Fashion Blog Thu Mar 03 2022
Styling your hair can be challenging when it does not want to cooperate with you or is too thin to be styled. Luckily, wigs and hair extensions, such as hair closures, can help you with your desired look. However, you need to know different types, sizes, and lengths first. Whether you're looking for a natural-looking hairline or versatility in styling, understanding the different types of closure will help you make an informed decision. So let's dive in and explore the world of closure options!
What is a closure?
A closure hairpiece is a hair accessory that is commonly composed of delicate materials like silk or lace. The closure is placed on top of the head, covering the crown area, and can be used in conjunction with hair weaves or extensions to create a seamless look. Closures can be confused with another hair extension, the frontals.
There are two main types of closure, lace and silk base. Silk base closures are more popular than lace-based closures since they give a more realistic look. It also makes the parting of your hair more natural-looking. You may choose from a lighter or darker base to mimic your scalp tone. However, it is thicker than the lace base, making it not fit everyone.
Laced closures are more flexible and will fit any head easily. The strands of hair closure are attached to a lace base, which has a woven grid line. They are not as thick as the silk base, which means there is less heat in your head, and the lace closure will not trap hair products in it.
The downside is that if you do not know how to wear it, the grid lines will be noticeable, and you will have to bleach it. To see the differences between silk and lace bases, check out this video for an authentic look.
Traditionally, length closures reach from temple to temple of the person wearing them. The 4 inches x 4 inches and 2 inches x 4 inches are suitable sizes for a closure. However, other measures, such as 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches, 3.5 inches x 4 inches, and so on, are now available. But if it already goes from ear to ear, that is already a frontal lace rather than a closure.
There are two reasons for the length and width of the closures. The size matters so that you may make your parting further back of your head. Meanwhile, the width gives you more space to place your parting aside from the middle. So, before you start buying a closure, make sure to measure your head to know where the closure will fall.
Can I swim or exercise with a closure?
- Yes, you can swim and exercise with a closure. However, it's important to protect the closure from excessive chlorine, saltwater, and sweat. Don't forget to wear a swim cap to minimize exposure.
How long does a closure last?
- The lifespan of a closure depends on various factors, including the quality of the closure, maintenance, and styling practices. With proper care, a closure can last several months to a year.
Can I dye or bleach my closure?
- It is possible to dye or bleach a closure, but it's recommended to seek professional help to ensure proper application and prevent damage to the hair strands and base material.
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