Can You Sew-In a Lace Front Wig

Can you sew in your lace wig? The answer is yes! This article will tell you everything you need to know about sewing in your lace wig.

Can you sew in a lace front wig?

You can sew in your lace front wig. Sewing your lace front wig to your head is beneficial because it is a way to ensure that your wig is secure and won’t slide off. This is a great method for people who want to keep in their wig for an extended amount of time, without causing too much pulling to the hairline. 

By sewing it, you will not need to use any adhesive to lay the wig down. Wig glue can be damaging to the hairline because it is hard to remove and can sometimes lift – pulling the hairs with it. Wig glue can also be very messy to work with. 

You can also choose how long you have it sewn down, and it is easy to remove. With wig glue, you have to wait until it is safe to remove before trying to remove it. You don’t have to wait to remove the thread when you want to take it out. 

How to sew in a lace front wig

  • Braid your hair flat – Similar to preparing your natural hair for a sew-in weave, you will need to cornrow your hair flat. Make sure that the braids are not tight, or you can cause traction alopecia. 

Constantly pulling on the hair ultimately damages the root, leading to breakage and eventually permanent hair loss. It is easier to avoid if you are doing the braids yourself, but if you are getting it braided by a stylist, make sure you are vocal with them about how tight the braids are. 

  • Apply the cap – Apply a weaving cap onto your head, tucking the open part of the cap under the bottom of the cap in the back.  Weaving caps are better to use than wig caps because they are more breathable and easier to sew onto. 
  • Sew the wig – Apply the wig onto your head and start from the bottom. It is helpful if your wig has wig combs inside so that you can use the comb at the bottom of your wig to keep it from flipping up. Part the hair above the place you are going to sew at the bottom – which should be above a track right onto the wig base – and put the rest of the hair in a ponytail while you sew. 

Start one side and sew the wig base onto the natural hair using the blanket stitch method. You don’t have to sew too many rows, at least two. Make sure you also section a part where the lace front is and sew that down near the crown and right behind the hairline. You don’t want to sew where you are going to part the hair or the thread will show. 

You also don’t have to sew a certain length, it is just where you feel like it should be sewn. Generally, you should sew on the bottom, the sides, and the top of the wig. Be aware that your cap should not feel like it is pulling downwards or upwards on the thread, but it should be a comfortable fit. 

One tip for sewing in your wig is to take a picture of every place you sewed. This will save you a lot of time from having to search for the thread when you want to take it out, and you’ll know how many rows you stitched. 

Can sewing in your wig damage your hair?

You can cause damage to the hair if you are sewing in your wig incorrectly. You will need to sew in your wig in a way that feels comfortable and not like it is tugging the natural hair in the wrong direction. Also the type of thread you sew with matters. Cotton thread, for example, is made with cotton which can absorb 20 times its weight. When cotton thread comes into contact with the natural hair, it can make it chronically dry and lead to breakage. 

Can you shower with a lace front wig?

You can shower with a lace front wig. Make sure you protect your edges with an elastic band or satin scarf, to keep from getting them wet and removing any product from them. You will also need to wear a plastic cap while showering to keep it from getting wet. You should not wash your wig every day because you can cause the wig to lose moisture and become brittle faster. You can also pull out the hairs on your wig faster, which of course, will not come back.[1]

Can you sleep in a lace front wig?

You can sleep in your lace front wig if you make sure it is taken care of. Before you sleep in your wig, make sure it is braided, twisted, or put into a bun. Then wear a satin bonnet or scarf. The bonnet will make sure that the wig isn’t harshly rubbing against the pillowcase and will lock in moisture throughout the night. If you sleep with your hair exposed to your pillowcase, the pillow can absorb the moisture that you imparted during the day – causing it to become dry and dull. 

What are the cheapest lace wigs?

The cheapest lace wigs are going to be synthetic wigs. Synthetic wigs are low maintenance because they are meant to be worn in one style. Synthetic wigs are also less costly than human wigs, costing as low as $20, which makes them popular among those that need an affordable option. However, synthetic hair does not last as long as human hair and tangles more frequently due to the strands being made of plastic. The hair usually lasts up to 4 months with daily use, depending on the quality. Synthetic wigs can also not be bleached, unlike human hair. 

The Final Word

You have options when installing your lace wigs, and sewing is the most secure. Next time you install your wig, give it a try!

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Janine Griffiths

Janine is a blogger/editor that edits and creates content for Afro Lovely.
She previously studied economics and journalism at college. After working for two major marketing agencies, she now uses her marketing prowess to create helpful advice, tips and blogs for our audience.
She currently lives in Leeds, in northern England.

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