Beginner’s Guide On How To Pluck A Wig Effectively


Wig hair extensions is now becoming a trend among women around the world. However, for beginners, creating a natural look is not an easy thing. Among the plethora of options available, one of the most popular choices is the pre-plucked lace wig which is widely used by masses and well-known for achieving a natural look. So, how can you pluck a lace wig by yourself? Let’s study them through this article.

Why You Need Pluck A Lace Wig?

Pre-plucked wigs allow you to achieve a natural-looking hairline. The density at the top of a plucked wig is lower as real hair. Unequal length hair mostly tends to grow along the hairline of a person, which is similar to natural hair growth.

Why You Need Pluck A Lace Wig

The wig should be plucked to create a flawless hairline and get a completely realistic look. Pre-plucked wigs is an ideal option to achieve this. However, if you don’t have a pre-plucked wig, you have to perform plucking on your wig manually. How to do this?

Let’s find out the effective way to pluck a lace wig by yourself right now.

How Can You Pluck A Lace Wig By Yourself?

If you don’t have the pre-plucked wig, follow these simple customization steps to achieve your desired natural look.

What will you need to prepare before plucking your wig? A lunas cap which comes with adjustable straps and combs is an indispensable thing. Also, remember to prepare a mannequin, canvas hair, mousse and coconut oil to get a perfect pluck.

Here are 6 easy steps for you.

Bleach The Knots

This is an optional step.  It is about how to bleach the knots to make them invisible and look more natural. To do this, remove the comb in the center to help the hair lay flat. Bleach the little dots at the base of the cap where the hair is attached. Take two spoonfuls of bleach powder, a 30-40 developer according to preference. The developer’s preferred consistency is thick because it doesn’t seep into the hair. Make sure you apply the above concoction to the hair delicately while not applying too much pressure to make the bleach absorb into the hair.

bleach the knots

Shampoo The Bleached Area

To get the desired result, let the bleach sit on the lace for at least 30 to 45 minutes. After that, shampoo the bleached area of the cap. Leave it for 3 to 4 minutes before rinsing.

Although bleaching the hair knots can enhance the natural look for your wig, we highly recommend you to ask a professional for help. It’s better to apply some foundation inside the lace to conceal the knots. This will help prevent your wig from hair loss.

Apply A Mousse

In this step, place the hair wig on the mannequin and start to customize the hairline. If the wig is pre-plucked, you don’t need to pluck more. However, if you don’t like it, be sure to cut off the baby hair before proceeding.

Please apply a small amount of a mousse around the hairline. Using a curling iron to do this will help the hair to push back. The mousse will help the hair wig look a little tacky making tweezing easier.

Start To Pluck

Make sure the hair is now completely dry so that you can see how the hairline looks at this point. Apply a little bit of coconut oil to the hair. Then, take a pair of good tweezers because the quality of tweezers has a direct impact on the final result. Begin at the front of the hairline and start to pluck to remove any knots that didn’t breach properly. Separate the hair and go back into the hairline to begin tweezing. Tweezing only the front cannot remove any extra hair compromising the final look. Make sure to tweeze carefully and avoid concentrating on an area because excess tweezing can lead to bald spots.

pluck the wig to remove any knots

Separate The Hair Wig

Separate the hair wig into sections and begin to pluck some hair off the sections, which are thicker than other parts. It will create a gradation effect with the hairline making the frontals look more natural.

Recreate Some Baby Hair

After finishing the creation of the natural hairline, recreate some baby hair. This will make the hairline look natural and you’ll be confident when wearing a wig.

How To Pluck Hair on A Lace Closure or A Lace Frontal, Not On A Wig?

Both a lace frontal and a lace closure are used for mimicking the entire front hairline of a person. But, do you know how to pluck them to create a more realistic look? These following simple steps will help you effectively pluck hair on the lace frontal and lace closure.

Step 1

Take a snapshot of your hairline tied to a ponytail and use it as your guide later. Put the lace frontal or closure on the head of the mannequin to secure it. Pull the lace into a ponytail and compare it with your hairline.

Put the lace frontal or closure on the head of the mannequin

Step 2

Create a thin hairline parting. Be sure not to make the parting too thick and lose too much hair.

Step 3

Clip off the rest of the hair, then pluck the excess hair. This step may take time to achieve the desired results. However, once you have your outline hairline, it’s time to work to create a gradual density.

Step 4

Please section out some hair. The sections don’t have to be consistent. Start plucking out some hair, the density of hair must be thinner after plucking.

Step 5

Proceed to section out more hair. In this step, pluck some hair off the sections, which are thicker than the other parts. This helps create a gradation effect with the hairline and make the lace wigs look more natural.

Step 6

Now, check if any area of the wig looks denser than other parts or not. If yes, pluck away the excess hair in that area. Follow this step to ensure that when you wear it, it can give you a natural and authentic look. You can use a mannequin to see how the hairline has formed before putting the wig on your head.

By following the above steps, you can achieve the most natural look for your lace frontal or lace closure. For beginners, they will be able to pluck a wig by themselves in a safe, yet stylish manner.

Thanks so much for reading!


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