Lace Front Vs. Full Lace Wigs- Which One is Better of The Two?

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Wigs, as versatile as they are, they are also perfect style genies that help and have helped women flaunt the ideal hairstyle that they always wanted to, but never had naturally. Hair boosters as you may call them, they come in different shapes, sizes, colors and varieties. And the two types leading the race are- Lace front and full lace wigs. As tempting as the options be, it’s always hard to decide which one of the two is better, and why?

So, today we’ll cruise you through different prospects and cons of each one of them to help you have a much clearer picture.

First things first- what are these wigs?

Full lace wig

As the name suggests, full lace wig is the one that covers the entire head. It is made out of a lacy cap that is threaded with real human hair. Each hair strand is fitted in the lace cap precisely with hands. It looks so real that it’s almost impossible to distinguish a full lace wig from real hair. The hair strands in full lace wigs are moveable- you can slide them side to side to make any number of partitions you want, just like you do to natural hair. are made out of virgin hair strands that are practically unprocessed. They do not frizz and are almost tangle free. Which is why, full lace wigs have high durability and they last longer without getting damaged, when taken care of.

Lace front wigs

Now let’s talk about what lace front wigs are and how are they different from full lace wigs?

Lace front wigs are made of bleached hair, human as well as synthetic fibers, lined along the front side of a lace that is ideally meant to be glued to the front hairline, running all along the edges of the forehead. The strands in lace front wigs too, just like full lace wigs, are stitched to the lace with hands. Each strand is carefully adjusted within the holes on the lace and spread evenly to create a denser look.

It’s a cakewalk to wear lace front wigs and they are best bets for anyone who’s wearing wigs for the first time. Moreover, the strands are so densely built that the wig easily covers entire scalp and you can style them in ponytails, half buns, beach waves and a lot more styles.

And now that you know what full lace wigs and lace front wigs are, you might be wondering which one of the two is better? Well, to dampen this confusion that hovers over everyone’s mind, we will swipe you through the detailed processing of the two to help you come to a conclusion.

  • Lace front wigs are bleached to give them different colors, but full lace wigs aren’t bleached.
  • Since full lace wigs are unprocessed, the color that you choose is authentic and looks one hundred percent real without any extra glare. In short, they look natural because they are natural human hair.
  • It is extremely easy to weather lace front wigs because all you need to do is, glue them along the front hairline. But wearing a full lace wig requires skill and practice. Remember, full lace wigs look perfect only when worn properly.
  • Lace front wigs, as we know are bleached. Thus, they offer more variety in color than full lace wigs can.
  • Full lace wigs have natural sheen, while lace front wigs have an extra element of unnatural glare that may look a little over the line under lights.
  • Lace front wigs are easier to maintain, while full lace wigs need extra care.
  • You can style lace front wigs with hair straighteners or curling rods, but full lace wigs ideally should not be exposed to heating- they can get damaged just like real hair do when exposed to heat.
  • Lace front wigs can be partitioned in just two ways- free part and middle part. But full lace wigs can be sectioned in any direction that you want. You can even braid the strands in full lace wigs individually to adhere any African braid hairstyle.
  • Lace front wigs require glues and adhesives that can be a little painful while taking off the wig, if not done carefully. But full lace wigs do give an option to be worn without glues, tapes and adhesives.
  • Full lace wigs are far more expensive than lace front wigs are.
  • If you are wearing a full lace wig without adhesives, it may just slip off your scalp.
  • If you wear a full lace wig with the help of adhesives and glues, it can peel off your scalp skin and puncture your hair roots if pulled with a jerk while taking off the wig.
  • Wearing a head cap is must while wearing a full lace wig, since it covers the entire scalp. This can be a little too sweaty, even itchy and heavy for some. But, you don’t need to wear a head cap while wearing lace front wigs.
  • Full lace wigs are the only option for cancer patients and people suffering from alopecia. Lace front wigs are of no help in such cases.

And now that you know what these two wigs are and what extra benefit one offers over the other, it clearly comes down to personal choice.

Women who just want to change their look permanently and not try different colors should ideally buy a full lace wig. But women who are playful with colors and easily get bored with a single style and hair length, should buy lace front wigs.

Also, if you’re looking to flaunt streaks, lace front wigs are what you need. But if you need versatility in making different hairstyles, you should put your bet on full lace wigs.

Having said that, the most important factor still remains your budget- what can you afford? While full lace wigs are more versatile, more natural and more real, they cost a fortune because each hair strand is hand picked and then stitched. But lace front wigs don’t require such effort. Hair strands can be bleached in any color, which is why they are easy to make. Thus, they are quite cheap on compassion to full lace wigs.

Now that you know everything needed, do let us know in the comments section if this style guide was helpful, and which kind of wig do you now prefer- full lace or lace front?

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