I'm thinking of buying a wig online. I was wondering whether anybody on here has purchased a lace front wig before? How did they manage with the lace in the front - what if the colour doesn't suit your own skin colour? (I'm Chinese).
So exciting! Make sure you message back so I can get a review of it! :-)
I think the best thing to do is a heap of investigation around this choice. I know there are many different companies that offer lace fronts. Be thoughtful around the cap type you want (wefts etc are very usual for this type of wig) as well as handtied finish.
Just in case you don't know what wefts are they are when the hair is sewn on the material usually lace type fabric...then that is sewn together to form a cap (sometimes it can be left open or be a closed cap). It is not an overly realistic look but it does suffice.
As you know I look after people in NZ with regards to Freedom Wigs. I have helped quite a few people who are chinese.
I'll put a picture up of one of my girls of Asian heritage, wearing her freedom wig.
Good luck with your investigations.
Ooooh, that looks so nice! How does Freedom Wigs work? I have been meaning to reply to your message, but have been busy :(
There is a real big difference between processed human hair and unprocessed virgin human hair. Please be very thoughtful around this.
Unprocessed virgin human hair....reacts like everybody's growing hair. It is not compromised in anyway and will react with expected outcomes if you personally would like to colour or alter your look.
Processed hair...does not react like this. Often when you receive your processed hair it will look lovely (as a silicone coat is put over the hair to make it look more realistic). This does wash off after time. (Not all wig makers do this ...but many. Processed hair will not react as you may expect if you do want to colour it yourself.
All hair fades (even virgin unprocessed hair), but you can look after virgin hair far better than processed as you will be able to keep your colour looking fresh and vibrant as the hair you received will be the heathiest hair available. (especially in a Freedom wig).
Another thing to be aware of if the cap type. Lace wigs and combination wigs do have wefts in them, which are not always as realistic as many people would like. I tend to be a wig watcher rather than wearer and this in particular is very obvious to me. People that wear wigs often cannot see the back of their heads when they move....for me this is a very real problem which nobody discusses too much. Obviously people often love their hair of choice whether it has wefts of not. But as you are new I thought it better to explain what this can mean.
I'll pop a picture up of wefts....when the wind blows they can look a quite unrealitic. This is an open cap...but even in closed caps (that means there will be fabric between the wefts...they are not overly realistic. This picture is showing how to put extra wefts in a wefted wig. Most lace front wigs will have this type of construction through out the wig, unless you are getting a fully customised wig which would mean it is lace over the whole wig and as Sophie below attests this can be a little uncomfortable.
This is what a Freedom Wig looks like all over the wig....
Good luck with your investigations.
I'll explain how they work by message. :)
Sophie.. question on your eyebrows. they look GREAT. do you have eyebrows? if not, do you draw them on? what's your secret for such great eyebrows?
I don't have any. I've used permanent make up in the past, but this last time it all peeled off. it was a lot of torture to go thru to have them peel. So I am looking for another solution.
I have contacted you again via email with the hope that this issue can be sorted out for all concerned.
I will wait to hear from you.