SILK VS. LACE UNITS
Everyone loves options when it comes to hair extensions, and there are definitely tons of options these days! When it comes to choosing a frontal or closure unit, are you a silk gal or a lace gal? If you don't quite have an answer to that question, we're here to help you decide!
Lace frontal and closure units are simply different-sized cutouts of lace material with hair strands embedded. This naturally provides a "grid-like" or "knot-like" appearance because of where the strands and the lace meet. Because of this extremely visible flaw, it takes just a little extra effort to re-create the natural look most women are going for.
It's probably safe to say most hair extension connoisseurs will agree to bleaching or concealing the knots of your unit to achieve the "natural scalp" look, however, there are others who will happily wear the unit as-is.
The lace material is also said to be much thinner, resulting in a flatter, more natural-looking hairline. Depending on personal preference, this could be a plus or minus for you.
Silk-based units have a layer of silk, as well as a reinforced layer of lace, however, the hair strands are embedded into the silk for a seamless look, making the knots invisible, unlike lace units.
The upside to wearing silk material for frontal and closure units is the thicker material, and natural-looking scalp without the extra steps like bleaching. Though, you may still opt for using a bit of concealer to get that extra flawless look. Also, if you have a darker complexion, you may choose to tint your unit to better achieve the naturalness of your skin tone.
The only downside to this unit is its thickness, which has proven to be a bit of a challenge when attempting a seamlessly flat install, but if you like it, we love it!
Both of these units are great depending on your needs, how much effort you want to put in, and how much money you're willing to spend. If you can, try out both to get a true feel for which unit will work best for you!
DID THIS POST HELP YOU MAKE A DECISION ON YOUR NEXT UNIT? IF SO, LET US KNOW WHICH UNIT YOU PREFER AND WHY!
Written by: Destiny Darby