Lace frontals have exploded in popularity in the past few years. Their versatility and beautiful aesthetic have a lot of women taking the plunge and making the investment. While lace frontals give the possibility of virtually any style that you can think of, there may be some things to consider before purchasing. I’m not trying to dissuade you, because I love lace frontals but there may be some things that you need to know.
Lace frontals are not for everyone. Yes, I said it. In comparison to your basic sew-in weave, lace frontals may seem a bit high maintenance. While you may be able to go at least 6 weeks before getting a basic sew in retouched, you are looking at 3 weeks maybe 4 (if you stretch it) before you have to have your frontal reapplied. A lot of women are not aware of this and it may come as a surprise that getting this service frequently can add up.
Your skin may be too sensitive for adhesives. Most adhesives are safe and can be properly used with a scalp protectant. For some women no matter what precautions they take, their skin is just too sensitive for them. Others find that their skin is too oily, so the bond does not hold their lace frontals for an extended amount of time.
Your hairline may not accommodate a lace frontal very well. A good lace frontal application requires a bit of forehead space. Some of us may not be lucky enough to have this. When a lace frontal is applied, it is placed in front of your hairline. This is mainly because it must be bonded to your skin NOT YOUR HAIR. If you have a very low hairline, then a lace frontal may not be for you. It will make the lace frontal appear to be too close to your eyebrows. In other cases (like mine), your lace frontal may fall behind your ears.
But all hope is not lost. I am one of those women who lacks the forehead space to bond a lace frontal. Because of this, I simply wear them glue-less. Sometimes I use Got2B glued as an alternative. Check out tips for Got2B glued here. The primary reason for wearing my lace frontals and wigs glue-less is due to the fact that I have to place them right on my hairline for them to look natural. It is not safe to bond a lace frontal to your hairline. That is a surefire way to rip your hair out. With the right customization such as bleaching your knots and tinting lace your lace frontal can appear just as realistic as a bonded application.
Ladies if you are looking to buy your first lace frontal, it is best to weigh the pros and cons to prevent disappointment. Also, fully research lace frontals to get an idea of how you will apply it and customize it. It is also a great idea to find a stylist in your area that offers this service before you purchase. Check out the video on our home page of our glue-less lace frontal wig application.