There are two types of lace base: French and Swiss. French lace is very fine but surprisingly hard wearing, it is difficult to tear and will not fray. Swiss lace is even more delicate and is prone to fraying. Unless you look within inches of the scalp or have a very low density then the additional cost of replacing Swiss lace systems more regularly is not necessary. Surprisingly the feel of both is very similar on and off the scalp.
When ordering full lace wigs, you can choose the type of lace you like. Each lace type is different but works the same.
- Superfine Swiss lace is the finest lace and fragile than our Swiss lace. It blends into the skin for an even more flawless and invisible appearance. Superfine Swiss lace is less visible than Swiss lace.
- Swiss lace is finer, and more fragile, than French lace, and blends better with the skin for a less visible appearance. Swiss lace is less visible than French lace.
- French lace is slightly thicker and more durable, but will still give you the invisible hairline. We recommended that first-time buyers go with French lace because they are inexperienced at wig application and removal and are more likely to damage a wig cap made of Swiss lace.
We offer five different lace colors that will easily blend with a variety of complexions.
French lace is more durable than Swiss lace and it is best for new wearers. It is thin, delicate, and natural looking. Swiss lace is the most undetectable of the laces, but the most fragile. This is best for experienced wearers. Swiss lace is fragile and requires skill to be handled and may be torn easily.
For lace hair systems, Swiss lace and French lace are widely used for a breathable and invisible effect, but some hairpiece wearers are still unable to tell the difference between those two kinds of laces. We hope this blog can help you to distinguish them more easily.
Swiss lace is a fine material that should be handled with care. The net is finer than that of French lace, so it less visible than French lace. Swiss lace is softer and more delicate than French lace but easier to tear while applying. Thus, Swiss lace cannot bear heavy hair density; medium-light density is the maximum. The lifespan of a Swiss lace hairpiece is shorter than a French lace hairpiece.
French lace is the stronger of the cap laces and is recommended for first-time buyers because of its durability. Though both laces are said to be virtually invisible on the scalp, because of the strength and thickness of the French lace, it is the more noticeable of the two.
French lace can bear medium hair density; if thicker, the lace will tear easily. The lifespan of a French lace hairpiece is usually 4-6 months. If it is cared for properly, it may last even longer. Generally, French lace is used more often than Swiss lace.
If you would like a softer and more invisible base and light hair density, Swiss lace is good. If you would like the hairpiece to last longer and need thicker hair density, French lace would be a great choice.
When choosing the type of lace for your lace wigs that you are planning to buy, what is it that you have to look into? Are you aware of the minor differences between Swiss lace and French lace? Read about the 2 types and make yourself aware of the basics before choosing the lace type for you.
If you are a first timer in wearing a lace wig or a novice, go for a French lace wig. French lace wigs are durable. Though they are not detectable, when you compare them with Swiss lace, French lace is not transparent.
If you are adept at using lace wigs, then Swiss lace is for delicate darlings like you. That gives you a natural appearance. Swiss lace is absolutely undetectable.
Knock Out Virgin Hair
Our hair is colored and processed in any of the three factories we use in China, the Philippines, or India. Our hair is particularly, handle with Lots of carefulness so that when processed (to minimize tangles), (Sterilized) and colored (to get the best match possible and maintain an average PH of 4.5. and without depleting Natural cuticle) it is still going to last months after months.
It is quicker for other factories to achieve a given density because they attach three to four strands at a time, but this compromises realism. Finally, the knot itself is bleached of its color by the factory and this is then checked by us manually here in the Las Vegas, for quality control.
If it’s not good enough, we will send the merchandise back, to make sure it is. We only change the color of the knots at the hairline and the crown. Our coloring process is very effective but very powerful. It does weaken knot of the hair which is the reason we only do the front and crown so you can enjoy your hair system for a longer period of time.
The Bottom Line
In all of our Thin Skin system, the hair is simply looped through the base. It is only friction that keeps the hair in place. If you pull hard enough an individual hair can be removed. For minimum shading, we recommend a brush specially designed to hair units. (LINK-BRUSH) Because there are no knots the hair appears to be growing out of the scalp all over the system.
Our lace materials are extremely natural. To the untrained eye, it is hard to tell the difference between the two lace types