Should I get a closure or frontal?
To answer this question we must first understand the difference between the two and the maintenance of both.
A lace closure is a piece used to give natural parting space in a specified area at the hairline. Usually closures are 4"x4", 5"x5", or 6"x6" pieces with hair ventilated on a lace base. A frontal is made the same way but spans across the hairline from ear to ear and can be 2"-6" deep. During ventilation, knots are created at the base of the lace that do not give the most natural look. Closures and Frontals can both both be bleached at the knots to give the appearance of skin. They can also be tinted to better match the client's skin tone.
What is the difference? Versatility! With closures you are restricted to a specific parting space. That means if you want a deep side part, but your closure is sewn in the middle, you're out of luck. However, a frontal will allow you to part anywhere along the hairline.
Is one better than the other? Both pieces are very delicate and bleaching the knots, although it gives the most natural look, will induce balding over a period of time. Frontals tend to be a little more delicate. Depending on the technique the stylist uses to secure the pieces, closures may be better managed by the majority because they can be secured without adhesive.
The best thing to do is to speak with your stylist about the best option for you and your lifestyle.