Lace wigs have been around for many centuries. They are worn by many celebrities and women to enhance appearance. This type of hair replacement gives them the opportunity to try new hairstyles without damage to their own hair. There are people who have undergone medical treatments and have lost all of their hair. Lace hair pieces, called cranial prosthesis in the medical world, can help give the person a solution by attaching hair that looks natural and will go undetected so they can live their lives as normal. Men also wear these wigs to enhance their looks and conceal balding as they start to age. When men wear them, they do not call it a wig but would prefer to call it a toupee or hair piece.
Lace wigs are made using a thin piece of lace for the base and each hair is individually attached to the lace with a special needle. This process is called ventilation. After the wig is completed, the lace around the edge of the wig is usually glued to your scalp using special adhesives that make the lace invisible. The result, if done correctly, is a wig that does not look like a fake. It should look as though the hair is growing directly from the scalp and no one will be able to tell it is not your actual hair.
Years ago wigs made with lace were very expensive. Only the very wealthy and famous people could afford to buy them. They were expensive because it took about 40 hours to create one hair piece and not many people knew the skill of making lace wigs. It was not uncommon for a full lace hair wig to cost anywhere from $1000 to $5000 or more depending on the quality of hair you chose. As lace wigs have become more common in modern culture, they have also become more affordable. Nowadays, they can be purchased online or in hair supply stores in many countries.
There are many types of these types of hair pieces to choose from today. You can pick human hair, synthetic or blended, long, medium or short, straight, wavy or curly. There are an endless variety of colors to pick from as well. If you love to try different hairstyles and colors like I do, then wearing lace wigs may be a great option for you.