What’s the difference between lace front, full lace and 360?

It’s no secret that wigs are super popular headgear these days. Generally, some people who have lost their natural hair due to illness or genetics wear wigs. Others wear wigs because it offers them ease and versatility of hair styles. No matter which category you identify with, there is a vast variety of wig units available for purchase in today’s hair market. One thing remains is that new clients who decide to buy wigs, often are confused about which type of lace wig to purchase. In today’s options, there’s full lace wigs, lace front wigs and 360 lace wigs. What on Earth is the difference? Let’s simply unpack this, shall we?

Lace Front:  A lace front wig is exactly what it sounds like. This wig unit has a sheer lace sewn strictly in the front edges of the unit that gets cut off during the installation process. The lace front wig provides the illusion of a natural hair line. Lace front wigs are probably the most popular to buy. They come with parting spaces typical of 13×3”, 13x4”, and 13x6”.  

Full Lace: Full lace wigs have a base that is made fully of lace unlike the lace front wig. A full lace wig covers the entire head and must be installed slightly different than a lace front wig, which is only attached at the front edges of your head. The full lace requires care attaching at the base as well. It is always best to wear a wig cap underneath the wig. The full lace offers a more versatile wearing experience than a lace front wig because different hair styles can be worn easier with this type of wig. With that, full lace wigs tend to land at a higher price point than a lace front.

360 Lace: 360 lace wigs have everything that the lace front wig does, except the lace goes around the entire perimeter of the wig. The crown portion is machine sewn onto a breathable cap.

Which wig should you choose?

The wig you should choose depends on your needs, what hairstyle you are going for, and how much budget you are willing to spend. Full lace wigs are going to be the most expensive of the three because they are generally handmade whereas the others are machine sewn. Regardless if the lace is in front, covering your entire head, or just set around the perimeter of your head, you can’t go wrong. We recommend choosing a wig unit in each lace style over time, so you can truly experience their differences for yourself and then determine the best fit to help you achieve the look you’re going for.

Shop with confidence!

Love, M