Wigs are everything to you. You wear them to the gym, to work, and you even wear them to your mother-in-law's dreaded yearly Christmas party (yup, they hold you down even when your husband doesn't!). Ultimately, they hold a special place in your heart. You LOVE wigs, but you hate lace - a tragedy story… so you thought!
What if we told you that your supposed hair dilemma is an ancient myth. That the two emotions, the love for wigs and the hate for lace, can peacefully co-exist, whilst you rock your 20" deep-wave bundles? Keep reading - we're spilling all the tea!
Option 1: U-Part and V-Part Wigs
It's been impossible to escape the long-awaited leave-out trend on TikTok... and in all honesty, we’re so here for it! If you’re happy with having a small section of your natural hair out in the name of lace-ditching, then why not try a U-part or V-part wig?
U-part wigs have a U-shaped opening at the crown of the wig, where your lace frontal would traditionally sit. This is a perfect way to remove lace from the equation and allow your natural hair to seamlessly breathe and blend with your new bundles. V-part wigs (derived from U-part wigs), have a V-shaped opening instead. Just like U-part wigs, you can ditch the lace and keep all the natural-hair-goodness with this revolutionary hairstyle. When looking to detach yourself from lace units, U-part and V-part wigs just might be your girl. Check out our previous blog on U-part and V-part wigs to find out more!
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Option 2: Headband Wigs
We get it. Winter comes around way too quick to have our luscious locs out for as long as we'd hope. If you're interested in non-lace protective styles, you should try out headband wigs. Headband wigs, also commonly referred to as half-wigs are ‘made with a piece of material at the wig’s base, mimicing a headband’. The ease of application and natural look have won the hearts of several wig weares. Plus, they don't ‘require any combs, clips or glue’ - lucky us! Without the security of lace adhesives with this hairstyle, we’d suggest maximising wig-sturdiness with the silicone wig grip, The Wig Fix.
Option 3: Extensions
If all else fails, and you’re not quite enjoying what V-part, U-part and headband wigs have to offer, don't panic - we have another trusty tip for you... extensions! The girls on TikTok love it and so do we! Summer time is the best time to embrace your natural hair, as bad weather concerns are all but a distant memory. From tape-ins to micro-links, extension alternatives may just be the hidden laceless-gem you’ve been searching for!
Share Your Thoughts!
Your turn! Let us know your stories, experiences and thoughts on lace-alternative styles below in the comments - this is a safe hair space!