Water Wave Closure with 4 Bundles

How Many Hair Bundles Make a Perfect Wig?

Hair, as an indispensable part of beauty for women, has gained great concern over the years. When you meet someone face-to-face, the first impression must include his or her hairstyle and clothing. A majority of wig enthusiasts might have encountered common problems when going shopping for hair bundles to make a lace closure wig or lace frontal wig, such as how many hair bundles to buy or whether to make a lace closure or lace frontal look better. There is no exact answer because it is up to personal preferences. This blog will explain the major factors that affect the number of hair bundles you need to make a perfect wig.

What factors affect hair bundle quantities?

Above all, the number of bundles will highly depend on how full you want the wig to be. It is a matter of personal choice. However, there are also objective factors that affect how many hair bundles you need to make a wig. Coming to the top is your desirable hair length. Do you prefer shorter or longer extensions? You’ll need fewer hair bundles for short hairstyles and more for longer ones. Following is a picture showing how to measure the natural length of your straight or wavy hair wigs as well as the number of bundles needed for your reference.

wig length

As is shown in the picture, the actual length of straight hair wigs should be measured by the length from head spin to the longest hair at the bottom, while the length of wavy hair wigs needs to be stretched to straight to measure.

Hair texture also needs to be taken into account when making a decision on how many bundles to purchase for making a wig. It is obvious that curly and straight human hair are of different densities. Curly hair is naturally fuller hence you may need fewer bundles. With Kinky curly hair, you can get away with fewer bundles since the hair density is naturally going to be much fuller. We recommend 3 bundles for a naturally full look. However, if you wear straight human hair, then you will need more bundles to create a full look. Although Kinky straight hair is still full from root to tip, you might need more bundles to create a super full look. We recommend 3-4 bundles depending on the length.

Another factor that may exert an influence on the hair bundles is wig density. It is universally known among wig wearers that there are different wig density levels, including 150% (medium hair density), 180%(heavy hair density) and 230% (extra heavy hair density). 150% wig density is quite natural with a full look. 180% wig density is a bit heavier and looks fuller in winter, that’s why it is the most frequently ordered by customers. 230% wig density is often the choice of wig influencers or artists who can have their hair styled in a distinctive and delicate way in that extra high-density wigs embrace plenty of style possibilities. In general, if you intend to make a wig whose density is lower than 180%, you’ll need three hair bundles. For wigs of 180 density or higher, you’ll need three to four hair bundles to make your wig denser and fuller.

How many hair bundles for lace closure wigs?

Body Wave 3 Bundles with Free Part Lace Frontal and Lace Closure

The typical size of a lace closure piece is 4x4 inches, placed in the middle of the head or on the side for a side part. It is suitable for beginners due to its more affordable price and easier maintenance. What’s more, it is easy to wear and remove daily, allowing you to maintain and wear the style whenever you want. You will require at least 2 bundles of closure to get any type of hairstyle. For example, those who choose lengths more than 20 inches should consider at least 3-4 bundles. Based on the type of hair, you have to select the number of bundles required to get the desired natural hairstyle. Made with 100% virgin human hair, YMY Hair’s lace closure is easy to install, requires minimal maintenance, looks natural, and offers a comfortable wearing experience.

How many hair bundles for lace frontal wigs?

Water Wave 13x4 HD Lace Frontal Virgin Hair

The size of a lace frontal is normally 13x4 inches. It is designed to cover the area from ear to ear, and the lace mimics the appearance of a natural hairline, providing a more realistic and natural hairstyle. 3 bundles will be fine if the hair length is between 14 to 18 inches. Similarly, 4 bundles will be necessary when the hair length is between 20 to 26 inches. For instance, if you have a frontal and 18 inches is the preferred length, purchase bundles of 14 inches, 16 inches, and 18 inches. This will be the best way to select bundles for a frontal sew-in.

Closure vs Frontal

1. Lace closures require little maintenance
Unlike sew-in lace frontal wigs, owning a lace closure hairpiece doesn't require a whole lot of experience in order to care for and maintain it. All the work you need to do on lace closure extensions is washing, conditioning, and styling.

2. Lace closures last for longer
Whether you're going for a sew-in or lace closure wig, they typically last longer than a frontal, with proper maintenance. Lace closures are better choice when it gets warm as they don’t require as much gluing and customizing as sew-in lace frontal wigs do.

3. Lace frontals offers various style of availability
One of the biggest benefits of wearing a lace frontal hairpiece is the versatility it offers, which allows you to DIY your wigs or extensions the way you want, from ponytails to middle or side parts.

4. Lace frontals allow your hair to breathe
We all know the normal routine of having to wear wigs or sewn-in extensions and experiencing huge discomfort from them during unbearably hot weather. Lace frontals are comfortable to wear on the head and allow a constant flow of air to your scalp and hair.

Regardless of the common situation, we do suggest that you prepare an extra hair bundle in case of urgency. You'll most probably find it useful later or sometime in future. No matter you're going for a sew in closure or frontal, you'd better use not fewer than three bundles to achieve the most natural effect with a fuller hair density. Meanwhile, the number of hair bundles will also be influenced by the hairstyle and texture you prefer. Those intended for more gentle or thin hairstyle are supposed to purchase not more than three hair bundles.

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