Want to try for different hairstyles with lace wigs but fail to know exactly what is lace frontal or closure, or mix up with full lace wig or lace frontal wig because you are the rookie? Here will definitely help you out.
1. How Much Do You Know About Lace Frontal and Lace Closure?
When you are reading this article, I bet you are a fan of wig or you are the beginner of wig wearing, right? However, how much exactly do you know about lace frontal and lace closure?
Lace frontal covers the entire hairline from ear to ear and usually is with three to four bundles. It is more versatile so that you can do many kinds of hairstyles you like and there is no need to worry whether it will be less natural or not.
Lace closure normally covers from the front head to the top with one bundle. It consumes less time to sew in the hair but limits the versatility as well.
2. Lace Frontal Vs Lace Closure
What’s The Difference?
Basically, there are four differences between lace frontal and lace closure, which are size, density, quality and value.
Let’s take a look of the size. Lace frontal is normally referring to 13×4 inches lace hair attachment with side from ear to ear. While lace closure refers to 4×4 inches with side from front head to the top of the head. Compared with these two styles, the frontal is the same as three to four lace closure, which means that the density of the frontal is reasonably much more than the latter.
|Lace Frontal||13 x 4, 13 x 6||High|
|Lace Closure||4 x 4, 5 x 5||Low|
Quality and Value
Lace frontal is a bit more high-maintenance, lasting for a month or month ahead after putting up on the head. But with the bigger size, it would be a lot more versatile, and you can do whatever hairstyles you want, like half up, half down, ponytail, up-do, etc. By the way, wig with lace frontal exactly is flatter than you think even the entire front is covered.
Lace closure conversely is low-maintenance with smaller size and mostly it would last for around 2 months. The closure is easier to manage and customize since it is just one of the sections and you can part it everywhere, like left side, right size without worrying about the scalp being tore. Honestly, it would look more naturally together with your real hair.
When it comes to the value, normally the lace frontal ranges between 100 to 200 USD, and the median is 150 USD. While lace closure, as we can see that size facially, is cheaper than Frontal ranging from 65 to 110 USD, and the median comes to 90 USD. Easily we can see from the date apparently for wig lovers lace frontal seems to be a higher investment.
Which one is better?
Before we decide whether wig with lace frontal is better or closure, I think it would be better we simply conclude the pros and cons of each side.
Firstly, the pros and cons of lace frontal:
|High qualityBigger sizeFlatter in textureVersatile for all kinds of hairstyles||High maintenanceHigh investmentHard adhesive neededA lot more complicated to install and to sew inOccupies more time to put on the head and adjust|
Secondly, the pros and cons of lace closure:
|Low maintenanceLess investmentMore manageableLess adhesive neededHair and scalp protected||Hard to make it flatLess versatileEasy to push back way far up or back the hairline|
Above all, for me, I am a bit more fan of lace closure approximately for its low maintenance and actually, it is a good time saver. For people like me lacking time to do all kinds of hairstyles, it would be better that if it is easier to finish the wearing. But of course, you must have your own reasons for being a frontal or closure lover right?
3. Full Lace Wig Vs Lace Frontal Wig
What’s The Difference?
Full lace wig is a full hand-tied lace wig coming from inside to outside, which is totally different from lace frontal wig that having 13×4 inches frontal lace from ear to ear. You can do full hairline and easily part off anywhere, for example, up/down, left/right side, ponytails or up-do by wig with full lace. But for lace frontal wig, you have to beware that if you want to do up ponytail or knot up, better not to because it would make you look like kinda weird with that wig.
Quality and Value
Full lace wig has a high volume of density and you even don’t have to worry about whether you need to adjust the lace wig after you put on your head for a few whiles, and by the way, it looks and feels like real hair and is like coming from your own scalp. With all full lace wig, there is no need to be afraid whether it would be a bit of weight because it is really the lightest and most comfortable one.
Lace frontal wig is only in the front and you can flip it on the inside and weft it back but not the full side. It has anchoring combs so that you can adjust the straps according to what you need to tighten the wig.
For a matter of value, I have to say full lace wig is totally much more expensive than lace frontal wig, for lots of people especially beginners could not afford at all. But, there is a better choice, Lace frontal wig, I can say that currently it is the most popular wig type for wig lovers not only because it is affordable but easily adjustable.
Which one is better?
For a beginner, here is highly recommend to try for lace frontal wig. Why? The lace is only on the front side and you mostly need to take care of the lace whether it is perfectly matched with the hairline from ear to ear to make it looks more natural. Most importantly, we all now that wig is a kinda high investment, so for a beginner, it would be better turn to lace frontal which is affordable to save more before you get more familiar with how to use the wig.
For wig lover, wow, I think full lace wig suits you the best. With the most versatile wig you can part off anywhere with all kinds of hairstyles, you don’t have to worry about if you want to do up ponytails, two-sides ponytail it would look weird. You don’t have to be afraid whether the lace goes up or back and forget to adjust.
There is one point to mention for the wig maintenance, it would be better for you to go to the professional stylist for maintenance, because you probably don’t know how to maintain from the professional side and even just for investment side, you don’t want to mess up with the money right?
4. Tutorial on How to Sew in With A Lace Frontal Wig
Above all those basic introduction and comparison, you may wonder how can I sew in the with a lace frontal wig? Check the steps out below now.
Step 1. Preparation
- Braid hair and stock the cap on top of the head;
- Spray the edge and use the blow-dryer;
- Cut off the excess cap to suit your forehead and hairline;
- Use face powder to match your skin color and glue it to make it more natural.
Step 2. Sewing in Tutorial
- Position the wig to your head and cut the excess lace off;
- Glue the wig on your front head and tap it by your fingers;
- Pull out some of the baby hair and cut it a little bit;
- Adjust all the lace frontal wig;
- Make your wanted hairstyle.
Check the picture to understand more：
Well, from the words and picture explanation, you can check it clearly how to sew in your lace frontal wig at home. Not enough? You are so lucky that we do actually prepare the video tutorial for you. What are you waiting for?
5. Ultimate Guide of Lace Frontal
First, how to choose the lace frontal wig? Honestly, there are several kinds of lace frontal available, different colors, textures, length, etc. What really matters would be that you find the one which suits you. Check the wig company before you purchase it, and actually, there are some videos on YouTube that have already done reviews of some top and good wig companies, you can watch it as reference.
Second, how to maintain the lace frontal. When you sew off the wig, you need to wash the frontal with shampoo and put it in the sink for a few minutes. After that, you need to scrub the junk out to make it clean. And last, detangle the hair and put it with conditioner.
Short conclusion sentences
Lace frontal wig to some extent is hair friendly and protected, and it is a popular way to show the beauty of you with a wig. By the way, it is totally a new world to understand the similarity and difference among different kinds of wigs.
You should give it a try if you are a beginner, for its versatility and diversity.
Above all the information, I believe you have already basically known about what is lace frontal/closure wig, or full lace wig and how to sew it well with your wig, or probably you are trying now. If you think this article helps you, please feel free to share with your friends and enjoy.