Full Lace vs. Lace Front For Your Custom Wig: Which Is Right For You?

August 1, 2012 0 Comments

Navigating the wide world of wigs can make one wish they had a glossary handy. Wig buyers today are awash in options: human hair, short wigs, long wigs, pre-cut wigs, full lace, lace front and more! There’s literally a custom wig for almost anything your little heart could wish for. While this is a huge boon for wearers used to suffering through an industry with very few options, it can make the newbie feel a little overwhelmed. How do you know what to ask for? Where does the human hair come from exactly? What is a lace wig? Can I wash and style these? Is this a one-size fits all situation? How do I measure my head? And, possibly, mostly importantly: will this look natural?

Lace wigs are generally considered to be the most natural looking option out there. They can be styled according to your preferences. They can be washed and can last up to six months if properly cared for. But what exactly is a lace wig? And how it is different from a lace front wig? Which is better for me?

Full lace women’s wigs have a tissue thin – fishnet like – base with tiny holes through the netting. This allows the wig makers to weave one or two strands through at a time, resulting in the most natural look possible by giving the illusion that the hair is growing directly from your scalp. The “full lace” indicator means that the entire wig is constructed of this material.

Lace front wigs are generally chosen because of the reduced cost; it’s the more affordable option for those interested in lace wigs. They come with anywhere from .5 to 3 inches of lace in the front – the more lace, the more natural the look. They can be styled in almost any manner – other than a high pony – and can withstand heat styling without damage and come in both human hair and synthetic hair options.

Now that you’re familiar with the terms, how do you decide which is best for you? It really depends on two main factors: your budget and your lifestyle. If you can afford to take the plunge, the full lace wig is clearly the winner. It’s natural looking and easily cleaned and styled. A full lace wig would also work better for those with a particularly athletic lifestyle, as they can be tied back in a variety of styles without looking unnatural. But, if you can’t afford the full lace and aren’t particularly athletic, chances are you will be equally pleased with the lace front option. Ultimately – as with all women’s wigs – it’s a little bit of a trial and error type deal.

For over 30 years, Yaffa Wigs has been providing quality custom made and natural looking wigs to women. Our custom wigs are stylish and comfortable — exactly how every woman should feel.

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