How to make your lace blend effortlessly with your skin? how to hide those grids?
The lace on this wig is a little bit tougher than the wigs I have been working with. If you are using the lace a little bit hard when you are going to get a more defined look. Better lace that you have on a wig, the better this technique will work, but it will work for all wigs unless it’s just like a regular wig or something. You will be able to part your wig anywhere you want to without any grits or lace showing, so put your wig up and the best thing about this method that I really like is the fact that it can suit every skin tone. So I’m really excited about that. I’m going to start rambling now. I’m gonna share with you guys how to do my method.
The cap that I’m going to be working with is a 360 lace wig cap. This will for any type of wig. That is a lace wig, so as you can see the grids are very visible, the knots are very visible. So this is how your wig will start off when you take it straight out the box normally. I’m going to transform this and every step that I do is going to be very important.
The first thing I’m going to do is apply the wig inside-out onto a canvas head and we’re going to remove the combs from the inside of this cap because if you leave them there, it will not look natural. The easiest ways to remove combs is to take a razor and just cut right there at the threads. This will ensure that you will not put a hole in your lace.
You want to make sure that you bleach the knots on your wig. Do not skip this step. It’s very important to make the fake scalp method to work properly. I’m just going to bleach the knots and then to let this sit for 30 minutes and then I’m going to rinse.
This next step is optional that I like to tweeze the hairline to make it look more natural. If the wig has a more straight across hairline, I’m definitely going to just remove a lot of the hair from the front. If your hairline around the front is too thick, you’re not going to see the fake scalp method through all of the hair, so you probably want to take the time and do this depending on what your preference is. It could take anywhere from an hour to 2 to 3 hours. But like I said this step is optional, so you do not have to do it.
If your wig is wet, you definitely want to dry it before you do this method. I am just going to blow dry this hair. I like to start styling my wig on the mannequin head. Because it actually helps me to get a quicker application especially if I am in a rush the next day, my wig our way to be prepared.
I am going to go ahead to add some curls to this wig. I don’t know why I always like to style my wigs before I actually go do anything that has to do with the application. So I am just styling this wig and make sure that the curls and stuff are already done so when it’s time to apply it to my hair. I don’t have to do anything to it except for putting it on and go and that’s the convenience of styling your wig on a mannequin rather than on your head.
You’re going to need some knee-highs and I love this method with the knee-highs because they come in multiple colors so I got the color nude. You can find these at any drugstore or anywhere.
I’m going to put that cap on a mannequin inside out and then I’m going to apply this stocking cap over the whole wig. Then I’m taking the got 2b glue blasting free spray. I’m going to spray this all over the cap where the hairline starts and where the rest of the cap of the lace in the front is and then I’m going to blow-dry it, so make sure it nice and secure and then I’m gonna take another layer of that freezing spray and spread again and just like when you’re applying the ball stocking cap. This is almost the same method but it’s on the wig instead which makes it less messy and a lot easier to do. Now I am just going to cut away all the extra cap that I don’t need.
The best thing about applying the cap to the wig instead of your hair is that if you have multiple wigs, you can prep your wigs prior to wearing them, which will save you a lot more time. As you can see, it looks really good, it blends with that lace perfectly.
Make sure your knee-high matches your scalp color. I am going to add a little bit more of that freezing spray to get rid of the edges from the cap and then I’m going to blow-dry it down some more. It is very secure and it’s not going anywhere.
The only con you can get with this is that the hairline will be a little bit stiff but that is not really an issue. All you have to do is just brush it back. Do not apply water because water will remove it. As you brush the edges and also just style it a little bit the hardness will loosen up. That’s nothing to really worry about. If your wig cap is already applied to the wig, all you have to do is glue it down. One less step you have to worry about during your application process.
I am going to take the got 2b glue and I’m going to go ahead and adhere this wig to the front of my hair. You guys just need me to do this plenty of times.
Look how well the stocking cap, the lace just blends with my skin and I’m even done styling this wig yet. This is just it just sitting on my head. I am just glowing it down and one thing I do know that this method actually helps the got 2b glue feel a lot secure than just applying it to your skin in a lace and I’m pretty sure you use a regular wig glue it will hold securely also as long as you clean away any residue of oil around your hairline. So let me show you guys the parting, the parting looks pretty good now I do feel like the cap could be a little bit lighter. I can probably go back and add some foundation over the cap or something that might help. But I like the results and like I said this method is a lot simpler than my first on because you don’t have to sew anything and it’s just really helpful to give you a real scalp light look.