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As a natural hair girl, I live for a great protective style. Braids, twists and crotchet braids are great, but as I continue to grow my hair out I needed something that would offer me the maximum amount of length retention with the least amount of maintenance. I took to Youtube to see what my options were and after much hesitation, I decided to purchase a lace front wig. It took several tries, but I finally figured out how to get a realistic looking part without the dreaded “wig gap” in the parting space or a hairline that looks like it was cut out by a machine. Here are some tips that helped me transition into the world of lace front wigs and achieve a super sleek look in minutes.

Save money by starting with synthetic.

Youtuber Herstyle recommends tons of synthetic lace front wigs as low as $19. Trying a synthetic wig rather than a human hair wig is probably the best way to begin. You won’t feel like you wasted a ton of money if you find out it’s not for you.

 

You don’t need tape to feel secure.

When lace fronts first became popular they were most often applied with hair tape, but that has  proven to be pretty damaging to the hairline.  A good gel (and utilizing the combs inside the wig) works just as well and odds are you probably have some.

 

Try a wig with an “Invisibe L-Part” rather than a full lace wig.

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L-Parted wigs come with a built in parting space that can save you a bit of time. Beauty vlogger TheChicNatural created a video to help you achieve the appropriate slayage when it comes to your part. (Skip to the 2 minute mark)