Many of you in the hair extension and wig community have seen the new craze over Transparent and HD Lace. The main question we receive is, “what’s the difference?” It’s important to know the difference in the lace on your wig unit, so in this blog article we will explain the different characteristics between HD Lace and Transparent Lace.
What is HD Lace?
HD stands for "high definition.” HD lace is a royal lace material that is also called Swiss lace, which is invisible when applied to the scalp. This ensures that the wig-wearer can have an exposed hairline, which looks very natural and renders the lace along the hairline highly undetectable.
What is a Transparent Lace?
Transparent lace is the regular lace in a transparent color. There are four different regular lace colors, including dark brown, medium brown, light brown and transparent. It is important to choose the right color to better match one's skin tone. See photo grid below for reference.
What is the Difference Between HD Lace and Transparent Lace?
As we mentioned above, HD lace is a new name of Swiss lace. The lace is thinner and more see-through, and transparent lace is the regular lace that features a transparent color like the above photo.
We often recommend the transparent lace to women with light skin tones, but recently we found that the transparent color lace can melt into any skin tone after bleaching the hair knots and gluing down the hairline. Of course, you can avoid the latter by choosing the HD Lace.
FAQS about HD Lace
Is HD Lace Durable?
In regards to quality, HD lace is the thinner of the two. However, it is durable and comparatively soft. It also has the most delicate base, which is perfect for use within the front, since it is essentially invisible and doesn't show. But please handle with extreme caution. Because HD Lace is so thin, the lace is super easy to rip. Do not pull, tug or continuously brush the hair on these HD Lace frontals/closures.
How to Care for HD Lace Wigs?
Before you begin washing the HD lace wigs, make sure all glue residues have been removed. Use a wig comb and a wide-tooth comb to brush curly hair. Gently brush hairs from the bottom to minimize shedding.
Use lukewarm or cold water to wash your HD lace wig. Apply hair conditioner but please remember not to add conditioner on the root of the wig. Leave it for 3-4 minutes, then continue rinsing with water. Pat dry the wig with a clean towel. Lastly, put your wig on a stand or mannequin head and let the hair air dry.