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HD Lace vs Transparent Lace
HD Lace vs Transparent Lace
Whether you are an experienced hair lover or a novice to all things hair, being able to find the perfect match lace frontal or closure that will have people questioning if it is your real hair would be very much ideal. However, with so many lace options on the market, you might be wondering what could possibly help you to achieve this. Well no need to search any more, HD and transparent closures and frontals have now opened doors for people looking to get the most realistic look from their hair install.
So, what exactly is the hype about?
For starters, this new trend became more and more popular when people started yearning for the most effective and seamless way to blend their closures and frontals until they are almost entirely unnoticeable. For this to be achievable everything will be highly dependent on, but not limited to, two very important factors:
- The lace’s color (finding the perfect match for your skin tone)
- The thinness of the lace (the thinner the lace, the more undetectable the hairline will become).
And, this is exactly what you can get from a closure or frontal made from a transparent lace or a HD lace, respectively. For a more thorough understanding of the two, we have listed a few pros and cons for both HD lace and transparent lace down below.
Pros and Cons of HD Film Lace and Transparent Lace
|HD lace||Transparent Lace|
|Pros||HD lace, also referred to as high definition film lace, is made of a lace material which is softer and thinner than that of the regular laces on the market.
When applied properly, a HD lace will be able to seamlessly melt into your skin, mimicking the look of natural scalp.
Favorite among many people, since it makes the hairline more realistic-looking, and highly undetectable.
|Transparent lace, on the other hand, is made with regular lace, but in a “transparent” color.
So, though made of a relatively thin material as well, a transparent lace as the name suggests, focuses more on the illusion of being relatively “see-through”.
This quality is achieved since the lace material used is made of a transparent color which aims at helping to make the hair appear to be growing from your follicles.
|Cons||Made of a very thin material, this feature tends to make a HD lace more fragile and delicate than a regular lace.
So, though its thinness is its best-selling point, this also tends to make a HD lace more susceptible to damage.
Also, due to its extreme fragility, a HD lace should not be over-plucked or bleached. This could cause the lace to easily bald, shed and/or develop holes.
|Transparent lace closures and frontals tends to need a little customization for an optimal look.
Tends to be a lot less airy than a HD lace.
Over-customizing, as with any closure or frontal, could compromise the integrity of the lace.
Most Fitting Option for you
HD lace and transparent lace are both relatively popular among most experienced wig wearers. However, when it comes to selecting the best option, it will all come down to your own personal hair needs and goals.
So, if you are looking for a closure or frontal that will provide you with adequate sturdiness, and that can endure extreme manipulation, while still providing you with the perfect color match, then a transparent lace is most ideal for you. On the other hand, if extreme thinness is what you yearn for from your closure or frontal, then an HD lace could be a great pick for you. Both options will allow the lace along the hairline to blend so seamlessly, and are both very natural looking.
For the best results, seeking the help of a professional hairstylist is always recommended. Not only will the outcome be breathtaking, but your lace will get the proper care it needs, so that you will be able to reuse your closure or frontal, and you will also be able to have it for an extended period of time.