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What Is A Lace Front Wig-Ultimate Guide For Lace Wigs (With Chart)

Lace is widely used in various wig products and is loved by people for its lightness and breathability. Lace wigs play an important role in the wig market. The variety of lace products on the market dazzles consumers and they don’t know how to choose items that suits them, so here we will share a ultimate guide for all about lace wigs include materials,size,constructions and others you concerns.

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1 All the cap constructions of lace wigs

1.1 What is a lace front wig?

Lace front wigs refers to the wigs that have a piece of lace in the front head and the rest is normal wig net.And the hair in the lace part is woven by hand, while the hair in the net cap part is sewn by machine. When properly fitted, this piece of lace creates the illusion that your hair is growing directly from your scalp, making it appear as though you have grown out your natural hair. That is why lace front wigs are more and more popular on the market now.

So there are many different size of lace front wigs on the market for customers to choose from., Like 13x4 lace front wig, 13x6 lace front wig, etc. We will introduce them one by one in the following content- All the lace sizes of lace wigs.Now, let’s learn something about lace closure wig.lace front wig vs lace closure wig

1.2 What is a lace closure wig?

Strictly speaking, lace closure wig can also be called lace front wig. Because is is also made of lace in the front and wig net in the back.In order to make it easier for merchants and consumers to distinguish, they gave different names according to the different areas of the lace. For example, they called 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7 and any others with square lace as lace closure wig, but 13x4, 13x5, 13x6 as lace front wig.

Besides these frontal lace wigs, there are other types, like full lace wigs and 360 lace wigs, lets go on for further.

1.3 What is a full lace wig?

As the name suggests, full lace wig means the wig cap is made of a full piece of lace, not have wig net on it. And all the hair should knitted by hand on the full lace wig. That means, You need to spend 3 days waiting for a hand-made exquisite craft. Sounds incredible? But YES. A full lace wig requires a lot of labor costs, that is why its price is so high.

Compared with lace front and lace closure wig, full lace wig has many benefits but it is not the best. For example, it can give all the hairstyles that you want but lifespan is not long. So you should compare and choose which one is the best for you. Let’s go on.

what is lace front wig

2 What is the difference between a lace front wig and a regular wig?

Lace front wigs are welcomed by most customers,especially black girls in US. And here we collected the Pros of lace front wigs for you:

Benefit Of Lace Front Wig:

1.Make natural hairline: A lace front wig is more natural looking than a regular wig, which can look quite abrupt and obvious around the hairline.

2.Breathable: Wearing a heavy wig can be a nightmare in the summer, do you agree? So,a lace front wig will solve all the problems in the summer. Air can blow into your scalp through the holes in the lace. So cool!

3.Light weight: Compared with regular machine made wig, it has light weight and make you feeling there is nothing on your head. You should try to test it.

4.Excellent value for money: You know a full lace is much more expensive, and a regular wig do not have lace, so lace front is the best choice. It is affordable for most customers and acceptable for ordinary consumers. And you can check the searching trend of the words “lace front wigs” on Google in 2023 from the chart below.

            "Lace Front Wigs" Trend On Google
lace front wig chart

That’s why you should try a lace front wig. But we also mentioned earlier that there are so many lace size of different lace wigs, what are they and which one is suitable for me? Ok, let’s move into each one below. 

3 All the lace sizes of lace wigs

3.1 what is a 4x4 lace wig?

4X4 Lace wig means the lace area in the front is square with 4x4 inch.Users can style middle part, side part in the lace area. But is limited for more hairstyles because of it is very small. So there are 5x5,6x6,even 7x7 inch come into being.

what is 4x4 lace wig

3.2 what is a 5x5 lace wig?

Same With 4x4 lace wig, 5x5 wig is also made of a square lace and wig net, the lace size is 5x5 inch in the front head, larger than 4x4. It caused a craze because of its super cost-effectiveness: low price, natural hairline, more hairstyles... Then, you can also find there continuous upgrading of products like 6x6 , 7x7 inch lace wigs. But compare with 5x5 lace, they are not widely used by users because of many reasons, and the emergence of front lace wig is one of them.

what is 5x5 lace wig

3.3 what is a 13x4 lace wig?

13x4 lace wig is a lace wig with 13 inch in length from ear to ear and 4inch in depth in front and net in back of head.See picture below. It has been quickly spread and purchased by customers since its launch.

Compared with square lace wigs, this size allows most needs for hairstyles by users, middle part, side part, free part and any others they want. And 13x4 lace wig has become the main product of major sellers. Then, some producers got the market demand for this series, there updated 13x5, 13x6 lace wig.let’s have a look.

what is 13x4 lace wig

3.4 what is a 13x5 lace wig?

Same with 13x4, 13x5 is 13 inch length from ear to ear, but 5 inch in depth. The difference is only in depth. 5inch are more natural if people want a longer part. And the price is only a little more expensive then 13x4.

what is 13x5 lace wig

3.5 what is a 13x6 lace wig?

13x6 lace wig has 13 inch in length from ear to ear, but 6 inch deeper than 13x4 and 13x5. You can free part it anywhere ear to ear as you can image.

what is 13x6 lace wig

 3.6 What is 6x4.75 lace wig?

The 6x4.75 lace wig is 6 inch in length with 4.75 inch in depth. It is a kind of lace front wig. But Klaiyihair has upgraded its technology with Pre-cut. And 6x4.75 lace wig is hot sale with discount Now.

what is 6x4.75 lace wig

3.7 What is 4x0.75 lace wig?

This s a special size. Why? Take a closer look at the pictures below. It is not a full piece of lace in the front. Right? It is just a “T” Part Lace in the middle. Yes. It is called T-Part Lace. The rest of the part is not lace, except for the T-line. The length is 4 inch and depth is 4 inch, and the width of the part line is 0.75 inch.

Now, you will found what hairstyle you can make by wearing a T part lace wig. Yes, only middle part you can make. Others are not allowed. But T-part lace is much cheap than other front lace wigs, you can try this if don’t need a lot of styling.

what is 4x0.75 lace wig

 3.8 What is 360 lace wig?

360 lace wigs have everything that a lace front wig does because the lace goes around the entire perimeter of the wig. That means you can put your wig into a high ponytail because the lace in the back will look like your scalp. The middle portion is machine sewn onto a breathable cap.

what is 360 lace wig

 3.9 What is 2x6 closure wig?

A 2x6 closure wig is a wig that covers the top of your scalp using a 2x6 inch lace closure piece. Lace closures are usually made of a thin, sheer material that blends seamlessly with your skin tone, giving the illusion that the hair on the wig is growing directly from the scalp.

2x6 closure wig


As we have introduce all the lace sizes of the lace wigs on the market now, maybe you have learn what are they and what are their differences. After introducing all the lace sizes, let’s get in to all the lace materials of the lace wigs.

4 All the lace materials of lace wigs

 4.1 What is hd lace wig?

HD is the abbreviation for High Definition. HD lace wig means the lace is made of top quality lace materials, usually Swiss lace. This material is very invisible when applied to the scalp. Its undetectable nature makes you have a natural and invisible hairline. Much clear than normal lace. And wig with HD lace is the best choice for women who want the most natural hairline.

4.2 What is Swiss lace wig?

Just we have explain hd lace above, Swiss lace is hd lace. Swiss mesh is essentially a layer of lace bottom mesh. Compared with the lace base mesh on traditional lace wigs, Swiss mesh lace is more transparent and its existence is basically invisible when attached to the skin.

4.3 What is transparent lace wig?

Transparent lace refers to the regular lace that you can find on many sellers. There are four different regular lace colors, including dark brown, medium brown, light brown and transparent. If the product does not specifically indicate the lace material, then it is ordinary transparent lace.

HD lace VS Transparent Lace

HD lace VS Transparent Lace

5 All the New Technologies of Lace wigs

As market demand continues to increase, customers have higher and higher requirements for product styling and convenience. Manufacturers are also constantly developing new processes to meet market demand.Now, you can find more and more keywords like bye-bye knots, pre-cut and other wig related trending products shown on google. Now, let’s introduce them for you.

5.1 What is pre-cut lace wig?

All the users know that we need to cut the extra lace after put the lace wig on. And this is the must steps during install the lace front wig. But now, you do not need spend time on the step. Pre cut lace wig is just for you.

It is means the a type of lace front wig that comes with the extra front lace already cut and customized to fit the wearer's hairline. Some are straight trimming, and some are curved trimming. And they will not curl up when you treat the front hairline.

what is pre-cut lace wig

 5.2 What is bye-bye knots lace wig?

As we know, all the hair on the lace area are hand-tied by hand, so there are many knots shown after you wear the wigs. We should bleach them by ourselves. If the operation is not standardized or the quality of the bleach is not good, the hair will break easily, thus greatly reducing the service life of the wig.

Now, a great invention called- “Bye-Bye knots wig ” is rising now. The new technology can fundamentally solves the problem for customers. You do knot need to worry about hair loss or breakage, as the manufacturers have more advanced process technology for batch processing. The hair looks like grown from you scrap. Also you can wear it and go in 2 Minutes. VERY NICE!

what is bye-bye knots lace wig

5.3 What is pre-plucked lace wig?

Pre-plucked is special for natural baby hair. It is the hairline of the wig is plucked by the sellers with tools. You'll save yourself the step of plucking out excess hairline. The pre-plucked lace wigs are trending new products that help customers to save time.

what is pre-plucked lace wig


Now, that’s all about the lace wigs questions for you. I think you are almost becoming an expert in the wig industry now, right? Yes, we will learn something and grow together with you. Maybe the content is too long to remember. Do not worry, below we have make a chart to make you clear all about this topic:

lace wig chart

6 How To Install A Lace Front Wig?

For some beginners, install a lace wig may be a big project for them,as there are much work to prepare before and will spend a long time to install it. But do not worry about it, there are much influencers have shown how to put on a lace front wig with easy ways at home.Here we share you a video about how to install a 13x4 lace front wig for beginners,have a look below. And For details, click here: The Easiest Way To Install lace front Wig

6.1 Install Lace Wig With Glue

Now,there are new upgrated lace wigs that without glue, like pre-cut lace wig, wear and go pre-everything wig, etc. All these are developed to satisfy deep demand and help users to save time. You know Time Is Life, right? So, let's check how to install a lace wig without glue: is also another quick ways for installing a lace wig without glue. For detailed steps, click here:How To Put On A Glueless Lace Frontal Wig

6.2 Install Lace Wig Without Glue

7 Final thoughts

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