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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
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Will a lace-top sheital work for me?

If you are considering purchasing a lace-top wig for Pesach, the time to buy is now! By now, you have all probably been flooded with unbelievable pictures on Instagram of the most natural-looking wigs, featuring realistic customized hairlines. These wigs are currently the hottest-selling wigs on the market because of their natural- looking hairlines and are known as “lace-top wigs.”

Lace-tops wigs are ideal for women who do not want bangs in their wigs and want a natural-looking hairline. They are also currently the most natural-looking wigs for those who do not want to take out the front of their hair on a regular sheital due to religious reasons. These wigs are also ideal for women with thinning hairlines, who have a hard time creating a natural looking hairline with other types of sheitals on the market, as well as for those who do not want to keep up with constantly coloring the gray hairs at the front of their hairline.

I often get asked by those who are okay showing the very front of their hairline if a lace wig will work for them. The answer most defiantly is “Yes!” Not only will the sheital lie flatter and look more natural with a lace, it will also be so much more comfortable to wear. To achieve this look, the very front of the lace wig needs to be made with a closed lace, so that the lace will lie flat and will not unravel from the friction of your hair. Another advantage to finishing the lace this way is that it is more durable and requires less maintenance then an open lace.

It is so hard to believe that in just about six weeks we will all be sitting down to our Pesach Seder. If you are interested in purchasing a lace wig for Pesach, do not delay. It is a time-consuming process to customize one’s individual hairline so that it looks most natural. Each hair needs to be ventilated/sown in one at a time to achieve this look. For those last-minute shoppers, I have prepared some precut-, pre-colored lace tops that can work for someone with a basic hairline. However, each piece needs some type of customization to look best. So do not delay and book your appointment today!


Sari Friedbauer is the owner of Sari’s Wigs, located in Teaneck, New Jersey. She is a licensed cosmetologist and certified wig maker. She is available for consults and can be reached via text at 201-694-5319.

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