Need Some Wig Wisdom? Here's How Best to Install & Style Your Frontal

Chrissie Milan
by Chrissie Milan
8 Materials
1 Hour

The key to making your frontal look natural is the way you install it. This tutorial shows you how to install and style your frontal with just a few products and some time. If your curly bundles have gotten frizzy or wild, this tutorial will help you make them look beautiful as well!

Tools and materials:

  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Hair oil in a spray bottle
  • Hair glue
  • Hair glue spray
  • Hair mousse
  • Styling gel
  • Tangle teaser brush
  • Silky scarf
Detangling the frontal with fingers only

1. Clean the frontal

Detangle the frontal with your hands to minimize hair shedding or pulling. Then, wash the frontal with shampoo.

Squishing the hair dry with a towel

2. Squish to dry

Squish it dry from the bottom with a towel. This will enhance the curls.

Conditioner the hair in the frontal

3. Condition the hair

Run leave-in conditioner from the roots to the ends. Squish and scrunch the curls. Spray the hair oil over the entire frontal. Finger comb it through to the ends.

Note: You may get some shedding from the frontal. This is normal.

How to install a frontal

4. Frontal install

I have eight cane rows in my hair, braided backwards. Pull the frontal on and arrange it around your forehead and temples to find where it sits best. Then, pull the frontal back a bit to apply the hair glue. 

Installing a frontal

Use a small pea-size amount and rub it along the temple, from the ear notch up and around the forehead. Try not to apply the glue to your hair, but just to your edges.

Spray the hair glue spray on the glue you just applied. Let the glue dry a little so it's not still wet when you stick the frontal on top.

Frontal install tutorial

Gently slide the frontal down to set on your face. Pull it down tightly onto the glue. The longer you hold it there, the better it sets.

Wearing a silk scarf to set the frontal

Tie a silky scarf around your forehead to help the frontal set in place. Keep the scarf on for a while.

Applying gel to the hair

5. Apply gel

Put some styling gel in your palms and work it through the hair all the way down to the ends. This stops the frontal from getting frizzy and keeps the curls defined.

Applying mousse to the top of the hair

6. Finishing up the look

I used the tangle teezer brush a little in the front to help define the front curls. Then, put a little mousse to flatten the top for a more natural look.

How to style your frontal

7. Wear a silk scarf to set the style

Tie the silky scarf around the crown and top of the head to set for a few minutes. Scrunch one last time and admire the results!

How to maintain a frontal

Frontal install tutorial

Wearing a frontal, lace front wig or hairpiece, and curly bundles can be a bit daunting at first. If you follow this frontal install tutorial, your frontal will stay on properly, look natural, and your curls will be beautiful.

Let me know in the comments if this tutorial helped you install your frontal!

Products used

Suggested materials:
  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Hair oil in a spray bottle
  • Hair glue
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