360 vs. Frontal vs. Full Lace Wigs: What’s the Difference?

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The biggest difference between them is the lace size varying from each other. More clearly, the frontal lace wig has the least lace scope on its base, only on the forehead hairline (ear to ear). 360 lace wig has more lace than the frontal, lace is around your head. The full lace wig means that its base is all made of lace material.

Frontal lace & 360 lace & full lace wigs
Frontal lace & 360 lace & full lace wigs

In my inbox, I get this question a lot from our wig beginners.

You may already get some ideas on the internet. Unfortunately, you do not find an article to meet all the questions in your mind.

In this article, I am going to give you my personal opinions as a wig lover. Hope this could help you a lot.

What Is the 360 Lace Wig?

The 360 wigs also called circle lace wig, means the lace is around your head. The lace size is usually 22.25 x 4.5 x 2 inches. 22.25-inch lace is a person’s head circumference, 4.5-inch lace on the forehead, 2-inch lace on the back and side.

360 lace wig structure
360 lace wig structure

In the lace section, the human hair (Virgin or Remy hair) is knotted by human hands. For the other part, the hair is sewed into by the machine.

For 360 wigs, you can part free around the lace section, such as the middle part, side part, low/high ponytail, etc.

360 lace wig inside
360 lace wig inside

What Is the Front Lace Wig?

The front lace wig means the lace material only on the forehead, to create an illusion of hair growing the scalp.

The most popular front lace wig sizes are 13×6 inches and 13×4 inches. 13 inches mean lace length from left to right (ear to ear), 4 or 6 inches is the lace depth on your forehead.

13x4 lace front wig and 13x6 lace front wig
13×4 lace front wig vs. 13×6 lace front wig

You can only part free on the 13 inches lace length and 6 inches lace back, such as the middle part, side part.

Related article: What Is A T Part Wig? And How to Install It

What Is the Full Lace Wig?

The full lace wig is a kind of wig, the base made by the lace material.

For a full lace wig, the human hair is knotted into the lace base by hands (strand by strand), without machine process.

You can part free Anywhere on your head, not only the forehead but the rear or side section.

The full lace wig has versatile hairstyles, such as the high ponytail, side braid, updo, pig tail, space bun, etc.

Full lace wig inside
Full lace wig inside

Let’s Talk about the Pros and Cons

Three lace wigs have advantages along with disadvantages, let’s look more into them.

Lace Front Wigs

  • A little hairstyle to choose
  • Worse breathability to wear
  • Cheapest among these lace wigs
  • Beginners friendly

360 Lace Wigs

  • Bigger part space than lace front wigs
  • A little more hairstyles to choose
  • Breathability is better than lace front wigs
  • Price is cheaper than full lace wigs

Full Lace Wigs

  • Most versatile hairstyle choices
  • Breathability is the best
  • Not easy to wear for wig beginners
  • Expensive due to human-hand cost

Which One Should I Choose?

This is a hard question to answer due to the varying demands. Here are some ideas I could provide you, but the final decision is all up to you.

Usually, it is wise to try the lace front wig at the beginning of the wig journey. Because you only need to wig glues down the small lace when installing it, rather than the full head lace. Moreover, the lace front wig is cheap, you will not lose too much even though you don’t like it or it can’t suit you.

If you are good at installing lace front wigs after wearing a while. And hope there are more hairstyles to change, such as the ponytail, side braid, then you may try the 360 front lace wig.

full lace wig - ponytail updo hairstyles
Ponytail & updo hairstyles

As we all know, the full lace wig is the best among them, with versatile hairstyles, breathable style. So, you can try the full lace wig if you do not care about the expensive price and are willing to spend time to fitnesses it.

Other Questions about Lace Wigs

What’s the difference between 370 wigs and 360 lace wigs?

The 370 lace wig is the new upgraded version of 360 lace wigs, it combines 13*6 lace front wigs with 360 lace wigs. The 370 wig has the same lace circle as 360 lace wigs.

But, 370 wig has a deeper lace section – 6 inches, instead of 4 inches, which allows you to do more hairstyles.

370 lace wig vs 360 lace wig
370 lace wig vs 360 lace wig

What is a pre-plucked lace wig?

The pre-plucked wig means the wig comes with a natural hairline, and the baby hair is already plucked.

How long does a lace wig last?

It depends on many different factors, such the hair, upkeep. Usually, it can last for at least 6 months, it will be longer with proper care.


Charity Nasike is a passionate wig wearer and basically has diverse knowledge related to wigs' care and maintenance. When she's not writing, she's either in the kitchen trying out new recipes or on social media advising fellow ladies tricks to apply on their wigs.

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