What is a Lace Front Wig

People wear wigs for a lot of different reasons. Some women may simply want to switch up their style regularly. Others might be dealing with a medical or hereditary problem that causes them to lose hair. Whatever the reason, a wig can make you feel gorg.

But what wig is right? There are a few different ones to choose from. However, one of the most popular types of wigs continues to be the lace front wig. Everyone wears them, from celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Nicki Minaj to your teacher and next-door neighbor.

If you’re considering buying a lace front wig, get the facts, hon. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about a lace front wig.

What is a Lace Front Wig?

A lace front wig is a specific type of wig that has lace attached to the inside of the cap around the hairline. The extra lace can be trimmed to where your natural hairline would begin. This makes the wig appear as though it’s really growing from your head.

With plenty of customization, a lace front wig appears more natural, and no one will be any the wiser. Plus, it allows for more styling and parting capabilities. That’s right – you can easily customize this wig to your liking. 

Go for a middle part, side part, ponytail, or half updo, and enjoy every second of it. (Note: you can’t wear a high ponytail with a lace front wig. Sad face!)

How Do You Wear a Lace Front Wig?

A huge benefit of going the lace front wig route is that they are so easy to wear. Often, lace front wigs come with bleached knots and are pre-plucked for your convenience. If it isn’t, then you may need to pluck and bleach to your liking. This is discussed further in another post!

Once your lace front wig is customized the way you prefer, you will use the elastic band with clasps and combs to secure the wig to your mane. That is, of course, if you have some hair for the wig to grip onto.

Those that don’t have natural hair can opt to wear their lace front wig with glue or tape. Glue and tape are applied directly to your scalp. Tape is far easier, but many women prefer glue for added security.

You also have the option of securing your wig to your head using a wig grip. This is a mess and stress-free solution that will hold onto your lace front wig, whether you’re giving a speech or tearing it up at the club.

How Long Can a Lace Front Wig Stay on?

With the right glue, lace front wigs can easily stay on your head for up to six weeks at a time. It is not recommended to go longer than six weeks without removing your wig. This is due to a couple of different reasons, including:

  • Your scalp needs to breathe
  • You need to tend to your natural hair
  • You must also tend to your wig

If you plan to wear a lace front wig for several weeks, proper care during showers and sleeping is a must. Wigs should be pulled into a shower cap, so they do not get unnecessarily wet. They should be tied loosely during sleep to avoid matting, tangling, and discomfort.

Which is Better Lace Front or Full Lace Wigs?

It really comes down to personal preference, but here are a few key points to help you decide.

  • Full lace wigs are more expensive.
  • Full lace wigs allow for more versatility with styling without tracks or lace showing.
  • Lace front wigs are less pricey.
  • Lace front wigs allow for more breathability and comfort.
  • Lace front wigs are far easier to apply.

Read More: Full Lace Wig vs. Lace Front Wig

Do Lace Front Wigs Damage Your Hairline?


The only time you might have damage to your natural hairline is with incorrect application and removal. The key here is to be gentle, especially if you’re using tape or glue. 

But with whatever type of application and removal you’re using, the softer, the better.

How Much Do Lace Front Wigs Cost?

Typically, a lace front wig costs anywhere between $100 and $500. If you have the lace front wig professionally applied, then you can tack on another few hundred. The price discrepancy has to do with the quality of the lace front wig.

For example, a lace front wig with a Swiss lace and thick Remy human hair will cost far more than a synthetic lace front wig without too much density. So, keep the price tag in mind while shopping.

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Final Thoughts

Lace front wigs are great for beginners and those on a budget, but they’re also great for those that have been wearing wigs for years

That’s because they are very easy to install and look incredibly natural. The only downfall is that they can’t be styled into high ponytails, but other hairstyles have the green light.

About Michelle
My name is Michelle and I've been using hair wigs for about five years. I use them when I am heading out on a hot date or looking fierce for a special event. I created this site to help those new to the lace wig world.

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