Maintaining Your HD Lace Wig: Tips and Tricks for Longevity

Maintaining Your HD Lace Wig: Tips and Tricks for Longevity

While plenty of different kinds of wigs are on the market, HD lace wigs can easily be labeled as the “queen.” They offer the most natural appearance with little to no customizing or blending required - and who doesn’t love that!?

However, because HD wigs are made with an excellent, undetectable lacy material, they’re also at risk of tearing and other types of damage.  The best way to avoid this? Proper maintenance, of course.

This article teaches you all of the insider tips and tricks for extending the longevity of your HD wig. 

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Eight Tips and Tricks to Maintain Your HD Lace Wig

Our HD lace wigs come in two forms: HD Lace Frontal Wigs and HD Lace Closure Wigs. While both have advantages and disadvantages, one of the main differences is that a lace front requires a bit more care due to the lace frontal glue that must be used and removed with each use.

Regardless of the type of HD lace wig you decide on, here are some of the standard maintenance tips and tricks to follow for longevity:

1- Use High-Quality Lace Wig Glue

Ladies, listen up—don’t try to cut corners and save money by using any old type of glue to secure your HD lace wig. You must use a glue that’s designed explicitly for lace front wigs.

Don’t try to throw that elementary school glue on your head and call it a day. Not only will it not secure your wig correctly, but you’ll probably have difficulty prying it off your skin.

And your skin won’t be pleased about that! The type of glue isn’t the only thing to concern yourself with, though.

I highly recommend spending some extra dollars on high-quality glue. It will provide the most secure fit, look flawless, and be easy to remove—all things essential for wig-wearing.

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2- Clean Off the Glue After Every Use

If you use wig glue to secure your HD lace wig, you must clean off the lace glue after every use using a Citrus Lace Cleanser.  If you don’t, the build-up will not only make it challenging to secure and wear but also shorten the lifespan of your unit—and that’s exactly what we’re trying to avoid.

That said, make sure you’re cleaning off the glue the second you remove your wig.  You can do this in three ways: wig glue remover, dish soap, or white conditioner.

Many women (myself included) prefer to use actual wig glue remover. It’s the easiest option, as this product is explicitly designed to remove glue from a hairpiece.

However, dish soap and white conditioner can work well, too. If you struggle with stubborn, stuck-on glue, you may have to upgrade to rubbing alcohol. Whatever product you decide to use, always handle the hairpiece with care.

Remember—HD lace is quite delicate, so being rough will lead to damage! Psst!

Hey, girly. Don’t want to struggle with applying and removing glue after every use?

Consider purchasing a Glueless HD Lace Wig!

These units require no adhesives, are low-maintenance, and look incredible.

3- Keep Your Wig Clean and Conditioned With the Right Products

Yes, you have to clean your HD lace wig. Just like your natural hair, your wig will accumulate grease, debris, and other build-up that can make it appear dull and disgraceful.

Now, when it comes to washing your HD lace wig, here are my top tips:

  • Don’t overwash. Stick to a schedule every other week (or whenever it’s essential). Be gentle while washing.
  • Remember that HD lace wigs are prone to tears and snags. Take it easy, baby girl. Use products specifically designed for wigs. This will ensure your unit remains in tip-top shape from top to bottom.
  • Blotting and air-drying are recommended when it comes time to dry. Blow dryers can damage the hair, especially with prolonged use, and they can also wreak havoc on the texture.
  • Don’t forget to condition! I recommend leave-in conditioners that will continuously provide moisture to your unit.

4- Be Gentle At All Times

Have I mentioned how delicate HD lace wigs are? Oh, that’s right - I have—a couple of times.

No, I’m not trying to annoy you, I promise. All I’m trying to do is get it stuck in your head how fragile these beauties are and that being gentle 24/7 is critical to the well-being and longevity of your unit.

So, whether you’re washing, brushing, or simply running your fingers through your hairpiece, it’s essential to be super duper gentle.

HD Deep Wave 13x4 Lace Front Wig Cap

5- Keep it Safe When Not in Use

You shouldn’t only care about your wig when you’re planning to wear it. You should also maintain it when you’re not wearing it. How do you do this? It’s pretty simple:  place your HD lace wig on a stand when it’s not in use.

This will keep the lace safe from potential damage and keep the hair looking fabulous. 

Note: You can use a mannequin head, but double-check that it’s not too big, especially if you’re working with an HD lace closure wig. If it’s too big, it can stretch out the wig cap, rendering your unit useless.

6- Avoid Heat as Much as Possible

Heat isn’t just kryptonite for natural tresses; it’s also your wig’s worst enemy. That said, to prolong the life of your HD lace wig, I highly recommend avoiding heat like the plague.

This includes all types of heat: hot water, heated styling tools, and even extended exposure to the sun! If you must use a heated styling tool, apply a top-notch heat protectant spray first.

7- Brush Correctly

Has anyone ever told you to brush your teeth correctly? Well, you also need to brush your wig hair correctly, too. Here are the three top things to remember:

  • Use a wide-toothed comb: I recommend combs over brushes. They’re gentler and will work better to eliminate knots and tangles.
  • Be gentle from top to bottom: Work from the bottom to the top in the gentlest way possible. Being too rough can lead to breakage and rips.
  • Never comb wet hair: Seriously, don’t do it. It’s much more complex and will cause some hairs to break off. 

8- Be Careful With Customization

My last piece of advice is to be extra careful if you’re going to customize your wig.

I’m not talking about curling or straightening, either. I’m talking about bleaching, dying, or otherwise chemically processing your wig.

While this is sometimes necessary to achieve the right look (for example, you bought a Brown HD Glueless Wig, but it’s not quite dark enough, or the texture isn’t exactly how you want it), you need to make sure you’re careful as not to destroy the hair or lace.

I recommend having a professional hairstylist make significant changes to your HD lace wig.

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How do you make HD lace last?

One of the best ways to ensure the longevity of an HD lace wig is to always be gentle.

HD lace is impressive for its natural-looking finish but is quite delicate and can tear easily. Gentle handling will ensure its longevity.

How long does HD lace last?

HD lace wigs can last up to one year with proper handling and maintenance.

What is the best oil for wigs?

Coconut or Moroccan oil is the best oil for wigs. You can also buy oils specifically made for wigs. 

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Maintain Your Private Label HD Lace Wig and Enjoy Impressive Longevity!

While our HD lace wigs are built to last, you’ll need to do your part to keep it in tip-top shape and avoid rips and snags.

The best thing to do is to be as gentle as possible to stave off tears and use high-quality products, from the glue to the shampoo and conditioner. 

For extra knowledge check the difference between HD and Transparent Lace Wigs?

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1 comment

I appreciate the emphasis on gentleness, which is crucial for preserving the delicate lace and ensuring longevity. I’m also glad to learn about using the right products and avoiding heat damage. Your tips will definitely guide me in caring for my HD lace wig to keep it looking flawless. Looking forward to more insightful posts from you


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