What is a Frontal?

By admin | Comments: 0 | April 3, 2018

A frontal isn’t a closure. It’s a full piece that goes from ear to ear. It acts as a hair line. None of your hair will be left out when getting a frontal install. If you haven’t tried a closure or if you don’t like closures, don’t try a frontal. A frontal is just an advanced version of a closure. They are expensive & high maintenance. Frontal installs don’t last long and require a lot of work from the client to keep it looking good. Maintenance & upkeep is needed weekly for most people. If it lasts over 2-3 weeks, you’re lucky. You can have the frontal re-touched without taking the entire sew-in down. Usually, you only need the frontal reapplied. Getting it sewn down works but once your braids grow/loosen then the frontal will loosen as well & it won’t be tight. You can have it installed using glue, gel or all sewn down. If you sweat a lot, this may not be for you. It will lift & you’ll need to touch it up with gel or glue which is a bit complicated for people that aren’t skilled.  Bleaching the frontal makes it look more realistic & natural. Just like bleaching your natural hair can cause shedding so can the frontal. It doesn’t happen all the time but sometimes they shed after a few weeks. Once it sheds really thin, you’ll need to replace it. It’s not your scalp. You will be wearing lace. If you’re not comfortable with that, a frontal may not be for you. Though, stylist bleach the lace, use baby hairs, etc to make it look as natural as possible, it’s still lace. It’s not your scalp. You won’t be able to get a frontal without using glue or other adhesive options if you have thin, weak, broken or no edges. You need full edges for the sewn down method. Some stylist offer glueless installs which may be an option. If you have a small forehead, a frontal may not be best for you. You have to have enough forehead space to pull the frontal lace over your hairline while still giving a realistic appearance.

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