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How to Pluck Your Lace Frontal—We Always Want That Hairline to Look Real!

Updated: Apr 10, 2022

The goal is always for our lace installs to look sleek and seamless. So seamless that there’d be no questions as to whether they’re real or not.

A huge part of achieving that seamless, real hairline with your wig installs is plucking your lace so that it’s specifically tailored to your hairline. This is the best way to make your lace frontal look as natural as possible.

In this post, we’ll be providing you with 2 of the best methods to pluck your lace frontal so that you can effortlessly achieve that flawless, natural-hairline look with your installs!

Method 1: The Dry Method.

Step 1: Prepare the wig for plucking.

Begin by securing your frontal wig to a mannequin head by using some pins on the extra lace. Apply a good amount of styling mousse to the hairline of your wig, brush the hair back, and clip it back so you can adequately see the entire hairline of the wig.

Step 2: Create your hairline.

In this next step, you’ll be matching the hairline on your frontal with your natural hairline. For example, if your natural hairline slightly recedes at the temples, you will be matching your frontal with that. However, if your frontal already comes with a pre-shaped hairline, you can skip this step.

Part out small sections to create a matching shape of your natural hairline on your lace frontal.

Begin plucking away the hair that you’ve sectioned off with a pair of tweezers. Make sure that you pluck all the sectioned-off hairs away to create that matching hairline. Evaluate the hairline afterward to see if you want to section off more hair and do some more plucking.

3: Thin out the hairline.

Start at the side of the frontal and part about an inch back into the hairline. Clip away the excess hair so that it stays out the way while you do your plucking.

Begin plucking from the top of the section that you parted off. Pluck, move 1-2 millimeters down, pluck again. Repeat this step until you get to the end of the parted section.

Once, you get to the end of that parted section, part off a small line from the area that you just plucked and repeat the same plucking method on the next area that you just parted. Then repeat the same line parting and plucking until you’ve plucked through the entire surface area of the section.

After you cover the first section, move on to repeat this entire process on the other sections of the hairline.

Step 4: Customize the hairline.

Go back in with more mousse and apply it all over the hairline. Part off small sections along the hairline that will make up your baby hairs; you can do this whichever way you prefer or even skip it entirely. You may also choose to go in again at the very front of the hairline and pluck again to make it look a little more realistic.

Step 5: Lay your edges.

If you did create some baby hairs, cut them to your desired length and sleek them down with some mousse. And there you have it, your perfectly plucked, natural-looking lace!

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