Avoid These 7 Common Mistakes When Wearing a 13x4 Wig!

Avoid These 7 Common Mistakes When Wearing a 13x4 Wig!

Wearing a 13x4 lace wig can elevate your style, offering versatility and a natural look to enhance your overall appearance. 

However, achieving the perfect look we all desire can be challenging. Wearing wigs can be challenging as many face problems that may hinder the overall look and feel.

From incorrect application techniques to improper maintenance practices, these mistakes can affect the wig’s longevity and your overall experience. 

The goal of a wig is not to look like it’s a wig, right?

Understanding and avoiding these errors is crucial to maximizing your wig-wearing journey.

Let’s examine the top 7 mistakes you should avoid to ensure your 13*4 wig looks stunning and feels comfortable whenever you wear it.

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Choosing the Right Cap Size

Why It Matters:

You would want your wig to fit perfectly to provide comfort. To ensure that, you need to select the right wig cap size.

If you fail to do so, wearing a wig will cause headaches due to tightness, or it will slip off easily if it’s loose.

Even if there is a minimal difference, the wig will appear unnatural because of the unwanted gaps or bulges.

How to Avoid:

Start with measuring your head accurately.

You can use a flexible tape to measure the circumference of your head. The correct way will be to start from your hairline, go behind your ear, down to the nape of your neck, up to your other ear, and back to the starting point.

Every wig retailer has a sizing chart with them. It would help to compare your size with this sizing chart to purchase a perfect lace front wig. If you’re between sizes, opt for the slightly larger one for comfort.

If you still want a match, try wigs with adjustable straps.

Private Label’s 13x4 wigs come in a standard medium cap, but because of the cap design, the wig can accommodate slightly smaller and larger heads. If your head is small or large, that’s cool, too, as we can construct a custom wig for you.

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Ignoring the Lace Color

Why It Matters:

The primary purpose of wearing a 13 by 4 wig for almost everyone is to provide them with a natural look. For this, the lace color should blend in with your skin tone to give the appearance of a natural hairline.

But if you choose a lace color incorrectly, it becomes too apparent that you are wearing a wig due to the noticeable contrast between your scalp and the lace.

Here’s the thing: most “standard lace” wigs have fallen by the wayside, and the dark lace was just too dark.

Wig manufacturers have made significant advancements in lace technology, and HD lace has made it to the consumer market.

How to Avoid:

Pay special attention to the lace color before purchasing a 13x4 wig. Many wigs come in lace shades, such as light, medium, and dark brown. Popular lace types are Transparent Lace and HD Lace Wigs.

If the lace is too light or dark for your liking, you can use lace tint sprays or foundation to tint them to match your skin.

This lace tint spray must be applied uniformly and allowed to dry before wearing the wig. Use a slender tint to a small lace section to ensure you do not choose the wrong color.

HD Lace will easily match all skin tones as it’s thin and sheer in color. 

Not Prepping Your Natural Hair

Why It Matters:

Your natural hair plays a significant role in fitting and presenting a 13x4 wig on your head.

Inadequate preparatory techniques can leave lumps and bumps that can make the wig look unnatural and affect its application.

How to Avoid:

Section your natural hair and braid or twist it near the scalp. This method lets the wig lay flat on the head to avoid lumps or bumps. If you have short hair, you only need a basic wig cap to hold the hair in place.

If you have long hair, you can plant your hair in small and tight cornrows. Hair health is essential, so ensure your hair and scalp are clean and conditioned before braiding down. 

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Incorrect 13x4 Lace Front Wig Application

Why It Matters:

A poorly applied wig can look unnatural and may not stay in place. As we mentioned earlier, the goal of a wig is to NOT look like a wig!

Incorrect placement of the wig can also lead to discomfort and potential damage to your natural hair.

How to Avoid:

Start by aligning the front of the wig with your natural hairline. Some specific lace glues or adhesives are designed for lace fronts. You must uniformly apply them along your hairline.

This is because when you put on the wig, the glue should still be tacky to stick correctly to your head. Next, after washing the lace, you can use a comb to press it down to stick well. 

Allow it time to settle down properly to ensure a natural look. You can make adjustments where you deem it necessary. 

Skipping Regular Maintenance

Why It Matters:

Neglecting your 13x4 wig care can lead to tangling, shedding, and a shorter lifespan. Regular maintenance keeps your wig looking fresh and extends its usability.

How to Avoid:

You should wash your wig every 8-10 wears with wig-specific shampoos and conditioners. Please avoid using regular hair shampoos as they are not gentle on the human hair used in constructing the wig.

After washing, squeeze out excessive water and use a towel to dry the wig instead of wringing or twisting the hair.

A wig stand is a must, as it will help maintain the wig’s shape and prevent tangling. And don’t forget about your lace maintenance!

I am sure you use high-quality lace glue to secure your lace frontal. After taking your wig off, you must remove the crust! Yes, you can use a lace glue cleaner to clean the lace of your wig correctly. It’s a must!

Overusing Heat Styling Tools

Why It Matters:

Many people choose heat styling. However, excessive heat can cause significant damage to human hair. The excess heat can cause dryness and split ends in human hair wigs

How to Avoid:

Only use heat-styling tools once they are required. The temperature for heat styling for human hair wigs should be less than 350°F (177°C. Be cautious and always use a heat protectant spray.

Opting for alternate options such as rollers, flexi rods, or braiding the wig overnight for waves or curls is always appreciated because they are gentle on the human hair and can achieve similar results.

We know the Private Label Flat Irons heats up to 480 degrees, but that’s not necessary for basic hairstyling. We don’t need it that much of a hot girl summer, okay?

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Using the Wrong Products on Your Lace Front Wig

Why It Matters:

Using the wrong products on your 13x4 wig can lead to problems, including dryness, frizz, and even damage to the wig fibers.

Synthetic and human hair wigs have different care requirements, and using inappropriate products can shorten their lifespan. 

How to Avoid:

Always use shampoos, conditioners, and styling products specifically formulated for wigs. These products are designed to be gentle on the fibers and maintain the wig’s integrity.

Avoid applying conditioner directly to the roots, as this can loosen the knots that hold the hair in place.

Even if you have a 13x4 wig made from human hair, it cannot tolerate formulations that natural hair can. For both types of 13x4  wigs, avoid products with heavy oils or silicones.


How long can I wear my 13x4 wig continuously?

Experts recommend wearing it for 1-3 weeks at a time. But remember to remove it for some time to allow your natural hair to breathe. You will need to adjust the lace application, as this will be the most noticeable part of the wig.

Can I swim while wearing my 13x4 wig?

Taking precautions is essential, as Chlorine and salt water can damage human hair wigs. Make sure you are using quality lace glue to keep your wig secured. 

How often should I wash my 13x4 wig?

It’s best to wash your wig every 8-10 wears. However, you might need to wash it more frequently if you use styling products occasionally. 

And check our 13x4 Wigs Beginners Guide to get better at this.

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13x4 Lace Front Wigs Sound and Safe

A 13x4 lace wig can be a sigh of relief for many hairstyle enthusiasts.

However, not only will wearing the wig make you look fine as hell, but considering all the factors involved in wearing and maintaining a 13x4 wig will help you look appealing while ensuring the longevity of the wig.

So use only the recommended products on your wig, refrain from excessively heating the hair, ensure prompt maintenance, and use the correct application method. 

Get yourself a cute Cherry Bob Wig and be fearless!

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What are the key differences between HD lace and transparent lace, and how do these affect the overall look and blending with different skin tones?


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