Step-by-Step Guide: How to Apply Lace Tint to Your Wig

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Apply Lace Tint to Your Wig

You just got the most gorgeous wig and are eager to try it out. However, a look at your lace front shows that it needs a little ‘spicing up.’

Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to take your wig from ‘meh’ to ‘fabulous’ with the proper lace tint application. 

So grab your tools, wig, and sense of humor as we transform your wig from ordinary to extraordinary; even your grandma will think it’s your real hair!

Private Label lace tint spray mousse wig knots healer

Preparing To Apply Lace Tint To Your Wig

So you’re ready to paint the town (or, in this case, lace) with tint, what do you need to do first?

Getting your supplies

When preparing to apply lace tint to your wig, the first thing to do is to get your supplies ready.

Think spray bottle, gloves, a wig stand, or a mannequin head—all of that!

You may also need a clean, old towel for when things get messy, which is inevitable, especially if you’re a newbie.

Setting up your workspace

Once you’ve gotten your supplies ready, the next thing to do is set up your workspace.

We recommend getting a well-lit and ventilated area. 

You may also need to lay out your towel to get drops and bits unless you are ready to get splashes on your beloved flooring. 

Prepping your wig

Unless your lace front wig is relatively new, you need to give it a gentle wash to get rid of product residues.

It’s also important to apply a conditioner and detangle your wig properly before attempting to tint it.

Also, remember to dry your wig out properly before starting the tinting process. You may be tempted to wring it out like you’re washing your favorite pair of jeans—please don’t!

Demonstration of applying light lace tint on mannequin head

Step-by-Step Guide For Applying Lace Tint To Your Wig

Now you’re set to go! It’s time to put on your alchemist gloves and apply lace tint to your wig.

But wait. Before you start, it is essential to understand that different lace tints have different application methods.

Let’s take a quick look at the three most common methods.

Applying spray lace tint

Lace tint sprays are the easiest to use. For instance, the Private Label Lace Tint Spray doesn’t require much when applying it to your wig. Here’s how it works in five easy steps: 


  • Shake the bottle for the full effect of the product
  • Spray the desired amount of your wig lace while holding it at a distance
  • Blend the tint till all areas are evenly covered
  • You can now go ahead to air-dry or blow-dry at a warm temperature
  • You can keep layering on the tint till you get the desired tone.

Applying powder lace tint

Powdered lace tints are another trendy variety, and just like the spray version, they are so easy to use that even your five-year-old would do a fairly good job! Here’s how to go about using one:


  • Dip a makeup brush into the powder lace tint and tap off excesses.
  • Continuously press and lift the brush onto your lace, focusing on the areas that meet your skin.
  • Blend in your tint in a circular motion to get the perfect finish.
  • Get a setting spray and give your lace a light mist so the powder stays in place.
  • Finally, let your full lace wig dry for a minute or two, and you are ready to sashay out looking fabulous!

Applying liquid lace tint

Liquid lace tints are not tricky to apply, but certified hair stylists usually handle them since they require precision and patience.

However, if you are a huge fan of DIY projects, there’s no reason you can’t apply liquid lace tints to your wig. Here’s how you can go about it:


  • Mix your lace tint into a bowl 
  • Get hold of a brush, beauty blender or sponge 
  • Apply the tint in layers over your wig lace
  • Once again, blend, blend, blend till you get your exact shade
  • Air-dry or blow-dry your wig until it is ready to wear without leaving stains
Private Label medium brown lace tint spray

How to Get The Perfect Finish After Applying Lace Tint To Your Wig

Your wig has been freshly tinted, and you’re slightly not sure if you’ve gotten the perfect finish.

Do not worry; as promised earlier, this guide has got you covered from start to finish. Below are three super-easy ways you can be guaranteed a perfect finish after applying lace tint to your wig: 

Inspecting for even coverage

You must thoroughly inspect your wig lace front to be sure all visible areas have been covered. How?

Place your wig stand in natural light to examine the extent of the tint’s coverage.

Good lighting, especially sunlight, will reveal if there are inconsistencies that need to be fixed.

Setting and drying the tint

The Private Label Lace Tint Spray dries as fast as any high-quality lace tint should.

However, you can use a hair dryer to speed up the process. If you have a good setting spray, set your lace tint to wear longer.

Final adjustments

Once you’ve gone through the first two processes, you can now place your wig on your head to see how it matches your scalp.

We recommend using a hand mirror to check your wig out from different angles to ensure the lace looks natural, whether from the front, back, or center.

You can style your edges and include some adorable hair accessories for extra razzle-dazzle.

Private Label lace tint products dispenser close up

Troubleshooting Common Issues When It Comes To Lace Tint Application

If you made one or two lace tint mistakes while applying your lace tint to your wig, don’t beat yourself up about it.

Most wig owners who attempt to tint their lace themselves often face one or all three of the issues we’ll be troubleshooting below


If you discover you may have over-tinted your wig lace, you can color-correct it by using a dark or lighter shade.

Also, if the lace isn’t completely dried, you can blot out excess tint or dilute the over-tinted area with water to lighten it up.

Uneven tint application

If your problem has uneven areas, fixing it is pretty simple. Reapply your tint on the apparent spots in a small amount, and you’re good to go.

Lace tint mismatch

Finally, after testing your tinted wig and discovering the lace tint doesn’t quite match, you simply need to apply a darker or lighter shade of tint, and you’re good to go.

However, to avoid this mistake, you can get any Private Label Lace Tint in the various shades available and get the perfect match!

Private Label lace tint spray dispenser close-up

Ready to Apply Lace Tint Spray?

And there you have it! You’ve just taken your wig from just alright to lace-tastic!

All it takes is knowing the right way to apply lace tint to your wig; you can transform it at any point.

If you’re unsure where to begin, get the Private Label Lace Tint Spray or Lace Tint Mousse today and be assured that your tint will always be on point, your lace flawless, and your wig turning heads!

Remember to visit a Private Label hair store for additional advice. Now go ahead and flaunt your new fabulous look! Cheers! 

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This step-by-step guide is fantastic, Mikey! It clearly explains how to apply lace tint to a wig, making the process accessible for both beginners and more experienced wig wearers. The detailed instructions for different types of lace tints and the troubleshooting tips are especially helpful. Thanks for breaking it down so well!


This step-by-step guide on how to apply lace tint to your wig is super helpful! The detailed instructions and troubleshooting tips make it easy to understand and follow. I’m excited to try this out and transform my wig for a more natural look. Thanks for sharing such a comprehensive guide!


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