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How to Cut the Lace on a Wig for Beginners Step By Step(with video and picture)

Last updated Sep 27, 2023

Lace wigs not only can give you a comfortable and natural feeling when you wear them, but also allow the wearers to personalize the look of the lace wig. For example, trimming the hair itself into a particular style or trimming the wig's lace to make it fit the user perfectly.

Has your new silk top lace front wig already arrived? Before you wear a lace front wig, you should know you have a step you have to do, which is to cut the lace. If you don't know how to cut the lace wig, don't worry, this blog is to teach you how to cut the lace on a lace front wig.

What You Will Learn From This Blog:

First of all, let us explore the reason why we should cut the extra lace on a wig.

Why Should You Cut The Lace? What Is The Matter?

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1. Because cutting the lace can give you a real natural hairline, which will help enhance your looks.

2. In order to wear a lace front wig or any other kind of wig, you will first need to wrap up your hair completely close to the scalp, otherwise, the wig will be noticeable.

Here we share methods of how to trim your lace front wig sew-in.

How To Cut The Lace On A Wig

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First, you need to gather your tools for cutting the lace on your virgin hair lace front wig.

Supplies you'll need to prepare in advance:

A pair of scissors;

A pair of tweezers;

A wig head (optional);

Some clips;

A rat-tail comb;

So, How to trim a lace front wig?

Step 1: Prepare Your Natural Hair And Put On Wig Cap

Braid the hair into cornrows or wrap hair around the head with a brush or comb, which can allow the wig to sit on your head evenly. Then cover the hair with a wig cap to avoid aggravation from the wig base, causing further breakage to your hair.

After all, the wig base can rub against thinner hair strands around your head which can cause hair breakage.

Step 2: Place And Adjust The Wig To Fit Your Head

Place the 100 virgin human hair wig on your head, and adjust the straps at the back of the front lace wig until it completely fits your head.

Stand in front of a mirror with the front lace wig on your head. Adjust the wig again until the wig hairline is just slightly in front of your natural hairline. The lace part should extend past your natural hairline by a couple of inches.

Next, brush the hair with a wig brush to detangle it.

Step 3: Secure The Lace On The Forehead

Adjust the wig until to fit your head.

Secure the lace so that it rests flat on the forehead and make sure the lace base is even with your natural hairline.

Place a ruler against the lace in a vertical position and place a small dot with a pin at the 1/8 inch or 1/4 inch of the lace front from the left side of the lace where the front lace wig hair and lace meet.

The extra length is left to prevent loss of the hairline if the lace begins to fray and needs to be cut off.

Step 4: Cut Off the Ear Tabs

Cut the corner close to ear off

Use the pointy end of a comb or other tool to part the hair just above your ear and pin up the hair with some clips, leaving a small tab of the wig over the ear.

The next step is to take a pair of scissors to cut around the shape of your ear and remove a tab of lace you cut off, which helps the wig to lay flat when cutting and installing.

Here is a little tip on how to cut the cut around the ear.

Step 5: Connect The dots With A Cutting Line

Repeat this step above until you reach the end of the lace and connect the dots with a line across the front lace wig.

Step 6: Cut The Extra Lace

Glue the leftover lace on your head.

Make small cuts towards the hairline where you made the dots on the lace, which can create small sections that are easier to cut and prevents snags or overly jagged edges.

Pull the lace taut and slowly cut each section along the hairline to avoid accidentally cutting it into the hairline.

During the cutting process, try to avoid cutting perfectly straight lines, as they can look less natural.

Tips About How To Cut Your Lace

Here are the tips you may follow when you cut the excess lace off the lace front closure wig.

1. Find the center of the front of the lace wig and slide the thin hair clip vertically to mark the position. The lace should be parted evenly on each side of the clip.

2. Use two large hair clips to clip the hair on either side of the center-marking clip back, which will keep any stray hairs off the lace wig from being cut.

3. Cut away the lace all around the front and sides of the lace wig using long fluid scissors strokes to avoid the jagged edges.

It is better to cut away small portions of the lace instead of all of it at once since cutting away too much lace may ruin the wig.

4. Remove the center-marking clip while keeping the hair of the lace wig clipped back and adjust the clips if necessary.

5. Cut the lace back towards the beginning f the hairline in the front. It should be cut back to the hairline since the lace on the forehead will be more visible. Pull the lace of the wig tight with your fingers while cutting to ensure even and smooth strokes.

6. Trim the sides of the deep invisible part lace front wig. It is necessary to cut the lace all the way back on the sides since this part is not as visible as the forehead area.

7. Double-check the trimmed lace to ensure that there are no jagged edges. Make sure that the lace of the wig is cut completely even, especially around the forehead area.

After reading this blog, I hope you can learn how to cut the lace on a wig. There are many other ways to make your hair look more natural. The last point, applying powder to the part of the lace wig also helps to mask any holes that could be noticeable on the lace front. Remember, practice makes perfect, practice makes perfect, guys.

What You Should Keep In Mind:

1. Lace Front needs to be cut, but not too close to the hairline because the hair will start to come off: Lace Front needs to be cut 1 - 2 inches from the hairline.

2. After the Lace Front has been cut off incorrectly the hair will dry and turn brittle. The hair will start to stand out because it will no longer look like your own natural hair. It is recommended that you treat your wigs just like you treat your hair, so keep them in excellent condition; you need to condition the hair regularly.

3. When the hairline is cut incorrectly, it does not look like a natural hairline. Try to avoid the bad look on your wig. If you do not know how to cut the Lace Front or how to put it on go to a Professional hairstylist that knows.

4. Many first-time users apply the wrong glue to their Lace Front. Please be advised that the right glue needs to be applied, and make sure that is dried completely it can take up to 15 minutes for the procedure to be completed.

Here, if your new front lace wig unit has arrived, and it's time to trim your new wig. After all, human or synthetic wigs come with lace around the hairline that needs to be trimmed before wearing.

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