MisinformationThanks to celebrity hair stylists and YouTube University, it is easier than ever to find information on how to apply and maintain a frontal. Unfortunately, not all the information is true, and the public misunderstands a lot of the information.
Frontals can upgrade your look, but you need to be very careful with them to ensure you do not damage your natural hair, as well as making sure that your frontal looks flawless. Practice makes perfect, but hopefully you DIY Queens can get to flawless, frontal status a little quicker with this list of mistakes you're making with your frontal.
1. Using the Wrong Adhesive or Applying ImproperlyIf you look at the average “How To Apply A Lace Frontal” video on YouTube, you will notice that nearly everyone uses Got2B Glued hair gel as an adhesive. Many women and some stylist like this method because it is easy to apply and remove using water, and it can deliver a flawless finish if applied correctly. However, if you make a slight mistake, you will be walking around with a white and flaking hairline! Yikes! Here’s where many women are making a mistake: they are applying WAY too much!<
Listen, ladies; when it comes to frontal adhesive, less is ALWAYS more! You want to start with a little bit of gel and warm it on your hand. Warming the gel on your hand changes the texture and makes it more transparent. Then, apply a thin layer of gel in front of your hairline avoiding your natural hair as much as possible. Let the first layer dry until it is tacky then apply a second layer. Once the second layer us tacky, you are ready to apply your frontal. The adhesive should be clear when you apply the frontal; it will not dry clear if it does not go on clear. Also, never use your fingers to apply your frontal. The oil you’re your hands throw off the formulation of the gel and causes it to dry white. Instead, use the back of a comb to place the frontal down. Don’t be fooled; just because this is a hair gel, it can still severely damage your precious hairline. This hair gel is very strong, so you must saturate your frontal with water to remove it without damage. If you are using a real lace glue adhesive like Ghost Bond or Bold Hold, you must always use the Ghost Bond or Bold Hold remover for the appropriate adhesive. Do not rip the frontal off of your head, because you will damage your hairline severely. If you are in a jam and you don’t have the manufactured remover, use 91% alcohol to remove the frontal. Allow the remover/alcohol to break down the adhesive and slowly remove the lace frontal.