If you didn’t already know, the most secure way to wear your lace wig longer is to sew it on. But if you’ve already spent a small fortune on your silky tresses, finding a weaving specialist to sew your lace wig on might be a budget buster…
So, today we’ll give you DIY tips on just how to sew-in your lace wig at fraction of the cost and in closing, we’ll provide you with list pros and cons to sewing in and alternatively, gluing on your lace wig!
Lace Wig Sew- In Tutorial:
What you will need…
Braid all your hair. The braid pattern is optional.
Place and correctly align your lace wig on your head.
Using an old toothbrush, brush your baby hair out from under your lace wig.
Part your hair into 3 sections. Use your comb to part your hair from ear to ear across the middle of your head.
Start stitching across the middle of your head. This is the anchor stitch.
From the front right side, then on the left stitch back towards your anchor stitch in the middle of your head.
Lastly, avoiding your usual middle or side parts, clip a portion in the front and stitch going backwards to secure your hair at the top of your head.
For full details on this lace wig sew-in click on the video below.
Pros and Cons To Sewing in Your Lace Wig
Opt for a sew-in ( especially when you purchase a high quality lace wig). Why?
- It’s usually the cheapest option. In some cases, it can be much less expensive than other types of weaves and wig installs since it is a long-term choice.
- You’re able to experiment and style your wig in different ways, for example, straight one day, curly the next. Save your money on chemicals and perms and avoid damaging your own hair.
- Sew-ins protect your hair because it gets much needed rest to grow healthier. Protect your real hair from the elements while the extension hair absorbs daily wear and tear.
- It is less damaging to your hairline if you don’t know how to apply and remove lace wig adhesives.
- It looks more natural and it feels more like your own hair because its securely on your head for a longer period of time.
Here’s where sewing in your lace wig might be a problem…
- Lets be honest. It may appear costly up-front if you don’t know how to install your lace wig yourself and need the service of a professional after forking out a small fortune for a good quality lace wig (which is why we decided to include and empower you with the step by step tutorial and video above).
- If done incorrectly and your braids are too tight, you could run the risk of tension damage on your hair.
- You’re stuck to one lace wig longer and sew-ins can limit your up-do styles. Your wig may be noticeable when you tie it up in a braid or ponytail.
- Keep in mind that if you choose a low quality lace wig you could end up removing it earlier than you expected to;
- And when you take out your lace wig – if you use invisible thread – it can be difficult to tell the thread from your hair and you run risk of cutting your real hair or destroying your lace wig.
Okay, how about choosing to glue on your lace wig?
- If you’re anything like us, we LOVE to switch up styles. Hair is an accessory and where’s the fun in being limited to just one style? And up-do’s? Tie up your hair and style it and you won’t have worry about it being noticeable to others.
- Gluing on your lace wig is cheaper if you just can’t get your DIY sew-in game tight plus, its quicker than the sew-in process; just apply the adhesive and you’re all set.
- It’s easy to remove and re-install over and over again with an adhesive.
And as you already may have experienced…
There are some disadvantages to gluing on your lace wig.
- Apply it incorrectly and you’ll damage your precious baby hair. Glues and adhesives contain potentially harmful chemicals that can cause an allergic reaction. Thankfully some glues are water-based, however, be sure to ask your hairdresser what type they use.
- It’s less secure than a sew in and;
- It doesn’t last long so your real hair isn’t protected from the elements long enough to give it the rest it needs.
How does the sew-in fair in your opinion? Are you willing to give it a shot? Connect with us today and share your experience!