The 411 on Lace Frontal Sew in
Lace frontals will go down in history as the most fabulous gem in the hair industry. It's difficult to avoid the topic of lace frontals, and since more and more hair gurus are specializing in the art of lace front sew-ins, it's best we keep up to date with this growing trend. No matter how many people hear this term, there can still be some confusion on what exactly a lace frontal sew-in entails.
Is it lace throughout? How much does it cost? Does it damage your natural hair? Is a lace frontal the same thing as a lace closure? And so on. As you can see, there are a lot of questions that we know puzzle most people, and we're here today to give you all the 411. So, for those who aren't familiar with weave terminology and others who want a little more knowledge on the topic, we give you this blog post for everything you need to know about Lace Frontal Sew-in.
What Is Lace Frontal Sew-ins?
A lace frontal is a frontal piece that can vary in length and widths. You can try many partings, and it will always give you a natural look. You can also wear a lace frontal when you want to recreate the entire hairline from ear to ear. Frontals are also popular with women who have traction, alopecia, or thinning edges. When you apply this weave using a sew-in method, it can finish off the install and eliminate the need to blend and leave out. Think of the lace frontal as the finishing piece to a puzzle.
Lace frontals are a great protective hairstyle since it covers and shields the entire head of hair, and in the process gives your edges, nape, and hairline a break from severe tension. Lastly, lace frontals allow you the option to try different colors and styles without having to make a permanent commitment. You can add twists, braids, and smooth baby hairs for a realistic finish.
How are Lace Frontals Measured?
The measuring process for lace frontals is from ear to ear (width) and parting depth (length). The most common sizes are 13* 2 inch, 13* 4 inch, 13* 6 inch, or 360 Frontal. If you want your lace frontal to appear more natural, the key is to get a deeper length so that the parting will be realistic to your own. Ear to ear lace isn't necessary if you only wear your hair in one part. For those who like the versatility of wearing ponytails, side parts as well as middle, then it would be beneficial to Invest in a full lace or 360 frontals.
What's the Difference Between Lace Frontals and Lace Closures?
For the longest, you probably hear people use these two terms interchangeably, but on the contrary, they couldn't be more different. A lace closure only covers a small portion of the head. So, you will have the option to see the parting, but that is about all you can do. If you were to pull back the hair, you would expose the tracks for everyone to see. So, short a lace closure is different from a frontal, because it does not cover your head from ear to ear. Instead, closures have a horseshoe shape whereas frontals are more full size. The most crucial difference is that lace frontals cover the entire hairline giving you realistic hairstyle that you are sure to love.
What's the Price of Lace Frontals and Sew-ins?
The price of lace frontal's is a bit higher than other extensions simply because of the process it takes to add each hair to the lace. The cost of the frontal lace long can range anywhere between $60-$200.
There are a few things that you need to consider when factoring the price of the lace frontal. You must think of the hair quality such as Brazilian, Malaysian, Peruvian, Etc. The type of hair you buy will influence the price. Also, the color, length, and overall size of the lace will increase the demand of the frontal. Many may not know, but a blonde color frontal will be at a higher price than a natural black shade due to the extra processing and costs to dye the hair. When it comes down to any closure, the shorter it is, the cheaper will be on your pockets. So, if you're a fan of bobs or blunt cuts investing a 10 or 12 inch bundles will be perfect and inexpensive.
Simple Steps to a Lace Frontal Sew-in
Lace frontal do not have to be as complicated as they may seem; here is a short, simple step by step process on how to install a lace front sew-in.
- Step 1: prepare your needle by threading it with the proper knitting technique. Also prep the hair, bleach any knots and pluck the hairline for a more customized touch.
- Step 2: braid your natural hair in either a horizontal or spiral pattern; this will ensure that the weave lays flat on your head.
- Step 3: Sew each track on to the braids in a side to side motion until you reach the place where you will apply the closure.
- Step 4: when you begin sewing the frontal make sure to take the needle under the braid, this will ensure that the lace lays down flat.
- Step 5: After you finish sewing the closure on your head, cut the lace to the length you desire. Next, apply an adhesive so that the frontal will stay in place on your head.
Why is Lace Frontal Sew-one the Best Option?
Getting a Lace Frontal sew-in can save you a lot of money in the long run. It will look more natural, and it feels more like you're on here because it is securely on your head for a more extended period. Since it is a long-term choice, you will be able to experiment and install your weave in many different ways. And most importantly, it can protect your hair from the outside elements and over styling. Say goodbye to the harsh chemicals, perms, and dyes, because now you have a hairstyle that will last you some months and keep your natural curls feeling healthier than ever. Always taking off wigs can be damaging to your edges and hairline and nobody wants that. If you do plan on getting any lace frontals, we strongly suggest you give the sew-in method a try.
How Many Bundles Will I Need for My Lace Frontal Sew-in?
When it comes down to your sew-in you want to make sure you have the right amount of bundles. If you were going to purchase a link between 10 to 14 inches, you'll probably only need two bundles of hair with a frontal. Anything longer than 14 inches for example 22 inches and up you will need between 3 to 4 bundles plus a frontal. Whenever you purchase longer hair, you must get more bundles simply because you want to achieve a full look. Shorter lengths have more volume/mass, whereas longer lengths will have less.
Things To Beware Of When Getting A Lace Frontal!
The most common concern we hear whenever a client gets sew-in is that after a few weeks, the frontal will move out of place or be pushed back since their natural hair is growing. This occurrence is an easy fix; usually, most will go back to the salon for the re-installation of the frontal only. Another thing to consider is the different lace types, for example, French and Swiss Lace. Although both laces have the apparel we of an actual scalp, Swiss lace tends to tear easier than others. Make sure to do additional research on the specific frontal you are purchasing so that it can suit you and not create further complications. You must keep in mind that nothing lasts forever. So, when you’re opting for this hairstyle know that it will need a touch up every few months for the best results.
Do you Plan on Getting A Lace Frontal Sew-in?
As you can see, there is a lot more than what meets the eyes when you see or hear about lace frontals. We want to listen to some of your stories. Do you plan on getting a lace frontal sew-in? Do you know any tips, tricks, and facts that we may have left out? We want to hear from you. Drop a comment down below!