Frontal hair pieces have become increasingly popular for their versatility when it comes to styling wigs, weaves, and other natural hair extensions. Lace frontals are the most popular frontal hair pieces because of their close resemblance to the natural hairline and scalp. If you’re trying to decide whether a frontal is the right option for you we’ve compiled a few reasons to consider wearing one below. But first let’s take a look at what a hair frontal is.
Frontal hair pieces differ from closure hair pieces. Frontals lay on your hairline rather than finish your sew-in or other natural hair extensions at the top of the head. Frontals cover your hairline from temple to temple or can wrap around your entire hairline. While closures usually cover an area of about 4 inches by 4 inches at the top of your head.
Frontals have become popular options because they provide a natural hairline as well as protect your hair line from damage. Here are several things to consider exploring when wearing a frontal hairpiece.
Frontals Cut Down on Hair Extension Installation Time
One of the greatest advantages or wearing a frontal is that it tremendously cuts down on the installation time for natural hair extensions. Installing hair extensions can take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours depending on the style that you want to achieve. Using a lace frontal wig takes less than an hour and installing a frontal with extensions or bundle hair can take approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours to complete the style.
Saving time and achieving the natural hairstyle you want quickly is ideal for women with busy lifestyles and looking for protective hairstyles that protect their traces in a pinch.
Restores Hairlines for Women with Thin or Balding Edges
Bald and thinning edges can be slightly embarrassing especially for women. Frontals give you the option to recreate the hairline without having to worry about causing further damage to the scalp. Frontals can be customized to match your own natural hairline and give the illusion that your edges are full and lustrous.
Lace frontals are known for blending seamlessly with your scalp and can be parted just like your own natural crown.
Closely Mimics the Natural Hairline
The main concern for women who wear wigs or natural hair extensions is that the hair extensions and hairline appears natural to the naked eye. Many wigs and hair extension installs can leave you feeling embarrassed or awkward while wearing the extensions; especially if you are confident the extensions will be detected.
Frontals allow for you to wear wigs and hair weaves that have a more natural hairline that blends in seamlessly with your own hairline. Many wig and hair extension wearers have mentioned that frontals give the appearance that the extensions are growing right from your own scalp.
Allows Versatility in Personal Styling
No one wants to sacrifice their personal style for the sake of wearing a wig or hair extensions. Most people want versatility when it comes to styling wigs and hair weaves, but frontals seem to be the only option that allows for the freedom of versatility. Frontals, lace frontals in particular, create such a believable hairline that you can style the hair in almost any style you want as if you were styling your own natural hair.
From ponytails to any parted styles you desire, a frontal hair piece gives your styling versatility that you can be confident in.
Great Style Quality at an Affordable Price
Although there may be a handful of hair supply companies that charge more for their frontal pieces than the actual bundle hair, there was once a time when only celebrities had access to lace frontals because of their high quality. As natural hair extensions continue to take center stage for everyday women, frontals have become go to options and readily available.
Today frontals are affordable and available in most local hair supply stores. They are also available in various qualities and will cost you approximately the same price as you would pay for a full sew-in.
Recommended for Protective Styling
One of the primary reasons that wigs and hair extensions have become so popular is because they offer the versatility of trying different hairstyles while protecting your own natural hair. Protective styles such as natural hair wigs give wearers the opportunity to protect their own tresses from heat or over processing. The styles also give you the opportunity to moisturize and rehydrate your natural tresses.
Frontals can protect your hair and edges from damage when installed and cared for properly. Daily styling and manipulation of your hair can lead to damage, split ends, and breakage. However, frontals help you avoid breakage and thinning around your hairline.
Breathability & Comfortable Wearability
One of the most common complaints heard from women who wear wigs and sew-in hair extensions is that the hair can become too hot and uncomfortable to wear especially during the warmer months. Wigs usually come with wig caps that do not allow your scalp to breathe.
Lace frontals allow a constant air flow to the scalp and wear comfortably on the head as they can be customized to your specific head shape. Unlike bundles and weft hair, there is only so much you can do to hair extensions to customize them without destroying the weft. The hair has to be seriously manipulated to achieve parting styles and once the closure piece is installed, the parting space cannot be customized without removing the closure and having to restyle some of the hair.
Frontals allow you to wear your part on whichever side you choose even right down the middle for a bold center part to frame your face. Hairs can also be tweezed from the hairline and parting space to tailor the frontal hairpiece to match your hairline and scalp more naturally.
An Investment for Hair Weave Connoisseurs
Weaves, wigs and hair extensions aren’t for everybody but for those who do wear them, frontals are a huge investment if you want to wear hair that looks natural and can be worn several times. The versatility that a frontal hairpiece allows is enough reason to consider investing in one.
Depending on the method of installation and how often you perspire, your frontal hairpiece can last for quite some time. When installed with glue or lace tape the frontal hairpiece can last for anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks without needing a retouch. Moreover, when installing the frontal using these methods it can withstand high winds and still look natural if your hair is blowing around in the wind.
In short, frontals give you the ability to style your hair in many different styles wearing your hair up or down, and parted in any direction you like. Frontals make your hairstyle appear natural and as if your hair extensions are coming right from your scalp. It allows your natural hair a break from daily styling while wearing hair that looks natural and fits your own hairline. Even if you are suffering from thin or bald edges, frontal hair pieces are certainly popular for a reason and you may want to consider adding one to your hair collection.