Lace Front Wigs
A lace wig, also called a lace ‘unit’, ‘hair system’ or ‘cranial hair prosthetic’, are hair extensions that create the illusion that hair is growing out of one’s scalp, and therefore is one of the most natural looking extensions on the market. This is achieved by the method of the lace wig construction. A fine lace material is used as the base where individual hairs are meticulously hand tied onto the lace.
The term ‘full lace’ denotes that the base cap is made fully of lace, while ‘lace front’ wigs have lace in front and different materials at the back of the cap. One is also able to purchase a ‘lace frontal’ hair piece that can be used with weaving wefts. With this arrangement, the wefts are glued or sewn into one’s hair and the lace frontal applied only at the hairline.
There are typically two types of lace materials used to make the base cap- Swiss and French lace. Swiss lace is very fine and delicate and is the most undetectable choice. Though French lace is not as undetectable (but also a suitable choice), its advantage is that it is more durable over time.
In addition to being able to choose between a lace frontal or full wig. There are now a variety of premium hair qualities, such as Indian Remy, Brazilian, Peruvian, Virgin cuticle and Bohemian hair. A custom lace wig can cost anything between £300-£1500 GBP.
The upside to the expense involved is that you will have a wig that is extremely difficult to detect and that can be reused for years because of the good quality hair and lace base. What many people do after some time is to send the wigs back to the manufacturer for the base to be refilled with premium hair for an additional significantly lower cost.
Prices do vary when it comes to hair, and quality lace wigs don’t come cheap!. Prices will vary according to the quality and length of the hair used to make the hairpiece. Make sure you get advice from a trusted stylist on quality and types on offer.
Lace front wigs offer a natural appearance and versatile style. Lace is the most delicate and undetectable material used in hairpieces today. They are extremely stylish and at the forefront of wig technology. If you suffer from Alopecia, Chemotherapy treatment, other hair loss problems or you just want to look amazing, lace front wigs are the way forward.
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