Lace Frontals

A frontal is a hair piece, a large closure in fact, that stretches from either temple to temple or ear to ear to cover the front of the hairline.

Its purpose is to recreate a natural hairline following a traditional weave install. It covers your edges and gives you additional styling options. A frontal can be placed either in front of the hairline or behind the hairline. However, the most common placement is the in front of the hairline.

A frontal ‘closes’ off the weave installation nicely. It provides the means for a full protective hairstyle, thereby eliminating the need for leave-out hair or blending of your own hair to match your weave extensions.

The best frontals have human hair attached to a mesh (either lace or silk) which is then applied to the hairline using a sew-in or bonding.

The most common size of a frontal’s mesh is 13” long by 4” wide. The mesh is either lace or silk. Its size allows for complete coverage of your hairline.

Anyone can use frontals, but it’s primarily for those who may have damaged or thinning hairlines. Frontals require a bit more maintenance than closures. Frequent salon visits to adjust may be required. Those with an active lifestyle or those who sweat heavily may have a better experience with a closure.

The most common size of a frontal’s mesh is 13” long by 4” wide. The mesh is either lace or silk. Its size allows for complete coverage of your hairline.

Anyone can use frontals, but it’s primarily for those who may have damaged or thinning hairlines. Frontals require a bit more maintenance than closures. Frequent salon visits to adjust may be required. Those with an active lifestyle or those who sweat heavily may have a better experience with a closure.

Frontals can be installed using either bonding adhesive or using the traditional sew-in technique. If you choose the adhesive route, we recommend you test the adhesive on your hand at least 24 hours before installation to determine any allergic reaction.

While the best way to attach a closure by sewing atop the visible tracks, a lace frontal has a few other options: sew-in technique, glue-less technique, glue adhesive, taped, or elastic band. All options have their advantages and disadvantages. We urge you to speak candidly with your stylist or weavologist to gain a better understanding of how a frontal will work for you.

Frontals will not damage the hairline if removed properly. As a protective style element, it might well aid in hairline growth.

The magic of the frontal is a seamless and natural hairline, giving the wearer the options of pulled-back hairstyles. Lace closures can be either sewn behind the ear (a skilled weavologist can sew behind the hairline with invisible thread) or bonded into place.

Frontal vs. Wig

There are few differences primarily related to flexibility, affordability, appearance, and use.

First, a lace frontal is a hair unit that is applied to your head for a specific period. Any wig you choose is designed to put on and take off daily. Second, an experienced and skilled stylist can achieve a close-to-perfect hairline with a lace frontal.

Some say, that a lace frontal is a more affordable option, particularly when compared to a full lace wig. Perhaps it’s just a matter of preference. One thing is certain, a lace frontal is an excellent option for those enduring thinning or damaged hair, complete or partial hair loss, or hairline loss or damage. An added benefit is eliminating the stress to your confidence from that recurring nightmare of your wig being yanked off.

A full lace wig is constructed with a full lace base, which allows for free parting anywhere and the versatility to wear the wig in any style. Still, the wig is attached to the head with combs and adjustable strap that may be uncomfortable for the wearer.

A lace front wig, on the other hand, lacks the versatility of a full lace wig. The lace front wig typically employs a sheer lace in the front of the unit which is cut off before the wig is installed. The wearer will not be able to part it down or pull it back from your face. It is however, much more affordable than a full lace wig.

We urge you to speak frankly with your stylist to gain a better understanding of how a frontal will work for you.

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