THE biggest celebs in Mzansi and the rest of the world change their hairstyles so often we simply can’t keep up.
Sometimes their hair is perfectly straight and blonde, then suddenly it’s curly and dark. How do they do it? Simple. They’ve discovered the lace wig – their secret weapon to stunning hair!
What’s all the fuss about?
Here are five reasons why everyone is talking about lace wigs:
- They are lightweight, made of very fine mesh on to which individual strands of hair have been sewn. You can choose between a lace-front wig, which will only cover the area around your forehead, or a full wig.
- A full lace wig is made to fit your head exactly and hair can be parted in any way you like. Full lace wigs are more expensive than lace-front ones.
- A lace-front wig is the perfect solution to hide a receding hairline because it looks natural and blends in with your hair. If you use a lace wig regularly and apply and remove it properly, you can even prevent further damage to your hairline.
- A bonus is that each wig comes with a built-in hairline that resembles baby hair! This makes the wig look totally natural when it’s on your head.
- What’s more, a lace wig can be glued or taped to your head so you can have the convenience of your hairstyle 24/7!
Price check! Top-of-the-range full lace wigs sound costly at a starting price of R3 500. But if you consider a well-kept lace wig worn daily can last for up to two years, it’s cheaper than stitching in weaves every month for two years at R200 a time!
A company like Pro31 Lace Wigs – which offers top quality lace wigs and is the favourite choice among South Africa’s A-list Black celebrities – also has a Pay-As-You-Wear scheme whereby you can buy a lace wig on credit. Frika Hair offer lace-front wigs from R600 each. Jabula Salon has a starting price of R650 for synthetic lacefront wigs. Raf Beauty sell lace-front wigs from about R500 and Kinky will be launching about R500 each.
If you want a convincing lace wig or if you’re conservative, not a bling kind of girl, you may want to choose a lace wig in yaki texture (coarse hair, treated to imitate African hair) or one of the many curly variants – from tightly coiled curls to a larger, loose wave.
Put it on!
Depending on where you buy your lace wig you can either apply it yourself or have it applied, removed and maintained by a stylist. Homecare is quite simple though. When you apply the wig there are two options.
Method 1: Use scalp protector and wig glue.
Method 2: Use double-sided wig tape to secure the wig to your scalp. Removal: When you remove your wig use an oil-based glue remover. Brandywine (from Pro 31 Lace Wigs) is an excellent range which gently but effectively lifts glue or tape without damaging your scalp. [e] Story: Ryno Mulder Pictures: Shaun Smith Hair: Pro31 Lace Wigs