What is a Closure Wig?
Right off the bat, you should understand that neither closures nor frontals, in themselves, are wigs.
Rather, they are extensions of a wig made with lace material that helps wearers achieve a natural hairline.
So what about Closures, really?
You see, lace closure is mostly a 4x4 lace attached to hair extensions. They form and accentuate the middle hairline of those that wear them (frontals are more concerned with an ear to ear hairlines instead). They do a really good job of giving the appearance of a natural scalp hairline.
Wigs that have lace closure instead of frontals or full lace caps are known as closure wigs. And they exist in three major categories. These are:
- Middle Part
- Free Part.
These classifications were made based on the extent to which you can style each closure wig.
And of these three, you can almost guess right that the Free Part is the most common. We millennials are suckers for freedom, after all.
But it's beyond that.
You can only style/part the three-part wigs in three ways (that was straightforward).
The middle part kind is the most boring, allowing you to only style your wig one way (in the middle).
But you see the free part? There are really no limits. You can style your hair however you want to and as many times as you want.
How long does a closure wig last?
With proper maintenance, closure wigs last longer than frontals. They are usually more suited for warm weather and are more durable since they don't require as much customizing and glueing.
After two or three weeks, lace frontals begin to come off at the edges - not lace closure wigs.
Is Frontal or Closure Better?
You see these questions, yeah…
Sadly, nothing is ever in black and white.
You'll weigh your options, the pros and cons of each, then make a decision you feel is best for you. With their ear to ear natural hairline, frontals fit more perfectly on your scalp than closure wigs do. With such free lace closure (13x6 as opposed to closure's 4x4), frontals are more fashionable since they can be styled in many more ways.
Frontals are also easier to install but generally require more maintenance. And this could quickly get tiring.
You should also know that these wigs, over time, damage your hairline since they require glues and dyes.
These variables are somewhat different for closures. They require little to no maintenance, last longer, have no technicalities, and protect your hairline (all modifications are made on the weave, not your actual hair).
However, remember that they are not nearly as fashionable as frontal wigs (styling methods are limited).
One thing's for sure, however: Both frontals and closures, when worn properly, look equally beautiful.