damaged lace wig

How can I repair damage to my lace wig?

Hey lovely, as you may know already Lace wigs are a popular choice for those looking for a natural-looking hairstyle. They are made with a delicate lace material base. This mimics the appearance of a natural scalp, making them virtually undetectable. However, like any hairpiece, lace wigs can become damaged over time.  It could be from improper care, wear and tear, or accidental damage. Regardless, it's important to know how to repair your lace wig to ensure it lasts for as long as possible.

Identifying the Damage

The first step in repairing your lace wig is to identify the type of damage that has occurred. Common types of damage include fraying of the lace, holes, or tears. It's important to carefully inspect your wig. Paying close attention to the lace base, to determine the extent of the damage.

Cleaning and Conditioning

Before making any repairs, it's important to clean and condition your lace wig. This helps to remove any dirt or oils that may have accumulated on the wig. But it will also help to make the hair more manageable, making it easier to work with. To clean your lace wig, use a mild shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for synthetic or human hair. Avoid using hot water. This can cause the fibers to become brittle and more prone to damage- especially if you have bleached the knots. 

Fraying Lace

With the flood of HD lace wigs on the market, the material is notorious for fraying as its so fine. Fraying is even used to detect whether the lace is HD or not. Usually, fraying doesn't cause many issues. This is because of the way the lace grids are designed so they cant fray the whole material. 

Our top tip with this is just use a mild or strong adhesive when wearing HD if the fraying bothers you that much. It helps to keep those little fibres down. Also adding light baby hairs helps to disguise the fraying very well, especially if you have tinted your lace correctly to your skin tone. 

If the damage to your lace wig is in the form of frayed edges, the best way to repair it is to use a sealant specifically designed for lace wigs. These sealants are available in various forms, such as a liquid or a gel, and are applied to the edges of the lace to prevent further fraying. To apply the sealant, simply brush a small amount onto the edges of the lace, making sure to cover the entire area. Allow the sealant to dry completely before styling your wig. 

Holes and Tears

If the damage to your lace wig is in the form of holes or tears, the best way to repair it is to take it to a professional wig ventilator which will be able to repair the hole and fill the hairs that have been lost back in. This is a tedious process and we have seen is best to just leave it to the pros. We have a dedicated wig repair service. Contact us here for more details! You can attempt to try and fix it on your own. Make sure you use transparent thread to seal any holes. 

Proper Wig Care

Proper care of your lace wig is essential to ensuring it lasts for as long as possible. This includes using the right products, storing your wig properly, and avoiding activities that may cause damage. To ensure your wig stays in good condition, always use products specifically designed for the hair, such as shampoos, conditioners, and styling products. When storing your wig, make sure to place it on a wig stand or mannequin head to keep it from becoming misshapen. Avoid activities that may cause damage, such as swimming, sleeping with your wig on, and exposing it to high heat or direct sunlight.


Lace wigs are a popular choice for those looking for a natural-looking hairstyle, but they can become damaged over time, its inevitable!. To ensure your lace wig lasts for as long as possible, it's important to know how to repair it. This includes identifying the type of damage, cleaning and conditioning your wig, using a sealant or patch to repair frayed edges or holes, and proper care of your wig. With the right care and maintenance, your lace wig can last for years to come.

Until next time x 

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