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How To Make Your Wig Lay Flat

Last updated May 16, 2024

Have you experienced this situation? When you are installing a wig, but find it is very lumpy and bumpy. In fact, you are not the only one to have this problem. Now keep reading to find out the reasons why your lace front wig doesn’t fly flat and how to make your wig lay flat.


Why Lace Front Wig Doesn’t Lay Flat On Your Head?

1. The wig has a very thick lace closure

As we all know, a closure is basically a hairpiece that is sewn along the front of a unit that mimics a real hairline. But if your lace closure is thick, it will look bulky and may stick out a lot, thus making your wig look bumpy and unnatural. Undoubtedly, it will be extremely annoying for those who are committing to flattening the top of a lace front wig.

2. Your natural hair has not been prepared properly under a wig.

If your lace front wig is refusing to lay flat on your head, it may be because you haven't been prepping your natural hair correctly underneath the wig. It is so important to give your lace front wig a good base as it will affect the final look more or less. So whether it is a sew-in, quick weave, or wig, it would be better to make sure your natural hair is as flat as possible under the wig.

3. You are not gluing the lace front wig down.

If your lace front wig is not staying flat at the front of your head, it may be because you choose to use the attachment to secure the lace front wig instead of glue, for example, wig grip, comb, adjustable strap, and so on.

4. The wig size is not proper.

When you wear a jacket that is too big, it will get very fluffy, baggy, and not fit for you. So does your human hair wig.

How To Make Your Wig Lay Flat

1. Buy A High-quality Lace Front Wig With Thin Closure

No matter your budget, you should always make sure whatever lace-front wig you’re spending your hard-earned money on is high-quality and has a thin lace closure that will lay smooth and look scalp-like when installed. Only do this, you can make sure your lace front wig lays flat on your head. After all, only a well-done human hair wig with a thin lace closure will lay flat on your head and can mimic a natural hairline. That is because the lace is so thin that it can melt with your skin seamlessly rather than create sharp lines of demarcation.


2. Braid Your Natural Hair Under Your Wig

The key to making sure your wig isn’t lumpy when you wear it is how you prepare your hair underneath the wig. Many people choose to prepare their natural hair in a bun or a ponytail before putting on a lace front wig. But it actually can cause the lace to stick up and not lay flat against your head. In order to make a lace front wig lay flat, look more natural, and blend in your skin seamlessly, you must ensure your natural hair under the wig cap is as flat as possible.

For instance, if you have long and thick hair, the best thing you can do is to braid it down tightly into cornrows or braids. Of course, these cornrows or braids should be neat, relatively small and uniform. Only when you brush your hair back your head, braid your hair in small braids and make them very close to your scalp, it will give your curly lace front wig a nice secure and flat foundation to lay on and prevent it from looking bumpy. Besides, you should keep in mind that the smaller the braids are, the flatter your lace front wig human hair will lay on your head.


For these people who have very short hair, you can more than likely get away with just slicking your natural hair down with gel or any similar styling product.

If you are interested in it, you can read How To Wear A Wig With Long Hair or How To Prepare Your Natural Hair For A Wig for more details.

3. Use Glue Or Adhesive To Secure Wig

Although a wig grip is a flexible headband that keeps your wig in place and stops it from sliding down, we sincerely recommend you use the glue To get your lace front to lay flat and securely on your head.


That is because the glue is great for making it look even more natural and seamless. Look through Beginners Lace Frontal Series: How To Install And Remove My Frontal Wig to see more tutorials about lace frontal wigs.

In addition, if you are allergic to glue, there are some useful ways to lay down a lace front wig without glue, click How To Keep A Wig From Slipping to get more ways.

4. Choose The Right Wig Size

Therefore, you must make sure the size of your wig fits your head perfectly. If you are not certain about how to choose the proper wig, search for the answer in How To Measure Your Head For A Wig.


Or you can make a blonde lace frontal wig by yourself by following this tutorial of  How To Make A Transparent Lace Wig At Home: DIY For Beginners.

In the process of sewing the black lace frontal wig, you need to make sure the stitching is neat. If the tracks aren’t laying flat when they’re being sewn onto your cap, the human hair lace front wig will not lay flat against your head!

5. Apply Hot Comb Or Flat Iron To Wig

You can thoroughly detangle hair to remove knots and then run the hot comb along the top and the edges of your wig to lay down a lace front wig. Be sure to use caution so you do not burn yourself and melt your hair weaves or wig.


Another oldie but goodie is the flat iron. When you use the flat iron in the correct settings, the risk of burning or melting your weaves or wigs is much lower than using a hot comb.

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