Is Baby Hair Still Important for Lace Front Wigs?
Lace front wigs are popular wigs to this day. Usually possessing a traditional cap construction paired with a section of lace at the front of the wig, the lace front wig enables a freely movable parting in any direction, as well as a natural looking hairline.
Lace front wigs have the benefit of lace which "melts" into the skin by providing a smooth transition between the wig and your skin. Known for its natural hairline, lace front wigs are still a best-seller when it comes to wigs for women.
During installation, lace front wigs usually need a little styling and preparation for a smooth and natural appearance. We all know about the different styling methods, such as plucking the hairline for a better gradient, and widening the part with tweezers. There's also the concealer make-up trick to blot along the hairline and hairline for a more skin-like appearance. But of course, there's also baby hair.
What is baby hair?
Baby hairs are the finer, wispier, or shorter hairs located around the edges of your hairline. They often have a slightly different texture and appearance to the rest of your hair.
Many people choose to razor a few strands of hair around their lace front wig hairline to give the appearance of "baby hair".
It's often thought that baby hair can add a natural look to a wig, as many of us have baby hair on our own hair, so it makes sense for a wig to have it too, right? Baby hairs can cover areas of the forehead and make any lace wig look more realistic.
So, is baby hair still important to add to lace wigs?
Some people think that adding baby hair to a lace wig isn't necessary. If your lace frontal looks natural, the wig is good quality, and other methods have been used such as knot bleaching, tweezing the part, and make up and glue application in the installation, then baby hairs just seem like an extra step. It is also thought that keeping the hair all at one length at the front, does give a smooth and clean look to any unit, particularly straighter units.
Although, many women see baby hair as essential when installing a new unit. And it's true, baby hair has a whole host of benefits.
Firstly, baby hair can thin out the hairline, which can look a bit dense on some units, especially those with a higher hair density. By creating baby hairs around the front of the wig, it can create a more natural look.
Secondly, baby hair draws attention to the hairs, and away from any lace and the front of the wig hairline. The added texture of the baby hair also makes the wig look more natural, like your own hair.
Baby hairs can also help to frame your face and provide a smooth transition between the wig and your face.
Also, let's talk about when you make an up-do like a ponytail in a wig with baby hairs. The baby hairs just make any hairstyle look so much cuter!
The final verdict
From all the benefits that baby hairs bring, it's clear that baby hair is still important for making any lace front wig look natural. Baby hairs can add definition to a wig, and thin out the front of the wig with shorter hairs. It is no wonder why baby hairs are so often added to lace front wigs.
Ultimately, the decision to add baby hairs to your unit is completely up to you. Whether or not you choose to add baby hairs, the important thing is that you feel confident and comfortable in your wig. Many women choose not to add baby hairs, and just wear their wig without cutting any hair at the front. And that's okay. There is no right answer when it comes to baby hairs.
Feel free to leave a comment in the comment section about what you think of baby hairs! Do you love them or are they not for you? Let us know!
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