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Lace Frontal vs Lace Closure:What’s the Difference?

Last updated Jul.14,2022 share with

Lace frontal and lace closure are top choices today, but what's the difference between lace closure and lace frontal? When choosing frontals and closures for sew ins or wigs, which one is better, lace frontal or lace closure? It is naturally important that you know what difference exists between them. Don’t worry, we will discuss the difference between a lace frontal and lace closure in this blog post.

Actually, it’s really not as difficult to understand once you break down the word with pictures.

What you will learn from this blog: 

What Is A Lace Frontal?

What Is A Lace Closure?

What’s The Similarity Between Lace Frontal And Lace Closure?

What’s The Difference Between Lace Frontal And Lace Closure?

Lace Frontal vs Lace Closure, How To Choose?

What Is A Lace Frontal? 

First, let’s talk about what's lace frontal closure?

A lace frontal is a half wig that goes from ear to ear and is sewn with approximately 3-4 bundles of hair. As a popular kind of closure hairpiece, it usually comes in sew-in or bonded installations. HD lace frontals are often 4 inches to the back and 13 inches across, covering your hairline ear to ear, thus helping you to achieve a natural look.

Besides, the 13x4 lace frontal can be held in different styles and you can hold the hair back whereas the closure cannot be held back. For example, its flexibility can allow you to try out different hairstyles such as center parts, side parts, or ponytails that look natural.

But frontal closure only covers a small portion of the front of the installation making it impossible to pull back the sides without exposing tracks.

body wave lace frontal

A lace frontal closure is a great option when you want to recreate the entire hairline from ear to ear and about 2 inches back. Therefore, frontals are also really popular with women who have traction alopecia or thinning edges. If you want to get more knowledge about lace frontal closures, you can read the article What Is A Lace Frontal And Closure? How To Care It? to learn more.

Hair Detail:

Natural color lace front closure, 13 by 4 inch, swiss lace, medium brown lace;

This is 7A high-quality 100% virgin human hair lace frontal.

Lightly bleached knots to avoid shedding problems.

The best hair ever for a super deal!

The lace frontals can be dyed, curled, straightened, and restyled as you like.

Top Selling Frontal Hair Lace Closure

straight lace frontal

Why Choose Lace Frontal Hair?

First, the ear-to-ear lace front closure is more comfortable to install and wear. Many women who wear lace frontal wigs will use them when they want to try a completely different color or texture from their natural hair color or when they want to protect their edges and hair that they normally leave out in sewing in hair extensions.

If you want to know how to sew in lace frontals, read this blog How To Sew In With A Lace Frontal Closure?.

Second, a transparent lace frontal has unmatched styling versatility. Wearing a lace frontal sew in can allow you to achieve a styling option that a closure doesn’t, for example, melt HD lace frontals allow you to wear pulled-back hairstyles.

More importantly, a HD lace frontal 13x6 covers the entire hairline and will allow you to achieve a seamless style that you can pull back off of your face.


Third, lace frontal closure 13x4 saves fewer hair bundles compared to the lace closure. It seems that lace frontal is expensive individually, but on the whole, you can buy fewer hair bundles to match. Thus, you also save sew-in and wear comfortablely.

Fourth, frontal lace can be used to conceal the hair loss problem along the hairline since they have an ear-to-ear coverage area that is technically designed to mimic your own hairline.

Finally, Swiss lace frontals can also be used to create a more affordable lace wig. If you are interested in it, you can try to make a lace frontal wig according to this tutorial How To Make A Lace Frontal Wig?.

What Is A Lace Closure?

Next, let’s talk about what’s lace closure?

A lace closure is similar to a frontal, but it has more limitations because it does not cover your head from temple to temple. Instead, HD lace closures are installed in the “horseshoe” area of the head to close off the style, hence the name closure. Differenert from lace frontal closure ear to ear, the HD lace closure sew in  is typically a 4x4-inch patch placed on the middle, front portion of the hairpiece.

Although closures are typically 4” X 4”,  they also come in slightly smaller or larger sizes, such as 5x5 and 6x6.

In addition, there are two types of closures lace on the market: silk base closures and lace closures. You can read the article Difference Between Lace And Silk Closure to know more knowledge.

lace clsoure


A key to a great transparent lace closure is ensuring that there is a natural density to it. Furthermore,  the secret key to getting a great closure is to make sure that the lace has bleached knots around the perimeter and is dyed two shades lighter than the complexion on your face. You can read it to learn How To Bleach Lace Closure?.

Hair Detail: 

★ 1. Hair material: 7A 100% unprocessed virgin human hair, top-quality and best service. 

★ 2. Free part closure: 10 inches, lace closure 4×4 inches; Nature Black; Body Wave; Can keep the texture after washing. 

★ 3. Lace closure: swiss lace, hand-tied, 150% density, can be dyed, permed, bleached, highlighted, curled, or styled as your own hair. 

★ 4. For the closure of human hair, no shedding, tangle-free, soft and smooth, glossy, full cuticle, no smell, no knots, no lice, with a thick bottom, no short hair. 

Top Selling Hair Closure

straight lace closure

Why Choose Closures?

Versatile PartLace Closures are a fairly popular item for women who care about their hair. The flexibility and versatility of closures make them applicable for just about all types of hair, whether natural, scanty, permed, or the less thrilling receding hairline.

 UNice Mall has the best quality lace closure: free part、middle part and three-part closure.

Color to go. You dye your weave any color your heart desires without having to color your real hair to match. You also don't have to worry about damaging your real strands trying to color match your weave to your leave out no longer.


No Blending, No Worries! For women who wear human hair weave, it is very important to make the hair wigs look natural. A 5x5 lace closure often can make your own hair and human hair pieces well blended at the hairline area.

Protective style. The 4x4 lace closure is usually installed by sewn in to cover the top area where the weaving hair gets sewn in. It also can give the wearer a natural hairline and scalp area with no hair left out with the proper installation. 

What’s The Similarity Between Lace Frontal And Lace Closure

◆ Lace frontals and lace closures are both very useful in creating beautiful sew-in installations.

◆ They both serve the same purpose, which is to close off an install.

◆ They both eliminate the need for blending.

◆ They are both made of either Swiss lace or French lace.

What’s The Difference Between Lace Frontal And Lace Closure

● Size:

The most obvious difference between lace frontals and lace closures are the size. Closures are typically 4x4 inches, while frontals are 13x4 inches. Lace frontals are mainlybigger than lace closure because they run temple to temple to cover the entire hairline.

lace frontal vs closure

Lace closures are smaller than lace frontal because their primary purpose is to close off an install hence the name closure. 5x5 HD lace closures typically only cover a horseshoe size portion at the top or front of an install.

● Materials: 

Both closures and frontals are typically made with either lace or silk. Some frontals are even made with both silks in the middle 4x4 section and lace on either side.

While silk base closures tend to mimic a scalp more accurately when viewed up close, lace-based closures and frontals are preferred as the material lays much flatter against and blends better with the scalp. This allows lace users to achieve not just a natural, but accurate replica of their own scalp.


● Versatility:

The main benefit of choosing a lace frontal is its unmatched styling versatility. Wearing a lace frontal can allow you to achieve a styling option that a closure doesn't, like pulled-back hairstyles.

Remember, melt HD lace closures only cover a small portion of the front of the installation making it impossible to pull back the sides without exposing tracks. A 13x6 HD lace frontal covers the entire hairline and will allow you to achieve a seamless style that you can pull back off of your face.

● Installation:

Both closures and frontals can be sewn in or constructed into a wig. They can then be sewn down around the edges or worn as a removable wig with a band and laid down with some hair gel.

Ultimately, a wig with a frontal will provide its wearer with the most styling versatility, but closures remain the most appropriate option for simple everyday looks (like ones with a middle part) and/or for those who wish to maintain an exact style.

Besides, another difference between the two is that lace closures are sewn into place while lace frontals are generally meant to be bonded in place. While both can be placed either in front or behind the hairline, lace frontals are commonly placed in front of the hairline usually because they are bonded.

● Cost:

The cost is not the same. For instance, Lace frontals are much more expensive than lace closure at least $30. Most customers usually complain the lace frontal is expensive, but they don't see the advantages of lace frontals and the potential savings. 

Lace Frontal vs Lace Closure, How To Choose?

In fact, it depends on your style of choice, a lace frontal may be more appealing than a closure or vice versa.

❆ If you like to pull your hair back, then a lace frontal will be best for you.

❆ If you simply want to close your installation with a natural-looking scalp,  then a lace closure will be the best solution for you.

❆ For some people, lace closure with virgin hair bundles may be a good choice. You can apply a lace closure to any kind of hair type whether it is scanty, permed, or natural.

Either type you choose, we believe they both will enhance your installation by giving it the natural look that we all go for! If you are interested, you can find both of them in the UNice hair store: There are various textures available for you to choose from, like Brazilian, Peruvian, Indian, and Malaysian lace closures. No matter if you want a free part, middle part, or three-part Remy human hair lace closure, you can always find a perfect one to create a perfect and natural hairline.

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