360 wigs, also known as 360 lace wigs and 360 frontal wigs, are basically 360 lace frontal with bundles attached to the wig. Full lace wigs have a base completely made of lace, which is all over your whole head. A full lace wig and a 360 lace wig, what’s the difference? The most notable difference between them should be the interior cap instruction and lace area, this is generally how we distinguish these two types of wigs. The selection can also be affected by other considerations.
1. Cap instruction and lace area. A full lace wig with hair tied to lace and the lace throughout the entirety of the wig, a 360 wig has lace around the circumference of the wig with webs or bundles sewn in between the wig with a machine. 360 lace wig is designed to a transparent lace around the hairline from end to end, attached to the circle of the wig.
2. Production. A 360 wig can be made by yourself, it does not have to be made by the hair wigs factory, but you can’t make a full lace wig.
3. Price. A full lace wig is a little bit more expensive than a 360 wig. Both of them cost more than a closed and a frontal wig.
4. Versatility. A full lace wig gives you a little bit more versatility than the 360 wig, it has parting space throughout the wig, you can do cornrows, do half-up, half-down, and pigtails with it. With the full lace human hair wig, you can comb your hair to more flexible hairstyles.
5. Installation. The installation of a full lace wig will be more complex than that of a 360 wig because a full lace usually covers the entire head and is installed with a wig cap.
6. Breathability. The bigger the lace area, the stronger the breathability is. So the full lace wig is more breathable than a 360 wig.
7. Lifetime. Both of them can last one to two years with proper maintenance, all wigs will be shed but generally, a full lace wig is going to shed faster and bold faster than a 360 wig, because there's not much hair tied to the lace, it is only around the perimeter and you can always change out the 360 lace frontal with another frontal if you make this wig yourself.
Before buying a wig, you should decide what you require and your ideal budget first. Based on the first priority, here are some examples.
If are thinking about the longevity of the wig, you can go with the 360 wigs. Once a full lace wig starts shedding, you need to throw it away because you can’t fix it and have to end up buying a new wig.
If you enjoy experimenting with various hairstyles such as braids and cornrows, a full lace wig may be a better option for you owing to its versatility. If you're simply going to do the center part, side part, or bun, a 360 wig will suffice. Consider the following when choosing a wig: you can get a glueless wig or one that will require glue. The advantage is that while placing the wig at the base of your hair, you may modify it with the elastic adjustable band and insert the combs. If the wig is not glueless, which means it lacks combs or clips and just has lace at the bottom, which requires glue tape or sewing, then the wig's bottom can be tacked down.
When it comes to the volume, it depends on the density of the wig. The most popular densities sold at wig vendors are 130, 150, and 180. You can choose as low as 120 and even 100, or as high as 250. The higher the density, the more hair in the wig. To buy a full lace wig or a 360 wig, you want to make sure you have the correct capsize. Wigs come in small, medium, and large, you want to make sure you have the exact size or a little bit bigger.