For creating beautiful sew in installations, both lace frontals and lace closures are very useful. Basically, they are used for the same purpose, that is to close off an install, eliminating the need for blending. Both can be made from either Swiss lace of French lace.
Despite the similarities, howsoever, you may be wondering about the differences and comparisons between lace frontals and lace closures. Of course, there are some distinctions between them that set the two apart. We will take an in-depth look at this very topic below.
A lace frontal is typically bigger compared to lace closure because it covers the entire hairline, from one end of the temple to the other end. Also, a lace frontal is usually used by bonding in place, often in front of the hairline, though some skilled hair stylists can also sew a lace frontal behind the hairline by using invisible thread.
On the other hand, a lace closure is smaller relative to a lace frontal, because its primary purpose is simple, only to close off an install. It covers just a horseshoe portion at the top or front of an install. It is usually sewn into place.
Lace Frontal vs Lace Closure
|Lace Frontal||Lace Closure|
|- Bigger, covering the entire hairline||- Smaller, covering only a horseshoe portion of the install|
|- Usually bond in place||- Usually sewn in place|
|- Allows you to pull back your hair without exposing the install||- Doesn’t allow you to pull back your hair without exposing the tracks|
See the differences between Lace Frontal vs Lace Closure on pictures :
In general, a lace frontal may be a more appealing choice than a lace closure, as it provides better coverage. However, if you rarely pull back your hair and just want something simple and natural-looking, then a lace closure is great.