Updated: Nov 14, 2019

Buying the perfect wig can be stressful, but only if you aren’t aware of the different types of wigs that are available. That’s right, we’re talking about lace front wigs vs. regular wigs and if you’re new to the world of wigs, or have a few but aren’t totally sure of the differences between the two types, we’re here to help clear some things up for you.

Example of a lace front wig

Lace front wigs are exactly as they sound. Wigs with a lace front that gives a more realistic blend into your hairline and scalp, especially if you want a no-bangs look. In fact, most people won’t be able to tell you’re wearing a lace front wig at all, which is usually the desired look. You can also style a lace front wig however you’d like just as you would your real hair, and a lot of consumers say that lace front wigs are more comfortable between the two types.

Example of a regular wig

Regular wigs take less time to apply, allowing the wearer to put on the regular wig as soon as you purchase it. However, unlike the lace front wig, you won’t be able to style your regular wig so make sure you’re purchasing the advertised style that you need. The big upside to a regular wig is that you’re likely to look like you have a full, thick head of hair which some customers enjoy. Others however don’t believe regular wigs don’t look as realistic because they don’t have the lace front that provides that much-needed realism.

Let’s talk about pricing. Lace front wigs are in fact more costly than regular wigs, which is why most consumers tend to buy regular wigs more frequently. Actually, most shops have a bigger variety of regular wigs because of this exact reason. However, just because regular wigs are the cheapest and most available doesn’t mean they’re going to be exactly what you’re looking for in terms of style and a natural look.

A big question is are lace front wigs and regular wigs both made from human hair? The simple answer is it depends. Some companies sell lace front wigs made from synthetic hair or human blend, but that’s exactly the type of wig you don’t want. At Hair Couture, we provide 100% human remy hair wigs to our clients to guarantee that you receive the most natural look.

Try them both out and really get a feel for which kind of wig you like best after wearing them each. Being comfortable and happy with your choice is the goal.

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