Lace Wigs 101: Get to Know the Lace Wigs Types




If you’re here then you have heard all the rave about lace wigs and you’re into the idea, and since this is 101, we’ll start from the basics, types, and differences between each of them.


Since lace wigs are on a monumental rise in trendy fashion, demand for it is high, and while you know you want them, you may not know the necessary info. So let’s start by stating all the advantages of lace wigs and why they are so popular at the moment.



Advantages of Lace Wigs


1. Hair Protection


If you are trying to let your hair heal from any previous experience whether it was bleaching/hair dyes/heat, then wearing a wig would be a great solution, as it can protect your hair from any further damage, like breakage for example.


2. Hair loss Disguise

This one comes from a reason different than the others. While hair loss happens due to many, many reasons, the result is still the same. It can affect a person’s confidence just as soon as it starts showing. And here comes a lace wig’s role.


3. Extensions Replacement

This one is more for people of color, since hair extensions are not the best option for African hair textures, being hard to stick and remain in place. A lace wig is the next best option.


4. Hairstyles Variety

This is the one that you came here for, isn’t it? Because moving between hairstyles can damage hair, a lot of women have refused to using lace wigs as their savior. They cut, dye, and bleach the wig without fear of facing dire consequences later after the joy of the new look has gone! If you have been thinking of doing any risky style, this will be the best option for you.


5. Easy to use

It’s easy and quick to apply which makes it a very attractive option to women of all skin tones and hair textures. It looks real and feels real if it is a high-quality wig!


Now that you are intrigued, here are the types of lace wigs that you should know: Full lace wigs, lace front wigs, and 360 lace wigs.


Most popular types of lace wigs

Lace front wigs

Full lace wigs


What are full lace wigs?


As the name suggests, full lace wigs that have a base entirely made of lace material that it covers the whole head, making it easy to stylize in every way without seeming fake, as it looks completely natural.


Best for:


If you’re thinking of an up do, bun, or a ponytail, full lace wigs are the best choice for you. If you are capable of putting them on, by all means, go ahead!



Lace front wigs


What are lace front wigs?

 lace wigs

Lace front wigs are wigs that have lace material just on the frontier, from ear-to-ear to be exact. Made so that it would create a natural-looking hairline without having to bear with the lace on the rest of the head.


This type of lace wigs has many sizes and measurements to fit everyone trying to get their wigs on!


What you have got to know:


Lace front wigs are not meant to be your forever wigs, they are temporary and won’t last very long if you don’t care for them the right way. So if you are looking for a wig that will be of use for a hairstyle you’re dying to get. It will be the perfect choice for you.


360 lace wigs

 Full lace wigs

What are 360 lace wigs?


Between the two types aforementioned, lies the 360 lace wig type. It merges between the benefits of both, having a 360 hairline made of lace will make the wig look natural on all sides.


Is it that best?


If you don’t put prices in consideration for your comparison, then a 360 lace wig is the best of all lace wigs, that goes for many reasons, one of which is that it is the lightest of all three, and is the most comfortable as well.


Which one would we rather recommend?


If we are going to make a recommendation based on everything combined: comfort, price, quality, and endurance… then our vote will go to full lace wigs. They are not as expensive as 360 lace and are not as fragile as lace fronts.



Types of hair used for lace wigs


Human Hair




The more sensical choice


Because human hair wigs are made of… you know… natural hair, it makes much more sense for people to prefer it.


After all, someone new at picking wigs would think wearing synthetics for headwear is a ridiculous choice, it isn’t -we’ll get to that later-, but it’s common to think like that, and it goes to human hair advantages that you can say you’re wearing actual hair.



This could be the best feature in natural hair wigs, it has a variety of textures and colors. From curly, wavy, to straight hair. All of which will come in handy when you have a specific style in mind.




Natural hair was someone else’s before it will be yours, it took them time to grow it and they get compensated for it unless they donated it. Consequently, it is not as available as synthetic wigs, thus the higher expense.


Synthetic Hair


Pros:Lace front wigs

Cheaper than natural hair

Synthetic hair does not take long to be made as opposed to natural hair taking time to grow, and naturally, that makes it cheaper. Having that advantage on its side makes it the more popular type at times.


Easy to stylize

Since it is synthetic, it does not have a natural texture or a direction of growth, which makes it the go-to option for styling beginners. Its easiness to stylize is one of its main advantages.



Can be too shiny

While a little shine is appreciated with natural hair, and people even go through lengths to have it, synthetic wigs can be TOO shiny. The materials used to manufacture the hair accessory is one of the most important details about any artificial wig.


No recoloringlace front wigs

Indeed, dying a synthetic wig does not take the same effort as that of its competitor, that is because color sticks to it… are you getting where this is going? Recoloring a synthetic wig is not an easy feat since it will probably mix with the previous color, making it almost impossible to get the wanted color.




Now that you know ALL about lace wigs, what do you think will happen? The wig will buy itself? You can browse through our wide selections of human hair wigs and synthetic wigs for your first wig experience now.

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