FACTS ABOUT LACE!
By the late 1600s, both wigs and handmade lace headpieces were common with European and North American upper classes as daily fashion. Wigs were made of human, horse, and yak hair and sewn onto a frame with silken thread were meant to be obvious as wigs and not the wearer's actual hair.
.Lace front wigs : the sheer lace that makes up the wig is located in the front part (the part that rests on the forehead) of the wig. These lace frontal wigs are ideal and extremely popular because it will appear as if you have a natural hairline in front, even if you are wearing a front lace wig.
These wigs are extremely beneficial to have. Lace wigs are popular because they look exceedingly natural, and in most cases a bystander would be none the wiser that you have a wig on. However, this does not mean that you can treat it the same way you would your regular hair.
Lace frontals complete the desired look of a sew-in by closing off the install, eliminating the need to blend any leave out. It’s the “finishing piece” that completes a full head of weave.
It’s a recreation of the hairline that is essentially a protective style, giving your hairline and edges a break from the tension of sew-ins.
If you want to try something different, regarding hair color cut or style, this could be the perfect solution without you having to make any changes to your actual hair.
Lace frontals spread from ear to ear and range from there is only one part of having the option of parting your frontal anywhere you like. The weft lengths all tend to be around 13” x 4”, but there are frontals with lengths of 13” x 2” or 13” x 6”.
Lace Frontal vs. Lace Closure – What’s the difference?
These two have many similarities, but the differences are what make people call them by different names.
Lace frontals cover the entire hairline. The lace closure covers a small portion of the head, hence the name “closure.”
Lace closures are typically sewn into one space .
Both frontals and closures are placed behind or in front of the natural hairline, but because lace frontals are usually bonded, they are usually positioned in the front.
Lace frontals allow for endless versatility, so you can wear any color, curl pattern, cut or style.
Closures only cover a portion of your head, so it’s close to impossible to pull your hair back without exposing your tracks
Plucking the Hairline
Lace frontals with baby hairs are the most common type of frontal you will see advertised. The baby hairs add to the illusion that the frontal is coming from the scalp.
When dealing with frontals with baby hair, it’s important to pay attention to when plucking the hairline. Otherwise, you’ll be plucking the baby hairs and barely any hair from the hairline!
Why pluck the hairline? The hairline of most lace frontals isn’t natural. To make it appear natural, pluck some hairs into the hairline’s shape.
Although, there aren’t many steps to customizing your lace frontal it’s all about precision. If you’re not too comfortable with doing something, get your hairstylist to do it for you!