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FAQ/Lace Wigs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a lace front wig?
A lace wig, also called a lace "unit", "hair system" or "cranial hair prosthetic", are hair extensions that create the illusion that hair is growing out of one's scalp, and therefore is one of the most natural looking extensions on the market. This is achieved by the method of the
lace wig construction. A fine lace material is used as the base where individual hairs are meticulously hand tied onto the lace. The term 'full lace' denotes that the base cap is made fully of lace, while 'lace front' wigs have lace in front and different materials at the back of the cap. One is also able to purchase a 'lace frontal' hair piece that can be used with weaving wefts. With this arrangement, the wefts are glued or sewn into one's hair and the lace frontal applied only at the hairline.

There are typically two types of lace materials used to make the base cap- Swiss and French lace. Swiss lace is very fine and delicate and is the most undetectable choice. Though French lace is not as undetectable (but also a suitable choice), its advantage is that it is more durable over time. 

Can I wear lace wigs if I have a full head of hair?
Absolutely! One can braid/cornrow, twist, wrap, or flatten hair to prepare for application. The main objective is to get one's hair as flat as possible for the most natural look.

Can I send in a template of my head?
Yes, we accept head templates to achieve the best fit. 

Can I swim in it or play sports?
Yes, you can exercise in your wig if you apply with an adhesive that works with your body chemistry and can withstand this type of activity.

Can the hair be flat ironed or curled?
The hair is 100% human hair that can withstand household styling tools such as curling irons and flat irons. You can wash, set, and style the wig as you would your own hair. But like your natural hair, the hair can get damaged with the misuse and overuse of products.

Can I dye the hair?
The technical answer is yes, but we do not recommend any further processing of the hair if it has already been dyed and processed. Further, only experienced colorists should attempt to color the hair. Remember that though the hair is 100% human hair, it is just as prone to damage from excessive processing as your own hair. We cannot and will not be responsible for the results.

Can I wear my lace front wig in a high ponytail?
Yes, you can wear your wig in a high ponytail once you apply around your full perimeter with adhesives. You will need a cap construction that is made with lace around the perimeter.

Can I part my lace wig and where can lace wigs be parted?
Lace wigs can be parted anywhere on the cap. If you are covering your hair, the trick is to have your parts look natural by either wearing a stocking or wig cap that is close to your skin's color. Some clients can even get a natural looking part without wearing a wig cap.

Please note that we do not return head templates to customers once they are received for production and the use of a template will extend your delivery time by one week.  

Is it really undetectable?
Once applied correctly our wigs are, indeed, very undetectable. Your admirers may not even believe you if you told them that you were wearing a wig! 

Who wears these wigs?
Some people wear lace wigs and frontals out of a necessity due to medical conditions that bring about hair loss (such as alopecia). Others may wear them as a protective style to help nurture the growth of their natural hair and yet others may choose lace wigs as their preferred hair fashion. Whatever the reason, lace wigs are becoming more popular as people are realizing its versatility, ease, and natural looking appearance. Lace wigs are an excellent choice for women of all ethnicities and with our affordable prices, it is no longer a luxury only enjoyed by celebrities and entertainers. We're sure you have wondered at how celebrities like Beyonce Knowles, Tyra Banks, and Mary J. Blige, (to name just a few) are able to achieve such flawless hair all the time. Yes, their secret is the same quality product now available at China Hair Imports!  So who can wear these wigs? Anyone!...and yes, that includes you! These products are not just for the celebrities. Anyone who is interested in natural looking extensions will benefit from our product line.

Can I wear different textures and colors than my own?
Absolutely! Once you apply beyond your natural hairline, you can go from a long & straight to short & curly. The choice is up to you.

How do lace front wigs differ from "regular" wigs?
The main advantage of the full lace wig over other styles is that one can wear their hair in up dos, ponytails, and other styles that expose one's nape area. Traditional wigs usually preclude these styling options. Lace wigs are also more lightweight and comfortable than traditional wigs due to the minimization of tension on the scalp.

What kind of hair is used?
Our wigs are made of 100% Remy human cuticle hair. Hair is used from one donor (in some cases, it is necessary to use hair from two donors) and its cuticles are aligned in the same direction. This is important because if the cuticles are misaligned, you end up with unruly hair that is prone to excessive matting and tangling. Unlike most of the hair available in your local markets that are unusable after the first wash, our quality hair extensions are soft and natural and will save you lots of money in the long run. 

How is the length measured and how do I know what length to buy?
The length of our wigs is measured from the crown to the hair's tip (from front to back). The length of layered hairstyles will be described based on the length of the hair before styling. Use measuring tape to measure from the crown of your head to where you want the hair to fall.

How long will my wig last?
The life of your wig will depend on your use and care of it. If handled properly, it should last you 6 months to a year and even longer depending on your handling & use.

How long can I wear my wig at a time?
Your extended wear will depend on what adhesives you use, your body chemistry and how your skin responds to the adhesives, and how frequently you wish to re-apply. We stress that it is important for you to be mindful of your hair and scalp condition underneath during extended wear. Most clients achieve a 1-2 week hold with the right adhesive, washing and nurturing their own hair in between applications. If you are bald or have significant hair loss, you are likely to achieve a much longer hold.

What density should I order and why does it matter?
The density refers to how thick the hair is and what density you order is really based on personal choice. Most women achieve a natural appearance with light to medium or medium density; however, your choice will depend on your styling preferences and individual profile.

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