I was speaking with my sister about a horrible experience she had with her lace front installation. She went to a young lady an hour away to get what she was told was Swiss Lace, Trasparent lace, you know, one of those. As I listened to her story, I couldn't help but wonder, how do you know? How can you tell French from Swiss. As a consumer, how do you know what lace is which and what lace is best for you.
There are so many different types of lace and the list keeps getting more creative as people try new and creative ways to name their description of lace. "What lace, melted lace," everyone wants that look. We are gonna discuss the pros and cons to different lace types. Let us gather some understanding of 'what lace' you got on your head.
The most popular types of monofilament laces are French lace and Swiss Lace, but the type of lace you ultimately choose is really based off of two factors: durability, visibility. How ruff are you with your unit? Do you want the least visible, most natural look and most durable? You may answer yes immediately, but, here's some info that should help you choose the best lace for you.
1. *Swiss Lace
Soft to the touch, small invisible honeycomb design when looked at closely
- appears invisible
-can be torn easily
2. Super Swiss Lace
Soft to the touch, fine lace.
-used by celebrities
-tears very easily
3. *French Lace
Heavy feeling lace, it is more durable but also the lace is slightly more visible.
-can appear invisible when color matched and adhesive are added Cons
-has a slight small beehive appearance
4. Transparent Lace
- all lace has some level of transparency Cons
- somebody made this shit up
5. Film Lace/HD Lace
Fine soft with no visible honeycomb to the naked eye.
- the most invisible
- used in movies
- super thin
- perfect for camera and HD movies
- lace is super delicate, hairs easily shed
- not for everyday wear
6. Silky Guaze Lace
Very shear delicate lace. Usually used in silk base closures.
- good for silk base closures
- lace is soft Cons
- lace is very delicate
- not used for complete cap construction
7. Stretch Lace
Soft and stretchy. Good for around the ears and in the crown.
- easily allows for flexibility in unit size
- adds stretch around ears and in crown Cons
- strecth wears over time
German Lace/Opera Lace
Feels like a window screen, thicker, plastic and visible.
- strongest lace
- used in stage plays or theater
- thicker lace Cons
8. Korean Lace
I have never touched this kinda of lace. Leave a comment if you have used it.
- similar to French lace Cons
-lace more visible than French lace
9. No Stretch Lace
These are the black wig caps you see in most synthetic units.
-construction fits to client like a glove
-big hair underneath can cause unit to not fit
10. Thin Skin Perimeter
A visible thin layer of plastic is covering all or some of the unit base.
- thin layer of plastic skin covers the unit base
-the most scalp like appearance
-thin skin plastic helps keep adhesive secure and free from moisture or sweat.
- ideal for toupees
-very durable Cons
If you are unforesure of the type of lace you are wearing, think about the qualities of each one and determine for yourself. As for me, I'm the middle porridge soup, swiss lace. Not too thick or thin, durable and undetectable. Ask yourself, how durable do you want your unit? How long do you want it to last? Although it is more than likely to be Swiss or French lace. Don't pay money for lace you ain't getting. Thanks for reading!