Understanding Closures: Closures are typically smaller hairpieces that are placed at the crown or top of the head to cover the area where the hairline would naturally start.

They are available in different sizes, including 4x4 and 5x5, and are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural hair. Closures are versatile and offer natural-looking parting options, including middle part, side part, or free part.

Exploring Frontals: Frontals, on the other hand, are larger hairpieces that span from ear to ear, covering the entire hairline.

They provide a more realistic and customizable hairline, allowing for a variety of styling options, including up-dos and ponytails. Frontals are typically available in sizes such as 13x4 and 13x6, and they can be customized to achieve different parting styles. 

  1. Factors Affecting Longevity: Several factors influence the longevity of closures and frontals:

    a. Material Quality: The quality of the hair and the base material used in closures and frontals play a significant role in their durability. Opting for high-quality human hair can ensure that the hairpiece withstands regular styling and maintains its luster and texture over time.

    b. Maintenance and Care: Proper care and maintenance are essential for prolonging the lifespan of closures and frontals. Regularly washing, conditioning, and moisturizing the hairpiece, as well as storing it correctly when not in use, can significantly extend its longevity.

    c. Styling and Heat: Excessive heat styling and chemical treatments can shorten the lifespan of both closures and frontals. Limiting the use of heat tools and avoiding harsh chemical processes will help preserve the integrity of the hairpiece.
  2. Expected Lifespan: The lifespan of closures and frontals can vary depending on the factors mentioned above and how well they are cared for. On average, closures can last anywhere from six months to one year with proper maintenance. Frontals, due to their larger size and versatility, may last slightly shorter, typically around three to six months.

  3. Making the Choice: When deciding between closures and frontals, consider your desired hairstyle, maintenance routine, and budget. If you prefer a more natural-looking part and have a strict maintenance regimen, closures might be the ideal choice for you. On the other hand, if you crave versatility and enjoy experimenting with different hairstyles, frontals could be your go-to option.

July 09, 2023 — Rhonita Jackson