When shopping around for hair solutions you might get overwhelmed by all of the many different options available to you.
You might have heard about lace frontals and lace closures, but what does this even mean and why should you opt to invest in one of these pieces?
Well, if you are looking for something that looks extremely natural and imitates hair growing from your scalp on your hairline, you should definitely be looking at either a lace frontal or closure. An added bonus is that frontals and closures will not damage your own natural hair.
These hair pieces are fantastic because they blend in with your skin, creating the appearance that natural hair is growing from your scalp. All of your natural hair, however, will be tucked away, protecting it from damaged caused by any heat or other styling methods. You also will not have to worry about blending your natural hair with the hair on the hair piece, as your natural hair will be hidden away.
After reading this article, you will exactly know what the difference between lace frontals and lace closures is, and you will be able to make an informed decision on which will be better for you. So, let’s get started!
What is a lace frontal?
A lace frontal is a hairpiece that covers the whole front area of your head. It is virtually half a wig and goes from ear to ear. This means that it covers your entire front hairline. Lace frontals are usually made of a lace or silk base, which is helps to blend the frontal with your skin and hairline. This means that the frontal gives you the ability to create styles that seem super natural.
The lace frontal gives you almost endless options when it comes to styling your hair. Anything from messy buns, half ponytails to centre parts or side parts will go. So, if you are someone who likes playing with different styles or if you get bored with one hairstyle quickly, lace frontals might be for you.
The pros and cons of lace frontals
One of the biggest perks of using a lace frontal is that it is easy and quick to install. Usually it takes about an hour or less to install lace frontal wigs. This type of hair piece is also very comfortable to wear. Lace frontals allow your hair and scalp to breath because there is a constant flow of air between your head and the wig.
One of the downsides to buying a lace frontal is that it is usually more expensive than a lace closure. Lace frontals also require quite a lot of work in terms of maintenance. When you install your frontal for the first time, you will have to put in some work to get the look you want. The knots have to be bleached, the lace has to be tinted and the hairline has to be trimmed and plucked to ensure that it blends in.
Because frontals can only be applied with glue, you will have to reapply it weekly.
What is a lace closure?
A lace closure is a patch, usually sized 4 x 4 inches, that is placed on the front of a hairpiece and is used to close off your wig or hairstyle. So, instead of a strip that goes from ear to ear, it is a square piece. Lace closures come in three main styles: three-part, free part and middle part. You can part all three styles any way you want, but if you often wear a middle part, the middle part option will make styling easier.
The pros and cons of lace closures
If you are a beginner, we would recommend that you try out lace closures first. They are easy to install and require a lot less maintenance when compared to lace frontals. This means you practically need very little experience in order to rock a lace closure. The only maintenance it requires, is keeping your lace closure clean, conditioned and styled.
Lace closures typically also have a longer lifespan than lace frontals and are less expensive.
The biggest obvious downside to having a lace closure is that it limits the number of hairstyles that you can experiment with. This, however, is not necessarily bad, as many of us prefer having only one or two hairstyles. This way you never have to worry about what you will be doing with your hair tomorrow, and you know that you have a reliable look waiting for you.
Now you are empowered with the knowledge you need about what the difference between lace frontals and lace closures are, so get ready to purchase the perfect option for you. Stay fabulous!