Different Types of Human Hair Closures and Why You Need To Get One
Your human hair closure choice just might make or break your hairstyle look that you're dreaming to achieve. Yes, everyone may know that the hair you are wearing are not yours, but they do not have to look like it. Closures offer a fantastic option for achieving that natural look, and they afford you an alternative for protecting your hairline from the everyday adverse effects of heat and create a blending effect for your hair.
What is a Human Hair Closure?
A human hair closure is a hairpiece that is usually used on top of an extension or wig to close the hair bundle to give you a natural hairline. They are usually purchased separately or bundled together and sold with your extension bundles. They are anchored down in place using thread, clips, glue, or even double-sided tape to complete your weave installation. They provide a wide range of styling opportunities ranging from parts to up-dos. Closures comes in different sizes. The different sizes of closures are always as normal closures (2x4 or 4x4), Full Frontal or Ear to Ear Frontal or 13x4 Closure, and 360 Frontal.
Lace closures are an excellent way to give your hair a break from the challenges that can accompany wearing a weave with a leave-out style. Lace closures have hair that is attached to a lace base. At an estimated sizing of 4x4, these closures are small. They are often placed at the top of your head to generate a more natural look which is extremely important. The great thing about a lace closure is that it shields your hair from environmental elements such as heat, excess hair product use, and everyday styling practices. Lace closures allow you to part your hair in a variety of ways within the confines of the lace. The kind of closure are below:
Silk-based closures also come in a 4x4, 5x5, 13x4, 13x6 and 360 size. These closures resemble skin and have hairs that are attached to a silk base. They are available in a lighter color and darker color. This characteristic may require you to perform a bit of tinting to achieve the right color by either using tea bags or another tinting tool. These closures do not always lay as flat as the lace closure, but they deliver a look that rivals a natural scalp. They allow for parting,and you do not have to worry about having to add fabric beneath.
Silk-Based closures hide all the flaws that might live beneath such as knots or even your hair.
Full Lace Closures
Full Lace Closures are also known as Full lace frontals. They are useful when you are looking to create a new hairline from ear to ear. Imagine a piece that is 13 x 4 or 13 x 6. These dimensions and design are particularly beneficial to women who are experiencing hair loss or thinning hair and are therefore looking to replace their hairline with something more natural.
These pieces are particularly useful for sew-ins as they can help to give you a more natural look. Unlike silk or monofilament pieces, lace lies flat, closer to your hairline or scalp, helping to shield you from scrutinizing eyes of your hairstyle.
If you have an itchy scalp, lace closures may not be the way to go as excessive scratching can cause the lace to shed over time. Also, they receive a fair amount of criticism for showing bumps and visibility of their gridlines without bleaching or concealing them.
Silk-Based Frontal Closures
Silk-based Frontals also come in a 13x4 and 13x6 sizes. These Silk Frontal just like the Silk Closure resembles the skin and have hairs that are attached to a silk base. They are available in a lighter color and darker color. This characteristic may require you to perform a bit of tinting to achieve the right color by either using tea bags or another tinting tool. These Frontals do not always lay as flat as the lace Frontal, but they deliver a look that rivals a natural scalp. Silk Frontal allows for parting, and you do not have to worry about having to add fabric beneath.
Ultimately, your preference will drive your choice for a closure selection. Don’t be afraid to try both of these closures at some point to determine which works best for you.