Silk vs Lace Frontal

Everyone wants to wear weaves and hair extensions with a natural feel which requires frontal installation.

Closures come in two different bases- lace and silk which can be glued, taped or sewn down, although they are both applied the same way and used to achieve the same overall result, they are quite different. Not sure which would work best for you? Here are a few tips to guide you on your closure journey.

Lace base frontal

Lace base closures are made with a lace-like foundation, with hair strands embedded into the tiny holes, it gives a scalp like appearance when placed against your skin or natural scalp.the lace frontal allows a  very flat and easy application that will make your install look very real.

You will need to do some tweaking to the lace closure to achieve the best result. Because the hair strands are directly embedded into the sheer lace, tiny black knots where the hair and lace meet are visible when placed against your skin, which means you will have to bleach the knots to get rid of the grid-like effect the dots create and if not bleached correctly you are at risk of damaging your closure or alternatively you can add concealer foundation to the lace for a natural appearance.

Silk base frontal

Silk base closures are made with strands embedded into a nude, skin-like silk material that is reinforced with lace, it  tends to last longer and generally doesn’t require any bleaching like lace closure, the knots are not visible and mimic the scalp without much alteration.

While the silk material helps conceal the knots to create the appearance of a real scalp, every scalp isn’t the same so if you are of a darker complexion and have a much darker scalp, you will need to tint the base. This closure can also pose a challenge with getting a super flat install because it tends to be a little thicker.