One of the primary reasons we wear hair extensions, is to give our natural hair a break from the daily styling and stress put on our strands. Protective styles are the air under our natural hair wings, but can we all let out a collective I CAN'T over the thought of blending our leave-out and edges everyday?
If you're looking for an alternative to hauling out your flat-iron in the mornings, look no further than a lace or silk-based closure. Closures are top-pieces measuring 3.5" x 4" in length, and are attached over your scalp area at the front of the weave to -literally- close it. If you plan to wear your weave straight down most days, closures are a great way to give your scalp some rest, and achieve a seamless look throughout your weave.
Now, if you're looking for scalp protection, but 3.5" x 4" sounds a little skimpy: enter the lace frontal. These bad boys are also considered closures, but they measure 13" x 4", allowing your entire hairline to get its life and rest easy from ear-to-ear. Lace frontals can be easily manipulated to either have a part or kept free-form for when you can't decide if you want that sleek Ciara middle part or that tousled Gabrielle Union look. Don't let anyone ever fool you in thinking the part struggle isn't real.
What we love most about lace frontals is that they look natural, and with proper care they can last for years. Don't front, we know you want a frontal. Luckily, Mayvenn just launched lace frontals in all our available hair textures. It doesn't matter if your natural hair is the kinkiest 4z hair texture in the land- with frontals in our straight, curly, loose wave, and body wave hair, you can join in on the fun without having to worry about blending your leave-out.
Still skeptical of how natural a lace frontal can look? Let's play a game. Can you guess which of the five Youtube stars below are wearing a lace frontal and which ones aren't? Take a good look at these photos, then, if you're up for the challenge, take the quiz at the bottom.
Look carefully at Peakmill's hairline...
The lines are being blurred...
There's no way YouTuber Ivy Powell could be wearing a lace frontal, could she?
Could she possibly be wearing a frontal?
There is no way that's not natural...