Oh, hey Finessers! I see that you're back, and you're a little confused about your lace options; fear not, I am here to guide you through the whole process!
In short, a closure is just a smaller frontal, and a frontal is a larger closure.
Hmm... so still don't know the difference between Frontals and Closures; well, this topic is simple! Before we start, I would like to stress that these hair pieces DO NOT harm your hair; they're actually very helpful for hiding bald[ing] spots and areas.
Now, let's get into some of the basic questions I know you have:
What is a Closure?
A closure is a hairpiece, usually placed along a section of the hairline of your head. It's generally in the shape of a horseshoe and comes in various sizes (i.e., 2"x6", 4"x4", 5"x5", etc.)
There are actually a few different types of closures as well; let's discuss the two main types. There are silk closures and lace closures (We sell Lace Closures, Click Here to Shop!). Within the last few years, lace closures have become more prominent, but silk closures are a good option as well. Neither is better than the other; preference is the single factor when it comes down to deciding between the two.
What is a Frontal?
A frontal is also a hairpiece, but a frontal covers the entire hairline, ear to ear, unlike the closure. The average frontal is 13" long and 4" wide, but they do have size variations (i.e., 13"x4", 13"x6", 13"x2"x4", etc.)
Like a closure, a frontal also has silk options (i.e., lace frontals, a combination of lace and silk frontals, all silk frontals, etc.). We sell Lace Frontals, Click Here to Shop!
Quick Video Guide:
The "Closure Look"
So, to reiterate, a closure will NOT cover your entire hairline, just a portion, but this shouldn't deter you. A closure is also lower maintenance, has glue-less options, & can look just as natural as a frontal.
The "Frontal Look"
A frontal will cover your hairline from ear to ear and allow you to part wherever you'd like within its area. Yes, a frontal is more maintenance, but they also have glue-less options, which lowers the maintenance level.
What's the difference?
1.) Size: Size is a large factor when determining the difference. The average closure is 4"x4", and the average frontal is 13"x4".
2.) Styling: Both options are warranted to give you different styles. A frontal will allow you to do pulled-back hairstyles that expose the frontals' hairline, whereas closures won't allow you to do so without exposing tracks. (Don't be confused, a closure will let you do a low ponytail.) This may be a crucial factor for someone who enjoys switching their hair up on a day to day basis.
3.) Installation: Both frontals and closures may be hard to achieve the desired style on your own, so going to a professional may be the best option, but if you're ready to try it yourself, Good Luck! :) Both Closures and Frontals can be turned into a wig or used for a sew-in and other weaving methods when accompanied by bundles. Frontals are more versatile, but a smaller closer will allow you to create simple, natural, fuller looks.
4.) Cost: There is a price difference; frontals use more material and therefore cost more.
Which should you choose?
There are many pros and cons, but ultimately it all comes down to preference.