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How Long does a 360 Lace Wig Last?

In the past years, wigs have become a popular beauty accessory. It’s also a major investment in your physical appearance, so you should choose wisely. The latest trend is 360 lace wigs. For a long time, women have styled their frontal lace wigs with ease, but the problem occurred with hairstyles that expose hairline on the side and the back of the head. Now, there are new amazing hairpieces that will let women style away from their wigs. To better understand this new trend, what are 360 lace wigs and how are they attached, let’s start at the beginning.

What are 360 lace wigs?

If you don’t like your natural hair for whatever reason, wearing a wig, besides shaving your head, is the only option. And a good one, indeed. If you’re a beginner in this beauty trend, you’ll find many different choices, frontal, 360 frontal, 360 full-frontal, natural hair, synthetic, and so on. So, let’s keep it short and to the point. Frontal wigs have lace on the front of your head, logically. 360 frontal lace hairpieces will have lace all around your hairline allowing you to have more alternative hairstyles. 360 full frontal is simply a wig that covers your whole head, every inch, like you can see on, looking the most natural of all weaves available. For starters, pick the simplest one and work your way towards the most complex wigs to install and maintain.

How long 360 lace wigs can last?

It’s really hard to say how long your wig can last. The longevity depends on several factors like whether your wig is made out of human hair or fibers, and if it’s a full 360 or a frontal 360 lace. In case you prefer human hair wigs, 360 frontal lace, which we totally understand since they look more natural, they have a longer lifespan than a synthetic one. With proper upkeep, it can last up to 6 months. This is a very long time for a wig, but be ready to dedicate some maintenance time every week. Further, it depends on how you attach your wig. If using glue, it can last up to 3 weeks, and with tape only a week. All-around lace wigs can last also around 6 months, but keep in mind that they are super-complicated to attach.

Pros and Cons of 360 frontal lace wig

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Let’s start with positives. Full frontal lace wigs are natural-looking and will let you wear your hair almost any way you like it. You can dye, curl or iron your wig just like you would your own natural locks. This can save you some time and money. It will last you for months with the appropriate care, which is the maximum lifespan for wigs.

Now, that being said, there are some downsides with full frontal wigs. To have your wig properly attached to your hair, you’ll need to go to a skillful hairstylist with a lot of experience, hence more expense for you. If you decide to put it on by yourself with glue or tape, keep in mind that your wig can slip at any time. Further, glue is known to often irritate the skin. Proper maintenance is crucial, as well as professional sew-in. So, it looks natural but it requires a lot of effort and money. And, one more thing, you cannot wear piggy tails, in case you have a desire to do so.

Pros and Cons of 360 lace wig

Full lace wig will feel light on your head, and the natural hair that’s sewn-in will look like your wig is growing out of your scalp. With this one, you can wear any kind of hair you can think of. You can dye, iron, curl, style it in a high ponytail, low ponytail, piggy tails, buns, braids, and everything else that crosses your mind. Truly, possibilities are endless. On top of that, this wig will feel light on your head, like it’s your own hair.

However, this is the most expensive wig on the market, and if it’s made out of natural hair it can cost well into hundreds of dollars. Further, you have to go to a professional to sew it in; don’t even try to do it by yourself especially if you’re a beginner. Installation time is long, prepare yourself to stay in the salon for hours.

Which one is better?

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Many women are led by their budget while trying to have the effect of the natural locks on their heads at the same time. 360 frontal lace wigs are more affordable and they can still give you the feeling of having a full head of hair by volumizing your own. However, if the budget is not an issue, a full 360 wig will definitely make you forget that you’re wearing one at all. It’s sewn-in, and it covers your whole head. They are impossible to notice, won’t slip, irritate your skin, and will last a long time. Hands down, the best choice available.

It’s worth mentioning that the process of taking off 360 wigs, both frontal and full, can be tedious and can seriously damage your hair if you decide to do it by yourself. The best option would be to go to the same hairstylist that put it on for you, to carefully remove all the bundles, with the minimum damage to your own.

Hopefully, the information about the pros and cons, and differences between kinds of wigs, can help you choose the right one for your needs. If you’re just starting to experiment with wigs, it might be wise, to begin with, simpler ones like frontal lace and then gradually progress with 360 hairpieces. Practice with various hairstyles to find the right one for you. This will help you to make the right decision when purchasing more complicated and expensive ones. In any case, don’t let yourself be led by current trends thinking that pricier pieces are better. They might be for some, and not for others, so trust your own feelings.

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