Whether you love or hate your baby hairs, one thing is true: we all have them. Left to their own devices, they can be an unkempt mess. But styled, they can look fab.
If you’re diving into the world of lace front wigs, one thing you don’t want to skimp out on is baby hairs. Plenty of wigs come with pre-made baby hairs, which is awesome. But if they don’t, then it’s up to you to bring baby hairs to life.
Why is this important? Well, the goal of a wig is to look realistic. No baby hairs are a big indicator you’re wearing a hairpiece. Avoid this by making baby hairs on your lace front wigs. Don’t know how? I got you, queen.
Keep reading to find out how to make baby hairs on lace front wigs.
How to Make Baby Hair On Lace Front Wigs
Creating your very own baby hairs? Sounds a little intimidating, doesn’t it? Well, I’m going to be honest with you – nope. As long as you have a comb, a pair of sharp scissors (or razor comb), and the desire to create a fantastic look, you can do it.
There are literally only four steps to make baby hair on lace front wigs.
Step 1: Start with a Good Part
Your baby hairs will directly correlate with how your hair is parted. So, before you even think about busting out the shears, you need to find your perfect part. To do this, place the wig on your head. Make sure your natural hair is fully pinned down so there are no obvious bumps.
From there, part the wig how you desire. Most women will opt for a trendy middle part or stick to their tried-and-true side part.
At this point, you should also make sure you’re happy with the looks of the part. Most wigs are pre-plucked, but if it’s not, then go through the part and use a pair of tweezers to create a more realistic and jagged part.
Step 2: Cut the Lace
Next is cutting the lace. Girl, have you ever seen someone who missed this step? It’s a clear sign that this queen is wearing a wig. I hope you did her a solid and told her that she shouldn’t miss this step.
Well, cutting the lace isn’t just essential for wearing a lace front wig. It’s also a must to do before trying to cut baby hairs. Otherwise, it’s going to get in the way, and that might equate to some rough-looking baby hairs. No, thanks!
Step 3: Separate the Hairline from the Rest of the Hair
Using the pointed edge of your comb, pull a thin section of hair at the front away from the rest of the hair. Clip the bulk of the hair back so that it doesn’t accidentally make itself to your line of baby hairs.
Remember, this needs to be a very thin amount of hair around the hairline. Too thick of baby hairs are going to be a disaster. Start small and work your way up to more, if needed.
Step 4: Cut and Style!
When you’re ready, it’s time to start cutting and creating your perfect look. To do this, you will need to use a sharp pair of scissors or a razor comb. Keep in mind that a pair of scissors will create a more clean-cut and precise look, while the razor comb will be more rugged.
It all depends on the look you’re going for. Some women prefer a cleaner look than others. However, whichever way you end up cutting your baby hairs, make sure they aren’t too long or short. About an inch is ideal!
Satisfied with your look? Then you can start styling how you like. Hairspray, styling gels, mousse – whatever you need to create a look that slays all day.
Yup, it really is that simple. There is no experience required, and you can get a customized look all of your gal pals will be jealous of. However, if you’re more of a visual learner and want to see how it’s done, check out this great video:
Just for fun, here’s another cool video that shows you how to style your baby hairs to perfection:
Baby hairs are a critical aspect of your lace front wig. They will make your wig appear far more realistic. Not only that, but baby hairs give you more styling abilities to get the look you crave. That said, baby hairs are a must for using the hashtag #hairgoals on your future Insta posts.
Cutting baby hairs is a cinch! All you need to do is create a good part, cut the lace, separate the hair, and get cutting – you have no excuse not to do it!About Michelle