What's the difference between a frontal and a closure?
◆Lace frontals and lace closures are both very useful in creating beautiful sew in installations.
◆They both serve the same purpose, which is to close off an install.
◆They both eliminate the need for blending.
◆They are both made of either Swiss lace or French lace.
Lace frontal and lace closure are always popular, which one is better? It is important that you know what's the difference between them.
Don’t worry, we will discuss the difference in this blog post. It’s really not as difficult to understand once you break down the word with pictures.
About Lace Frontal
Firstly, let’s talking about what’s a lace frontal?
Lace Frontal is a hairpiece that goes from ear to ear lace area with the hair strands stitched to on the lace. Normally the size is 13” across and 4” back( Other sizes are available like 13 by 6, 13 by 7 and so on)
The frontal is available for more versatile parting, can be parted anywhere at the front of it, from ear to ear.
A lace frontal is used when you want to recreate the entire hairline from ear to ear. Frontals are also really popular with women who have traction alopecia or thinning edges.
Why Choose Lace Frontal?
♥ Firstly, the lace frontal has its unmatched styling versatility. Wearing a lace frontal can allow you to achieve a styling option that a closure doesn’t; frontals allow you to wear pulled back hairstyles.
♥ Secondly, a lace frontal covers the entire hairline and will allow you to achieve a seamless style that you can pull back off of your face.
♥ Thirdly, lace frontal need less hair bundles to go with to make a whole hairstyle compared to the lace closure. It seems that lace frontal is expensive individually but from the whole, you can buy less hair bundles to match. Thus you also save sew-in and wear comfortable.
♥ Finally, frontal can be used to conceal the loss of hair along the hairline. They have an ear to ear coverage area designed to mimic your own hairline.
About Lace Closure
Next, let’s talking about what’s lace closure?
Lace Closure is a hairpiece that goes lace area on the middle with the hair strands stitched to on the lace. Normally the size is 4” across and 4” back( Other sizes are available like 5 by 5, 6 by 6 and so on)
There are two types of closures: silk base closures and lace closures.
A key to a great closure in ensuring that there is a natural density to it. The secret key to a great closure is to make sure that lace that it is on has bleached knots around the perimeter and that you dye the lace to be two shades lighter than your complexion on your face.
Why Choose Lace Closure?
♥ No Blending, No Worries! For women who wear human hair weave, it is very important to make the hair wigs look natural. The lace closure is often required to make your own hair and human hair pieces well blended at the hairline area.
♥ Protective style. A lace closure is usually installed by sewn in to cover the top area where the weaving hair gets sewn in. It also can give the wearer a natural hairline and scalp area with no hair left out with the proper installation.
What’s The Difference Between Them?
●Size: The most obvious difference between lace frontals and lace closures are the size. Closures are typically 4 x 4 inches. While frontals are 13*4 inches. Lace frontals are bigger mainly because they run temple to temple to cover the entire hairline.
Lace closures are smaller because their primary purpose is to close off an install hence the name closure. Closures typically only cover a horseshoe size portion at the top or front of an install.
●Versatility: The main benefit of choosing a lace frontal is its unmatched styling versatility. Wearing a lace frontal can allow you to achieve a styling option that a closure doesn't; frontals allow you to wear pulled back hairstyles.
Remember closures only cover a small portion of the front of the install making it impossible to pull back the sides without exposing tracks. A lace frontal covers the entire hairline and will allow you to achieve a seamless style that you can pull back off of your face.
●Installation: Both closures and frontals can be sewn in or constructed into a wig. They can then be sewn down around the edges or worn as a removable wig with a band and laid down with some hair gel.
Ultimately, a wig with a frontal will provide its wearer with the most styling versatility, but closures remain the most appropriate option for simple everyday looks (like ones with a middle part) and/or for those who wish to maintain an exact style.
Besides, another difference between the two is that lace closures are sewn into place while lace frontals are generally meant to be bonded in place. While both can be placed either in front or behind the hairline, lace frontals are commonly placed in front of the hairline usually because they are bonded.
●Cost: Their cost are not the same. Lace frontals are much expensive than lace closure. Most customers usually complain the lace frontal is expensive, but they don't see the advantages of lace frontals and the potential savings. But no matter lace closure or lace frontal, both of them have their good points, you can choose them according to your expense.
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