What is Lace Tint, and Why is it Important for Wigs?

What is Lace Tint, and Why is it Important for Wigs?

Not to sound too Gen-Z, but don’t you get the ick when a wig lace is so obvious?

I mean, picture this: You just got this fantastic wig that looks great on you and makes you feel like a million bucks, but when you think you finally rule the world, you notice some weird stares that say, ‘Wait, what’s that?’ You finally look hard at a mirror, and ah-ha!

Your lace glaringly tells the world, ‘Look, she’s got a wig on!’ 

But do not worry; this is where lace tint comes in to save the day. If you’re new to the world of wigs, you may wonder what a lace tint is and why you should even care about getting one.

Well, let’s end your confusion by diving into the world of lace tints and why it is the unsung hero any wig owner desperately needs.

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Understanding Lace Tint

If you’re stepping up your game as a new wig owner, getting a lace tint is extremely important, especially if you want your wig to look as natural as possible. Here’s a simple breakdown of what a lace tint is and how it works:

What is lace tint?

A lace tint spray is a hair product that makes the lace that forms the base of your wig look natural by blending the edges with your scalp.

While lace tints may have been around for a while, it wasn’t until recently that front lace wig wearers began to see the importance of using one.

Since lace tints have suddenly taken the beauty world by storm, it’s easy to find a dizzying number of brands.

While they may suffice, very few work perfectly, like Private Label Lace Tint Spray, which isn’t just highly pigmented but also provides an exact match for your skin tone.

How A Lace Tint Works

Now that I’ve got your attention, you may be wondering, ‘Okay, so how does this ‘magical’ product work?’

Well, think of yourself as a painter and your wig a canvas. Sure, your canvas looks excellent, but there are times you can tell it’s not quite the shade you’re looking for. 

For instance, a good lace tint like the Private Label Lace Tint Spray works by magically blending your canvas, which in this case is your wig, seamlessly with your skin tone.

All you need to do is shake, spray, and dry! You can think of it as Photoshop for your wig; only in this case, it takes minutes to take your wig from zero to a hundred!

Why Lace Tint is Important for Wigs

Let’s be real; an untinted wig lace throws off the whole vibe. It’s like spotting a smudge on a Picasso painting, and even when your wig is perfect, a lousy lace can be unflattering.

This is when a lace tint is needed to save the day. So why do you need one for your wig?

It makes the wig look natural.

Again, not to sound too Gen-Z, but don’t you just love it when your wigs give off ‘scalp’ in a way that people ask if you’re wearing your natural hair?

Well, that’s just one benefit of lace tints, not just anyone, but one that works well in giving your wig a realistic look.

Enhances the appearance of the install

Your wig installation may be excellent, but your beauty game is significantly reduced if that lace doesn’t match.

A lace tint doesn’t just give your wig a natural look; it makes your installs more beautiful and your edges perfect.

A lace tint is long-lasting.

Unless you are getting a shoddy product, a good lace tint is long-lasting, so you don’t need to worry about reapplying it the next time you put on your wig. 

Private Label lace tint spray different brown hues

Choosing The Perfect Lace Tint

Now that you understand the wonders of a lace tint, a daunting phase can be choosing the perfect lace tint.  Thankfully, I’ve got you covered. First, there are certain factors you must consider when selecting a lace tint spray.

  • Skin tone match is a no-brainer since you want your wig to look like it grew out of your scalp. 

  • It would help if you looked out for how long-lasting the lace tint is, as you don’t want it to fade after one wear.

  • Everyone wants a quick, uncomplicated process, and that’s the same with lace tints. Before getting one, you should consider how easy it is to apply.

  • If you have sensitive skin, look for lace tints that are allergy-friendly and made with natural ingredients, like the Private Label Lace Tint Spray.

Tips for getting the perfect lace tint match

Quite frankly, finding the perfect lace tint match is like finding your soulmate, so here are tips to help you on your quest:

  • Before purchasing, test your lace tint spray or lace tint mousse on a tiny, inconspicuous area of your lace to see how it blends.

  • If you can, ensure you conduct your testing with natural lighting to get an absolute view of how it looks against your skin.

  • If you’re not ready to blend out your lace tint like a makeup artist on a mission to achieve the perfect match, you should probably wait to get one.

  • You may need to layer on the lace tint for a flawless match.

  • Finally, even if you need help finding the perfect shade right off the bottle, mix different shades to see what works.
Demonstration of applying lace tint on a mannequin head

How You Can Apply A Lace Tint

If you’ve gotten your lace tint, what next?

Well, there are two options for applying the lace tint. That leads to the age-old question: DIY or professional?

Ultimately, choosing between a DIY or professional tinting process depends on your preference and, mostly, your budget. But make no mistake—they both have their perks.

DIY lace tinting

  • It is budget-friendly, especially with lace tint sprays readily available.

  • If you’ve got social anxiety, this works perfectly since you’ll be getting it done right in your home.

  • With DIY lace tint kits, you get to experiment till you find the right match.

Professional lace tinting

  • With professional lace tinting, you can be assured you’re getting expert service.

  • You can be assured your wig is in good hands, especially regarding precision when applying the tint.

  • If you believe time is money, professional lace tinting works perfectly because it saves time and effort.
Private Label lace tint mousse dark brown close-up

Tips to get a professional look by yourself

If you ever decide to master the tinting technique yourself, here are tips for getting a professional look all on your own:

  • In this case, investing in a high-quality lace tint product is the first step to success. For instance, Private Label Lace Tint Spray is specially formulated for highly pigmented, easy-to-apply, and long-lasting wigs. 

  • You must also prep your wig lace by cleaning it, especially if it’s been worn before. This ensures no oils or glue residues are left to help the tint stay on ideally.

  • Since you’re tinting yourself, you must invest in quality brushes or applicators for a seamless blend.

  • You must lay your tint strategically, starting with a thin layer before continuing with the next. This prevents messiness and gives your wig a professional touch.

  • Finally, you need to understand that lace tinting is a delicate process. If you need more patience to be precise with your application, you may need to get your wig tinted by a professional.

Maintaining Your Lace-tinted Wig

 Ain’t nobody got the time always to reapply lace tints regularly, or do you?

If your answer is no, then here are ways to keep your lace-tinted wig looking flawless:

  • A good wig wash is needed from time to time. If you’ve got a lace-tinted wig, I recommend a mild or gentle cleansing shampoo to wash your wig.

  • While a good scrub is great, remember you’re dealing with a wig rather than your favorite pair of jeans. Avoid scrubbing too vigorously so your lace tint doesn’t fade off quickly.

  • After washing your wig, blot lightly with a towel and let it air-dry before storing.

  • When storing your wig, I recommend keeping it in a breathable wig bag away from direct sunlight and heat. This retains the tint for much longer.

  • Remember, a lace tint at the end of the day is a tint; like every tint/dye, it is bound to fade. From time to time, touch up areas that need it to get a uniform look all day, every day.
Private Label medium brown lace tint spray

Customer Testimonials on Private Label Lace Tint Spray

Our clients absolutely love our Lace Tint Spray. If you need convincing, here you go:

“Tints lace to my exact (medium brown) skin color.”

“I love it. The shades are perfect. You can even mix two to get the perfect shade to match a client’s skin tone. It dries very fast. I purchased Light warm brown, light brown, and medium brown.”

The Private Label team loves reading the reviews and seeing the photos of our customers.

You can join the list of people blown away by our lace tint by copping one right away!

Questions about Lace Tint Spray?

And there you have it! Lace tints are like the magic potions that take your wig game from ‘Nice wig’ to ‘Hey girl, is that your real hair?’

So whether you’re just dipping your toes into the world of wigs or an aficionado, a lace tint or Wig Knot Healer should be your bestie, and what better way to say hello to wig confidence than getting the Private Label Lace Tint Spray?

You can also visit a Private Label hair store for additional advice. From here on, it’s bye-bye to obvious laces!

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Great article, Mikey! This piece does a fantastic job explaining the importance of lace tints for wigs. I appreciate the detailed breakdown of what lace tint is, how it works, and why it’s essential for a natural look. The tips for choosing and applying the perfect lace tint are especially helpful. Definitely a must-read for wig wearers looking to enhance their game!


This article on lace tint is super informative! I didn’t realize how important it is for making wigs look natural. The step-by-step explanation and tips are really helpful. Definitely going to try a lace tint spray for my next wig! Thanks for the insights!


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