LACE DESIGN: LACE FRONTAL VS LACE CLOSURE
There are two different kinds of Lace Designs: lace frontals and lace closures come in a lot of different sizes. Closures can come in three major sizes; 4x4,5x5,6x6, the larger the closure size the more parting space you get. Frontals on the other hand are made to fit from ear to ear and normally come in two major size; 13x4 and 13x6.This sounds like a lot to take in but don’t worry, we will explain the two.Lace frontals tend to take around an hour to an hour and a half to install, which is pretty fast compared to other types of hair extensions. Lace frontals also allow you to tuck away all your hair because the frontal covers the entire perimeter of your hairline, which makes them perfect to wear if you are looking for a seamless and install that is meant to last longer.
Based on everything you’ve learned about lace frontals so far, they seem fantastic! Unfortunately, everything comes with its cons. The longer your lace frontal stays installed, the more you are at risk of irritating your skin and hairline so you need to make sure that you rub your hairline with alcohol before installing and only keep your lace frontal glued on for 1-2 weeks maximum. Lace frontals look more natural, but they tend to take a lot of work to acquire that look. Since it takes a lot of effort to achieve that natural look, lace frontals can be quite pricey. However, you’re also paying for how versatile the lace frontal is. While they are more versatile, lace frontals require a more experienced stylist and the right tools to assist in achieving that almost perfect hairline look.
A lace closure is used to close off your wig or install, and it goes in the crown’s middle but not your entire hairline. With the lace closure, you will want to purchase a few bundles to accomplish a style about 3-4 Bundles.They come in a few different styles such as free part, middle part, and three-part. With three-part, it gives you the option to part your hair in three contrasting ways. The middle part will only give you one option to part your hair. The free part is exactly how it sounds, you are allowed to part your hair however you see fit.Lace closures are easier to maintain if you are new to extensions.
If you take care of your lace closure properly, it will last a lot longer than lace frontals. Lace closures don’t require so much gluing, making it the perfect type for summer weather. With lace closures you’ll only have to glue down the top part of your hairline and they can also be worn glue-less with an elastic band for extra support. Since you do not need to glue down closures across your whole hairline they are the healthier options if you are looking to give your hairline a break.
Since the lace closure only comes in three-part, middle part, and free part, it limits the number of styles you can choose from. With lace closure, you can’t style your hair in a ponytail. Lace closures can also grow your hair. As your hair grows, your wig or weave will grow with it. This causes the weave or wig to be pushed out of the way. In order to keep your hair, the way you want it, you’ll have to get your lace closure readjusted every 4-weeks at the salon.
Now that you know the basics about lace frontals and lace closures, let’s talk about some similarities. Both are extremely helpful in constructing gorgeous Sew-ins and Wigs. While they have their differences, they are both used for the same purpose. Both lace frontal and lace closure annihilate the need to leave any hair out.
There are a handful of differences between a lace closure and a lace frontal. The most noticeable difference is the size. Lace frontals tend to be bigger since they cover the whole hairline. Lace closures are usually smaller because they will close off the installation. Lace frontals are more versatile than lace closures. As mentioned earlier, with lace closures you won’t be able to pull off ponytail-type hairstyles. However, with lace frontals, you have the ability to pull your hair back if you wish to do so. Lace frontals also cost more than lace closures.
At this point you may be wondering; how do I choose? Honestly, it depends on your preference. Some people like the way a lace closure looks and vice versa. Do you plan on putting your hair up in a ponytail? If yes, a lace frontal (360 Lace frontal specifically) would be your best option. If you are a beginner and want something thats user friendly, then the lace closure would be the best option for you. Despite which one you choose, either will amplify your install by giving it the natural look that you are dreaming of!