All You Need To Know About Lace Frontal
Lace Frontal is preferred popular and hot among African American women. It is a new hair trend among fashion women today. Some women who care about human hair products may have known much about lace frontal, some of you may still don't know much know it. So I am going to answer all of your questions in regards to frontals in this article.
What is a lace frontal?
Lace frontals complete the desired look of a sew-in hair weave by closing off the install, eliminating the need to blend and leave out. It’s the “finishing piece” that completes a full head of weave. It’s a recreation of the hairline that is essentially a protective style, giving your hairline and edges a break from the tension of sew-ins. Lace frontals spread from ear to ear and range from there is only one part of having the option of partying your frontal anywhere you like. The weft lengths all tend to be around 13” x 4”, but there are frontals with lengths of 13” x 2” or 13” x 6”.
Should I get a frontal?
The simple answer is: it depends. Frontals are for people who don’t have edges, they're not really for people who have full edges because it’s a substitute. Notice I said FULL, so if you have edges, and still want to try a frontal, you can and with great results. I definitely suggest frontals, they're the only things I wear. But frontals are a lot of work. Often times, people will get a frontal install thinking that it is similar to a closure in the sense of easy maintenance, but this is very untrue. If you are one that goes for regular hair appointments (meaning every 2-3 weeks even with a sew-in install), then yes, you should try a frontal. If you’re also someone that doesn’t live a very active lifestyle and doesn’t sweat much, you should get a frontal.
Will a frontal protect my hair?
My answer to this is, it can. It all depends on your upkeep, if you get the proper maintenance, proper install and if you remove your frontal properly.
Will a frontal take my hair out?
No, it depends on how you remove your frontal. You must remove it properly. If you remove your lace frontal as you should, you will have absolutely no problem, you might even see some growth in your edges. But if you snatch it off, yes, your edges will come out, but if you use the suggested products, you will have every single edge that you started with.
Are frontals installed with glue or are they sewed in?
Frontals can be installed both ways. They can be installed with glue or they can be glueless. It all depends on the technique requested and most importantly the technique offered by your professional stylist.
Lace frontal VS lace closure, what is the difference?
Difference between lace frontals and lace closures are the size. Lace frontals are bigger mainly because they run ear to ear to cover the entire hairline. Lace closures are smaller because their main purpose is to close off an install, the main reason why they are called closures. Closures typically only cover a horseshoe size portion at the front of an install.
Another difference between the two is that lace closures are sewn into place while lace frontals are meant to be bonded in place. However, it is possible for a skilled hair stylist to sew a lace frontal behind the hairline using invisible thread. I personally prefer the sew-in method, but it is important that you choose a method that will respond best to your hair.
Can I reuse my frontal?
As long as you take care of it. As I mentioned, it's very easy to put a hole in it or ruin or damage the hair piece. Remember it’s an investment, take care of it as much. As long as it’s not cut up and the adhesive is all removed, feel free to reuse your frontal as many times as you like.
Can I wear my frontal on vacation?
Yes, you can wear it on vacation, your frontal can even get wet, but it can’t get soaked or drenched. So that means, don’t go snorkeling without headgear or expect to get dunked in the pool with no repercussions.
An example for you, if you get in the water or get dunked or something of that nature, just make sure you don’t tug on it, pull on it or comb it excessively. Instead, comb all your hair to the back, press down on what’s lifting and tie a scarf on your hair. Do not remove the scarf until the area completely dry’s. If you do this, your frontal will stay in place and look fine.
What is the maintenance needed for a frontal installation?
Be very gentle!!! Do not comb, brush or tamper with your frontal excessively. Do not stick anything in it. This is a very delicate piece. The frontal is pretty much a net, so you have to be very careful, it is very easy to put a hole in it.
How long does a frontal installation last?
It depends on how you perspire. If you perspire/sweat a lot, it is not going to stay on if it is installed with glue/adhesive. Frontals are not for people who sweat in their head or are really sweaty. If you sweat a lot, it’s not for you because it is not going to stick (if glued). Adhesive and sweat don’t go well together. But overall, frontal installations should last 2-3 weeks (if glued).