Lay a Good Foundation for Your Relationship with Your Lace Front Wig
Long, luscious hair is a beautiful thing. When your hair looks good, you look good, and isn’t that what it’s all about? But prolonged wearing of wigs can be hard on your scalp if you don’t take the proper precautions. Adequate cleansing of the scalp and the use of foundation tapes are two ways to take the stress off your skin. Paying attention to your skin’s reaction to different adhesives is another key to keeping your scalp happy and healthy. This article will briefly discuss how you can keep your skin in prime shape, so you can fully experience the joy of beautiful hair with your lace front wig.
To keep your scalp healthy, it must stay clear of oily buildup while wearing your lace front hair system. Cleanliness also protects against odor. Before applying your lace front, cleanse your scalp with an astringent solution of 70-75% Isopropyl Alchohol to cleanse pores, eliminate oils and remove perspiration.
Over time, tapes and liquid adhesives can irritate your scalp. Products such as Skin Prep, by Smith & Nephew, can protect your skin from the irritation caused by adhesives. It forms an invisible barrier between the adhesive and your skin, and the pull stress is absorbed somewhat by the barrier instead of your skin.
The foundation materials of your lace front wig withstand a lot of stress when you pull off tape or other adhesives. This can cause the material to tear and knots to unravel over time. Foundation tape can protect the foundation from excessive stress. Foundation tape stays on the unit for a month or more of constant wear, and the regular double-sided tape is just applied to the foundation tape. This way, the stress of changing tape is put on the foundation tape and not on the foundation material itself. This method also reduces the buildup of tape residue in the knots. To keep it attached through shampoos and longer wear, place a small piece of lace front support tape underneath.
Liquid adhesives tend to work better than tapes on a lace front since they allow the lace to lay flat against your scalp, but different adhesives will react in various ways on each individual person’s skin. Never continue to use a liquid adhesive which causes prolonged irritation to your scalp. If you experience prolonged redness or other irritation, you should try another adhesive or attachment method to avoid infection.
So there you have a few tips to protect your scalp and get the most joy out of wearing your lace front wigs. You and your hair units can have a long and beautiful relationship, but as with any relationship you’ve got to take a few steps to lay a good foundation.