This has to be the most asked question of all time! If I had a Dollar for every time I was asked to differentiate between the two I'd be a millionaire by now, lol, ok maybe not a millionaire but id be one rich Lady. Today I am going to lay out all you need to know about these two on the table. I must be honest I'm writing this blog so that the next time someone asks me again, I'm sending them straight here. Talk about killing two birds with one stone.
Most lace closures are 4 by 4 or 5 by 5 inches in length while Lace frontals are Typically 13 by 4 inches.
So lets say you wanted to try a new style, something that would protect your hair, have low maintenance but still look natural, id advise you to go with a closure. With a closure you could have that style for 6-8 weeks with little to no maintenance. The closure would give you a nice defined natural looking parting in your hair while all your real hair is neatly tucked in underneath.
On the other hand if you opted for a frontal which is a hair piece that goes from ear to ear, you cant escape maintenance. Frontals are High maintenance. It is not for the faint hearted, lol. It moves much quicker from the hairline and needs to be reapplied either with a Glue, Gel or Sewn Down. You might ask how often? well as often as every 3 days to every 2 weeks depending on the application.
Now lets say you had a big event coming up, something like a wedding, I would recommend you go with a Lace frontal. The ear to ear option gives you room to wear any style your heart desires. You could reinvent your entire hairline, who cares. Its your day and it only needs to last a few weeks anyway, your wedding day and that honeymoon a few days after.
The ear to ear option if applied correctly gives the illusion that the hair is growing from your scalp and ohhh the parting options are endless.
You are probably thinking how much is all this going to cost? Well I must say that Lace Closures are cheaper than Lace frontals. Its just practical. It takes more man power and skill to create and apply a Lace frontal. The Lace Closure is moderately priced as its not as tedious to install and requires less man power in production.
Bottom line, If you had to choose between the two, they are both equally amazing and can give you that natural looking finish you want. It all boils down to, do you have the time and are you willing to put in the effort towards maintenance of one over the other. Lets not also forget price points.