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The Essential Guide to Healthy Lace Frontal Installations: Say Goodbye to Moldy Caps

Say it isn't so, Ladies! I know this may come as a surprise to some of you, but word around the hair community is that fungi is amongst us! But don't fret; we're here to shed some light on the matter and provide you with all the details you need.


Key Takeaways from this Blog

  • Learn about potential scalp damage from popular lace frontal installation methods.
  • Understand the importance of prioritizing scalp health when choosing hair extension techniques.
  • Recognize the similarities between current trends and past methods to make informed decisions.
  • Discover how maintaining scalp health can prevent common hair and scalp issues.
  • Explore the benefits of consulting professionals for safe and stylish hair extension solutions.



The Quest for Realistic Weave Installations:

It's no secret that we all want the most realistic-looking weave lace frontal install without having to damage our real hair. But how far are we willing to go? In the last year, the new craze has been using Got 2B glue and a nude dome cap to install lace frontals, giving that flesh-tone look through the lace, combined with bleaching the knots for a more natural appearance.

But have you ever wondered what happened to the quick weaves or now called Pronto weave? The same thing; young ladies' scalps were so dry from suffocation that their scalp and hair turned white, mold from blocking all the moisture, circulation, and the dome cap not allowing the hair underneath to dry properly. And let's not forget about the hair glue taking out the edges!


Woman wearing a glueless Lace Frontal Wig Wavy HAir by SL Raw Virgin Hair

 Model wearing SL Raw Hair Lace Front w/ no glue.


Well, the lace frontal with Got 2B glue is no different, other than using a hard-ass gel instead of hair glue. However, the hair still suffocates underneath that dome cap with the frontal, doesn't dry properly when washed, and all the high alcohol content in the gel makes the hair so hard and dry that it can damage edges over time.

So, here's my advice, ladies: ditch the dome cap and gel! Find a salon professional who can install your premium virgin hair with just needle and thread, or you can always go back to traditional weave installations when you leave hair out. If healthy protective styles are the goal, then the dome cap is not the route you want to take. Remember, these salon professionals work day in and day out to give you the ultimate results, so book them for a weave maintenance and hair care upkeep, and take out your weave install when instructed.


Woman wearing a glueless sew-in closure by SL Raw Virgin Hair

 Model wearing SL Raw Indian Hair Closure Completely sewn.


Hair Health and Scalp Issues:

Ensuring the health of your natural hair is paramount, especially when embracing the beauty of lace frontal installations. While lace frontals offer a stunning aesthetic, improper installation techniques can lead to various scalp issues, including the growth of bacteria and fungi.

According to Healthline, several types of bacteria can affect the scalp and hair, potentially leading to issues such as dandruff, hair loss, and scalp infections. Some of the main bacteria to be aware of include:

  1. Tinea Capitis: Also known as ringworm of the scalp, this fungal infection can cause hair loss and scalp irritation.

  2. Trichophyton Tonsurans: A yeast infection that commonly leads to scalp ringworm, causing inflammation and itching.

  3. Malassezia: An overgrowth of Malassezia yeast can contribute to conditions like seborrheic dermatitis, characterized by dandruff and red, itchy skin.

  4. Black Piedra: This fungal infection affects the hair shafts, resulting in the formation of black growths. It's most prevalent in tropical regions with poor scalp hygiene.


Woman wearing a Blonde balayage glueless sew-in closure by SL Raw Virgin Hair

Model Tinsley Erin wearing SL Raw Indian Hair Closure with no glue!

Expert Advice for Safe Extensions:

As beauty experts, it's our responsibility to ensure that our clients feel confident and safe in their hair extension choices. While lace frontals offer a plethora of styling options, it's essential to prioritize hair health and proper installation techniques. By consulting with experienced salon professionals and investing in high-quality products, you can achieve stunning results without compromising the health of your natural hair.

Remember, wearing weaves should be a joyous expression of your individuality and style. With the right knowledge and care, you can rock your favorite hairstyles with confidence and grace.


Written by:

LeAna Mcknight

Beauty Expert & Entrepreneur 



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