Have you ever wondered what the differences and similarities are between a lace front wig and a full lace wig? If so that question will be answered today. The article will give a description of both the lace wig and the full lace wig, and it will also describe the pros and cons of each wig. The purpose of this article is to help anyone who does not know the differences or similarities and that are trying to decide which wig is best for them.

What is a lace wig?

A lace wig also is known as a lace front wig; it is a type of hair piece made of either human or synthetic hair. The hair is tied by hand to a sheer lace base that goes over an individual’s scalp. The lace wig or lace front wig is more familiar and used. The rest of the wig is made out of a more substantial material than the lace and is less likely to rip or tear and can be steamed like natural hair. The lace front wig gives the illusion of a natural hairline this is due to the lace being strictly in the front, this lace must be cut off before being applied to the head. This wig is kept on by using adhesives.

What is a full lace wig?

The full lace wig can have a base made entirely out of lace, because of this you can put your wig in a ponytail or an updo without anyone knowing you are wearing a wig. The full lace wig completely covers the head, which means it must be applied a bit different than the lace front wig. When using the full lace wig, it is recommended you use a wig cap. Just like with the lace front wig you will need to trim the lace then you will need to use wig tape before using the wig adhesive. As you can see, the full lace wig takes a lot more preparation and work than the lace front wig.

The pros and cons of a lace front wig and a full lace wig

The biggest advantage of using the lace front wig is how you apply it to your head. Since the attachment is along the hairline, it makes it nearly impossible to tell if you are wearing a wig. The major con about this wig is the possibility of slippage. Slippage is, however, a gradual problem and can be remedy rather easily by your stylist. Another drawback of the lace front wig is that it is a wig and can cause damage to the scalp and hair if not maintained properly (see image below). The biggest advantages of the full lace wig are the application and removal can be done at home, you can part the hair anywhere you choose, no excessive itching and the hair moves in a natural way. The biggest disadvantages of the full lace wig are learning how to correctly apply the hair piece, locating the right adhesive for you and reapplication is required every three to four weeks.

Lace front weave gone wrong. Damage to scalp.

As you can see, there are several differences and similarities between the two wigs. If you are looking for a hair piece that does not look like a wig when applied, then the lace front wig is for you, but there are limits on what you can do with it. On the other hand with the full lace wig, it is noticeable that it is not your real hair, but you can do much more with this wig. If you are willing to put in the care and work and do not care that the wig does not look natural, then you should choose the full lace wig. However, if you do not have the time and want the wig to look more natural along the hairline, you will want the lace front wig. Whichever one you choose you will need to take the time in maintaining each piece. The conclusion here is that both wigs have their pros and cons, what it ultimately comes down to is what your individual taste is on which one is best for you. Now that you have an overview and an explanation of each you should be more prepared to make the right decision for you.

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