The most obvious difference between a closure and a frontal their respective sizes. Closures are typically 4 x 4 inches and sit either perfectly in the middle of the crown or can be shifted slightly to the side to achieve a side-part look. They do not require much maintenance and does not require glue or gel.
While being similar in width (+/- 4 inches), frontals, on the other hand, lay along the hairline across the front of the head, from ear to ear. A new generation of frontals (the 360 frontal), now allows for full hairline coverage around the entire head with space left in the middle for the bundle install.
Lace frontals allow for endless versatility, so you can wear any color, curl pattern, cut or style.Closures only cover a portion of your head, so it’s close to impossible to pull your hair back without exposing your wefts. These two options are A LOT of maintenance. Having a frontal or 360 frontal sew in its recommended to come back every 2 weeks and will have to be glued. Along with daily maintenance at home. A frontal or 360 wig unit does not require glue but it does require got to be glued which is gel.