How to Install a Lace Wig: Professional Tips

How to Install a Lace Wig: Professional Tips

Posted on October 2nd, 2023.

If you're new to the world of lace wigs or simply looking to up your wig game, you've come to the right place. Installing a lace wig may seem like a daunting task, but with the right guidance and a few professional tips, you can achieve a flawless and long-lasting wig install.

In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to ensure your lace wig looks natural, feels secure, and lasts as long as possible.

How to Install your Lace Wig

Gather Your Supplies

Before diving into the wig installation process, it's crucial to have all the necessary supplies on hand. Here's what you'll need:

  • Lace Wig: Choose a lace wig that suits your style and preferences. Make sure it fits your head comfortably.
  • Wig Glue or Adhesive: Opt for a high-quality wig glue or adhesive designed for lace wigs.
  • Scalp Protector: To protect your skin from adhesive, use a scalp protector or skin shield.
  • Alcohol-Based Cleanser: Ensure your skin is clean and free of oils before applying the wig.
  • Wig Cap: A wig cap will help keep your natural hair in place and create a smooth base for your lace wig.
  • Cotton Swabs: Useful for applying glue precisely.
  • Hair Clips: Keep your hair out of the way during the installation process.
  • Scissors: Trim the excess lace from your wig.
  • Hair Tie: If your natural hair is long, tie it into a low ponytail or braid it to keep it secure.

Prepare Your Natural Hair

To achieve a seamless lace wig install, it's essential to prepare your natural hair properly:

  • Cleanse Your Scalp: Wash your hair and scalp thoroughly with a gentle shampoo. Avoid using heavy conditioners or oils that can interfere with the adhesive.
  • Braid or Wrap Your Hair: If your hair is long, consider braiding it close to your scalp or wrapping it neatly. This step helps create a flat surface for your wig cap.
  • Apply Wig Cap: Place the wig cap over your natural hair, ensuring it covers your hairline. Secure it in place with hairpins or clips.

Measure and Trim the Lace

  • Position the Wig: Put on your lace wig without adhesive to determine the ideal placement. Make sure it aligns with your natural hairline.
  • Trim Excess Lace: Remove the wig and carefully trim any excess lace along the front edge of the wig. Use small, sharp scissors for precision.

Apply Wig Glue

Now, it's time to secure your lace wig in place using wig glue or adhesive:

  • Clean Your Skin: Use an alcohol-based cleanser to clean your forehead and the area where the wig will adhere. This step ensures a strong bond.
  • Apply Scalp Protector: Apply a scalp protector or skin shield to create a barrier between your skin and the adhesive, preventing irritation.
  • Apply Adhesive: Using a cotton swab, apply a thin, even layer of wig glue along your hairline. Be careful not to apply too much glue, as it can create a messy finish.
  • Let It Dry: Allow the adhesive to dry until it becomes tacky. This usually takes a few minutes but may vary depending on the product you're using.

Install the Wig

With the adhesive tacky, it's time to put on your lace wig:

  • Position the Wig: Carefully place the wig onto your head, starting from the front and working your way back. Gently press down to secure it in place.
  • Adjust and Style: Once the wig is in position, adjust it to ensure it's centered and aligns with your natural hairline. You can also style the wig as desired.

Maintenance and Longevity

Now that your lace wig is installed, here are some tips to ensure it stays in great shape:

  • Avoid Getting It Wet: While many lace wigs are designed to withstand some moisture, it's best to avoid getting them excessively wet. Use a silk or satin scarf or bonnet when showering or sleeping to protect your wig.
  • Regular Cleaning: Clean your lace wig regularly to remove dirt, oils, and product buildup. Use a gentle wig shampoo and conditioner, and let it air dry on a wig stand to maintain its shape.
  • Reapplication: Depending on the type of adhesive used, you may need to reapply the wig every 1-2 weeks. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the specific adhesive you chose.
  • Remove with Care: When it's time to remove the wig, use a lace wig adhesive remover to dissolve the glue gently. Never force the wig off, as this can damage both the wig and your natural hair.


Installing a lace wig can transform your look and boost your confidence. By following these professional tips, you can achieve a flawless lace wig install that looks natural and lasts. If you have any questions or need assistance with lace wig installation, feel free to reach out to C&C Beauty Place LLC. Our experts are here to help you achieve the perfect look.

Contact us at 401-297-4371 or email us at [email protected] for personalized advice and to explore our range of lace wigs and related products.

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