All About Lace Wigs


Khanyi Mbau is all about beauty, and when it comes to hair she is never short of length or volume. She rocks a lace wig on our cover and unlike regular wigs, this hair looks natural and allows you to style the hair as you would your own.


 Leanne Forster from Style Diva helps us understand what lace wigs are.

What is the difference between a Full Lace wig and a regular wig?

Lace wigs are made by individually tying strands of hair to a fine lace mesh material, unlike regular wigs. The strands of hair tied to the lace material allow for a light weight fit and gives it an impressive illusion of a natural hairline.

Who wears these wigs?

Lace wigs have exploded into the mainstream hair and beauty scene as more and more people discover their versatility and natural appearance. These wigs have also become increasingly popular among celebrities such as Tyra Banks, Beyoncé, Dineo Ranaka and more. They are available for you at regular hair sales stores.

What is the difference between a full lace wig and a front lace wig?

Full lace wigs are designed with the entire wig cap being made from lace allowing for style versatility, including parting in any direction and the ability to style-up dos and ponytails. The lace front wig only has lace in the front of the wig, and the remainder of the wig is made from a regular netted wig cap which limits the styling.

How do I know which lace colour will suit which complexion?

In general, medium brown (natural colour available) is suitable for a large range of complexions from women as dark as Kelly Rowland, to medium tones like Chomee.

Where can lace wigs be parted?

Full lace wigs can be parted anywhere on the cap. If you are covering your hair, the trick is to have your parts look natural by either wearing a stocking or wig cap that is close to your skin’s colour.

Do lace wigs shed?

Yes, some shedding is to be expected due to the fact that the hair on lace wig is hand tied by a single knot (sometimes double knots) to the lace. As with natural hair, brushing, combing and styling can lead to shedding.