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What is Swiss Lace?

Published By: Dasia

Last Updated: March 17, 2022

Have you heard of the term Swiss lace? What exactly is it and why is it such a sought after product?

Let’s take a look at Swiss lace and some other areas that correlate with the material.

What is Swiss lace?

Swiss lace is a type of material that is frequently used for wigs and other hair pieces such as closures and frontals. Swiss lace is a thin but durable piece of lace. 

While the lace may appear quite visible to the naked eye, when attached to the scalp, it appears seamless and blends perfectly.

Swiss lace is generally beige in color and can easily be tinted to blend better with your natural scalp. Many hair sites offer the option to customize a unit. This allows you to not only get Swiss lace but also alter the color at times. 

Swiss lace allows users to get a longer wear out of their units since the material is quite durable. This makes the investment well worth it.

Despite Swiss lace being so durable, it is surprisingly thin and undetectable. This makes the material a great option for beginners who aren’t totally sure how to install a unit yet. This material makes the hair easy to style and appears quite natural.

Where can you purchase Swiss lace?

Swiss lace can be bought in a variety of different ways. Swiss lace can be purchased on its own online or at any craft store. This is ideal for anyone looking to make their own wig, closure, or frontal.

Purchasing just the lace on its own means you have to install the individual hairs, creating more work for you in the long run. If you are motivated to create something from scratch this is ideal as you get the most customized options.

The most common way to purchase Swiss lace is when it’s already made into your desired product. Closures and frontals made with Swiss lace are easily found at beauty supplies as well as online.

Pros and Cons of Swiss Lace

Swiss lace was made for a specific reason, being durable and long lasting.  If you are looking for this, Swiss lace may be the ideal material for you. Let’s take a look at some more of the pros and cons of the material.


  • Color – You can often get the lace in customizable nude colors which help with blending. It allows the hair to melt into the scalp.
  • Knots – The hair generally blends right into the lace making the knots appear invisible. This is especially true when the lace is the right color.
  • Durability – Swiss lace is durable and it’s not easy to rip. This increases the longevity and allows you to get a longer wear out of the unit the lace is equipped with.


  • Feeling / texture – Due to the fact that the hair is so durable, it isn’t as soft as some other materials and can feel rough on the scalp if not installed properly.

Common Misconceptions

Many people think that Swiss lace is generic and just like any other type of lace. Every type of lace is different and serves a different purpose. You may decide you want something more durable or less visible to the eye.

Depending on the type of look you’re going for, this will affect the product you should get. Another misconception is that Swiss lace is too expensive. This is a common thought with many hair pieces or products but not always the case.

Swiss lace generally doesn’t result in an upcharge making it a great go to. You can get this premium product for not much more than you were planning on spending. 

Which is better: Swiss or HD lace?

Swiss lace and HD lace are surprisingly similar and that resorts to them both being desired. There are a few differences that may make you choose one specific material over another, let’s take a look.

  • Durability –  Swiss lace is some of the most durable material on the market, this allows the most users to want to invest in this as it will pay off in the long run.
  • Coloring – Swiss lace generally has a tint that blends when attached to the head. HD lace is generally transparent which doesn’t cause a problem with blending.
  • Feeling – Since Swiss lace is so durable, while thin, it’s not always the softest. HD lace is both undetectable and soft allowing it to blend perfectly into the skin although not as longlasting.

What is a Swiss lace closure?

If you break down the name, you can easily figure out what this means. A closure is a way to finish or close off a look and Swiss lace is the material it’s made from. Swiss lace closures are highly sought after as they allow the wearer to have a seamless look.

 Swiss lace closures generally aren’t any more expensive than closures made from other material making them a great option to purchase. 

How long does Swiss lace last?

Swiss lace lasts anywhere from 8 months to one year. This largely depends on how you maintain the lace. Since Swiss lace is quite durable, you can expect to get a long wear out of the unit. 

The adhesive you use to secure the lace can affect the longevity. A tough quality glue may allow the unit to still for a considerable amount of time but cause trouble when trying to remove it. When removing, ensure you take the proper precautions to carefully remove the lace so as not to rip it.


Swiss lace is a great material most known for its durability. You can easily get away with having the unit last up to a year. The lace won’t easily rip and fall apart.

Another positive of the material is you can easily find it. Whether the hair is already installed or not, the lace is easy to get your hands on.

Just like any other product, it does have some disadvantages but this type of lace is a great option for many in the market for an easy to use and seamless material that aids in blending your hair unit.


A lover of all things beauty related whose been in the industry for about 5 years. While I'd love to say I'm a self-taught prodigy, I'm actually a licensed cosmetologist who has spent countless hours studying hair. I quickly learned sharing valuable information with like-minded individuals allows everyone to make the right choices when dealing with their hair. As a curly girl myself I love to experiment with different styles on a regular basis. While I do have a busy schedule between work, freelancing, and school; I always seem to find time for my hair.

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