Sunday, July 1, 2018

War of the Wigs: Lace Front Wigs vs Full Lace Wigs

One of the things that leave people confused when buying wigs for the first time is whether to go full lace or lace front. What adds to the confusion is that these individuals wigs types have different variants with varied closure mechanisms and styles. In this post, aim to clear the basics. We will inform you about both of these wig types and their advantages. In the end, you should be able to make a better purchase decision based on parameters such as style preference and comfort.

What Is a Lace Front Wig?
To understand what a lace front wig is you first need to know how wigs are made. All wigs, be it lace front or full lace, have a lace base. The individual hair strands are attached to this lace, which in turn hugs the scalp for a close fit.

A lace front wigs have laces that do not cover the entire scalp. That’s why they are called lace “front”. It’s a narrow band of lace that goes ear to ear hugging the upper forehead of the person who is wearing the wig. Thanks to its design, lace front wigs allow users to part their hair in the front and pick a hairline. One of the negatives of lace fronts is that they need glue to be installed properly, which isn’t convenient for some.

Advantages of Lace Front Wigs
Lace Fronts Create an Ultra-Realistic Hairline
They Are Usually Lighter than Full Lace Wigs (That Also Depends on Hair Length)

What is a Full Lace Wig?
Unlike lace front wigs, which has lace only in the front, full lace wigs have lace that covers the entire scalp. From the bottom view, it basically looks like a shower cap with a lot of hair attached to it. One of the reasons people choose full lace wigs is because they are more versatile in terms of styling. While lace front wigs can only be parted in the front, this can be parted pretty much anywhere. Styles such as buns and ponytails can also be achieved with full lace wigs. The only negative of these wigs is that they are sometimes more expensive than lace front wigs.

Advantages of Full Lace Wigs
More Styling Freedom (You Can Create Buns and Ponytails)
Easier to Put On

Full Lace Wigs vs Lace Front Wigs
Now, because individuals strands are affixed to the lace one by one, full lace wigs require a lot more time and effort to manufacture. This is means they are generally more expensive than affordable lace front wigs. If you want to buy one wig and want the freedom to style it or wear the hair up, then full lace wigs are a definite choice. However, if you want a budget wig that has a realistic hairline and is more lightweight and comfortable then lace front wigs are a clear choice.

Wigs are definitely in fashion these days, no matter what you choose make sure you pick a reliable wig manufacturer. We also recommend wearing the wig to check and the fit before making a purchase.


  1. I've thought about buying a wig, just for fun. I think it would be fun to change up my look for a bit, without making a permanent commitment.

  2. Never knew there was a difference, just thought some were pricier than others. Shows what I knew.

  3. I have a friend that was in a coma for awhile. They didn't move her enough. She has a few bald spots on her head. I think most people think wigs are for people with cancer. There are other medical conditions they can help with as well. I'm with Theresa they'd be fun to wear randomly as well.


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