It’s impossible to learn about wigs and toppers without coming across the term “lace front”. Regardless of your style, hair color, or skin tone, there are lace front toppers to fit your needs, ranging from synthetic lace front wigs to human hair lace front wigs, curly lace front wigs, short and bobbed lace front wigs, and more. Let's help answer some of your top questions about this popular wig construction.

WHAT IS A LACE FRONT WIG?

“Lace front” refers to wig construction that uses a sheer lace attachment at the front of the wig to which human hair or synthetic hair has been hand tied. Lace front wigs and toppers are extraordinarily popular because they so successfully mimic natural growing hair, making it quite difficult to identify them as a wig while they are being worn.

What benefits does lace bring to wig construction? The delicate and thin nature of lace allows it to fall right over the forehead, creating very little, to no space, between wig and skin. It is breathable, with the pattern of the lace encouraging air flow. It is sheer, creating a barely-there transition that supports off the face styling. And it is versatile, offering the wearer the ability to style and change the part while still retaining a natural hairline.

With all of the benefits of lace front wig construction, why aren’t wigs entirely constructed this way? Well, some are. Known as full lace wigs, they have a full lace cap with lace around the full perimeter of the head, and they are 100% hand tied. Because lace is so sheer and fragile, however, the likelihood of ripping or tearing is higher. Lace front wigs combine the benefits of lace in the most visible portions of the wig while employing materials less susceptible to damage in the rest of the wig. Lace front wigs offer the desired balance between a natural look and durability.

HOW LONG DO LACE FRONT WIGS LAST?

So, how durable are lace front wigs last? That depends on the hair and the wig upkeep. Lace front wigs with synthetic hair can last up to one year while 100% human hair lace front wigs can last up to three years, with proper care.