Lace Front, Full Lace, Closure Wigs...What's the Difference??
We should start with the simple Terminology. In Nursing School, I learned that the basic knowledge of Terminology can help you dissect even the most unfamiliar words.Full Lace Wig: Full, meaning the ENTIRE base of the Wig is made of lace. There are no wefts/bundles in Full Lace Wigs. When wearing a Full Lace Wig, the entire wig will give the illusion of looking like your scalp once it's installed. After a Full Lace Wig is installed, you will have a variety of styling options, including up/down looks, braids, pig tails, high pony tails/buns and etc. Full Lace Wigs are usually more expensive because the strands of hair are ventilated by hand onto the lace/mesh. This is a time consuming process. Full Lace Wigs also need to be installed with an adhesive to look their best and properly removed for more longevity. Lace glue is not for everyone..some people have allergic reactions, while others have hormonal imbalances that break the bond of the glue sooner than normal, so please speak with a stylist before using lace glue. A Full Lace Wig install can last up to 4 weeks, but 2-3 weeks is usually average. Excessive tweazing of the hairline, excessive buildup of glue residue, over bleached knots and harsh hair coloring applications can cause shedding/balding of your lace and decrease the longevity of your Wig.Lace Front Wig: While Full Lace Wigs have lace all over, Lace Front Wigs only have lace in the front, hence the common Terminology "Frontal". The rest of the Lace Front Wig is completed by adding wefts or "bundles" by hand or machine. The standard size "Frontal" is 13"x4" and they also come in 13"x6" for deeper parting space. When a "Frontal" is installed, the front of the wig from ear to ear should look as natural as possible and give the illusion of hair growing from the scalp. Baby hairs are very common with "Frontal" installs but not required. Since the rest of all Lace Front Wigs are completed with wefts/bundles, styles like up/down, pigtails, buns and braids do have their limitations. Lace Front Wigs can be installed with lace glue(see information above about lace glue), or other adhesives like Got2B or ORS gel/spray or a combination of the two. Got2B and ORS are not lace glue products so the install will not last as long as lace glue, but they do give a secure install for those who are either unable or do not want to use lace glue. Excessive tweazing of the hairline, excessive buildup of glue residue, over bleached knots and harsh hair coloring applications can cause shedding/balding of your lace and decrease the longevity of your Wig. Lace Front installs with glue can last up to 4 weeks...but 2-3 weeks is usually average. Lace Front Wig installs with the adhesive products listed above can last up to 3 days.Lace Closure: This means that the top of the wig has lace in the shape of a "horseshoe", and the rest of the wig is completed with wefts/bundles by hand or machine. Although the Lace Closure Wig does not have the styling options of the Full lace and Lace Front Wigs, once installed, you are able to part it and have the scalp illusion look within the size of the lace. Parting a Lace Closure Wig outside of the perimeter of the lace will look highly unnatural and no Wig Maker would recommend that. Lace Closure sizes are 4"x4", 5"x5", 6"x6" and 7"x7"...but 4"x4" and lately 5"x5" are more common. Lace Closure Wigs can be worn with lace glue, adhesive products or completely glueless. Excessive tweazing of the hairline, excessive buildup of glue residue, over bleached knots and harsh hair coloring applications can cause shedding/balding of your lace and decrease the longevity of your Wig.Glueless Wig: This simply means that the wig can be worn without any glue to secure it or hold it down.At Elite Cafe' we offer both Lace Front and Lace Closure Wigs and we occasionally offer Full Lace Wigs. No one Wig/method is better than the other...it's really just a matter of preference and what works best for you.I hope that this blog has answered many of your questions and cleared up some confusion regarding the wonderful world of Wigs!What is the advantage of Pr-plucked hair line ?The pre-plucked hairline has become an indispensable feature for a lace closure.Everyone buy lace closure hair, and we all want our hair look natural, do not want others to find we put on lace closure. What is the reason our factory become lace expert and Hand hook expert? Now, let me show you the difference between Us and other corporate hair-products unplucked. Kniting 1 hair in the first three rows of the mesh to create natural baby hair. Kniting 1-2 hair in one mesh in the pre-plucked area, the hair getting thicker and thicker, it looks super natural just like genuine natural hairline. Kniting 3-4 hair in one mesh in this area, full hair density, easy to design your hair parting. Kniting 1 hair in the first 1-inch area (about 5 rows) of the mesh to create natural baby hair; Kniting 1-2 hair in one mesh in the pre-plucked area, the hair getting thicker and thicker, it looks super natural just like genuine natural hairline. Kniting 3-4 hair in one mesh in this area, full hair density, easy to design your hair parting. Kniting 4 hair from first mesh to last mesh, the hair quantity is same in every hook, it looks machine-made hairline, very unnatural and other people would find you wear a lace closure. Not only our hair manufacture is professional, but also more full of humanization, making your lace closure more natural, blend your hair and forehead. So, If you want to have a more natural hairline with lace closure, just choose VIVIHAIRCOLLECTION HAIR FACTORY !