Frontal And Closure Pros And Cons
Frontals are blowing up! Everyone wants a lace frontal because they look so flawless I mean just look at that picture above! You thought that was her hair right? I know!
When I first researched lace frontals I was so in love I wanted one at that very moment! so I went out and bought one! I bought my first frontal from Aliexpress because it was a lot cheaper than others and I didn’t want to buy an expensive frontal and damage it. Long story short I wasted money on the frontal and the next 3 I bought after that, but the worst part, I thought the first frontal was cheap and that’s why it looked terrible BUT nope that wasn’t the case at all I just didn’t know what I was doing and honestly I still don’t think I do when sewing frontals down, but when it comes to making a wig with a frontal I would say I came a long way!
FRONTALS ARE NOT FOR EVERYBODY!!! If you are a beginner in the weave wearing department. Lace frontals are not for you if you aren’t going to a hairstylist to get installed, and going back every week or two to get maintenance upkeep. If you’re on a budget lace frontals are not for you, they can be very expensive.
Let’s talk lace frontal and lace closure installs pros and cons.
“Glueless Frontal And Closure”
Even though called “glueless” products are being used. Recently instead of using lace glue a lot of frontal lovers are using Got2b Glued as an adhesive.
Pros: Easy fix you can do, rinses off with water, no skin irritation or hair breakage, Lace lays flat blending in with skin, natural looking illusion that hair is coming from the scalp.
Cons: Lasts about 4-5 days requiring lots of maintenance; May break edges if your forehead isn’t big enough to place properly on the skin and if not removed properly.
Pros: Lasts 2-3 weeks, Lace lays mesh with the skin, can get hair wet depending on lace glue used, can pull hair in updo.
Cons: Glue is messy and sticky, retouch is needed after 2 weeks, Glue causes irritation to the skin and severe breakage of the edges stunting growth.
Pros: Easy apply and remove, lasts about 1 week.
Cons: Tape may irritate the skin; does not lay as flat as the lace glue, shines through the lace.
Pros: Does not use any product at all other than an elastic band if you choose, no breakage or irritation.
Cons: MUST come back for a retouch every 4-5 days because frontal will begin to loosen, Entire frontal must be removed and reinstalled so the stylist can sew the frontal on again making sure it’s tight and in place, causes thinning of hair by the ear because of how much tension used to pull the frontal flat, the lace near the ear won’t lay as flat or will be pulled back leaving edges out.
Pros: Does not use any product, can last as long as elastic stays tight and in place.
Cons: May slip back if attempting an updo, the elastic band can be uncomfortable causing headaches if too tight, Client will not be able to achieve the frontal sideburn look causing it to look unnatural around the ear area.
We are really experienced with Lace Frontals. You might also want to check out our other article on lace frontals.