Lace Front Wig, Full Lace Wigs, Lacefronts…What Does It All Mean?

There can be a lot of confusion about lace wig products, as they are popularly known under a number of different names. Lace fronts, lace front wigs, full lace wigs, full lace front wigs, to name a few, are all terms used to describe lace wig products. You may find yourself asking, what does it all mean? Although these terms reference similar hair technologies, they can represent different methods of wig construction. Lace wig is the general term to describe hair extension/hair replacement technology where hair is hand-tied in individual strands onto a fine lace net, mimicking natural hair growth. The materials used on the wig’s cap can vary, but it is the hand-crafted method of “ventilating” or knotting hair onto the base of the cap that sets these wigs apart from wigs of the past. They can be styled just like naturally growing hair and are lightweight and comfortable.

The term ‘Full Lace’ generally denotes that the entire wig’s cap is hand-tied and made fully of lace, while ‘Lace Front’ wigs have lace at the front hairline and different materials at the back of the cap. Now here’s where it can get confusing- ‘Lace Fronts’ or ‘Lace Front Wigs’ are popular terms used to reference any type of lace wig- the terms are often used interchangeably.  However, lace wigs differ widely in their quality and construction and you should inquire specifically about what you are getting before purchasing. Many companies, for example, sell lace front wigs that are only hand-tied for a small area at the front hairline of the wig, while the rest of the cap is made like a traditional wig with rows of wefts (track hair used for weaving). Though this type of construction may be more affordable because it is more easily mass produced, it does not measure up to the quality craftsmanship of a fully hand-tied wig made from an expert wig maker. Given that it can take several days for a wig maker to hand-tie one wig, the reasons for the price differences become more apparent. It is really an art, and only the best wig makers can create a natural and gorgeous piece that leaves no question to the wig wearer on its authenticity.

De Novo Hair specializes in lace wig customization.  We understand and appreciate the art of illusion in hair extension/hair replacement lace wig products. Unlike some of the cheaper models now widely available in beauty supply stores across the country, all of our wigs are still fully hand-tied and made to custom specifications. You can customize your head size, hair color, how the cap is made and with what materials, the hair used, the hair texture, including the shape of the hairline. Aside from our expert hand-tied technology, we only use quality human hair with textures to suit all ethnicities. We realize that one size does not fit all and take pride in helping women celebrate their individuality through our quality product line!

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