We’ve heard phrases like “what frontal?” or “closure goodness” but, what is the real difference between a lace frontal and a lace closure? And why are they the new go-to when doing weave? First, let’s get familiar with what they are.
Lace Frontal vs Lace Closure
The obvious difference between frontals and closures is the size of the lace.
Frontals are used to recreate the hairline from ear to ear whilst closures are used to recreate the natural parting of the hairline and measure about 2 inches by 2 inches and are normally sewn into place.
In contrast, frontals are generally meant to be bonded in place in order to enhance the versatility of the styling although, skilled hairdressers can sew a lace frontal behind the hairline using invisible threading.
If you would like to really go for it, the 360 frontal may be the one for you!
What about 360 Frontal?
The 360 frontal allows full hairline coverage around the entire head with space left in the middle for bundle installation.
All three are great to protect your natural hair whilst rocking beautiful styles. Some are better for beginners and others are for those ready to take the next step in their weave relationship. Before you choose, we’ll take you through the pros and cons.
Pros and Cons of frontals and closures
Now you know your frontals from your closures, we’ve drilled down the nuts and bolts of lace closures and lace frontals for you, making it easier for you to pick a style that works for you.
- Versatile in styling – can be styled in various different ways.
- Protective hairstyle – allows you to give your natural hair a break where cornrows are done to attach the hair.
- Limitless Choice- Have fun with different colours, hair textures and really experiment with your hair.
- Frontals are not intended for daily wear, only lasting around 2-3 weeks (if bonded).
- The glue can be damaging to your edges (your baby hair) depending on the product used.
- Protective hairstyle – like the frontal, this is a good way to protect your natural hair from breakage.
- Can last up to 1 year if the quality of the hair and wig is good.
- Great for everyday hair – usually quick and easy to whip on and off.
- Not very versatile and you may find styling options a little limited.
- You may not be able to get the desired ‘natural hairline’ look.
Choosing the weaving hair is difficult, hopefully, we’ve made that choice a little bit easier.