If you've decided to go for a custom full lace wig instead of a custom lace front wig you'll be pleased to know that there is just as many options beyond what we here at TCPG call TLC: Texture, Length, Colour
You also have a number of choices about the cap construction and the cap features, but before you get lost in the maze of information, it might help to try and think of custom full lace wigs in two ways:
Ordering a sandwich - this is you buying a sandwich at a café and asking them to add something extra or leave something out.
In custom-made full lace wig terms, ordering a sandwich looks like this: you've seen a straight 14" bob in dark brown (#4) but you'd like it with copper (#27) highlights at the front.
Making yourself a sandwich - this is you at deciding what kind of bread (pitta, white, brown, granary, bun etc.) whether the bread is warmed or toasted, choice of fillings, choice of dressing and so on.
In custom-made full lace wig terms making a sandwich looks like this: choosing the cap construction (thin skin, ear-to ear stretch, no stretch etc.), choosing the cap features (silk top, "glueless", thin skin perimeter etc.) lace type (French lace or Swiss lace, lace colour etc.)
So as you can see, a custom-made full lace wig can be relatively straight forward, or it can be a bit more complex and if you're the sandwich maker, "making your own sandwich" then here are some of the factors you may want to consider.
If you want to match your own natural hair texture, remember that your texture is unique to you and it may be better to go for the closest match. If you want the texture to match the hair of your favourite starlet on a red carpet, then remember that those styles are frequently styled with heat styling tools and masses of hair products.
When it comes to a full lace wig texture, there are several basic textures and a few variations for each (such as different size curl patterns).
Silky Straight suits straight growth hair
Light Yaki suits very curly or afro growth hair
Yaki Straight suits very curly or afro growth hair
Kinky Straight suits afro growth hair
Body Wave suits all growth hair types
Water Wave suits all growth hair types
Deep Wave suits all growth hair types
Curly suits all growth hair types
Afro suits all growth hair types
Anything outside of these textures can be difficult to achieve, especially if you want large curls (larger than 2cm). So if you're determined to choose a unique texture, then request a sample of that texture first or; make sure it's a tried and tested texture that will remain even after the full lace wig has been washed.
The two main factors to remember when choosing the length of your custom-made full lace wig are:
The length for textures that are not straight (so everything from body wave through to afro curls) is always measured by its straightened (stretched) length.
Length is always measured from the crown of the head, (roughly three inches from front hairline) and not the nape of the neck.
Choosing from the standard colour ring is easy-peasy and you'll know what to expect. However if you choose individually created or customised colours, the final product may not meet your expectations.
Colours appear differently on different computer screens, tablets and phones.
If possible, ask for a colour sample (you may need to pay for this) from your retailer or send them a colour sample to find out if they can match it. If neither of those routes is possible then at least ask for an image of the colour before you order - that way you'll know what to expect when your customised full lace wig arrives.
Just because it's a full lace wig, doesn't mean there are only a couple of cap constructions available. This is particularly important for those who have allergies or significant or total hair loss. Why not check out the following options for your custom lace wig.
Each full lace wig cap guide will also outline some of the variations for that particular lace wig cap design, but we haven’t shown the entire panorama of possibilities – if we did, you'd be reading for 365 days straight and we’d go bonkers(!)
These are full lace wig cap constructions that may meet your needs:
No stretch (lace only and nothing else)
Stretch tabs at the ears (also known as stretch ear tabs)
Stretch at the crown
Silk top (also known as hidden knots, silk base and lace injected )
Thin skin perimeter
Full thin skin
No glue (adhesive) needed (also known as “glueless”)
Standard ready-to-ship ("in-stock") full lace wigs, come in a medium size which means a circumference of approximately 22.5 inches. If you require a different size for your custom lace wig, it's important to make sure you take your head measurements correctly. You should always take your measurements with your hair in the same style as it will be when you wear your custom made full lace wig - you'd be surprised by the number of people who take their measurements wearing ponytails - which ultimately distorts the measurements that go around the back and over the top of the head. As the adage goes..."measure twice and cut once".
So there you have it, a brisk amble through the options, all you have to do now, is choose.