One of the main things to consider when purchasing a new wig is whether to go with a full lace wig or a front lace wig. With a full lace wig, the entire cap is made from lace. This allows for multi-directional parting and a myriad of hairstyles, including updos and ponytails. When parting your wig however, you should use a stocking or wig cap that matches your skin color.

A front lace wig, on the other hand, only has lace in the front of the cap, with the rest of the wig consisting of a netted wig cap. This limits the number of styles you can achieve with a lace front wig, but they have their advantages. Because they only have lace on a portion of the wig, front lace wigs are much cheaper than their counterparts.