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Lace front and full-lace wigs: What’s the difference, and how do I choose?


Yummy has developed a reputation for providing the highest-quality full-lace wigs on the market, and now we are excited to announce the launch of our new line of lace-front wigs! 

Most people know that there’s a wide variation in the quality and type of hair that can be used in wigs, from synthetic to human hair.  But the construction of wigs varies widely too.  One of the most important features to take into account is the material used at the base of the wig at the scalp, into which the hair is sewn.  Lace wigs - considered the highest quality (and Yummy’s favorite) consist of a lace base that leaves the wearer’s scalp visible and makes hairlines look natural.

But if you’ve never used a full-lace or lace-front wig, or are new to wigs entirely, the decision between the two can be hard.  What’s the difference?  And what’s the best choice for me?  As always, Yummy has you covered.


Here’s the breakdown:


Full-lace wigs:

 A full-lace wig uses lace throughout the entire base, and hair must be hand-sewn in because the lace is so delicate.  Although this can make full-lace wigs somewhat more expensive, the payoff is flexibility - full-lace wigs can be styled any way you wish.  The full-lace base ensures that wherever you part the hair, it will look natural.


Another benefit of full-lace wigs is their breathability - lace is a durable but light material that allows for better airflow around the wearer’s scalp.  They are also lighter than lace-front wigs, because a lace base cannot anchor the same volume of hair as bases made of thicker materials.


Finally, full-lace wigs are valued for their durability - the lace base can be bonded all over the wearer’s head, so full-lace wigs can be worn for workouts and even swimming. 


Lace-front wigs:

Lace-front wigs use lace at the front of the wig, usually extending to about three inches above the hairline, where a small seam connects it to a mesh base that anchors the hair in the rest of the wig.  Front-lace wigs are more affordable than full-lace because hair can be machine-sewn into the mesh. 


The lace-front allows for a natural hairline at the front, and hair can be parted above the forehead, but not throughout the rest of the wig.  Lace-front wigs are slightly heavier, but also allow for thicker and more voluminous hair at the back.  Although slightly less durable, lace-front wigs are considered easier for first-time wig-wearers because they are bonded to the head in fewer places. 


So which should I choose?

Although we hate to admit it, Yummy doesn’t have all the answers, and the choice between wigs depends on factors that will be different for everyone.  But the following questions should help you land on your answer:

  • What kind of hairstyles do I prefer? Is parting the hair at the front enough, or do I need to be able to part it anywhere?
  • How important is breathability to me? How light do I need it to be?
  • Have I ever worn a wig before? Do I feel confident bonding it?
  • How active am I? How durable does my wig need to be?


No matter what you decide, remember: at the end of the day, you can’t go wrong with Yummy hair, and we want to see you flaunt it.  Don’t forget to tag @yummyextensions on Insta!