Wigs are increasingly popular lately and a 360 frontal lace wig is one of the most favorite choices and there are many reasons for that. Firstly, this type of wig is one of the best ones around because it offers an incredibly realistic look. The wig is made of a mesh material that goes all around the hairline. All hairs have been manually sewn so that the scalp looks completely real. When you wear a 360 wig, styling options are infinite; you can part your strands however you want to, make a ponytail, different updos, and braids. There’s nothing that you can’t do. That’s why a 360-lace wig is one of the premium quality wigs that will satisfy even the most demanding customers.
If you were looking to buy a 360 wig, there’s a good chance that you have stumbled upon pre-plucked 360 wigs and you’re wondering what does it mean?
What Is a Pre-Plucked Wig?
A pre-plucked wig means that your hairpiece will come with a natural hairline where the baby hairs are already plucked. The biggest problem with wigs, in general, is that their density is uniform and the same everywhere. That’s why you get that fake wig effect that many girls fear.
If the hairs on the hairline have not been plucked, that’s the exact color of hairpieces is to replace and imitate your locks perfectly – from the hair itself, hairline, texture, color, and style. That is a standard that everyone should follow.
When a wig is plucked, the density on the top is much lower, which is exactly the case with real hair. If you look at your strands, you will notice hairs of unequal length and some short baby hairs around your hairline. This is because new hairs grow constantly, and they can’t all be the same length. For a wig to be completely realistic, it must imitate just that. Plucking of the hairpiece creates those perfect baby hairs and a flawless hairline. Although pre-plucked wigs are usually more expensive, they are simply superior in appearance to all others.
If you have bought a wig that is not pre-plucked, do not despair. The good news is that you can do it yourself and save some money. Plucking your wig is very easy and it is great customization that everyone should do. We’re going to show you a quick way of how to do it perfectly and some other cool tips and tricks to customize your hairpiece to make it look more realistic and natural.
How to Pluck and Customize a 360 Lace Wig?
You will need a 360-lace wig, a Styrofoam wig stand, pins, tweezers, and scissors.
When your wig arrives, the first thing you need to do is see if it fits. If the wig is too small or too large, you need to replace it. So, don’t start plucking before you make sure that you have bought the right size because you won’t be able to return it.
If the wig fits and everything looks good, you need thoroughly wash it.
Place the 360-degree wig on a Styrofoam stand and use pins on the lace to pin it down. You want to have it nice and tight so that it doesn’t move.
Take a good look at the wig hairline, you will notice that it is pretty dense and that’s what you want to avoid. Start plucking some hairs from one side and work your way to the other. Make sure to use quality tweezers and be careful not to pluck too many hairs. It is best to pluck a little bit at first and see how it looks and if you think that the hairline is still too dense, go back and repeat these steps.
Another thing you want to avoid is having a straight line of hair at the hairline. That looks very fake, so you also want to break up those lines of hair by plucking. Create a smooth transition.
Nobody’s hairline is perfectly straight, so you want to avoid that. Also, take a look at your natural hairline shape and try to mimic it as best you can. That will make the wig look like it’s your hair.
Decide where you want to part the wig. You can do it in the middle or on the sides. Now go in the parting and pluck some of the hairs there as well. While you’re doing the plucking, try out the wig several times to track your progress and see where you need to pluck some more.
And that’s it, now you have a perfectly realistic plucked wig that looks flawless!
Wig Plucking Tips
- How well you install the wig also makes a big difference in how realistic it looks. Make sure to do it properly or have it done professionally if you’re not sure how.
- Some girls also bleach the lace slightly so that its color matches their scalp more naturally. Some 360 wigs are made out of very dark mesh material which can look unrealistic.
- Customizing your wig by cutting it is also a good idea. Although most wigs come pre-styled and you should choose the one that you like best, it still might not be perfect for you. Place the wig on a wig stand and cut slightly to create the perfect hairstyle. You can also apply the wig and go to a salon to have it cut.
- Color is another important aspect you should think about. If you want a wig that looks exactly like your hair, you need to match the color and shade exactly. If the color looks off, you can dye it, but only if the wig is made of real human hair.
Now you know everything about pre-plucked wigs! If you want to learn more, there’s a full wig guide waiting.