A lace frontal can make any hair extension look more natural. It is more affordable than full-lace wigs and lace fronts because it creates a natural part of the hair. Although many women go to the salon for lace-frontal installation, it is possible to do it at home.
Find the right unit
The first thing you need to do is find the right lace frontal. Most lace frontals extend to 6 inches from the top of the head to the crown. Some lace frontals cover less, with the smallest area of lace being approximately 3 inches. This information is crucial as it will affect the braiding pattern and hair volume.
A lace frontal can be chosen in many similar ways to a lace-wig. There is one exception to the rule: You can choose from the same lengths and textures. The color options for lace frontals is limited because they aren’t as common. It is best to buy the Shari’s lace frontal first so that you can match it with any hair you are integrating. These partial units can be found in the $100-$200 price range.
Choose Your Method
You have many options to integrate your lace frontal. Each has its advantages depending on what your hair needs are. These are the benefits of each one.
Method 1: Integration with natural hair
If you have long hair and don’t mind styling it daily, this is the right choice. This is an option if you have a thin or damaged hairline, but your hair is not too long. You can integrate the lace frontal with your hair by matching it well with your hair’s texture and color.
The back of the unit also has lace, so you’ll need to either purchase sew-in clips or secure a bobby pin. Sew-in clips are recommended for a stronger hold. You can find attachable clips at your local beauty supply shop or online. These can be sewn in using weaving string, in a three-line pattern at the back base.
Now you need to clean your forehead and cut the front lace. Then, glue or tape it on. After you have secured your front, tie your hair in a small horizontal braid.
Method 2: Integrating with Extensions
You must be familiar with hair weaving techniques before you can install the lace frontal. This option is popular with women who want a natural hairline and part, but don’t need anything more than a high ponytail.
This is an option if you don’t want to have to style your hair every day and want something that doesn’t match your hair color or texture. Because your natural hair is hidden, this will protect it from damage and promote hair growth.
The first step is to choose a braiding pattern, and then attach the hair weave. Depending on the style, the braiding pattern you choose can be different. Because curly hair is supposed to be loose and wild, some women use a serpentine braiding pattern. The traditional circular pattern is best for straightening your hair. Braide your hair, and then prepare your lace frontal. Mark the end of the lace frontal and where the extension hair will start.
Some women prefer to first install the lace frontal and then the extensions. This allows them to sew the last row of hair on top or at the frontal. Some prefer to use the sew-in clips of method one and install the extensions first. No matter what your preference may be, ensure that they are both installed closely so that hair flows together seamlessly.