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Additional LF Newbies/Member Info

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Category: Hair Care
Forum Name: Lace Fronts (Newbies)
Forum Description: Discussions on Lace Fronts (for Newbies)
Printed Date: Feb 21 2019 at 8:18pm

Topic: Additional LF Newbies/Member Info
Posted By: sexibeach
Subject: Additional LF Newbies/Member Info
Date Posted: Oct 24 2007 at 4:33pm
these are some additional thread and information that are resources for everyone to refer to:
Forum Accronyms:" rel="no follow -
How Many Units Did you Mess UP:" rel="no follow -
Rits Dye and ORWG THread BY Lovely Lisa:" rel="no follow - =
Recommended skin preps and barriers By Celie" rel="no follow -
Compliments of QueenBee and other LF diva's: It is very basic and simple instructions to understand on how to cornrow hair underneath a lf." rel="no follow -

Also, recommended products to tame curly units--

care free curl, curl activator, along with the Luster's S curl texturizer styling gel  (Iamnotmyhair)


TIGI Catwalk--Curls Rock

glycerin and water mixed with a bit of jojoba oil (next staple)


Redken Fresh Curls, Curl Boost

Beyond the Zone Noodle Head

Aveda Universal Brilliant Styling Creme

Salerm 21

Silky Sexy Hair leave-in


dove curly products (sassyclassy)

Garnier soft curl crème


Infusium leave in conditioner

garnier fructis soft curl cream-

TIGI curls rock amplifier


Sunsilk DeFrizz 24/7 (green bottle)

Aveda Be Curly

John Freida frizz ease dream curls & other products (godslady)


John freda's frizz ease hair serum (mystique)


John Freida perfect curls (in the spray bottle)  (kellstouch)

styling butter cream and curly frizz pudding from" rel="no follow -
Mane and Tail (puppyluv)

World of curls (basically any type of curl activator)

Soft n free

ISO BouncyCream and Farouk Silk Therpy combo  (prohairdr)

High Ponytail tips and tricks" rel="no follow -
HOW TO DYE A LF" rel="no follow -
Where do I start?" rel="no follow -

Posted By: MassGal
Date Posted: Oct 24 2007 at 6:09pm
I'll bookmark this. The acronyms were driving me crazy- couldn't figure out jack at times- it was like a whole new  language.

Posted By: stacyrockette
Date Posted: Oct 26 2007 at 1:19am
Thank you...

Posted By: Diane (35)
Date Posted: Oct 26 2007 at 2:24am
Thanks SexiStarStar

Posted By: Lioness
Date Posted: Oct 26 2007 at 5:20am
Thanks Sexibeach :)

Posted By: abbasjewel
Date Posted: Oct 26 2007 at 10:17am
Thank you Sexi

Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 05 2007 at 10:21am

Posted By: njgr74
Date Posted: Nov 06 2007 at 6:50pm
 Can someone please give me Jacksun's information for lace fronts? Thanks so much

Posted By: tawnygolden
Date Posted: Nov 07 2007 at 4:46pm

Posted By: sexibeach
Date Posted: Nov 11 2007 at 12:20pm


Posted By: sexibeach
Date Posted: Nov 12 2007 at 12:34pm

Video on Tape Application only:" rel="no follow -
Supplies:" rel="no follow -

Posted By: sweets2323
Date Posted: Nov 12 2007 at 1:43pm
Thanks SExy.. I notice d that he flipps the wig inside out and cut the lace instead of cuting the lace from the outside

Posted By: cassie1978
Date Posted: Nov 14 2007 at 7:22pm
I just rec'd my wig from CSW. It is beautiful. I tried supertape, it DID NOT hold at all and i attempted to use Vapon Topsoil No Tape but it was so sticky and stringy and decided this was be a hard thing to clean up. So i took a piece of lace that was cut from my wig and put a little adhesive on the back of my hair and press the lace into it, I'm so glad i did not put this stuff on my lace wig. So now i have placed an order for Ms Lola adhesive and blue tape. I'll let you know if that works. Ms Lola videos on youtube are a life saver for newbies.
I'll let you know if that works.

Posted By: sexibeach
Date Posted: Nov 17 2007 at 5:34pm

Breh's LF beauty Tips:

creating a new hairline" rel="no follow - =
Fool Proof Natural Part:" rel="no follow - =
Fool Proof Lace Dying" rel="no follow - =

Posted By: sexibeach
Date Posted: Nov 18 2007 at 4:40pm

Tip on Resizing by Yidiz" rel="no follow -


Posted By: sexibeach
Date Posted: Nov 19 2007 at 4:35pm

Lf For Dumbies Thread by Miss Celie" rel="no follow - =


Posted By: lace2007
Date Posted: Nov 19 2007 at 10:00pm
Hello All
Been readiing and wish I had found before I made some of my mistakes to. On my third wig this one I ordered without advise from someone else and love it except it is thin in front and the lace is noticable if you are up close also it seems that I am very irritated by the UH Glue and my hair has started falling out and itches really bad. Around my ear and back is the irritation and falling out is in back middle and front which are spots I hav ha problems with hair loss before. Do you think the irritation from glue is causing fall outs.
Any suggestions on where to buy retail and wholesale.

Posted By: huny2u
Date Posted: Dec 07 2007 at 3:57pm
i don't know if this was posted yet but here are some tips on curly hair....Courtesy of
Frizzy hair is an unpleasant fact of life for many women. Women with curly tresses or locks often suffer the annoyance of frizzy hair. Curly hair is very delicate by nature. When curly hair becomes dry and damaged, the curls frizz out and eventually lead to split-ends. Frizzy hair not only looks unkempt, it also makes the person look much older. If you suffer from hair frizz, check out how you can tame the locks.

Causes for hair frizz

  • Some women have natural frizzy hair. It is a part of their genetic makeup. They are born with curly locks that are frizzy.
  • High humidity in the weather is often the cause of frizziness. A humid environment can make hair look frizzy even after being outdoors only for a few seconds. Humidity is indeed a challenge for hair frizz.
  • Elements such as sun's rays and strong wind can also wreck havoc on hair and cause unmanageable frizz.
  • Overuse of styling products that leads to dryness causes hair to get frizzy.
  • Damaged hair from perming, coloring and bleaching tends to develop frizz.
  • Gels, mousses or hairsprays that have high alcohol content will worsen hair frizz.
  • Often over drying of hair is a key cause for frizzy hair. Abuse of heat appliances with excessive blow-drying of hair or excessive use of curling irons can cause hair frizz.
  • Use of harsh chemicals and over-processing of hair with sodium, calcium or lithium hydroxide relaxers can cause frizz. Harsh chemical relaxers, often made from lye, cause damage to hair. Constant straightening of the hair can contribute to the problem of frizz.
  • Hot humid hair can make all kinds of frizz. Hence hot oil treatments can also cause frizz.
  • Use of certain oil-based conditioners can often contribute to frizz.
  • Hair that is naturally very coarse generally tends to become dry and frizzy.
  • Lack of moisture and lack of protein in the cortical layers of the hair can cause frizzy hair.
  • Hair can turn frizzy due to medication. Imbalance in the pH level of the hair can contribute to this frizziness.
  • Stress and illness coupled poor diet and nutritional habits with lack of vitamins, minerals and amino acids leads to hair damage, split ends, frizz and hair fall.
  • Touching hair too often, combing and scrunching curly hair can cause frizz. The more hair is touched, the more it will frizz.
  • A bad haircut can do much harm and aggravate hair frizz.

Treatment for Hair Frizz

  • Certain simple tips can be followed to make curly hair more manageable, smooth and less frizzy. You can tame frizz to a great extent.
  • Never handle hair too much. If at all you want to touch your hair, then it is better to moisten your fingers with water or conditioner and then run the fingers through the hair. This will help to smoothen out the frizz.
  • It is recommended not to wash hair everyday. This will strip hair of its natural oils, which are the best moisturizers.
  • For coarse hair, which is generally dry and frizzy, it is recommended to use hot curling iron. Hair, like clothes when ironed becomes smooth and shiny. Softening techniques can flatten fly-aways and frizziness by softening the molecules of the hair.
  • Hair should be blow dried methodically. Running the dryer over hair up and down can cause the cuticle to split and result in frizz. Hair can be divided into sections and blow-dry section-by-section. Although this can take time and practice, it is worth the effort.

Combing frizzy hair

  • It is always advisable to use a wide-toothed comb or even fingers when necessary. It is better not to comb or scrunch the hair when wet. It is better to blow dry with a round natural-bristled brush.
  • Use a hair pick instead of a hairbrush. Using hair brush on thick hair and hair prone to frizziness will only cause split ends. Instead it is simple and safe to use a hair pick when hair is wet or finger comb when hair is dry.

Combating hair frizz

  • Hair shampoos, conditioners and moisturizers have to be chosen with special care. One should choose a hair product based on the thickness of the hair. For thin hair, too much moisturizer will get rid of frizziness, but it will tend to make the hair flat. For thicker hair, it would be wise to use a conditioner that is formulated to help smoothness.
  • Leave in conditioners are a good option for all types of hair no matter the thickness.
  • Shampoo hair to the minimum; restrict it to only twice a week. This is because shampooing can dry out hair and dry hair can cause frizz. If you need to wash hair daily to keep out the dirt, then it is better to dilute the shampoo, or use only the conditioner and lots of water.
  • It is always better to have hair rinsed in the coldest water after a shampoo and a conditioner for straight hair. The coldest water will help hair to look less frizzy as it locks down the hair cuticle and makes hair slicker and softer.
  • To combat the use of styling products that contribute to frizz, it is best to use a clarifying shampoo at least once a week.
  • For frizziness that is caused due to damaged hair, deep conditioning treatment once a week helps to smoothen and soften the hair frizz. Deep moisturing treatments every week helps to tame frizziness.
  • Heat helps the conditioner to penetrate deeply into the hair. It is suggested to sit under a warm hood dryer or wrap a towel around the head leaving the conditioner to work for atleast an hour or even overnight for best results.
  • Never rub the hair after hair wash. Instead gently squeeze out the excessive moisture with a towel.
  • If hair is very fine, it is better not to over-condition it. It is better to use a lighter styling produce like a mousse instead of a gel.
  • It would be ideal to use a hair mask. This is ideal for deep conditioning the hair.

Hair styling products for hair frizz

  • Nowadays the market is flooded with plenty of specialty products, frizz busters and frizz removers that tame unmanageable hair, reduce flyaway and increase shine. These claim to remove frizz permanently but it is left to every individual user to decide on the effectiveness of the product and whether at all hair frizz can be permanently tamed.
  • There are certain products available in the market, which are popularly used to control frizz to some extent. These products need to be used repeatedly and cannot be a one-time solution. Nevertheless they are found to effectively control if not permanently cure frizz:
  • Hair frizz can be controlled by use of 'pomade', which is designed and sold for especially for curly hair. This product is available in any drug store and it is inexpensive. The procedure is simple: After washing the hair a small quantity of pomade should be gently spread evenly throughout the hair. The curls should then be separated and individually twisted and this will give definition and volume to the hair that is otherwise frizzy.
  • Hair creams work best on frizzy hair and add control to the hair along with frizz relief properties. They work best on wet hair. They can also be worked into dry hair to provide a certain amount of hold.
  • Anti-frizz serums containing silicone work best on hair frizz. Silicon serums come with the strength of proteins. Proteins give hair strength and protect against humidity, and hence act as frizz fighters. Normally the ingredients are found in silicone products are dimethicone and cyclomethicone. There are very light silicone oils that can be used even on fine hair. Most of these products are extremely concentrated and so a few drops of the product is enough.
  • Oil-based conditioners can contribute to frizz. It is better to use cream-based conditioners. Avoid products that contain high degree of drying ingredients and alcohol. This will only increase hair frizz.
  • Hair gels can also be used in frizz control. These gels help to hold hair better and usually relieve frizz better than a mousse.

Home remedies for frizzy hair

  • Use of vinegar helps to smoothen the hair cuticles. Vinegar also corrects the pH balance in the hair.
  • Tropical coconut conditioner or castor oil conditioner can be effective in smoothing down frizz.
  • Natural vegetable glycerin can be added to the mousse or gel and used effectively on hair to control frizz.
  • Egg can be mixed with olive oil and this paste applied to hair directly. After about half an hour, rinse out with a shampoo and conditioner.
  • No hair product is a magic tool. Nothing can permanently change frizzy hair to a smooth flowing mane. If you have long curly hair, a stylist can cut angles inside the hair and add layers, which will help enhance the curls. On the other hand, if you have short frizzy hair, a hair stylist can help you get the right haircut to tone down frizz.

Posted By: sexibeach
Date Posted: Dec 08 2007 at 7:13am
LF Advice for Newbies:" rel="no follow -

Posted By: huny2u
Date Posted: Dec 08 2007 at 9:46am
Can't figure out what the heck is in your styling products, here is a website" rel="no follow -  that broke it down for me....Enjoy Big%20smile!!!
I also found this tid bit of info helpful.
* Not all alcohols are drying. Fatty alcohols (like stearyl and cetyl) found in shampoos and conditioners help hydrate hair. The alcohol ethanol (typically found in hair sprays) can be drying, so hold the spritzer 8-10 inches from your head.

Posted By: sexibeach
Date Posted: Jan 06 2008 at 5:32pm



Posted By: sexibeach
Date Posted: Jan 09 2008 at 2:50pm
perming rods:
The Rods Themselves" rel="no follow">perm%20rods        Perm rods are designed on a universal standard. The various sizes are color-coded, even though the manufacturers may use shades of the same color that vary from other manufacturer’s rods of equivalent size. The key is to learn what basic colors mean, since some of the rods may not be readily visible as being different in size.
       (It should also be noted that perm rods come in both concave and “straight” versions. The concave rods get slightly thinner toward the center and flare at the ends. This has two benefits. One, it allows the rod to sit snugly against the scalp with hair wound around it – to a point at least. And two, it gives a slight variance in the curl making it looser to the outside of the segment for a more natural look. The straight rods have the benefit of creating a uniformly shaped curl.)
       Let’s take a look at the rod color groups: (Listed lengths are approximations, not meant to be hard rules.)
       Red: Red rods are the smallest rods made, and are typically only used on short hair lengths to create tight, kinky curls. The hair lengths that would most often require such small rods are those less than 2 to 2-1/2 inches.
       Blue: The blue rods are larger than the red and could be used on the shortest hair lengths to give larger curls, but also can be used to give longer lengths (say from 2 to 3-1/2 inches) a nice tight curly style.
       Pink: Pink perm rods are the next stage, and are usually good to give tight curl to hair that is from 3 to 4 inches in length. It can be used on the shortest lengths to create looser curls and wave, or on the 2 to 3-1/2 inch range for loose curl.
       Gray: A gray perm rod is the usual “all purpose” thickness. It is generally good for giving a nice tight curl to hair that is 3 to 5 inches in length, or to create looser-looking curls in shorter lengths of hair.
       White: White rods are generally the largest rods used in creating a “curly perm” style. The rods are ideal for hair that is 4-1/2 to 6-1/2 inches in length and create a nice tight curl in this length of hair. Used in shorter lengths of hair the curls will appear looser and can even create simple body in short lengths.
       Purple: The purple perm rods are generally called “body wave rods” because they create such large curl that most salons use them for body waves only, unless the client has really long hair and wants lots of curl.
       Occasionally, you may find slightly larger body wave rods that are orange in color, but these may not be commonly found.
Finishing the Style:
       In perms designed for curl, the hair will usually be styled afterward to maximize the volume in the style and emphasize the curl. This may involve blow drying using a diffuser and scrunching the hair, or it could be a matter of cutting the hair to maximize the curl by evenly distributing the weight of the hair.
       For body waves, the hair may not be styled to utilize the curl created by the perm. Instead, the purpose may be to create added texture in the hair to allow the hair to be more easily curled. The hair may be rerolled on standard perm rods, blown-out with a hair dryer and round brush for soft waves, or may be set in any other of a myriad of ways. Body waves tend to be used mostly for limp and lank hair to add texture and body (obviously) or to adjust or normalize the wave pattern of hair that is too curly for a client’s taste in its natural state. 

Posted By: sexibeach
Date Posted: Jan 21 2008 at 4:02pm

Compliments of Deewhiz video and step by step instructions on cleaning a lf:

a video and a step by step:

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Posted By: Mayne
Date Posted: Jan 27 2008 at 9:41am
OMG!!! this site is truly a savior for someone like myself (a newbie to lf)...thay yall soo much.Clap

Posted By: sexibeach
Date Posted: Jan 30 2008 at 5:53pm



Posted By: sexibeach
Date Posted: Feb 08 2008 at 6:15am

How to Search By Soulie:" rel="no follow -

Posted By: sexibeach
Date Posted: Feb 08 2008 at 8:18am

Curl Revivers Tip by Kellstouch:" rel="no follow -

Posted By: sexibeach
Date Posted: Feb 08 2008 at 8:19am
Lf Resource and Guide By Undiscovered:" rel="no follow -

Posted By: sexibeach
Date Posted: Feb 15 2008 at 2:08pm
more video resources by Sailor Girl:
A Step-by-step for Detangling Your Hair System:" rel="no follow -
Michigan Baldy DVD Preview :" rel="no follow -
Mirror Slide for Hair Systems from The Michigan Baldy DVD:" rel="no follow -
Cleaning the Front Hairline of your Hair Replacement System :" rel="no follow -
Color Diva Thread by abbasiewel" rel="no follow - Color Divas where are you???

Posted By: sexibeach
Date Posted: Feb 16 2008 at 9:55am

THE RIT'S DYE DIP which can be used for either bumping up the bleach knots when a lf is dyed with clothing dye, or removing the clothing dye from the hair..

most of the time when you get them black colors its clothing dye.. i would probably do the rit's dye remover DIP, b/c it can jump start the process without over bleaching the knots..b/c you can keep doing it and then burn them knots out and then all the hair falls out.. so remember that in the future.. but i mircowave the water hot for about 2 min, then add about a tablespoon or two to a bowl of hot water and DIP IT IN AND OUT.. don't soak it b/c i think its like cooking hair, and i'm just not down with that b/c of the damage it could cause to the hair shaft.. and that's what they instructions say, but no! i dip in and out and you can see the color rinsing out with each dip.. then when the water temp goes down, then i would maybe soak for only a very limited amount of time like a 1 or 2 min.. then remove and condition.. then you can do the loreal super blonde lightening kit it will kick them knots up and you'lll be done with it.. but DON'T brush too hard with a small brush b/c you can push the dye thru the holes and dye the roots.. so brush lightly over the area, and leave it for about 1 5 to 20 min and rinse and condition again.. SEAL THEM KNOTS AFTERWARDS.. When using this method the just bump up the knots and removing the clothing dye for knots only, turn the cap inside out and just dip the cap in a bowl of this mixtures.. for removing the clothing dye from the hair, dip the entire unit in the mixture and you will get the benefit of both the hair color and the knots.. deep condition and proceed to either air dye the hair, or proceed with bleaching the knots..

With the loreal super blonde kit it comes with the blue powder mix and a tube of the blonde lightener, to ensure that you don't color the lace or get the residue of orange from the blonde tude, use just a little of that and more of the blue powder, the lotion and a little bit of the blonde tube ligtener just for thickening up the mixture, but less is better b/c the blue powder and lotion an get the job done.. watch it but i've found that at least 20 minutes will lighten the knots with this combination, altho the instructions will say 30 min. and i've done that as well..

Posted By: sexibeach
Date Posted: Feb 18 2008 at 5:12pm

two great methods for a natural part:

Breh's cost effective method of natural part:" rel="no follow -

Sexi's a little more expensive method of a natural part:" rel="no follow -

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