Hair Styles

Should You Buy A Lace Frontal Or A Lace Closure

After a weave has been installed, some people find that the installation does not look as natural as they hoped it would look. This problem is quite common and can be a disappointment, especially if the person is aiming for a completely natural look – which is possible, but sometimes require some additional accessories to “complete the look”. The best way to help complete the natural look is by using a frontal or a closure, but, the problem is, deciding between these two options can be troublesome and it is not possible to use both at the same time, so a decision needs to be made before one of these accessories can be used to improve the look after a set of weave bundles have been installed.


The Difference Between A Lace Frontal And A Lace Closure

Lace Frontal vs Lace Closure

Determining the difference between a lace closure and a lace frontal is the first step to deciding which particular one you should use with your weave installation. The two options might look and seem very similar at first sight, but each of these does have some differences that make them perfect for achieving specific looks. If you do not choose the right option, you may not be able to achieve your desired look. If you do choose the right one, however, you can completely hide the fact that you are wearing a weave and everyone will think that the weave, as well as the frontal or closure you chose, are in fact your natural hair.

Lace Closures

Let’s start by looking at lace closures. All Shades Covered explains that closures are most often sized four inches by four inches. It is placed in the middle of your crown, but can also be placed slightly to either side if you prefer to achieve a different look. Lace closures are made from a lace material. These closures lay flat on the scalp to create a natural look, and individual hair strands are tied into the lace. Lace closures can be installed by sewing the closure directly into your natural hair or by using a bond. A lot of companies also include lace closures as part of bundle deals due to the fact that it is the more popular of the two and can help a person achieve a large variety of looks. In some cases, a person might have to use a little concealer to hide the fact that they are wearing a lace closure or frontal, but buying a good quality piece and following the correct procedure can prevent this from happening.

Lace Frontals

The other option people have when they want to achieve a more natural look while installing a weave is to use lace frontals. Frontals are also available in silk, but the lace option is more popular since they are much cheaper than silk-based frontals. Until recently, lace frontals were only available in an option that fits along the person’s hairline and stretches from the one ear to the other. Now, a new 360-frontal option has also been added and have quickly gained popularity. The 360-frontals cover a person’s entire hairline and goes around the person’s entire head, but still leaves some space at the center of the frontal to allow for the weave hair to be installed.


Choosing between a lace frontal and closure to improve the natural appearance of a weave installation can be daunting. While both of these look like similar choices, they each allow for different styles to be achieves; thus educating yourself about the differences of each and the most appropriate use for each is vital before making a final decision.