How To Make A Frontal Look More Natural
We’ve all seen it way too often. Lace frontal installs that sit right above a woman’s eyebrows. Or the ones that look just like the hairline of a Barbie Doll or one of the guys from an episode of the Sopranos (no shade lol).
When it comes to wearing a lace frontal, you should want it to look as natural as possible and not like a Dragon Con character. A lace frontal should mimic one like your very own God given hair line. This is why customizing your frontal is such a crucial part of achieving that “growing out of my scalp” appearance. I’m going to let you in on some of my best kept secrets to accomplish this look.
Step 1. Bleaching your knots: When it comes to bleaching your knots make sure the mixture is a very thick and creamy consistency. You do NOT want it to seep through the mesh and on to the actual hair. Place on a foil sheet and process for no more than 15-20 minutes. (Side note: if you use a stronger developer i.e. Vol 40, processing time can be cut to a shorter length)
If you do not feel comfortable bleaching your knots, DON’T worry! I have another option for you. You can either have a professional do it or you can use a foundation or press powder to help conceal the knots. What you want to do is take an old make up brush or sponge and blot on the frontal a makeup color that’s the same skin tone as yourself. Make sure to cover the entire surface and really work the makeup onto the mesh material of the frontal.
The whole purpose of this, is to hide and camouflage the little dark specks on the mesh. Remember!!! We want it to resemble a scape as much as possible.
More Natural Looking Frontal
Step 2. Pluck, Pluck and PLUCK some more!!!
First you want to put the frontal on a mannequin head or lay it flat on a white surface background (makes it easier to see what you are plucking). Next, we start the “Plucking” process. This is a VERY important stage because it allows you to customize your lace frontal to look more like your very own natural hairline.
Rules to follow when tweezing the hairline:
Use the tweezers to carefully pluck out random pieces of hair. The main focus is to make a gradual fade from the hairline to the rest of the longer hair.
Tweeze the hairline until you have reached your liking and preference.
Baby hairs should be very thin and short. Think about how fine your very own hairline may look.
Rules to follow when tweezing a part:
A Natural Looking Frontal
Don’t take out too much hair out because it will look like you are balding in that area.
Don’t make the part completely straight because that will cause it to look a little too perfect and unnatural.
Step 3. Carefully cut the mesh lining around the perimeter of the frontal. (I personally prefer using an eyebrow razors instead of scissors because the trim is not as blunt.)
Step 4. Gauge how the frontal looks and figure out where you want to place it.
Your frontal should always, ALWAYS be near your natural hairline. A common mistake that people make is that they place the frontal far too low on the forehead, which causes the frontal to look very weird and unnatural.
I told you I would let you in on some of my best secrets. Can’t say, I never gave you anything lol. Now that I’ve given you my 4 basic steps on how to customize and make your lace frontal look more natural and realistic go forth and do good things. I’m sure you’ll love the outcome, especially after all the compliments start pouring in.
Last thing. Don’t forget this is not a real scalp, but with these tips and tricks your frontal will look as close to one as possible.