How to Make a Closure Look Like a Frontal
"Is it possible to get the natural hairline of a frontal wig from a more affordable closure wig?" This is a question many style enthusiasts and budget-conscious individuals ponder. Closure wigs, favored for their ease of installation and smaller lace area which makes them more affordable, often lack the natural hairline appearance that frontal wigs provide. In this blog post, we're going to explore how you can creatively work with a closure wig to mimic the natural, seamless look of a frontal wig. Discover tips and techniques that will transform your closure wig, giving you the frontal effect without the extra expense. Let's embark on this journey of style and savings.
Understanding Closures and Frontals
Before diving into the transformation process, it's important to understand the difference between a closure and a frontal.
A closed wig is a wig that covers the top or front of the head with a closure. They are usually smaller in size, with lace usually measuring 4x4 inches, but can also be 5x5 inches or 6x6 inches. Closed wigs require less maintenance than other wig types and are easier to install, making them ideal for beginners. Although it can create a natural and beautiful hairline, due to the small size of the lace, if you do not buy the size that suits your head shape, or wear it incorrectly, the edges will be easily exposed.
A frontal wig is a wig in which a piece of lace is placed at the hairline of the head. The lace is typically 13x4 inches in size and the hair in this piece is hand sewn into the holes in the lace. The other part of the wig is a thinner, stronger material that is used to sew the hair into place. Frontal wigs are known for their comfort, authenticity, and versatility. They're lightweight so your scalp can breathe, and the lace is dyed to match your skin tone for a realistic look. This makes the hair appear to be growing out of the scalp along the natural hairline. In addition, the forehead wig can be divided freely to achieve more styles. But such wigs often require the use of spray or gel to hold them in place, making them difficult to manage.
How do you make a simple closed-back wig look like a front-facing wig? Please watch the video below for more help.
Step 1. Choosing the Right Closure
To make a closure look like a frontal, start with the right type of closure. Opt for a larger closure, like a 5x5 or 6x6 inch, as it offers more coverage and flexibility for styling.
Step 2. Customizing the Hairline
The key to making a closure mimic a frontal is in the customization of the hairline.
- Bleaching Knots: Bleach the knots of the closure to make them less visible, which helps in creating a more seamless blend with the scalp. (If the color of the lace does not suit your skin tone, you can also apply some foundation on the lace.)
- Plucking: Carefully pluck the hairs along the closure's hairline to create a more natural, graduated density. This mimics the natural hairline's thinner edge.
Step 3. Strategic Installation
Place the closure slightly ahead of the natural hairline. This positioning allows for a more frontal-like appearance, giving the illusion of a hairline extending across the forehead.
Step 4. Masterful Parting
One of the advantages of frontals is the ability to part the hair in various ways. With a larger closure, you can create deep side parts or middle parts to give the illusion of a frontal.
Step 5. Styling and Baby Hairs
Styling plays a crucial role in making a closure look like a frontal.
- Baby Hairs: Create baby hairs around the perimeter of the closure to mimic a natural hairline.
- Layering: Cut and layer the hair around the face to give a more natural, frontal-like appearance.
Step 6. Maintenance and Care
Proper maintenance is crucial to keep the closure looking like a frontal.
- Regular Washing: Clean the closure regularly to maintain its luster and prevent buildup.
- Conditioning: Use a good quality conditioner to keep the hair soft and manageable.
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Luvme is thrilled to introduce our upgraded PartingMax Glueless Wigs! Offering a maximum lace area-7x6, our PartingMax Glueless boasts a wider and deeper parting area. The 7-inch width covers the ear-to-ear hairline without any extra lace to deal with. This means you can effortlessly create deep C-parts, side parts, and various frontal styles (without the hassle to deal with the ear tabs). The 6-inch depth offers the perfect length for a sleek, lay-flat look from the crown to the front. Importantly, this lace ratio provides the best glueless security. In our product development process, we rigorously tested various front lengths from 6 to 10 inches and found that 7 inches offers the best glueless performance. Front lengths exceeding 7 inches tend to slide back, which we discovered through tests conducted by 30+ volunteers and 300+ shake tests.
In addition to providing an effective lace area, Luvme Hair has made significant upgrades to enhance overall comfort. The hairline is pre-plucked with clear knots, and we use HD lace to ensure your style is always Ready-to-Go. And we've embedded silicone anti-slip strips at the bottom of the wig cap. The wig cap design is now more compact. If you want to know more about this natural looking wig, please go on our blog "what is partingmax glueless wig and why it is your new frontal choice".
For those seeking to achieve the look of a frontal wig while wearing a closure wig, Luvme Hair's PartingMax Wig is the perfect solution. This wig allows for ultimate freedom in parting your hair free parting while eliminating the challenges of dealing with excess lace around your ears. The PartingMax Glueless 7x6 Lace Wig is a statement of style and convenience, blending the best features of closure and frontal wigs into one revolutionary product. With Luvme Hair's PartingMax Wig, you can enjoy the freedom of a frontal wig's versatility, coupled with the ease and comfort of a closure wig.
Transforming a closure to look like a frontal is an art that requires patience, skill, and the right products. With this guide, you can achieve a frontal-like appearance using a closure, combining the ease of a closure with the versatility of a frontal. Remember, the key is in the details – from plucking to styling, every step contributes to creating a more natural, frontal-like effect. Or you can try Luvme Hair 7x6 partingmax wig. They represent a friendly and well-balanced choice among various lace options.