Frontals Vs Closure Wigs–Which Lace Wig Is Better

by To All My Black Girls on June 13, 2024

There is no doubt that lace wigs have been a major game changer in the hair extension industry. Loved for their natural and versatile appearance, these wigs have gotten all the rave in recent years but they often come in two types: frontals and closures. 

Now the frontal vs closure debate has always been a hot topic of discussion among fans of lace wigs but we're here to settle the debate once and for all. In this article, we're answering your most pressing questions. What's a frontal? What's a Closure? Which is better? Read ahead to find out.

What Is A Lace Frontal

A frontal is a lace wig with a mesh lace base attached to the hair extensions. The lace often runs through the entire front section and covers the hairline from ear to ear. The aim of a lace frontal is to allow your scalp to be seen along the hairline for a more natural look.


Although all lace frontals have the same design, they often come in different sizes that vary based on the size of the lace base. Some of the most common lace frontals include:

13’’ × 6’’, 13’’ × 4’’, and 13’’ × 5’’. The first number refers to the width of the lace across the hairline while the smaller number is the length. So a 13’ ’× 6’’  is 13 inches in width and 6 inches in length from the hairline downwards.

What Is A Lace Closure 

As the name implies, a lace closure is used to close off a wig. It is a small piece of lace often attached to the middle of the wig to allow parting around the crown of the head. However, since the lace closures are very small, there is limited parting space. 


Closures also often come in different sizes ranging from 4” × 4”, 5” × 5”, and 6” × 6”. Additionally, closures can have different parting styles depending on the placement of the lace. The two most common parting styles you will find on closure wigs include the middle part and the free part.

How Do I Know If My Wig Is A Closure Or Frontal

To determine if your wig is a closure or frontal simply check the lace sewed to the base of the hair. If it is a large piece that runs across the wig from both edges, it is a frontal. However, if all you find is a small piece around the middle of the side, then it is a closure wig.

Pros And Cons Of Wearing A Lace Frontal

Pros

  • Versatility: Frontals can be styled in so many different ways because of the full coverage lace at the base of the hairline. You can put them into a bun, play with different parting styles or even braid them

  • Natural finish: Frontals also give a more natural look since the entire hairline is covered in lace.

  • Comfort: Frontals are more breathable than other types of wigs since they keep the entire head from being completely covered. This allows your scalp some room to breathe and prevents excess tension around your edges.

  • Full Coverage: Frontals provide a full coverage look for your entire hairline so they are a great option for those looking to cover up any imperfections or balding around their edges.

  • Cons

  • Expensive: Lace front wigs are usually more expensive since they require more material and take longer to make.

  • Hairline sensitivity: Frontals are often installed with hair glues which can be irritating to the scalp. Over time, they can also cause hair loss around your edges if they are not installed and removed properly.

  • Installation time and skill: Frontals require a bit more skill to be installed correctly. The installation process can be quite tricky if you do not know what you are doing as you'll usually need to cut the lace and blend the colour to your skin tone before securing it with glue. Some frontals may even require plucking to create a natural finish. For an inexperienced person, all of this can be time-consuming and tedious.

  • Pros And Cons Of Wearing A Closure Wig 

    Pros

  • Affordability: Closures are usually cheaper than frontals. So they are a great choice for anyone working with a limited budget.

  • Durability: Closures often last longer than frontals. This is because they require minimal manipulation so it takes a while before the lace starts to become loose.
  • Easier installation: Since there is no need to glue a closure, the installation process is much easier and hassle-free. It also prevents any issues with your scalp or edges.

  • Cons

  • Limited styling: One of the main issues with closures is the restrictions when it comes to styling. They usually only allow the hair to be styled in a middle or side part.

    • Less coverage: Closures only cover a small area on the crown of the head so they do not always give the most natural finish.

    Which Is Better: Lace Frontal Or Lace Closure

    Frontals and closure wigs both have their perks so the choice of which is better will depend on your personal preference. If you want something that gives you the option of styling your hair in different ways, a lace frontal wig is the ideal choice. However, if you are after something more low maintenance and easier to style, a closure wig is the way to go. 


    Whether you prefer a frontal or a closure, if you truly want a natural look it is important to make sure the hair extensions on the wig are high quality and similar to the texture of your natural hair. This is where our kinky curly frontals and closures can help elevate your hair game. With a wide variety of hair textures, there is something to suit everyone. You can even pair them with our kinky curly wefts if you want to make a customised weave to suit your needs. 


    Lace frontals and closures are both wonderful choices for anyone looking for a wig that gives room for additional styling while maintaining a natural look. As we discussed in this article, the choice of which is better will ultimately depend on your personal preference. So whether you go for frontal or closure, you are guaranteed to look flawless with our stunning natural textured wigs. 

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