So I was going away for the weekend with some friends and my hair was a mess after leaving it out, exposed, and SWAM-in for about 8 days. In addition, I was studying for an exam taking place next week and frankly didn't have time to put down three hours to make some fabulous looking natural hair. So what did I do? I went and bought my FIRST Lace Front Wig! I've heard about Lace Fronts before and they have become pretty popular, if not always been popular. Obviously like any great hair product or extensions, they can vary widely in terms of cost. The one I bought was a mix of human and synthetic hair but luckily it did not have that synthetic hair shine to it like many wigs. It was also pretty inexpensive comparably - about US$69.99.
This Lace Front wig completely covered my head with NO hair out. I cornrowed my hair underneath so it could fit snugly on top without the added poof and bulge that sometimes accompanies wigs (it is more apparent when I'm wearing a straight haired wig - probably because I have too much hair under there!). It helps to have a stylist at the wig store or your local beauty shop to style it accordingly i.e. combing out the wig's baby hairs, cutting the appropriate hairs so that they fall naturally around your face, etc.
I know many celebs wear Lace Front wigs and who could blame them! For those who have no time, its easy to just slap on an go! I have heard about Beyonce and Nicki Minaj, to name a few, who rock the Lace Front often. However, as evidenced in Madam Noireblog post about some celebs who need a Lace Front wig intervention, you have to make sure there is not TOO much lace showing and that it perfectly lines up with your natural hair line.
All good things do come to an end, but even better things come out of them. I took out my cornrows on monday morning for work and loved the poof and slight wave pattern. End to a great weekend, but a preview to a comb-out and detangling session that is badly needed and fast approaching.