What’s The Difference: Lace Frontal wig vs. Closure Wig

Whether you are familiar with all the technicalities and -structures of wigs or not, you should be familiar with the lace frontal wig and closure wig.

You will also know about measurements like a 13 by 6 or 13 by 4 or a 4 by 4 or 5 by 5, and the whole lot. Following the numbers can be overwhelming, but it has a lot to do with the capability of the wig.

If you are confused about choosing a 13 by 6, 13 by 4, 5 by 5 frontal or lace closure wig read on.

What is a 13 by 6 and a 13 by 4 lace front wig?

A 13 by 6 frontal lace wig is a handmade, human hair delicately sewn to the lace that is 13 inches across from ear to ear and 6 inches to the back. This means the wig stretches out from one end of your ear with a parting that goes from the hairline back 6 inches. The same thing would apply with a 13 by 4 frontal lace wig, the lace is 13 inches across from ear to ear and 5 inches to the back


What is a 5 by 5 lace closure wig?

A closure wig is made like a lace frontal wig, but used smaller handmade lace area as front portion of a hair wig. The handmade areas are usually 4 by 4 inches but can be made smaller or larger for the desired purpose. Closure wigs have limited styling options, they are designed to give you a natural hairline only for the forehead part.

Styling Options

--The Hairline

A lace frontal wig has a  natural hairline from ear to ear, if you’d like to wear the wig showing the whole hairline like all slick back style, or a low ponytail or pin the hair behind ears etc,  you will like to buy a 13 by 6  or a 13 by 4 lace front wig.

The hairline of  closure wig will only covers your forehead, the covering length depends on the lace is constructed with 5 by 5, or 6 by 6.

-Parting Space

13 by 6 lace front wigs offer incredible and versatile styling options, you are allowed to style the wig with deep side parting.

Lace closure wigs don’t limit the parting to the middle either, however, with a lace closure wig, you need to be careful about the styling pattern to avoid the edges from showing.


HD (high definition) lace is the thinnest lace in texture, and it’s also softer and lighter than other types of lace. One of the key selling points of the HD lace is that it appears more invisible than regular lace – and that contributes to the melted effect, where it looks like it blends and disappears perfectly into your scalp.

So, if you were to take a piece of HD lace and a piece of transparent lace, for example, place them against you skin and use hair spray, it becomes more difficult to see the HD lace compared to Transparent lace. 

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