Hair Tips & Tricks

All About Frontals & Closures! Hair Secrets

Closures and Frontals are in high demand and are quickly becoming a hair-craze for many women all around the world, wanting a flawless natural looking style, without having to wear their natural hair.

Though they come in a variety of forms, closures and frontals serve a similar purpose. Nonetheless, the differences between the two are quite distinct and need to be understood more in-depth, in order to ensure you’re using the right one and type to achieve your desired look.

What is a FRONTAL?

A frontal is a hairpiece that goes’s, from ear to ear and covers the entire front of your head/hairline. You can pull your hair into a sleek high bun or ponytail, with it looking amazingly natural, like your real natural hair. A frontal covers your hairline and gives the illusion as if it’s your own natural hair is visible. Frontals work best when, incorporated with weft a sew-in, bond-in style or custom created wig. The purpose of a frontal is to protect your hair from damage and heat while providing maximum versatility. If you like wearing your hair pulled back and away from the face then a frontal hairpiece would be a far better option than a closure. Sounds AMAZING right?

What is a CLOSURE?

A closure is often times a 4×4 piece and encloses the entire front area of your head from temple to temple. Closures are one of the most revolutionary techniques in Hair weave history. It is designed with a durable lace base to enhance the finished look of your weave.



The most obvious difference between a closure and a frontal is their respective sizes. Closures are typically 4 x 4 inches and sit either perfectly in the middle of the crown or can be shifted slightly to the side to achieve a side-part look. While, frontals, on the other hand, lay along the hairline across the front of the head, from ear to ear and are typically 13 x 4. A new model of frontals (the 360 frontal), allows full hairline coverage around the entire head – with space left in the middle for the bundle install. This particular frontal is perfect for those wanting to achieve a high bun look.


The constructional differences between closures and frontals are apparent, but both closures and frontals are typically made with either lace or silk. Some frontals are even made with both silk and lace (silk in the middle 4×4 section and lace on either side). While silk base closures tend to mimic a scalp more accurately when viewed up close, lace based closures and frontals are more popular and preferred by clients, the material lays much flatter and blends better with the scalp. This allows lace users to achieve not just a natural, but accurate replica of their own scalp (especially when the knots are bleached and the lace is tinted).


Regardless of the chosen base material, all closures and frontals look best when they have been well customized (dyed and plucked) to mimic your natural hairline by your stylist. Customization is something we HIGHLY  recommend everyone to do prior to installing a closure or frontal. Remember, which one of the two you choose to install will ultimately depend on your desired look, level of convenience, and level of versatility. Both closures and frontals can be sewn in or constructed into a wig which, can then be sewn down around the edges or worn as a removable wig with a band, wig combs or laid down with hair gel or lace glue.

Will a frontal or closure take my hair/edges out?

No, it depends on how you remove your frontal. You must remove it properly. If you remove your frontal as you should, you will have absolutely no problem, you might even see some growth to 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.

The purpose of the frontal is to protect your hair from damage while providing maximum versatility. It sounds AMAZING, right? I mean, who wouldn’t want their hair to look flawless all the time?

In conclusion, your overall experience with a frontal or closure trickily depends on what type of glue you use and the skill level of your stylist.

Still undecided on a good starting point? Why not take a closer look at some of our virgin hair, closures, and frontals to help you complete your next install.

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