If you are new to wearing wigs, figuring out how to install a lace front wig properly can be quite intimidating. However, you need not worry because we have got you covered here on all the basics. Wearing a wig flawlessly is an art that requires attention to the little details to ensure that your wig blends seamlessly on your scalp.

Before installing your wig, a typical scenario would be to figure out if you want to wear it glueless or have it glued down. A third option would be to sew it down, but most wig newbies might find it challenging to do this themselves.

Basically, deciding how best to install your lace front wig depends mostly on your lifestyle and day-to-day routine. When figuring out how to wear lace front wigs, most people have different concerns about glue and the glueless methods.

This post goes into detail on installing your unit with glue.


how to install a lace front wig

  • Wig cap
  • Alcohol prep pads
  • Lace Glue
  • Scissors/Razor
  • Rat-tail comb
  • Freeze blasting hairspray
  • Styling gel
  • Hot comb
  • Foaming mousse
  • Blow dryer
  • Your Wendy Luxe wig


Before we get into the glue method application process, let's discuss some pros and cons of installing your lace front wig with glue.


  • Installing your wig with glue gives off natural-looking wear that blends seamlessly in your scalp and, if properly done, can give the illusion of rocking your own hair.
  • Using the glue method makes your lace wig very secure, and you don't have to worry about your unit falling off or shifting.
  • With this method, you can keep your wig on for days or weeks at a time without having to take it off and on every day.


  • Glue can ruin your edges after prolonged wear or if misapplied.
  • Keeping your wig glued in for a long time could alter the texture and quality, as sleeping on your unit every day would affect the silkiness (especially if you do not have a good maintenance routine for your hair).
  • If not properly installed or gently removed, the glue could ruin your lace front, which would simultaneously damage your wig.
  • If you are one of those that just need to fling off your wig at the end of the night to let your scalp breathe, then this method is not for you.

Enough said, now let's delve into how to wear lace front wigs using the glue installation method;

how to install a lace front wig

  1. Get your natural hair prepped (wash, condition & moisturize) to be tucked under the wig—style as desired with cornrows, braids, or a sleek ponytail. Wear a wig cap to create a smooth flat surface for your wig to be placed on. Use a freeze hairspray or styling gel to secure the cap in place. Afterward, blowdry your hairline to hold the cap in place. Trim off the excess fabric just above your hairline.
  2. Wipe the skin around your hairline with rubbing alcohol or alcohol pads just along the area where you would apply the glue. This helps to remove excess oils and makeup that would prevent the glue from sticking properly.
  3. Place your lace front wig on your head and align it properly to the shape of your head. Carefully adjust your wig how you want it to be secured or where you want your part to be placed.
  4. Using a rat-tail comb, part the hair just above your ear. Thereafter, using scissors or a razor to cut out the excess around your ear and hairline. Take your time with this step to ensure you do this accurately.
  5. Next, it's time to apply the glue. A pro tip for applying the glue is by dotting it on the hairline or placing a thin glue line and smoothing it out. Be careful not to apply the glue on your skin but directly on the wig cap.
  6. Then, hit your edges with a blow dryer on a cool setting. You want the glue to look clear and a tad bit tacky, not dry. Apply a second layer of glue and repeat this step for a stronger hold. Furthermore, this would make it easier for the lace to "melt" flawlessly into your scalp.
  7. Carefully pull the lace forward right where the adhesive matches your hairline and press the lace into the glue. Additionally, go in with the back of a comb to press down the adhesive and the unit down together. Wipe off any excess glue on your hairline edges or forehead using rubbing alcohol, avoiding the lace.
  8. Afterward, use a scarf to tie down your lace front for about 10 - 15 minutes. This would melt the lace perfectly. Finally, go in with a blow dryer to get everything sealed and secured. Once the wig is secured, cut off any extra lace. While cutting the lace, avoid doing it in a straight line. That would give a demarcation and make it obvious that you are wearing a unit.
  9. Optionally, go in with a hot comb to lay down the lace front. Style as desired and voila!!
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