then combs the color through to the rest of the head. Red or blonde color mixed with the heat from your scalp will work quicker then usual, especially if the hair was pre-lightened or is virgin hair bundles. What does heat have to do with hair color? Heat opens up the cuticle and pores in the scalp, and helps the color to grab quicker.
If you can’t find the exact colour you need, keep in mind that you can always dye extensions if they are 100% human hair. If you decide to go for this option, try to select an extension colour that is lighter than the final required. You can then dye the extensions to the required darker shade. Lightening extensions is harsher on the hair and will potentially cause more damage.
Professionals make use of different methods to combine the hair to the original hair of their clients. There is the microscopic coupling shells method which makes use of microrings lined with silicon to join the hairs just behind the hairline.
The nape is the back of the neck where the hair ends. When lace is installed in this area, high ponytails can be worn. Search for packaging that states lace at nape or similar. All full lace wigs have lace at the nape. Some wigs also have lace around the front and back perimeters for natural hairlines and updos.
A: Hair extensions are measured by the ounce. If you plan on installing hair extensions for a full head weave, then you will need two bundles, which are 6-8 ounces in total, with each bundle weighing somewhere between 3-4 ounces. As for the length, don’t be limited by the options available out there. Play around with different lengths. Just because you’re short doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with long hair. Opt for 24″ if you like. Choose any length between 10″-24″ and see what fits you best.
If you plan on getting fusion or micro linking done, it’s always best to talk to your stylist to see how much they think you might need! This type of hair is a little more on the expensive side, but once you feel it and see it up close and personal, you will begin to understand why – above all, if the Europeans, Brazilians and Italians can try to pass this hair off as being their own instead of Indian hair, one has to think that it must be pretty darn amazing!