Wigs are a fun and easy way to switch up your look at the drop of a hat. If you decide to opt for a style like a glueless, full-lace wig, there are a few things you need to know first. We tapped Upgrade Boutique expert and stylist Romario Accime to fill us in on everything you should know before purchasing this particular style of headwear. Scroll through below for your full guide to glueless wigs along with the best ones to buy.
What Are Glueless, Full-Lace Wigs?
Glueless, full-lace wigs have been hand-knotted all over and can be secured to your head without the use of glue or tape. It’s a more convenient style for those who like to change up their look on a weekly or daily basis. “Full-lace wigs are created with nothing but lace and hair and mimic a person’s biological hair,” Accime shares. “They move the same way our own hair moves and this style of wig is great for those with alopecia.” They’re not just great for that either, they’re also the perfect option for anyone who wants to be able to rock an up-do without any visible tracks. Further, going glueless will allow you to properly moisturize your scalp more often and give it the nutrients it needs. This is crucial if you have a dry scalp and you won’t have to worry about tracks.
Going glueless can also be a freeing experience according to Accime. “It allows you to keep people guessing on your next look,” he says. “Whether it’s blonde today, auburn tomorrow, or a sickening jet black the next week, glueless wigs offer people a choice to either temporarily adhere their unit or take it off and throw it aside like a bra!” So there you go, if this sounds like your dream hair lifestyle, it’s definitely time to consider one of these babies.
What Should You Know Before Buying a Glueless, Full-Lace Wig?
For first time wig buyers, don’t worry, we have you covered. Accime is adamant that you know a few things before purchasing. “The one thing you want to make sure you do is get the correct size,” he says. “To know what size you are, all you have to do is measure your head with a measuring tape. People [usually] fall within 21-24 head circumference — that will determine if you need a small, medium, or large cap.” Once you’ve measured and found the right size, it’s just a matter of selecting your desired style, color, and length. Something else you might want to note is that wigs aren’t exactly the most budget-friendly way to style your hair. Although you can find cheaper options, they’re still going to cost a few hundred bucks.
What to Buy
If you’re now ready to dive deep into the world of glueless wigs, Accime obviously thinks Upgrade is the perfect place to start. “When working with Upgrade Boutique units, know you are automatically starting off with quality. So with that assured, have fun, step out the box and go with a style to bring out that inner Beyonce!” Shop Upgrade and a few other great quality wigs below.
Upgrade Boutique Custom Wig: Prices Vary
Wiggins Hair 5 x 5 Closure Wig: $206.17
Arabella Honey Brown Glueless Wig: $226.00
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