The hair extension game can be convoluted. Let me be completely honest with so many different products coming out and so many different modalities to install sometimes a girl could get in over her head. Once we are actually exposed to hair extensions and we get comfortable the question comes to mind of should I choose a closure or should I choose a frontal for my next upgrade in the game.
The untrained eye a closure and a frontal can look exactly the same and one would think that there is no difference whatsoever, however that is the untrained eye. Today let’s walk down the alley of differentiating closures from frontals.
Frontals are somewhat of an upgrade from closures, they are made for us ladies who want to have a look that is extremely realistic. They give complete and full coverage of the head so none of your hair is exposed at all. They take a lot more time to install and to keep up, but they are ideal for protective styles.
Frontal or Closure
Closures on the other hand are a lot less time consuming as they are much smaller in size and are easier to install. The ease to install and the smaller size aren’t the only benefits, as closures are a lot less expensive Than frontals. Closures just like frontals are made layering a piece of lace that is 4 inches by 4 inches and in some cases 5 inches by 5 inches.
when it comes to frontals and their size, they are normally 13 inches by 4 inches. And these can even come larger as they extend from ear to ear in range from the size of your head. They are they are also 360-degree front frontals, which leave a middle section of the hair out to be exposed in order to allow your own natural hair to blend in. Normally frontals need to be glued into the head therefore they require a form of adhesive that can be painful to remove unless using non water-based glue which lasts a lot longer and normally only has to be removed once uninstalling.
Frontal or Closure
Closures do not use glue at all whatsoever, in fact closures are a lot like bundles and so that they have to be sold into the head using a threaded needle. Because of sowing closures into the head your edges are exposed as well as some of your natural hairs exposed as well, and this requires a consistent blending technique that needs to be done on a regular basis in order to keep it looking natural.
Perhaps This is why frontals cost more because they completely cover all of the head and hair almost similar to a wig. But unlike a wig a frontal has to be melted in order to bind the skin and lace together and it is a process that is cumbersome and takes time, professional licensed stylists I recommend it for frontals specifically.
That’ll do it for today I hope you enjoyed this quick read on some of the major differences between closures and frontals and hopefully it helps you decide which is best for you whether you’re starting out with a closure, or whether you want to skip the closure and go directly to the frontal, enjoy the experience, and have a ball.