We understand all the difficulties when you first step into the wigs, weaves, and extensions world. You hear all the unfamiliar terms like “lace frontal” or “lace closure.” Then, you do not know what they do for you and your hair. Today, we will break down for you two favorite types of wigs: Full lace wig vs. 360 Frontal.
Full lace wig vs. 360 Frontal: What are they?
Before jumping in to tell you what option you should go for, we want to explain the concept of each. Only understanding the concept and features can you decide for yourself which suits you the best.
A full lace wig is the type of wig that gives you the most comfortable time to install. Full lace wig already has everything built in, from the hair cap, the lace to the hair. The lace and the hair are constructed around the hair cap so that you can just put it on without sewing or gluing.
On the other hand, 360 frontal is a lace frontal with hair running around the head. Essentially, it is a lace headband with adjustable hooks in the back. The top part of your head is left out so that you can add hair bundles of your choice and adjust the thickness.
The core difference in the concept of those two is that: while full lace wig has hair all over and will cover your whole hair body, 360 frontal covers the perimeter. It does not sound like much of a difference concept-wise, but they distinct needs.
Full lace wig vs. 360 frontal: Similarities
Full lace wig and 360 frontal share similarities in the hair and the lace.
The lace is high-quality Swiss lace with a stretchy texture, providing a breathable material for your scalp to feel comfortable under the wig. Nothing is worse than all the sweat and oil being trapped under the wig cap. Your scalp needs room to breathe and absorb all the moisture from the environment.
At Layla Hair, all wigs are made with real hair harvested from Cambodian and Vietnamese donors. The hair is then treated with respect during our manufacturing process so that it keeps the virgin Remy quality. Sewing it on any wig gives off a natural, effortless vibe that you can never achieve with synthetic hair.
The hair density usually is 130% to 180%. It depends on your preferences and needs to decide if you should go with medium or high density. The thinner your real hair is, the higher the thickness you need.
Full lace wig vs. 360 frontal: Differences
As mentioned above, though the difference in concept is not huge, the two types of wig deliver different results regarding the final appearance. Let’s dig into each of them and see which suits you the most.
No two heads are the same. Our head size is distinct regarding measurements and shape. Therefore, the best scenario is an adjustable strap or hook that comes with the wig. With the strap, you can pull it until the wig fits your head size like a glove.
However, not many hair manufacturers do that. Full lace wig usually comes in three sizes: small, medium and large. The supplier will also come up with a suggested measurement chart for you to know which category you should go with. 360 frontal, on the other hand, is often a “one size fits all.” Because you have to sew the frontal in any way, you need to adjust the fitting as you go.
With that being said, the best way to shop is to go to the store and try it on Put it on for a while to see if you feel comfortable in the wig.
In this category, full lace wig earns itself a big win. With a full lace wig, you can go full swing and do any hairstyle you want. From the basic styles like straight, curly or wavy hair to the techniques that are very hard to create with wigs, like a high ponytail or an updo.
A full lace wig is also friendly for parting. You can do parts on the sides, in the middle, across the hairline or even the cornrow braid. That is how versatile full lace wigs are.
For a 360 frontal, it is pretty versatile, too. You can do hairline parting and most hairstyles. Be careful with ponytails though because the tracks and sewing evidence might show. A cornrow is also a risky option as the lace may look visible.
360 frontal wig has an advantage in this category. It’s simple because you can add the hair bundles to the frontal whereas full lace wig is fixed with its original density.
Less thickness does not mean full lace is a bad option. It just comes down to your preferences, eventually. The question is: do you prefer a more natural look or are you a glam girl? Some girls want a natural, everyday look that pulls off flawlessly. In such a case, go to the store and pick your favorite full lace wig. You will be fine!
Other girls want more and more volume on their head. They are the cool, edgy girls who are willing to go wild and rock any hairstyle. If you are that girl, go for a 360 frontal that allows you to add up to 4 bundles.
Eventually, all hair wigs shed, just like your real hair because of bleaching, constant combing or processing. Don’t worry; it should not shed in chunks (contact your supplier if that’s the case).
When that happens, 360 frontal is easier to manage. You can change the bundles or add more to cover the parts. For full lace wig, however, you cannot do anything with it. The form is fixed already.
In the bottom line
It all comes down to your preferences, eventually. There is no win in this game. We hope you can find the perfect option for you.
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