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The Snatched Frontal Battle: Which Product and Method Is Better

The Snatched Frontal Battle: Which Product and Method Is Better

The War on Frontals

The year is 2018, the battlefield is your hairline, and the weapon of choice is a frontal! But wait, where are all of your mini soldiers that wield the weapon and make the war worthwhile? They are sitting online or on the shelves of beauty supply stores waiting to be discovered and help you defeat thick frontals, lace with a trace and all that lifting, shifting and sliding your old method or adhesive has had you doing in the past! Frontals are a delicate thing, and they require a certain finesse to make your hair look like its growing out of the scalp honey, so here are a few different methods and products to use on your frontal so that you can look snatched any day of the week!

Battle of The Methods

Mastering the perfect way to slay a frontal takes time, practice and a lot of patience! Nobody killed a frontal their first time, but with dutiful practice, they became a boss at laying that lace! Whether you are a stylist, a faithful Youtube DIY-er, wig maker, or general frontal wearer, it's essential to know a few ways that will enhance your frontal look for longevity, a beautiful style, and frontal upkeep. Before booking an appointment or plucking your frontal bald, be sure to check out a few tutorials view IG TV, Youtube or the Private Label Extensions website and supporting articles that tell all about slaying a frontal!

Taping Frontals

Taping in your frontal is quicker and less messy than both the glue and the gels. However, it's difficult to remove the white backing sometimes and also to remove it from the skin or stocking cap. To tape your frontal your hair should be braided and placed underneath a stocking cap, then the tape should be applied in the middle of the skin and the cap so that they share each clip of the tape. Next, the white backings should be pulled off, and the frontal placed on top. The Tape-In Method frowned upon because of the sticky film that can be left behind the more prolonged the tape applied to the skin. Additionally, the tape can be seen through the lace at times and is harder to attach to the surface of the skin if the skin is oily, sweaty or prone to breakouts.

Gluing Frontals

Gluing frontals is the most common method of installation because it provides a flat base and smoother edges. Pasting a frontal gives the wearer an option of long or short term wear as well as waterproof or regular. The cons of removing a frontal include residue, readjusting and possible hard removal.

Sewing Frontals

Frontals advertised as #noglue, or #noresidue sewn down as close as possible and the lightly gelled around the edges. The celebrated sewing method does not require a long wait time or an abundance of product. Sewing frontals also ensure that the frontal lasts longer and is waterproof. Cons for sewing frontals include tugging on hair, frontals do not lay as flat, and thread and product are both used.

Gel Frontals

While many people mistake gels or hold such as Got2BGlue or Gorilla Snot for glues they are substantially stronger gels. Stylists would not typically use these products to secure your frontal, and these products are more for at home usage because they are less harsh on the edges and more comfortable to wash out. However, some stylists will use this method so that their wigs are considered glue-less. One major con to gel frontals is that they do not last long.

Call In The Products! Pros And Cons Of Products

Products need a couple of things to succeed 1) it needs to be a fantastic product, and 2) used adequately. Before adhering any of these glues, gels or adhesive to your skin or scalp be sure to read the directions thoroughly for instructions, warnings and removal details.

1. Bold Hold Products

The worst thing about the bold hold products is that they are always sold out! I have personally used this product several times, and it has reigned supreme for being waterproof, having a lasting hold and having clear and easy instructions. However, these products pack a lot of punch and can be hard on the hair or hard to remove when product instructions aren't followed precisely as labeled.

Bold Hold Glue

Bold Hold Adhesive Glue is a waterproof frontal glue that lasts anywhere front two to three weeks with proper application and maintenance. The Bold Hold Extreme Creme is applied in front of the hairline on clean skin and spread evenly across the application site four or five times. Now listen, be sure to let each layer dry completely clear, and tacky before adding the next layer or you'll be in trouble! My worst and biggest mistake was growing impatient and trying to skimp on the process. Using a thin comb spread it out thinly and allow to dry naturally for a few minutes until clear before adding the next layer, this will ensure that you have no white residue peeking through your lace once you add your lace frontal. Furthermore, let do not apply the frontal until the adhesive is tacky (sticky to the touch), and then wait a few minutes after placing your frontal to pluck out baby hairs and apply a scarf unless you want a sticky situation!

Bold Hold Remover

The Bold Hold Remover is priced at $15-$20 and is a must-have when dealing with the Bold Hold Extreme Creme! After ruining my frontal job for being impatient, I attempted to remove the creme without the remover and left with thick white patches in my hair (from rubbing) and some spots along my hairline that I feared for! The remover is best to use because it is specially created to break down the Bold Hold Extreme Cremes chemical composition. However, if you do not want to purchase the remover oil, or alcohol will provide a seamless removal although it might take a little longer.

Bold Hold Tape

Bold Hold Tape have to adhesive sides, one that attaches to the skin and another that connects to the frontal. Often people find the tape to be a little tricky due to the specific cutting and placing instructions, but I have faith in you!

2. Cling (Waterproof Adhesive)

Cling is located in a white and pink bottle and is waterproof. The cling comes out white, should be applied in layers in front of the hairline and takes a few minutes to dry. The cling allows frontals to last for two to three weeks and is safe in rain or shine, the sand or the beach water! The negativity surrounding this cling centers on the drying time and the significant possibility that the cling will chunk and get caught in your edges upon removal if the hair is not soaked thoroughly. To combat this, allow hair to soak with remover and gently slide off frontal, do not rush or be too rough when using this adhesive.

3. Got2BGlue (Gel)

There are two kinds of Got2BGlue adhesives, one is in a yellow bottle, and the other is in a black bottle of the same design. The yellow bottle is a white colored gel and is thicker than the black Got2BGlue. The Yellow bottle leaves a slightly thicker residue and lays on thicker. The black Got2BGlue is clear and thinner than the yellow bottle. Both options provide a stronghold and will leave a white residue when wet with water or sweat. Although the yellow Got2BGlue advertised as 'water resistant,' neither of the products are extremely water resistant and behave like a gel when wet. Both of the gels are to be applied with the Got2BGlue yellow freezing spray to enhance the hold. In my experiences with Got2BGlue, it's a suitable adhesive to use in between frontal installations. Since this product is a gel and not gel, it can be used on the edges to hold down lifting parts, provide a one or two day hold, or keep your sides in place, not as a long-term frontal adhesive. Additionally, both of the Got2BGlue's can tend to leave a flaky white residue behind even when thin layers are applied.

4. Ghostbond

Ghostbond purchased at Walmart in a three oz bottle. The Ghostbond glue is not waterproof and provides anywhere from two days to a week-long last. Ghostbond glue takes about three layers for a secure application and needs at least seven minutes to dry. Ghostbond has earned a rep for not having a long-lasting hold, but a stronghold when initially applied so purchase with caution!

5. Gorilla Snot

Don't shy away from Gorilla Snot because of the name! This glue provides a stronghold but will not linger for too long or snatch out your edges unless misused! Gorilla Glue is similar to the Got2BGlue gel except that it does not have the white residue or the same waiting period for application. The hold from this 'snot' lasts about two to three days, and the consistency is like snot! It's slightly sticky and thick, the product dries clear. Gorilla Snot is not water resistant and removed with alcohol or the remover. When dealing with the gel or glues mentioned above, the hair should always be clean as well as the skin. Make sure to use the approved. Remover, and take time with sliding your frontal off to avoid clumping, or losing hair. Product Pro Tip: Always remove any adhesive with 90-99 percent alcohol to make removal more manageable, and be sure not to add water along the hairline for removal! Adding water to waterproof glue does nothing, and adding water to non-waterproof adhesive causes clumps and product build up around the hairline! Apply the alcohol or remover and allow it to soak, slowly pull off your frontal inch by inch in a sideways direction to reduce the chance of breakage. Then clean skin where adhesive once laid with alcohol or skin cleanser and wash out edges with a pre-poo oil to loosen any leftover gel or glue and proceed to wash as usual!

Flawless Frontal Tint!

One of the most significant requirements for a laid frontal is proper tinting and plucking of frontals. There are various methods and products people like to use to give their frontal a beautiful scalp look!

1. Tea Bags

Youtubers have sworn by using tea bags to darken the look of their tint slightly. Tea bags are natural and do not damage the lace because it is mostly hot brown water, and have dying effects on the lace. Using tea bags is a quick and cheap option and only requires a sink or container and a tea bag to complete.

2. Bleaching

Bleaching your knots with your choice of bleach and developer will make the frontal look more like the scalp, but it can also color the roots of your hair or damage the lace.

3. Make-up

Powder or liquid makeup that is your skin color or a shade lighter will help your part appear more like scalp. Often the liquid composition can stain the lace and is harder to control. Power makeup is more natural to clean and apply, so it is the preferred method of tinting.

4. Plucking

Tweezers with curved or sharp endings are the best because they can grip the small hairs easier and snatch them out faster. More sharpened tweezers will make plucking your baby hairs and parts more quickly, and more accurate.

Fight To The Frontal Finish!

Frontals are not long wearing hair units, and they are meant to be worn for two weeks to a month before complete reapplication of the frontal is required. Though frontals are short-term hair solutions, the methods and products used can enhance the look of the frontal and extend the length of wearing time for the frontal. Each way has their positives and negatives depending on your skin type and the overall look you wish your frontal to have. In my opinion, the best method for adhering a frontal is the glue in the technique. Gluing a frontal down ensures that every person will be able to get a frontal (unlike sewing which requires edges or tape which requires precise, drier skin). Gluing a frontal also extends the wearing time, and the glues built for all kinds of weather. All products were not created equal sadly! And for me, Bold Hold Extreme Creme comes out on top as far as frontal adhesives go! The Bold Hold Extreme Creme has the best drying time, and the most extended hold and all of the cremes are waterproof which is a bonus! Just be aware of the removal process and be patient with the application drying time! Lastly, to round out the bunch of winners is the Black Got2BGel, this gel is right to lay your frontal edges and thin! Do you have any suggestions for a snatched frontal? What's your favorite way to lay your frontal? Drop some tips below in the comments!
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Learn to Melt Your Lace Frontal For The Ultimate Slay

Learn to Melt Your Lace Frontal For The Ultimate Slay

Love Your Lace and Your Skin

What lace, boo? I’m not saying I’m feeling myself, but, this lace melt technique for lace frontals got me feeling a whole lot of cute and expensive. It seems as if there’s always a new hack or method when it comes to installing a wig or extensions. This new technique is everything. Now with anything new, there are some do’s, and dont’s I want to share with you to make sure you execute the process correctly. I don’t want you out in these streets with inflamed skin, bald spots, or missing hair. You know I love to get my hair together while listening to music. Let us go ahead and rock this new single by Ciara “Level Up” because it’s time for us to get our look together for the rest of the summer.

What Is A Lace Frontal or Lace Wig

A lace frontal or wig is created to give the appearance of a natural hairline. It looks so natural, and no one will be able to know it’s not growing out of your scalp. Lace frontals and wigs are in high demand because they are so realistic (when applied correctly). The lace can be colored to match your skin tone. A lace frontal is extremely versatile because it covers the entire front perimeter (and back if you have the 360-degree frontal). Using a frontal helps to give you a more realistic hairline. They come in lace or silk material. But in this article, I am discussing the lace frontals and wigs, specifically.

Prep Your Skin Before The Meltdown

Here, I am going to share the steps for achieving the meltdown look, but first I want to give you some tips on prepping your skin first.

Tip #1

Pay attention to the skin along your hairline area. Because of the amount of product, you are going to be using you should not have any skin condition that may become irritated, sore or inflamed due to this process.

Tip #2

It’s rare that I see this is in videos, so I want to remind you to clean your hairline before installing any glue or adhesive. Grab you a cotton ball and some alcohol to clean along your hairline.

Tip #3

If you use a relaxer, make sure you don’t have any scabs nor sores present. This goes for your entire scalp and not just at the hairline.

Precautions When Using A Hot Comb

The hot comb has gotten upgraded over the years. No more sitting a hot comb on a stove to straighten your hair. Today, you can walk into a Walmart and purchase an electric hot comb and get the same results. However, there are some precautions you need to take when using a hot comb for this technique so that you don't damage your hair nor your skin. Below are my top three precautions you should take to make sure that during this technique you get the look that you want.

Precaution #1

The first thing is to make sure that you're hot comb does not get too hot. The electric ones allow you to set it at a medium temperature. I know I tendency is to want to get the comments hot as possible because we think that that's going to melt the lace even quicker but doing this can cause damage to your hair as well as your scalp. There isn't anything cute about scabs at the front of your hairline.

Precaution #2

A hot comb is designed to straighten hair if your hair is permed make sure that you pulled it all to the back. The only portion of the hair that should be in touch with the hot comb is your extensions. Put in that hot comb in contact with permed hair can cause even more damage to your natural hair.

Precaution #3

You may have never heard of these, but hot comb alopecia is a thing. Hot comb alopecia is the loss of hair in patches, or it can be more significant areas of the scalp. Think about the amount of heat that you on your last meltdown because this is going to be important when it comes to protecting your natural hair. Applying too much heat or applying heat to the previously damaged hair can make things worse. This is why it is so important to take care of your hair and scalp before this style.

Skin Reaction

Lace frontals and wigs are popular right now, and most women would love to be able to rock them. However, there are some situations where you won't be able to wear a lace wig or frontal. Here are some signs that you may be allergic to the lace in your wig or lace frontal:

Sign #1

If there is itchiness whenever you are wearing your wig you can potentially be allergic to the lace

Sign #2

If there is a rash after you wear your lace wig or lace frontal this could be a sign of an allergic reaction

Sign #3

Another sign that you may be allergic to the lace Is if you noticed itching when wearing nylon clothing

Sign #4

Your allergic reaction could also be from the adhesive that you use to apply your wig. My suggestion is to use a different adhesive and see if that resolves the issue. I've identified a few reasons why you may not be able to wear a lace wig or lace frontal, but the best thing for you to do is go to the doctor and get a diagnosis. Some people use ointment or creams that can help resolve their symptoms. But you may feel that it's just not worth all the hassle of doing that and forgo wearing lace wigs altogether. Keep in mind that synthetic wigs and human hair wigs are different so you may be allergic to the synthetic fibers in a wig and be completely fine if you wear a human hair wig. So, try switching up your wig and see if doing so resolves the issue. Learn more about common scalp conditions and how you can treat them to avoid pre-existing conditions that can cause issues when you're trying to wear your favorite wig.
Before you diagnose yourself through with an allergy make Sure you've done the following things:

Tip #1

Clean your wig or lace frontal regularly. Remember you using a lot of products on your hair to keep it smooth and lay down as well as natural dirt and oils that can occur. Post-workout and sweaty hair is not good if your wig does not allow airflow. This type of situation is a breeding ground for infections or other issues on the scalp.

Tip #2

Don't wear your wig all the time give your scalp time to breathe wearing a wig all the time can cause your scalp to get irritated especially if your wig has any combs or clips in it.

Tip #3

You could potentially have a pre-existing condition that you didn't know anything about. It's essential that you go to a dermatologist to get a proper diagnosis because you may think it's the wig or the frontal that is causing the scalp and skin irritation and it could be something else. It's always wise to get a professional opinion.

The Lace Melt Technique

Here are the steps to getting your lace laid! This technique is so bomb you won't even see the lace! Take your time, and you’ll master this in no time.

Step #1

Pull your freshly shampooed hair down into a bun

Step #2

Gel your edges down

Step #3

Put on a nude color wig cap

Step #4

Use the Got 2 B Freeze Spray along the entire perimeter of the hairline

Step #5

Spray one layer and use your blow dryer to dry it

Step #6

Spray the second layer and dry it with the blow dryer

Step #7

Once it is dry, cut off the band of the wig cap

Step #8

Spray another layer of Got 2 B freeze spray to lay down the cap smoothly

Step #9

Use a foundation that blends with your skin around the perimeter of the wig cap and your hairline

Step #10

Use a cotton ball and alcohol to clean up your hairline by removing any excess foundation

Step #11

Apply your Bold Hold creme and allow it to dry

Step #12

Take your time and apply your lace in sections to make sure you smooth it down well

Step #13

I suggest applying your second layer of Bold Hold creme in sections to make it easier to smooth your lace down

Step #14

Use a popsicle stick to smooth the lace down because the glue gets tacky

Step #15

Smooth down your edges and baby hairs

Step #16

Add foundation to your part to blend it with your forehead

Step #17

Use your hot comb (the electric one is fine) to melt the lace down and make it look smooth

Step #18

Also, use the hot comb to straighten your edges Voila….magic! Girl, when they ask any questions, tell them your hair grew overnight!

Take Care of The Basics and Stay Fly

The key to looking good is to always take care of yourself first. As it relates to the newest method of wig installation, the lace meltdown is a great technique but requires attention to detail. We all love trying new things, but it’s important we pay attention to our skin. Sometimes we can ignore signs of irritation or an allergic reaction. No wig or lace frontal is worth hair loss. Take your time but if you can’t complete the install have a professional complete it. I want you to be cute minus the pain and bald spots! Make sure you comment below with your lace melt experience. We want to know what you think!
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Frontal or Closure: Which One Is Better for Summertime?

Frontal or Closure: Which One Is Better for Summertime?

Hot Hairstyles or Not

It’s that hot outside, so now we are battling between decisions of extensions, braids, anything else that will help us beat the heat. It’s hard enough to find good edge control to withstand these crazy temperatures and hot humidity. Hairstyles can be just as hard to choose from because we want to be cute, but we don’t want to sweat. That’s not realistic for persons who have Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. Any other time of year frontals and closures are an easy choice depending on the hairstyle you want. In this article, we will discuss the best options for you.
When considering with may be a better option for you this season, consider the benefits of each as follows:

Benefits of a Frontal

Protects hairline

The width and length of a frontal provides much protection to the hairline and can even restore it. Many think that the adhesive used to apply and secure a frontal could actually do harm to your hairline. However, this is only true when it is not applied correctly. When applied correctly, you can have restored, protected edges and a properly laid frontal simultaneously.

Allows versatility

There is so much versatility when it comes to wearing frontals! You have more freedom to part it anyway you choose unlike a closure. This free range of parting the frontal hair allows for more options when it comes to styling. Who doesn’t like the endless options to easily switch up your hair with different looks and styles?

Confidence and comfort in wearability

When wearing a frontal you can have the confidence in know that it provides full coverage and this gives your hair a more realistic look. Allow yourself to be comfortable with a look knowing the faux frontal hairline can be pulled off as your own.

Benefits of a Closure

Low maintenance

With a closure, there is so little to be done when it comes to maintaining it unlike a frontal. There is the simplicity of blending, when there’s really nothing to blend.

Various sizes

There are various sizes for closures, which is great depending on your head size. This allows you to become more tailored with your look when wearing a closure.

Less complicated

Let go of any complications when wearing a closure and keep things simple with one option of a side part or middle part. Some may think it is a disadvantage to be limited in parting which leads to limited styling. But this is not necessarily true if you’re someone that keeps your look simple and consistent.

Keep your Composure with a Closure

Before we tap into what’s best for you lets explain the difference between a closure and a frontal. Starting with closures, I wore my first one and I honestly never went back to leave outs. For women just now catching on, closures done the right way look very realistic for that part you desire. The great thing about the closure is that it gives you a realistic look without unnecessary heat damage. It keeps all your hair protect underneath. In these summer temperatures, I would always suggest a frontal or closure. If your natural and you are leaving any portion of your hair out during the summer, you can almost guarantee the frizz humidity is turning your hair back into its natural state. Who knows how long you will be flat ironing?

The Future of your Frontal

Along with closures, frontals are a great accessory to add to your hairdo. Just like a closure, all of your hair is required to be braided down which helps protects from excessive heat damage. None of your hair is out, but now you have a realistic hairstyle that can be styled virtually in any aspect. The difference between a frontal and closure is that you have a lot more option of how to style your hair. Most closures provide you with one part which stays consistent through the style; you really can’t part it any other way besides the way you chose to have it parted. Frontals are more diverse and allow you to expand your hairdo options on a daily basis. You are not limited to parting; you can part it whichever way you desire or you are not limited to up and down. Private Label offers 360 frontals that surround your whole head. You can put it up in a bun without tying a scarf around your head so nobody will see your “kitchen.” When you put it up, it is going to resemble your real hair as if it is coming out of your scalp. You are free to do whatever you want. This why frontals are perfect for women who enjoy wearing weave but are limited with how far they could go with styling.

Coming To A Decision

This article is supposed to be about which is better for the summer: a frontal or a closure. I honestly can’t make that decision for anyone, but I can give you helpful things to remember when choosing between the two. Starting with closures, they would be my first pick for the summer. Although I’m limited with updos, you can’t go wrong with them. Closures only require to be sewn down in place and last a very long time. Most closures are one essential part. You can invest some money and buy a 4x4 or 5x5 closure. The extended closure gives you some range in parting. If the closure is sewn down directly in the middle, you can do middle or a side part and a low ponytail. That’s all the styles you would get out of it.

Don't Sweat It

If you don’t have a problem with sweating, I guess frontals wouldn’t be a bad idea either. The only issue would be frontal glue. Most people get their frontal glued down whether it’s a 180 or a 360 frontal. Adhesive can be very tricky because sweating in this heat; you don’t want your frontal sliding down or off. Ghost bond glue seems to be what everybody generally uses when dealing with frontals. But I can’t say how the adhesive withstands the heat because like I stated previously, it all depends on the person and how much they sweat. I would like to add that even if you sweat a little bit each day, you will notice a difference in your frontal as it loosens. That’s mostly the negative stuff about your frontal though, let talk about some positives if you do decide to wear one in this heat. I would suggest a 360 frontal from Private Label Extensions. I say that because, with a 360 frontal, you have a better chance of your frontal staying in place because it is wrapped all the way around the head. Even if you do sweat a bit, your 360 is sewn down on the inside all the way around so also if the glue loosens the frontal, there is no actual way of it being noticeable. And we can’t forget about the ponytail. With the 360 frontal you can style your hair up to avoid hair being on your neck, that’s something you can’t do with closure.

Trying to Beat The Heat

Both the closure and frontal has its positives and negatives. So, I can’t be the judge of what you chose to rock this summer but I can help you in the decision making process. My best advice to you will go with closure if you don’t want to carry your frontal glue everywhere you go. In my opinion, frontals are for fall, winter, and spring but I’ve seen people rock one all year long. It’s all about what you want to deal with. Keep it, cute ladies, the summertime is ours and make sure you slay either way with Private Label Extensions.
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Spotting Low-Quality Frontals and Picking Better Quality Ones

Spotting Low-Quality Frontals and Picking Better Quality Ones

Can't Front a Frontal

Frontals are fabulous hair pieces that have swept the hair industry by storm lately. A laid frontal can pull an entire look together and is the centerpiece of a hairstyle or wig. To ensure that your frontal looks like the scalp, and undisputably laid baby hairs, and your style or unit is flawless, you must invest in your frontal. While you can fake edges, length and hair color you can't front on a frontal, quality is a must when purchasing this must have hair item.

Signs of A Low-Quality Frontal

Imagine buying hair; you feel it soft and bouncy before installation, and you fork over the two hundred. Then you pull your hair out the bag, get it installed, and leave the salon feeling fabulous, only for a week or two later your bundles won't curl, shed like crazy and are always getting tangled. With your money wasted, and your heart crushed, you ask yourself "How could I have avoided this?" Just like securing beautiful, soft and long-lasting bundles is essential to an elegant style, a frontal is equally as important. Unlike bundles, however, a low-quality frontal are easy to spot because despite how the hair feels, the proof is in the lace! The top three ways to spot a frontal not worthy of your hard on coins hiding in the lace:

1. Thick Lace

If you have thick lace, please do not bother asking 'Lace Front where?!' because the reply will be 'right there sis, right there.' Frontals are made with thin lace so that it can be easily cut, lay flat and blend nicely with the skin on the perimeter of your hairline.

2. Oddly Colored

The lace on a frontal or closure should be "clear" instead of another darker color unless you asked for it to be customized ahead of time. Otherwise, frontals that have grey-ish colored lace or brown lace is not lace as advertised and is likely mixed with something else. Oddly colored frontals will have a harder time blending with your skin and scalp. This is due to the lace being harder to color and possibly reacting badly to the bleach.

3. Thick Black Pores

There are squares on each frontal, and black hair bulbs attached to the lace. While most frontal's are slightly noticeable if the bulbs are huge and visible from far away chances are the frontal will be harder to bleach and tint.

Tips for Serving Frontal Realness

1. Bleach Your Frontal

Depending on the density and tint that you desire for your frontal, different developers can be used to replicate a natural scalp. I usually use 20 Vol. developer for fifteen minutes. I liked to mix the bleach and developer in equal parts until it has a "syrup" consistency. Using an applicator, I spread the mixture evenly across the length of the frontal and then lay it on foil to help quicken the process. Be careful when bleaching your frontal or you run the risk of dying your hair (this happened to me before, and I had slightly blonde hair roots on the base of the frontal). Set a timer and check the frontal periodically. You may even want to practice this on a cheaper frontal!

To Bleach Or Not to Bleach

People who are on a budget and do not pay for customization along with others, like me, who have had some close calls with DIY tinting of frontals, opt to skip it altogether. If for whatever reason, you decide not to bleach your frontal there are other options.

Use A Stocking Cap

Buy a flesh colored stocking cap from the hair store. Some companies even provide a stocking cap in nude, light brown and dark brown tones when a customer purchases items like wigs or frontals. The cap will help protect your hair from the pull of the frontal or the products added to keep the frontal in place. Additionally, this will help the frontal to look more natural without tinting the lace.

Add Make-Up

Adding makeup along the perimeter of the frontal or along the whole frontal will help make the frontal look more like scalp and blend with your hair. Try using a powder foundation or concealer that matches your skin tone or a shade lighter. Liquid concealers will bleed through lace and are harder to remove later on. Whether you bleach the frontal or use makeup, the foundation of a beautiful and natural style is a quality frontal.

Debunking Frontal Myths

Although many companies will argue that lower-quality frontals will shed and bald, the truth is all frontals are subject to shedding and balding. Balding and shedding occur naturally because the hair is virtually manufactured onto the lace and not built to last forever. It will shed and thin just like natural hair over time. The difference lies in the rate at which the frontal deteriorates. Consequently, as a proud 22-inch lace frontal owner, with the lace, bleached and tinted to perfection, you must take good care of your frontal to ensure longevity. Do not overpluck or manipulate your frontal. Overplucking will cause the hair in the areas to be thinner and more subject to extra hair loss. Furthermore, continually removing and re-installing the frontal without proper removal solvent and cleansing can cause rips in the lace and excessive shedding. Most frontals are made to last through two hairstyles or a few months with proper care.

Calling All Frontals

Frontals are meant to be an excellent addition to your hairstyle or wig. It can be hard when purchasing online or from a store to distinguish a quality frontal from a less effective one. However, it is essential to read reviews and watch videos before buying online to ensure you get the quality advertised. Additionally, look for the telltale signs of a lousy frontal like darkly tinted, thick or black spotted lace. Do you have any tips on spotting a lousy frontal, drop them below!
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To Glue Or Not? The Pros and Cons of Gluing your Frontal

To Glue Or Not? The Pros and Cons of Gluing your Frontal

All About Glueing Frontals

Sadly, a frontal can not just stick to your head like a magnet when applied, though this would make installation and removal so easy! Frontals need attaching through sewing, tape or glue. Yes, if you've read my other article about wigs, weave installations, and quick weaves, you may be thinking glue, honey we put that behind us, well it's time to bring it back. Gluing your frontal is still the number one way to get a lace frontal or frontal wig installed, and I am here to tell you all the details.

The Process

The frontal has undergone prep; it's been bleached, slathered with makeup and plucked to the Hair Gods. Now, it needs installing, and that means tape, glue or sewing. The stylist will start by place the frontal over your head and determine where the extra lace needs to be cut or trimmed to fit your ear correctly and lay as flat as possible against your head. Gluing your frontal means that your stylist will place a bald cap, flesh or nude colored, over your braids. Then, spray freezing spray (like the one from Got 2 B Glue that comes with a wide nozzle) around the edge of the cap where your hairline begins and the nape of your neck, if you are getting a 360 Frontal installed. Next, the extra cap cut and the adhesive added along the perimeter of your hairline and nape. The glue is usually white and requires several thin layers spread on the edge of your cap and a little of your skin. After repeated for stability, your stylist will sew down the back of your wig, or your bundles may later be installed and lay the frontal gently across your head until she firmly presses the frontal's lace against the glue and smoothes in place with fingers or a rattail comb. The glue used for gluing your frontal is not the same glue used for tracks or bonded weaves. It is thinner and is more expensive usually ten to twenty dollars depending on the retailer. If glue makes you weary, it may be helpful to watch a YouTube video of the process to decide if the process looks safe and comfortable to you.

The Pros

Is That Your Scalp

Gluing your frontal helps the edges of the lace look more realistic and harder to detect. The pasting helps the frontal lay flat to the surface of your sides and will hold every inch of lace in place.

Can Easily Be Taken Down

Instead of fiddling with the scissors and snipping off a piece of hair (R.I.P. Hair strands 10-25), you can use remover, alcohol or water to take your frontal down. Getting your hair glued is safer, and your hair will thank you.

Quick Maintenance

Gluing your frontal makes it easy for you to fix your hair at home. When sewn down or taped it might be harder to revamp your style at home. However, with glue, you can add some extra adhesive, tie around a scarf and be good to go.

Thin Edges, No Edges, No Problem

Gluing your frontal does not require one to have thicker edges, braids or even hair at all. Because of the glue being an adhesive the cap and adhesive can be used to attach the frontal to any person and still provide a natural look. Thicker hair not being a requirement is a massive bonus to me. Having thinner edges it makes me less self-conscious about being turned down for a style or being limited to particular methods of installation.

The Cons

The lack of longevity is a major con for gluing your frontal. I've only had a frontal once, and it was a frontal wig. The back was sewn down, and the front was adhered with glue and Got 2 B Gel. I think the worse part of gluing your frontal is it would have to be when it began to slide! My stylist did a fantastic job, but my frontal adhesive was not waterproof and after partying three nights straight. Sweating out my hair became a significant issue. The displacement of my frontal due to moisture was surprising to me since one of the main benefits of weave is being able to have perfect hair. The sudden change caught me off-guard when my frontal began shifting due to my adhesive thinning out from my constant sweating and showering. To add insult to injury, I would've been happier if the whole thing would've loosened a the same rate, but I had some parts looking snatched and others that looked like they were snatched off. Spend the extra money for a waterproof frontal! Note: I loved my style! As a first-time frontal-ist, I may have overdone it with the sweat, steam from my shower and styling.

A Lengthy Process

If you're like me, you like to get to the salon and get out! Don't set your heart on being out in time to make that appointment if you are gluing your frontal. When you're frontal adhered using paste, there are several layers of adhesive added to ensure your frontal stays stuck. Thus, add drying time for each layer to turn clear and become sticky before the next layer added. Another thing that adds extra time to the chair is the repositioning of the frontal. When frontals are sewn in, it is easy for the stylist to hold the frontal and manipulate it like regular bundles. While gluing your frontal takes more patience and attention to detail for placement and naturalness, no stylist wants to place then rip off your frontal repeatedly in a matter of minutes. Lastly, after your frontal installation, you may have to weight extra time for all the glue to settle and turn clear under your unit.

The Removal Process

It can be brutal depending on the professionalism used when styling your frontal. Women have reported losing patches of hair, getting red patches or bumps along the perimeter of the scalp and even bald spots. Everyone should use water, remover or mild alcohol to remove the adhesive from their skin. Be patient and vigilant in following proper removal instructions such as:

1. Using the recommended remover for your adhesive

Using a set like Bold Hold Lace Glue and their remover will save you time, hair and effort. Each glue formula is different, and when made in a complementary pair the best results are yielded when used together. Do not try to come up with your mixture or merely yank off your frontal. Get the remover when you get the glue!

2. Allow your frontal time

Again, I hope you are not in a rush when removing your glued frontal because though it is easy. It might take a little more time to remove depending on the adhesive used, the work of your stylist and when you got the frontal initially installed. Allow the remover, alcohol or water time to loosen up the glue and don't be so quick to rush through the process. If the box says ten minutes, give it fifteen.

3. Work in Small Parts

Never try to rip off your frontal like you would rip off your wig! Some parts may be tighter than others and require more time and gentle detangling. Do not yank your frontal off like a hoodie, instead approach it like a scab, slow and steady. Though the cap is there to protect your edges, you never know if it has slipped or has shifted over time. You cannot be too careful when it comes to hair care so go slowly.

4. Follow Up With A Good Wash

After removing your glue based frontal, be sure to wash both your real hair and the frontal, even if you are not immediately getting it reapplied. Soaking your frontal in a gentle mixture of shampoo and warm water will rid it of excess oil, glue, and dirt. Wash your natural hair with a clarifying shampoo or conditioner to rid your hair of any leftover glue residue, dust or product.

How Much Is This Costing Me?

Frontals by nature are a little more expensive when it comes to buying and installation. Prices are higher because the frontal itself covers a broader surface of the head. Additionally, frontals require extensive customizations and careful placement for optimal styling. However, the cost of frontals for glue, tape or sewing do not vary in price much if at all. Most stylists price frontals for the customization aspects and less for the actual installation method. Typically, frontals range from $100-$200 in price. The glue may is around $10-$20, though some stylist will provide the glue themselves, it's always good to have a bottle for yourself. Just do not overdo it with DIY touchups, you do not want to damage the lace or your hair! Frontal installations range from $75-$200. Altogether, this style can easily cost hundreds of dollars to obtain and upkeep; in this aspect gluing may be less beneficial because it requires frequent maintenance and does not last very long.

Skipping The Glue

While this glue is different than regular hair glue for bonded weaves, it can still be damaging to the integrity of your hair. The residue or stress during removal can be too much for some hair types. Additionally, those with sensitive skin or scalps will have to adhere to the glue being placed directly on the surface along their edges and the remover and residue possibly seeping through to their hair. Although I had a mixed experience with gluing a frontal, overall I would choose to have my frontal fixed again. I like the naturalness of it, the quick removal and the protection it offers my hair. Like any decision with hair, it's a personal decision for the health of your hair and the look of the style.

Different Ways to Secure Your Frontal

Tape-In Frontal

The Tape-In method of securing a frontal is the easiest method. Thin clear strips with two adhesive sides applied to the skin directly in front of the hairline, where the frontal is secured. Taping your frontal last from two to four weeks. There is no extended removal or waiting period. Taping down a frontal is the easiest and quickest method.
Downside: Those with oily skin, whom sweat a lot or are rough with their hair may experience short lasting hold or complete loss of stability with lace tape. The tape may cause an allergic reaction if not hyperallergic and can be sometimes painful to remove after being attached to the skin for an extended period. Although the frontal taped down it may still require glue, alcohol or additional means of adhesive. This means of installing a frontal is the shortest lasting.

Sewing The Frontal

Sewing a frontal can be beneficial because the whole unit or style is done in the same method. It should have the same length of wear opposed to when a frontal glued or taped. The back is still intact, and the front requires additional maintenance. Additionally, many people are comfortable and familiar with sew-ins. Sewing in a frontal also ensures there is no slipping, lifting or breakage, extending the style life. Downside: Sewing in a frontal will cause added stress on the edges and nape of the hair.

To Glue Or Not To Glue?

Personally, I would still get my frontal glued down I believe it offers the best of both worlds as far as styling is concerned. The glue holds the frontal firmly in place, and after two weeks to a month, I can gently soak it off and start over fresh. Afterall, frontals are not like closures; they do not carry an extended installation time.

Rock Your Frontal Your Way

Gluing a frontal can often be seen as the most common and messiest method of achieving a perfect and sturdy frontal. Every method has its ups and downs. The most important thing when it comes to owning your frontal look is having a strong blend game and security. No lace, no case. Which method do you prefer for a laid frontal?
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Five Frontal Mistakes You Are Making & How to Fix Them!

Five Frontal Mistakes You Are Making & How to Fix Them!

Misinformation

Thanks to celebrity hair stylists and YouTube University, it is easier than ever to find information on how to apply and maintain a frontal. Unfortunately, not all the information is true, and the public misunderstands a lot of the information.
Frontals can upgrade your look, but you need to be very careful with them to ensure you do not damage your natural hair, as well as making sure that your frontal looks flawless. Practice makes perfect, but hopefully you DIY Queens can get to flawless, frontal status a little quicker with this list of mistakes you're making with your frontal.

1. Using the Wrong Adhesive or Applying Improperly

If you look at the average “How To Apply A Lace Frontal” video on YouTube, you will notice that nearly everyone uses Got2B Glued hair gel as an adhesive. Many women and some stylist like this method because it is easy to apply and remove using water, and it can deliver a flawless finish if applied correctly. However, if you make a slight mistake, you will be walking around with a white and flaking hairline! Yikes! Here’s where many women are making a mistake: they are applying WAY too much!
Listen, ladies; when it comes to frontal adhesive, less is ALWAYS more! You want to start with a little bit of gel and warm it on your hand. Warming the gel on your hand changes the texture and makes it more transparent. Then, apply a thin layer of gel in front of your hairline avoiding your natural hair as much as possible. Let the first layer dry until it is tacky then apply a second layer. Once the second layer us tacky, you are ready to apply your frontal. The adhesive should be clear when you apply the frontal; it will not dry clear if it does not go on clear. Also, never use your fingers to apply your frontal. The oil you’re your hands throw off the formulation of the gel and causes it to dry white. Instead, use the back of a comb to place the frontal down. Don’t be fooled; just because this is a hair gel, it can still severely damage your precious hairline. This hair gel is very strong, so you must saturate your frontal with water to remove it without damage. If you are using a real lace glue adhesive like Ghost Bond or Bold Hold, you must always use the Ghost Bond or Bold Hold remover for the appropriate adhesive. Do not rip the frontal off of your head, because you will damage your hairline severely. If you are in a jam and you don’t have the manufactured remover, use 91% alcohol to remove the frontal. Allow the remover/alcohol to break down the adhesive and slowly remove the lace frontal.

2. Using an Adhesive That Is Not Water-Proof

If you work-out often, or even if you sweat a lot, you need to wear a water-resistant adhesive. Using Got2B Glued or any other make-shift lace adhesive is a temporary fix that will only hold your lace down for 2-3 days. If you sweat often, It won’t even last that long. Your sweat will cause the lace to lift off your head, revealing your secrets! Always use a water-resistant adhesive for long-lasting flawless results that won’t lift no matter how much you sweat! A water-resistant adhesive will also allow you to slay a frontal in the pool or at the beach.

3. You Don’t Clean Your Frontal Often Enough

No matter how well you apply your frontal, they will expire! Frontals don’t look the same after a week or so. This is no reflection on your talent; lace adhesive attracts dirt and makeup over time and causes the color to change. The darker color will highlight the line of demarcation and cause your frontal to look very unnatural. I wash my frontal once a week to prevent excess build-up and to have a fresh application for the next week. To get all the build-up off, you can use the adhesive remover to pull the adhesive off of the lace. Use shampoo to remove makeup and dirt from your frontal. A clean frontal is a flawless frontal!

4. You Wear Frontals Too Often

If you know me, then you know I wear nothing but frontals. I don’t like the way closures look on me because of how big my forehead is! Luckily, I don’t have sensitive skin, so I don’t have any issues with wearing them so often. Unfortunately for a lot of women that isn’t the case. If you have sensitive skin, there is a chance that the constant application and removal of lace frontals can irritate your skin. This irritation can cause your skin to appear red, light tan, or in some cases white. Irritation can also cause your skin to become very itchy. If you experience any of these symptoms, please visit your local dermatologist as they can worsen over time without proper medication. You can avoid these irritations by taking breaks between frontal installs and wearing glueless wigs. Remember, frontals aren’t for everybody. If you notice that every time you wear a frontal, your skin becomes very uncomfortable, then it may be time for you to try something else!

5. You Don’t Bleach The Knots

Bleaching the knots on your frontal is required to ensure a flawless, natural install. All frontals come with dark knots where the hair ventilator's tied the hair to the lace. It is up to you or your stylist to bleach these knots with hair lightener to give a scalp-like finish. Do not under bleach or over bleach the knots! Under bleaching, the knots will leave you with the same nasty black knots that you started with, and over bleaching, the knots will cause the hair to fall out.

Let's Get Slaying!

Now that you have a list of the top 5 mistakes that rookie frontal wearers make be sure to avoid them! Practice makes perfect, so take the time to try to get a flawless finish. If you don’t get it quite right the first time, don’t be discouraged! Throw on a cute hat and try again tomorrow! If you have any additional tips, comment below and let our readers know so everyone can slay!
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Frontals Gone Wrong: Top 5 Frontal Repair Hacks

Frontals Gone Wrong: Top 5 Frontal Repair Hacks

New Innovative Hacks

Alright, listen up ladies, first things first; grab your notebook and pens because I’m about to take you to school in a minute. Society has notified me that they are tired of the appearance that your frontal is in, and well, it’s time for you to be educated on it so you can look right!
I’ll tell you one thing, at the rate the hair industry is moving, I’m so proud of us for being so innovative. If a company comes out with a hair product or tool, and if the world loves it, but there are some flaws in it, folks sure know how to be creative to correct it. That’s the case with these frontals! When they came out, people loved them but quickly made some adjustments for themselves. Frontals are such an amazing addition to when you’re rocking extensions. The only issue is that the really good ones can cost a pretty penny and too many of us are tossing them out when something goes wrong. But I’m here to inform you of five hacks and tips that will help you keep your lace frontal intact! Continue reading below as I go through them.

Matted Old Wig with Frontal

I get it, last year you had your homegirl create a wig with a frontal for your birthday last year, and you wore it until it got matted and tossed it in your closet. Well, I’m glad it’s not thrown away because I’m about to sell you some hope. Your old wig is about to get a new life! When it comes to these frontals, the most part that should be kept clean is the part! Of course right? The lace should be good too, but it’s the part that is typically on Front Street. All you’re going to need is a curling iron and some concealer makeup! Crazy right? I know but stay with me. Now, if you have a frontal with a sew-in style, you can still try this but just be extra careful since you can’t just take that off. Once your curling iron is hot, just rub it across the frontal in a back and forth motion. This technique is flattening the frontal, so it lays correctly. This method is also opening up the part area since the hair was matted. Once the frontal piece is flat, take your concealer and apply a super thin line down the middle of the part and a little on the edge of the part. Now, this is making your part look official, so it’s important not to have a shaky hand! Once you have put the concealer on, take a rattail comb and comb the hair down. The middle section will dry on its own. Then style the remainder of the hair, and you’re good to go!

Loose Frontal

Have you ever had a loose frontal? Is your natural part showing along with the frontal part? Well, I have a quick for you! Get you this great hair product call Got2B Glue. Beware though; it’s not glue, it’s gel. This stuff is amazing. It has a great hold and can even stand the test on a windy day! The hack here is how you apply this gel, so your edges are protected. That’s one of the few issues people run into with frontals. The frontal is doing more harm than good. If your edges are getting damaged, then you should stop using a frontal and think about other options. If your frontal is loose, see if you can lift up the entire perimeter. Take your Got2B glue and lightly dab it in scattered spots right after your edges. The trick here is not to spread it across, but only about four scattered dots along your hairline. Then, lightly press your frontal back in place. Be very careful that you don’t place it right on your edges, but just passed them. Remember, your goal is always to protect your edges. Take a blow dryer and allow the heat to dry the gel and now your loose frontal is no longer loose!

Ripped/Holes Frontal

Has your frontal ever had a bald spot? Well, if it has you’re in luck for a special tip that will help it. But getting a rip or hole in your frontal is common. If you think about it, the frontal piece is lace, which is very thin material so it can tare easily. When fixing this issue, there’s going to be two methods you can try (check out this article on: how to fix frontal). One method is by using needle and thread, and the other is the ventilating method. Both options are great, but one requires just a little more detail than the other.

Needle and Thread

A needle and thread can fix just about anything, especially your ripped frontal. What you will need is a curved needle, nylon thread and a piece of lace that is bigger than the hole or rip. When it comes to the color of the thread, try your best to have it match the color of your extensions. So if your extensions are brown, buy brown thread. You don’t want anyone to notice that you have patchwork going on. Line the extra piece of lace with the hole and begin to sew it around the perimeter until it’s secured. Depending on where the hole is and what style the wig is, you may not be able to tell there’s a hole from the top portion. Therefore the hole would only be underneath the wig so you would be good.

Ventilating method

The ventilating method is just a little different from the needle and thread method. This method will look as if you’re making a custom frontal. You will need to get a ventilating needle and some hair fibers. The hair fibers are just pieces of hair taken from a weft or loose hair. When you’re getting your needle, it will come with a special hook that has different sizes. For example, one type of hook would be “1/2” which would mean you will be able to grab one or two pieces of hair with that hook. The smaller the hook size, the less hair grabbed and thinner the section will be. The bigger the hook size, the more hair you will have in that section. Once you’re all set, you will begin ventilating. The hook needs to go through the lace, then hook on some hair fibers, then pull them halfway through and knot them before pulling all the way through. You’re pretty much-attaching closing up the hole. So you must hook on to the ripped section as well as fill in spaces. When you’re going in and out of the lace, be careful not to rip another hole. This method is very time consuming and very detailed but comes out flawless if done correctly. You won’t have to throw away your wigs or frontals anymore!

Itchy Frontal?

Because when we see woman patting their heads throughout the day, we know it’s not just because their hair is dry. Frontals can be very irritating to the scalp! Irritation can lead to many issues as well, so it’s important to correct the issue fast; especially since your edges are right underneath of the frontal. This mistake is why so many peoples edges are damaged when they remove their frontal. Wearing extensions does not mean that you can forget about your real hair. It’s just as important to care for your real hair as you would with your extensions. But have no worries, there are a couple of hacks to fix this issue! The first one is to get a stocking cap. It can either be from an old pair of stockings or an actual cap that you buy from the store. Take some needle and thread and simply sew the stocking cap to the bottom of the frontal. This technique will give your scalp protection against the lace material. Also, you want to remember to always use the same color thread as the scalp or hair so everything blends. Another option is for you to sew an elastic band onto your lace frontal. Besides the fact it clears up irritation, it also allows your frontal to lay even flatter, so it gives a more natural look. You can either sew it just on the bottom or all around, to where the band is on the back of your head. This option also makes sure your extension is secured as well. Go with whatever option is most comfortable for you.

Pluck Your Frontal

Now, we know people were not born with a perfect hairline, which means your frontal shouldn’t be perfect either! When wearing a frontal, it should look very natural. It should look so good that people wonder if it’s yours or not! Have no worries though; there’s a quick solution for this. Get you some tweezers, and all you’re going to do is pluck until it looks as natural as it can. But there’s a slight technique that you must do; while you’re plucking, you must continue to put your wig on to see how it’s looking. Follow this flow: Pluck, check, pluck, check, and pluck, check. This process is a very dramatic and can take up to two hours because you should want to make sure you’re doing it correctly. If you’re a little nervous about doing this or don’t trust yourself, then you can always have a professional do it for you. Along with plucking, you also want to make sure you pull out some fake baby hairs; if that’s the look, you’re going for of course. Otherwise, pluck away until you’re satisfied!

Tips:

Make your lace frontal last!

Now, we know a frontal does not last forever, but who said you couldn’t try? I mentioned earlier that you should apply the Got2B Glue on certain parts across your hairline instead of spreading it all across. Another benefit of this method is to stretch out the life of your frontal. For example, if you plan on keeping your hair straight down, then you can get away with only applying the gel to the top of your frontal and leaving the sides as they are. But again, as long as you plan on not putting your hair up then, you will be fine.

Be Versatile

A good frontal can be on the pricey side, so you want to make sure you’re getting good use out of it. A lot of times, the best go-to style is the middle part with the hair straight down, every day of the week. But remember, a frontal was made to be very versatile. Therefore, it’s important to switch your style up, often. Make sure you’re throwing some corn rolls in there, high bun, and changing your parts. But if you aren’t looking to wear your extensions in different styles, then you need to save your coins and get a closure piece and not a frontal.

Infamous Frontal Hacker

Did you know about all those different hacks for repairing your frontal? You probably didn’t therefore hopefully you learned a couple of things. Frontals are a great addition when wearing extensions, but they can have just as many cons and issues as benefits. But the one major thing to remember is how fragile they are. Lace is sensitive material, and you have to be careful when using it especially when you’re repairing it. Since it’s already damaged, you don’t want to damage it even more. A great thing about these five hacks is how simple they are! You don’t need any special training to repair your frontal. These are easy steps and tools that you can now use when you need to bring your frontal back to life. Has your frontal ever been damage before? If so, tell me below in the comment section what you did to repair it!
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All Around Coverage: Top Ten Reasons 360 Frontals are Best

All Around Coverage: Top Ten Reasons 360 Frontals are Best

360 Frontal 101

A 360 frontal is a frontal that goes around the entire circumference of the head. It's called 360 because it makes the full circle around and covers the whole perimeter of the head. A 360 Frontal is made of lace and has a band of clips to keep it in place. It is often what many celebrities wear in their videos or everyday wear to have ponytails or braiding patterns with their sew ins if they have a sew-in or a wig.

How is it installed?

A 360 Frontal installed in a multitude of ways just like a frontal or a wig. It can be made into a unit so that you have a full unit, or sewn down into the head with bundles in the middle. The best part about the 360 Frontal is that you don't need to have a bunch of hair to wear it like leave out or need super flat hair like a closure to make it look nice; the 360 frontal allows for full coverage. Therefore you can have a shortcut, miles of hair or be rocking a baldie underneath and no one would ever know! The 360 Frontal can be attached to the head using the sew-in method, glue or tape. The adhesive applied to a cap and nearest to the hairline to connect it. It is best to get this Frontal installed professionally.

10 Pro Factors on 360 Frontal

#1 Protects Hair

If you are looking for a protective hairstyle, look no further! Since the 360 Frontal covers both the edges, sides, and nape of the hair, it provides extra protection for a protective styling option. This frontal allows all of your hair to be entirely put away and does not put tension on one specific spot of your hair. Additionally, if your texture or hair color is different none of your hair will be visible; do not have to worry about matching your natural hair and the extensions.

#2 Looks Natural

What Frontal?! When done well a 360 Frontal will look like it's growing out of your scalp. It provides the same texture around your head creating a flawless blend game!

#3 Versatility

Along with looking natural, this frontal provides a plethora of styling choices. These frontals can be curled, straightened and cut into cute styles but they can do much more than your typical frontal. When wearing a 360 frontal, you can have braids, ponytails, and even buns without having to part your hair like a vixen sew in. Personally, I think that is the best part about 360 frontals, the high ponytails, and buns! You can have both baby hair and nedges (neck edges) sis. Do you.

#4 Reusable

Like any virgin hair extensions, a 360 Frontal is reusable and easy to clean. Using a gentle deep conditioner can cleanse the lace and hair and make it easy for re-installation.

#5 Requires Fewer Bundles

Because of its 360 quality, the frontal creates a sort of bowl when adhered to your hair. The frontal's presence allows one to use fewer bundles because the 360 frontal adds volume to the hair and takes up most of the space atop your head. Imagine getting a sew in with two bundles and a 360 frontal.

#6 No Adhesive has to Be Used

While 360 frontals can be tacked down using glue, one can also ask to have the frontal sewn down. Glue-less can be helpful if you are suffering from a severe hair condition or wish to have less stress and product on the perimeter of your hair. Some 360 Frontals come with an elastic band for added security. One can also add clips if you aren't going to have your 360 frontals glued or sewn down. Most frontals have a built-in band with hooks moved for sizing making the frontal one size.

#7 Longevity

360 Frontals act as a closure and a frontal in one! They protect your hair and provide areas for parting and braiding and the coveted baby hairs. 360 Frontals can last for a year if taken care of properly. As my other point stated, frontals are reusable you can get many wears out of this one piece; anytime you want to pop your frontal back on do it! The versatility and customization of the frontal are what makes it a favorite to wear time and time again.

#8 Can be worn Anytime!

One of my favorite things about the 360 frontal is that there is a style for every occasion and that I never need to take it out! Unless of course for maintenance or re-installation. If you get a glueless installation, a sew-in or a waterproof unit, it can be worn during everyday things, working out and even swimming!

#9 Is Like A Wig

If you opt not to have your 360 frontal tacked down, and just throw it on and tuck it behind your ear, it can be just like a wig. Some girls even just use it as a casing and toss their hair into a low ponytail at the back. 360 Frontals are easy to install and remove and can be added to a wig.

#10 Easy to Style

360 Frontals are adjustable and can be easily styled using a little Got2BGel or water to restore curls. YouTube has a bunch of styles that are easy to recreate on these frontals and only require a small amount of gel or rubber bands. The one I want to try the most is the bun, having a shortcut myself I have never tasted the sweet luxury of a cute curly high ponytail without struggling to cover the tracks along the back or side, or covering the edges using a scarf. This option makes updo's look flat and natural. But the 360 has made that possible for me!
Through all of that research, here are a few more tips for the 360 frontals on things I've learned:

#1 Choose the Right Density

Density in the hair world refers to how thick or thin the frontal, wig or closure is. That means that the higher the frequency, the more hairs per inch, and the lower the density, the less hair per inch. The average mass of human hair is 120 percent. 120 percent is medium thick hair, though density's range by hair texture and thickness. The highest density for most wigs is 180 percent, though most people opt for a 150 percent density for their wigs to give the added thickness and account for any shedding the frontal or wig may have. Remember that density refers explicitly to the thickness of the hair not the quality or feel of the lace, a high-density frontal will have the same lace as a low-density frontal. I recommend these two options the most, A) get a 360 frontal, wig or closure with a 120 percent density because it mimics the real hair the most. Getting a unit with a natural density will be easier to get used to and comfortable for styling. B) get a slightly higher density such as 130-150 percent to account for shedding, plucking and wear. The thicker densities may give the style a wiggy or full look, if it is too thick it will be harder to obtain a natural-looking hairstyle. However, that doesn't mean you should shy away from higher densities, try on some wigs/ frontals and find the one for you!

#2 Duck the OverPluck

Try not to overpluck! It can be tempting to get the perfect part, cute curly edges and little wisps of hair, but do not get carried away! Too much plucking and teasing can damage the lace and create bald patches in the frontal. Using a pair of tweezers, and clamps, pull back the hair and gently tweeze out the hairs until you have the hairline you desire. For the back pull the bun into a ponytail and repeat the process on the nap and sides of the 360 frontal. You may want to invest in a mannequin head from Amazon or Walmart to make plucking and styling easier off of your head. Make sure to try on your 360 frontal throughout the process to avoid overplucking that will be hard to cover up later!

#3 Do Not Forget Maintenance

I get it; frontals are enticing because they seem so natural, easy to manipulate and super cute on Instagram with all the styles compared to other styles like closures and leave out. While all of these are true, it is also true that 360 Frontals are fragile and require a lot of care to maintain. Your frontal will shed just like natural hair. It might even lift or shift which will need some retouching. Aim to schedule maintenance after four weeks or 6 weeks if you are super careful with your frontal. You want to keep your hair looking fresh and your hair underneath healthy. You can also do simple maintenance at home using "cling" bought from your local hair store. Most clings go on white, and dry clear. Add the cling to the lifted area. Once it clears, add another layer. After the third or fourth layer is tacky reattach the lace and voila! However, reattachment is not the only form of maintenance; you will still need to get the 360 frontal entirely removed to wash and treat your hair and to clean the lace.

#4 Be Mindful of the Products Used

Many products out there or even stylists claim that they are safe to use on weave or frontals but do your research. Do not continue to slap gel on your frontal or glues that can be damaging to the hair, scalp or lace. Opt for products that have good and honest reviews. Always use remover when taking down a frontal adhered with glue or a professional for removal. It is better to be safe than sorry! Additionally, it is important that you only use a minimal amount of products when maintaining the hair itself; a light oil serum is safe to use on the extensions to give it a more natural look or extra bounce and shine. Try not to oversaturate with products and stick to spraying spritz at a distance .

#5 Treat With Care

Do not be too rough with your 360 frontal! While it is versatile, remember that it is not natural. The lace is susceptible to tears, stiffness and bald spots. Don't apply excessive heat or product to the 360 Frontal. For flatness, run a hot comb or wand curlers over the front of the hair is acceptable; the lace won't melt, but doing it can cause thinning and wear.

Still Apprehensive?

Although 360 Frontals can get expensive, that does not mean you should shy away from buying them. Some things in the hair world "you get what you pay for". With AliExpress Vendor, I was disappointed with the excessive shedding of the hair and colorization of the lace. Your lace probably will not look like scalp upon purchasing, but it should not have a deep gray or yellow tint. The discoloration can be solved with bleaching and add makeup to the edges. The lace should be thin and flexible and see through. The Brazilian 360 Body Wave Lace Frontal is $122.00 and the 613 Brazilian 360 Russian Blonde Body Wave Lace Frontal costs $160.00. They are good investments and can last up to one year. I will be utilizing the first option for my next installation. For my birthday, I am wearing my second 360 Frontal, so wish me luck. I was initially nervous about the frontals fearing thick lace or lousy styling. But I used Instagram and Style seat to find a great wig maker and hair stylist. Getting your first one done by a professional will make the process smoother and ensure that your hair is safe. Additionally, buying your frontal from a trusted company with truthful videos, flash pictures and reviews. 360 Frontals are like any extensions; they need care, proper installation and a confident, fun wearer, which is you! They are versatile, reusable, and a great protective style. How will you style yours?
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