Are you wondering what the difference is between a lace frontal and a lace closure? You are probably having a hard time deciding the best fit for yourself? Well then, let’s help you.

Whether you are planning to go for a sew-in or a wig, frontal or closure come as an alternative for a beautiful hair installation. Note that both frontal and closure serve the same purpose, which is to close off an install. But also there is a difference between them.

Before making your choice, it’s good to know which look or style you are aiming for as this will determine the best fit for you. Now, let’s dive into the difference between these two.


Lace frontal is a half wig worn from ear to ear and is sewn with approximately 3 to 4 bundles of hair, which uniformly comes in size 13” across and 4” back.

While Closure comes in 4” X 4” sizes either in a small or larger size. Unlike frontal, they are not worn ear to ear, rather they are installed majorly in the horseshoe area of the head to close off the stitches.

A closure and a frontal

Frontal and closure are made with lace or silk, although some frontal can be made with both by using silk in the middle 4×4 section and lace on the other side. However, lace frontal/closure is the most popular on the market because of its durability and quality. They are flatter and blends well with your natural scalp, unlike other types.


When it comes to styling versatility frontal is the best sis. Frontal can be held in different styles, which enables you to wear your hair backward, braid them into cornrows, or into any style you wish, whereas closure cannot.

More so, why you may opt for a frontal is, if you wish to recreate your entire hairline. It is also a good choice for women with traction alopecia or thinning edges.


Frontal and closure can be worn as a sew-in or in the form of a wig. While frontal wigs will provide you with more styling options, closure is always a go-to option for simpler styles like a side part, center part, e.t.c

Moreover, lace closures are sewn into place while lace frontals are generally meant to be bonded in place.

Though you can place either of them in front or behind the hairline. But lace frontal is commonly placed in front of the hairline usually because they are bonded.


Frontal and closure do not cost the same, lace frontals are more expensive than lace closure because it has more hair on them. Equally, frontals have a better advantage than a closure because of its styling versatility.

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Happy hair day darlings! xx

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