Lace wigs are a unique type of wig that contains either a thin or a thick lace at the base of the cap, front line, or over the entire head. HD lace wigs however are a special kind of lace wig that has a more natural feel when compared to other types of lace wigs.
HD-high-definition lace has been in existence for a very long time although it just became quite trendy. In this article, we will discuss the perks of HD transaprent lace wig, their pros, and cons as well as how they differ from the other popular types of lace wigs in the wig market.
THE THREE MOST FREQUENTLY USED TYPES OF LACE WIGS
- Transparent Lace
- HD Lace
- Swiss Lace
Other types of lace wigs available include:
- Thermal lace
- Coated lace
- Film lace
- Opera lace
- Stretch lace
These laces differ based on their denier; a measurement used to decipher the fiber thickness or thinness of individual filaments used in making lace.
Some of these materials are used as base lace, front lace, and at the crown of the head; depending on how thin or thick they are.
An example is the Opera lace which is used only at the base of the head as a result of the thickness of its filament.
Now let’s talk about the peculiarities of the most popular types of lace available and how differ from HD Lace.
There is a misconception that Swiss lace is same as the HD lace. However, this is not entirely true although they both have the same origin, the HD Lace is both thinner and finer. The Swiss lace however is thicker when compared to other types of laces. It comes in a variety of colors such as black, brown, and beige to match different skin tones. You can as well customize it to suit your complexion better. This lace is the most popular and widely used because of its affordability. It offers great quality at a reasonable price and so most people tend to go for it.
The Transparent Lace has a more realistic look when compared to the Swiss Lace. It is a little difficult to detect after installation because of its low denier. It is mostly suitable for light-skinned people. However, a darker person might need to customize it to sync with their hairline.
HD Laces are a fine thin and very transparent type of royal lace. They are so transparent that one can hardly detect their presence when placed on the skin. This lace is made with a modern technology known as cutting-edge technology thus its natural effect. An interesting thing about this type of lace is that it is suitable for every skin tone so one does not necessarily need to bleach or customize them before wearing. Nevertheless, HD Laces are very soft and so thin that they can easily be torn apart hence it requires professional and careful handling.
Because our main focus is on HD Lace we’ll go ahead to talk about the pros and cons of this type of lace.
PROS OF THE HD LACE
1. Realistic look: HD laces have a more natural look and create a hairline illusion as they can easily melt into the scalp after installation notwithstanding the skin tone. More so, it is almost unseen by the eyes unaided.
2.Transparency: As a result of their extremely thin denier, this lace can sit on the hair and take up the color of the scalp.
3. Time conservative: Because of how well it blends with the skin you can easily wear it glueless without having to go through installation processes, that is if you have it as a frontal lace.
4. Convenience: The thin lace allows for comfort and breathability hence it is quite convenient for the wearer, especially during the hot seasons. Using an HD lace also reduces itching scalp as it is thin. It is also suitable for persons with allergies to adhesives since it is clueless.
5. Flexibility: HD laces are super adjustable and can be used to produce a variety of wigs.
1. Cost: HD Laces are the most expensive type of wig lace and so one needs a substantial amount of money to get it.
2. Non-durable: Because of how thin it is, the lace is fragile and prone to wear and tear. It is not built for constant usage since its edges constantly unravel at every usage. Hence it’s preferable to use them only on special occasions to avoid damaging them.
3. Shading: HD laces are ventilated in single knots because of how light they are hence it is prone to shading, especially when pulled without much care.
Notably, Transparent Lace and HD Lace have similar properties and so it is easy for a dishonest vendor to sell a Transparent late in place of an HD Lace to an unsuspecting customer. Therefore, before getting an HD Lace, here are some things you must look out for;
- The Knots of the HD Laces are pre-bleached. The same can not be said for the Transparent Lace.
- Most importantly look closely at the edge of the lace. A Transparent Lace like other normal laces has a smooth edge. In contrast, the edges of an HD Lace are fringy or a little disheveled.
WHAT LACE IS BEST FOR YOU?
- If you’re looking for durability, HD Lace should not be your go-to rather the Swiss Lace or other normal laces will be preferable. Although careful handling of the HD Lace can help increase the life span, the bottom line is to wear it with caution.
- If you’re looking for aesthetics and an effortlessly melting effect, definitely go for an HD Lace as it has a natural and luxurious allure
- Working on a low budget? Go for a normal lace. You can get a normal lace in a transparent color to switch up things a little.
- If you’re new to laces please get a normal lace first to get conversant with laces. On gaining some level of experience with laces, you can then go ahead to get an HD Lace. This is because HD Lace is delicate and requires expertise.
HD lace wigs are gorgeous! They’ll definitely make heads turn at events and even make people contemplate if this is your natural hair or a wig because of how well it melts into your scalp.
However, as much as you love HD lace and you’re so eager to try them, you need to have gained some experience or a level of expertise in handling laces be it a lace closure or frontal. This is to minimize if not eliminate the chances of damaging this fragile product.