With many famous celebrities rocking wigs, it’s no wonder wigs are having a major moment in beauty and fashion industries. Due to this popularity and exposure, more women are opting for wigs either to cover baldness, add volume to thinning hair, or as a style statement. Wigs are an incredibly versatile and convenient option for quick hair styling. Whether you want to protect your hair from damage or you want a change without commitment, wigs are available for everyone’s needs. There are many different types of wigs like synthetic, human hair wig, frontal, straight hair, lace front, 360 lace wigs, etc. available in the market. Among these, lace frontal and 360 lace wigs are quite popular. Lace frontal wigs have fine lace at the front of the wig while 360 lace wigs give you full head lace coverage. Let us look at some main differences between these wig types.
The main function of frontal is to cover as much head area in the front as possible. An average wig gives 13×4 inch coverage along the front hair line from ear to ear. However, the 360 lace wig covers the complete hairline around the entire head. The fine French or Swiss lace and silk cap ensures maximum blending. The hand-made human hair lace front wigs and 360 lace wigs look just like your scalp and let you go for any type of hair partition you want.
Another factor of difference between the two wigs is the breathability it offers. Full 360 lace wigs offer maximum breathability as most of it is made of fine lace. This means that it lets your hair and scalp under the wig breathe better compared to lace frontal. In lace frontal wigs only the front part is made of fine thin lace. Hence only that part offers good breathability. Compared to lace frontal wigs, in the 360 lace wig human hair lasts much longer without damage if maintained properly.
Ease of Use
Both these wigs give similar features like adjustable straps, combs for grip, fine lace material, baby hair along the hairline, and a natural looking hairline. Both are easy to install and remove. However, lace frontal wigs require reapplication in 3-4 weels. It also requires more regular maintenance and clean up before applying. 360 lace wigs on the other hand require clean up before and after reapplication. Hence, they require more maintenance and care as compared to lace front wigs.
The versatile lace frontal wig comes in many types. Some of them like the straight lace front wigs or the curly human hair wigs offer more versatility in hairstyles. You can do any parting of hair, half ponytail, low ponytail, and many more hairstyles. However, you cannot do a high ponytail or high bun as the wig does not have lace base in the back. In contrast, the 360 lace front wig has a fine lace base even in the back. This allows you to do high ponytail or bun hairstyles too without fearing exposure or visibility of the wig.
As far as money is concerned both these wig types cost quite a lot of money, provided you buy a good quality product that is more durable. As lace frontal wigs have fine lace or silk only in the front, their prices are higher than other wigs. However, the 360 lace front wigs give fine lace coverage of full hairline and are even costlier than the lace front wigs.
While some women prefer versatile lace front wigs, there are also many who prefer 360 lace wigs. No matter which wig you choose, the most important thing is it should look natural and feel comfortable.