WHAT ARE LACE FRONTALS?
A frontal is a hair piece that is made using a technique in which natural hair is ventilated on to a lace material. The hair piece is attached to a cornrow base and secured around the perimeter in order to help protect your hair and improve its look.
WHY IS IT USED?
Frontals bring countless advantages, both for the health and appearance of your hair. Many women, in an effort to help their “leave out” better blend with their weave, chemically relax it or use lots of heat on the hair. However, this can result in hair that is much more brittle, thinner, and shorter than the rest of your hair. By wearing a frontal, you make sure that all of your hair is protected so that this doesn’t happen. In addition to providing your hair with many health benefits, frontals can also fix the problem of blending the color and texture of your hair with your weave. Frontals solve the problem by not making you have to apply heat or dye parts of your hair to match your weave. Instead of having to worry about that, you can experiment with dying your weave any of countless colors because you would only be dying your weave and frontal, not any of your actual hair, making the process much safer. So, using a frontal is a great investment for your hair because it allows you to experiment with different styles and colors with much less damage being done to your hair.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PARTING POSSIBLE IN FRONTALS?
HOW IS A FRONTAL APPLIED?
There are many different methods you can use to seal down your frontal, although some of them hurt your hair more than others. The most common methods that people use are glue, tape, hair bands, or sewing. Gluing is one of the most destructive methods as if you’re not careful, it can rip off your edges or even cause a bald spot. There are ways to make gluing safer, such as applying a protective solution to the area on your head where you will glue the closure, but in general it is better to avoid glue as it can cause many problems. Taping as a method of sealing is much safer than glue is, although it is much less sturdy. If you want to be sure that your closure will stay in, taping is usually not the best method. You can use a hair band by cutting a headband to match the circumference of your head, sewing it to opposite sides of the closure, laying the closure flat and tying the headband to the back of your head. However, if you accidentally tie the headband too tight, it can give you headaches, so if you use this method you should be very careful. If none of these methods sound good, sewing the closure down is another good choice without many downsides.
If you want to install your own closure, don’t worry, it’s not as hard to install as it seems, but in order to do it yourself, you need to know how to sew on weave. If you’ve never done this before or didn’t have great results last time, YouTube tutorials are a great (free) resource to use to teach yourself how to install closures perfectly. If you have any doubts or still aren’t sure, it’s a good idea to consult with a licensed beautician or even have them install it for you.
Some application videos and pictorials are given below: