Lace Closures are a fairly popular item for women who care about their hair
The flexibility and versatility of closures makes them applicable for just about all types of hair, whether natural, scanty, permed or the less thrilling receding hairline.
Here are some facts and tips about closures you should know about:
A lot of women tend to confuse frontals with lace closures. Closures are not frontals; however, frontals can be considered closures. Lace frontals are basically a hairpiece which mimics a person’s hairline, covering it up from ear to ear.
Closures come in different forms and sizes so not every purchase would work for you. Look for the size that works perfectly for your scalp so that it fits well. Laced based closures are preferable because they lay flatter and are more comfortable.
Never use glue for your closure; it’s a common mistake among women and it could lead to hair loss. Sew the closure in to avoid spoiling it or losing hair.
Closures cover the crown and though a frontal can be sewn or clipped in the back, the best method for putting it in place is by bonding. The bonding process involves liquid or tape adhesive whereby the adhesive is applied sparingly to the lace mesh and then carefully secured on the front part of the hairline.
When wearing a weave, keep the area at the front hairline and crown well blended.
Sewn-in or bonded weaves usually require lace closures to cover the top area where the track hair or weaving hair gets sewn/bonded down. This process often creates an area called the “horseshoe” where some hair gets left out. Closures can be used to cover up that area and add some decorative style to enhance the weave.
Always make sure you tint the materials used on your closure so that it matches your scalp. When you properly tint the closure it makes it easier to part, pull back or twist your hair in any style you want without drawing attention to the closure.
You may use liquid, tape adhesives or weaving thread to apply closures: that will create a natural-looking head of weave. Just about everyone will be convinced it’s your natural hair.
In order to get the best results, always get your closure fitted by a professional.