So what’s the point of this method you ask? Well, it’s a simple technique for any type of wig. Whether it’s a lace closure wig, lace frontal wig or full lace wig, this method can securely hold your wig in place. It also is a great option for a quick and easy install and removal at the end of a long day. Could this become your ‘go to’ wig install method?
For those of you who really want a straight answer, it works. You probably won’t look back once you try it because you can give an older wig new life too. Probably the most appealing benefit is that it keeps your lace closure or wig flat, no glue, no tape necessary. Your wig will fit snugly and it won’t lift up.
The Elastic Band Method
What you will need:
Your lace wig
needle and thread
Before you start: make sure your wig is your exact size.
Lace Closure Wig Tutorial
This first tutorial covers a full demonstration of the lace closure wig.
Place your wig cap then lace closure wig on your head. Using an eye-liner pencil or pen mark on your wig cap where the closure starts and where it ends on the opposite side .
Place the measuring tape on the 2 marks that you made on your wig cap. Starting at the first mark, go around your head to the mark on other side. I measured 17 inches on my head.
This is where we’ll measure and cut the elastic band. Cut it 1.5 – 2 inches shorter than the length you measured your head. I cut mine at 15 inches. It’s important to cut it shorter so that when you wear your wig it fits with the stretch snugly but comfortably.
Begin to sew the elastic band onto the first end of the lace closure using a basic easy stitch technique. Your stitches should be very close together. Repeat on the opposite end of the closure.
Try the wig on…
Lace Frontal and Full Lace Wig Tutorial
Put on your wig. With a eye – liner pencil or pen make a small mark on your wig cap at the ear tabs of the wig then take your ear to ear measurement.
Place the tape measure in front of your ear and circle around the back of your head to the front of the other ear. I measured 12 inches on my head to give you an idea.
For the lace frontal and full lace wigs, cut your elastic band 2 -3 inches shorter than your head measurement. I cut my elastic band at 10 inches.
Sew your elastic band at the ear tab on the lace frontal or full lace wig using the basic simple stitch. Again sew your stitches close together for a firm bond. Repeat this step on the opposite side.
The Elastic Band method will work for all 3 types of wigs with secure results. It will save your edges from balding, and eliminates the trouble of carefully applying and removing glue or tape.
So what are some of the disadvantages of this method?
- If you make it too tight you will get headaches and it could rip the lace over time.
- After a while you will have to replace the elastic band as it tends to get loose from wear.
- If you sew and knot the thread too tightly the stitches and knots can be uncomfortable against your scalp and give you headaches too.
Let me know your thoughts, if you think this method will work for you and your lifestyle, or if you’ve tried this before and want to share your experience with us, we value your opinion!
Until next week, keep looking your best self!