If you’re looking for a hair replacement option that’s both affordable and realistic, a lace front wig is a great choice. These wigs are made from high-quality materials, meaning they are durable and ready to wear. However, before you put on your wig, at times you may need to cut the lace in your lace frontal wigs, here is why:

To make the wig fit better

The reason behind this is that some wearers have very thin and short hair at the nape of their necks. If they don’t cut the lace, then there will be an obvious gap between their real hair and their wig cap. This can be uncomfortable for some people and aesthetically unpleasing for others.

You should only trim the lace if you need to eliminate the gap between your natural hair and your wig cap because other methods won’t work for you. For example, putting on bobby pins underneath your wig may not completely cover up the gap if you have very little hair growth at this part of your head. You may also find that using a wig cap liner instead of bobby pins does not work either because it does not sit well against your scalp or feel comfortable on top of your head when wearing a wig cap liner under your wig.

To make the wig look more natural

Lace front wigs are designed to look like real hair growing out of your head. However, some people find that their wig looks too fake or that there are gaps between the hairline and their skin. Cutting the lace will make more of your own scalp visible, which will make it look more natural than if there were just artificial hair sitting on top of your head. You must however, know that cutting the lace is one of the most important steps in installing a lace front wig. Cutting the lace too short will cause it to look unnatural and will make it difficult to apply. Cutting it too long will leave you with extra strands of hair that you’ll need to remove as well. You should also make sure that your scissors are sharp and clean before cutting any pieces of lace.

How to Cut the Lace in a HD Lace frontal Wig

Cutting the lace in a HD lace front wig is a very important step in the installation process.

If you do not cut the lace properly, it can cause a number of problems. Here is how you do it:

  • Wear the wig as normal as you’d have done.
  • Create a line guide on the point you’d like to cutwith a marker pen.
  • Cut the wig using a scissors following the dotted line


Once you’re done pre-plucking, then you will want to section off the wig. You can do this by taking any type of clip and pin it around the perimeter of the lace. Most people prefer using bobby pins that are a little longer so that it’s easier to see and do the plucking techniques.  Once you’ve done this, take a pair of scissors and carefully cut any loose ends of the lace away at an angle that is parallel to the base of the wig cap.