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What is the difference between lace closure wig, lace front wig and full lace wig?

The difference between a lace closure wig a lace, Lace front wig and a full lace wig I get those questions so I just decided to explain it

Lace closure wig

I’m gonna start with a lace closure wig before I do it’s important to just know that these terms are mostly describing the area on the wig on which you can make a part the area the part of the way that mimics your skull you know this part right here see it looks just like my skull so most of these descriptions are just describing that

For example a lace closure wig is just describing the closure measures four by four inches, so this four inch space is the area of this wig that you can part , that looks like your skull. So if you want to make a part on this wig. For example this is a middle part you’re limited to this four inch space you can make a part .

lace closure wig, lace front wig and full lace wig
easy take off and put on – closure lace wig

over here you can even turn it into a side part, so you can pipe anywhere but it has to be on this four inch space. so if you want to make a curved part, you’re limited to this 4 inch space so this is  a lace closure wig and the rest of the wig is sewing on a wig cap. This is a lace closure way and this is what I’m wearing and it is my favorite kind of wig, because it is really easy to put on and very easy to take off. I’m gonna come back to the the advantage of these .

Lace front wig

Let me explain the next one is lace front wig like I said it’s just describing the part of the wig you can part frontal means it occupies the front of your face, just think about it that way. So the parting space runs from ear to ear, across your forehead to the other side so it’s longer.

This is a lace frontal wig, so the parting space is this long, it’s usually about 13 inches depending on the supplier. The standard is kind of 13 inches you may find more in this face which is about four inches and this space over here is about maybe an inch or two, like I said it varies a lot but this is what you have to work with and these tend to look very natural, however they take more time to apply.

full lace wig

full lace wig means the whole wig is pretty much made out of this lace, so everything has been vented to where it looks like your skull and these tend to be the most expensive ones of course they’re more expensive because it takes more time and more work to do it and you can part it anywhere at all.

You can part it from front to back pretty much the whole wig it’s going to mimic your skull these are higher maintenance and usually a lot of people don’t go for these I don’t recommend them for beginners but of course you can get one on experiments but this is what a full lace wig looks like so you can part it anywhere front to back side to side whatever whatever you want to make your part so that’s a full lace wig so these tend to be one of the most expensive among all of these

Why lace closure wig is my favorite?

I have a favorite and my favorite is at least closure wig. because lace closure wig is just easier to wear it is easy to put on and take off you can change your lace closure week several times in a day and it doesn’t require much time to take it on to put it on and off.

It has been customized to a middle part, so this is how easy it is to take it off,  just like that and if you want to put it back on it is so easy. You simply wear it and everything falls into place there you go so within seconds. You can change from one lace closure wig to another lace closure big you it is so simple.

You can do baby hairs, if you want it’s totally optional. I have baby hairs right here. I don’t even lay them but once it is customized in this way, you can take it on and off and you don’t have to do a lot of maintenance on it, so that’s why I really love lace closure wigs.

Why I really don’t wear lace front wig often

The part of the lace on the lace front wig, it runs from ear to ear, unlike the lace closure where my parting space. I’m just wearing it, I haven’t done the application process, there’s a whole application process that goes with a lace frontal wig.

You would notice that it’s kind of puckering up, it’s not laying against my scalp like it should you see that hole right there, so that is why you have to install a lace frontal wig, meaning you have to use gel or glue to lay these down, so that it doesn’t move so when you apply glue or gel you don’t have these anymore, so it pretty much now sticks to your scalp or to your forehead. it sticks like that so that of course is going to look presentable and if it’s a windy day, it’s not going to fly off.

lace closure wig, lace front wig and full lace wig
have to use gel or glue to lay these down

Generally it has an elastic band too to help hold it down, but ultimately you would need gel or glue to lay down these edges. So that they stay in place and stay intact. If you plan to put your wig in in a ponytail, this is the kind of wig you need like that you’re going to need gel or glue to apply here so that it lays down when it sticks.

They’re so high maintenance, so that’s why I really don’t wear them often. It’s just too much work because when I’m about to go somewhere I just want to put on my wig and go these, you have to spend time to install late and put the gel and lay the baby hairs and all that stuff is just too much work for me.

If you want to make a lace frontal wig just make sure you have a parting space that’s reasonable like I said you can part it anywhere. You can make your part here all across the front even parted all across the front there is advantage with this one is that the parting space only comes up to here 

So you can make a line that comes over this way, I need a full lace wig or I need to get a front. that’s really big if you put this in a ponytail you can only expose the front and cannot expose the back, because the back doesn’t have lace.

The advantage of full lace wig

If you want lace to where you can put everything up in a ponytail at the top of your head, you’re going to need either a full lace wig or a 360 wig. Full lace wig and this is the back of it so it has lace all the way at the back meaning you can put it at the top of your head in a high ponytail.

lace closure wig, lace front wig and full lace wig

 It’s going to look like a helmet and very similar to frontal but the difference is that you can you can part it from the front all the way to the back. But lace front wig, you can part it only from one side across your head to the other side.

 So a full lace wig has that extra perk to where you can put it up in a high ponytail and you’ll be fine, you can part it from the front all the way to the back and it’s going to look like it’s cop, so that’s the advantage of a full lace wig alright.


Thanks for your reading the article, sincerely hope it is useful for you. Besides these, you also check this article WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE BUYING A HUMAN HAIR WIG -WIG 101  for more tips on applying hair natural look.

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