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A lace wig, also called a lace unit, hair system or cranial hair prosthetic, are hair extensions that create the illusion that hair is growing out of one's scalp, and therefore is one of the most natural looking extensions on the market. A fine lace material is used as the base where individual hairs are meticulously hand tied onto the lace.  All of our wigs are meticulously made by experienced wigmakers securing one or more hair strands at a time to the base. This knotting technique creates a multi-directional hairstyling, with a natural hair flow. This careful construction can take anywhere from 40 to 80 hours depending on the hair and base materials used. Our customer service mirrors this meticulous attention to detail.
There are typically two types of lace materials used to make the base cap- Swiss and French lace. Swiss lace is very fine and delicate and is the most undetectable choice. Though French lace is not as undetectable (but also a suitable choice), its advantage is that it is more durable over time.


Lace wigs are made with a variety of cap constructions, each with different features. Ruth's Beauty offers the best in affordable in-stock human hair full lace wigs, silk tops wigs and lace front wigs.

The term ' full lace wigs' are completely hand-tied on a base cap is made fully of lace, while ' lace front wigs' wigs are hand-tied in front to lace in the front, and machine made with wefts on the back of the cap. Our silk top wigs feature a skin-tek(™) insert that mimics your scalp and creates a very natural appearance.

Our lace wigs are made with 100% Chinese Remy, Malaysian Remy, and Indian Remy hair. We also offer value priced synthetic lace front wigs starting at just $59.


Some people wear lace wigs and frontals out of a necessity due to medical conditions that bring about hair loss (such as alopecia). Others may wear them as a protective style to help nurture the growth of their natural hair and yet others may choose lace wigs as their preferred hair fashion. Whatever the reason, lace wigs are becoming more popular as people are realizing its versatility, ease, and natural looking appearance. Lace wigs are an excellent choice for women of all ethnicities and with our affordable prices, it is no longer a luxury only enjoyed by celebrities and entertainers. Nicole Kidman, Beyonce Knowles and Tyra Banks are well known wearers of lace front wigs, (to name just a few) who are able to achieve flawless hair all the time. So who can wear these wigs? Anyone!...and yes, that includes you! These products are not just for the celebrities. Anyone who is interested in natural looking extensions will benefit from our product line.


The main advantage of the full lace wig over other styles is that one can wear their hair in up dos, ponytails, and other styles that expose one's nape area. Traditional wigs usually preclude these styling options. Lace wigs are also more lightweight and comfortable than traditional wigs due to the minimization of tension on the scalp.