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What Are The Best Types of Closure?

What Are The Best Types of Closure?

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.

Frontals are almost similar to closure in terms of use, application, and bases. Rather than covering the middle of the scalp, frontals go around your forehead and hairline. Frontals are more versatile, and the wearer can make more hairstyles with them. However, they are more challenging to wear, especially by oneself.

What are lace and silk bases?

There are two main types of closure, lace and silk base. Silk base closure is more popular than lace-based since it gives 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 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, you may check out this video for an authentic look.

The base of the closure

Traditionally, length closures reach from temple to temple of the person wearing it. 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 made. 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.

The base of the closure

Common Types of Closure and Frontal

1. Lace Closure

A lace closure is a popular type of closure that provides a natural-looking hairline. It is typically made of a small piece of lace with many sizes. Lace closures come in different parts, including the one part, three-part, and free part closures. While one and three part help you reduce time to style, free one allows you to part your hair in multiple ways.

Common Types of Closure and Frontal

2. Silk Base Closure

A silk closure, often referred to as a silk lace closure, is a type of hair extension designed to mimic the appearance of a natural scalp. It is made with hair strands embedded into a nude, skin-like silk material, reinforced with lace. The silk base closure offers a natural-looking hairline and can last longer than lace closures.
Silk Base Closure

3. Lace Frontal

A lace frontal is another popular choice for those seeking a natural-looking hairline. With a lace frontal, you can part your hair in the middle, on the side, or in a three-part style. This versatility allows you to experiment with different hairstyles and create a customized look.
Lace Frontal

4. 360 Frontal

It is a lace headband with hair attached, designed to surround the entire hairline from front to back and the sides. With a 360 frontal, you can create a seamless look and have the freedom to style your hair in any direction. It offers a natural appearance and is a favorite among those who love experimenting with different hairstyles.
360 Frontal

How to Choose The Right Types of Closure

1. Matching the natural hair

To get the best look, you have to get the right types of closure that matches your natural hair, texture, and length. The matching helps your closure blend perfectly with your natural hair. Consider consulting with a professional stylist to find the best match for your hair.

2. Choose the right size 

Along with the various types of closure, there are many sizes of them for you to choose. Based on your head size, you should choose one which fit your wig cap. Moreover, choosing the right size saves you a lot of money when make a wig.

What closure size should I get?

Now that you know how the length closure works, ask yourself whether you want your partings longer to your back, or do you want to keep it short, and where do you want to part your hair. The advantage of the more extended length closure, such as 8 inches x 8 inches, is that it allows you to go further back, which is excellent if you want to make some pigtails.
However, if you want your partings to be shorter, do not go for a more extended length closure. The longer your parting is, the more realistic it would look. And so, if you bought a closure with long length, but you do not intend to part it up to the back of your head, it will look like a wig. But what you think is just suitable for the parting you would want.
If you are still unsure about the closure size that you have or want to get, this tutorial might help to guide you with purchasing your closure.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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.


Choosing the right types of closure is crucial for achieving a natural-looking and versatile hairstyle with your hair extensions.  Consider your styling preferences, match the closure to your natural hair, and understand closure sizes before making a decision. Embrace the world of closure options and rock your dream hairstyle with confidence!

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