Lace Front Wigs have been around for a very long time! They come in many styles, lengths, fibres, and specifications, and often cost more than regular synthetic wigs. But there's a reason for the price increase- Lace front wigs, as the name suggests, are constructed with a panel of lace along the forehead hairline of the wearer.
This lace means that the wearer can have the most natural looking style possible.
I was contacted by UniWigs to select a wig to review, and for the first time, I was able to try a lace front wig!
My wig arrived with a free wig cap! You can already see from straight out of the box the natural looking hairline.
I chose this wig:
in colour 29.
I chose to centre-part the front, and pin each side back with a bow. I think the effect is really cute! Paired with glasses and a sweater, many people commented that I looked like a librarian, or teacher.
You can see that the colour is a really natural blend, and it suits my skin tone. The style has a gentle wave. This wig can be styled with heat gently, but I like the natural current wave, so I will leave it as it is.
You can see the hairline more closely here. The original intention of lace front wig wear is to cut the lace, and glue it to your forehead. That way, you can continually wear it for a week or more. It's popular with short haired women. It's not really practical for people with long hair to glue it.
When worn for cosplay, often the lace will be cut and the wig will be pinned down, instead of glued.
I haven't cut my lace yet. For this above photo, I tucked the lace in on itself. You can see a slight seam, but it's not hugely noticeable.
It's been really awesome to finally try a lace front wig! I'll definitely be buying more. I hope to buy some in pastel colours- it would really confuse people trying to tell if it was a wig or not!
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