Q: I’ve been wearing a full head weave, but my natural hair that’s left out on top to cover the tracks doesn’t blend well now that my hair is brittle and breaking due to constant curling and pressing. My homegirl mentioned trying a hair closure, so I checked out a few videos about lace closures on YouTube but I still don’t totally understand how it works. Will it look wiggy? Can you break this down?
A: Closures refer to the oblong or circle shaped lace that has hair attached, so it can be used to place on the top or side of your hair in order to make your weave look more natural when rocking a full head of weave.
In recent photos of SERENA WILLAMS, the tennis star proved closures like all hair techniques can look bad if you don’t have the proper education, application, and maintence. She’s has the Internets thinking she’s going bald, when really her closure has been exposed!
Let’s be real all the many different types of African American hair textures do not always blend well with Indian, Brazilian or whatever hair type you choose for your weave. So if your having trouble with blending, bald spots, thinning edges and breakage, closures are the best alternative.
First thing to remember is when choosing a closure to know that all closures are NOT made equal. Lace or silk closures are the best thing in creating a realistic looking scalp, and the illusion of the hair growing right out of your head! We recommend lace based closures because they lay flatter and are more breathable. Next, you should be sure after picking the right material for your closure, that it is able to be tinted to match your scalp. Tinting your closure ensures that once applied to your head, you can properly part, pull back, twist,and style the hair any direction you desire.
Once you have picked out the best closure, the “thin skin” around the perimeter attaches to a cornrow base to close and secure your sewn in weave. Frontal closures are either sewn or glued in to the crown of the weave, and attached along the front of the hair line. Rather than recommending products to apply a closure yourself, we suggest for the best possible results, make sure you have a skilled professional that is familiar with this technique.
The average price of a closure usually range from $125-350 and once attached last for about 8-12 weeks. Besides protecting your hair that is left out from styling damage, closures literally “seals the deal” to give you a natural looking hairline, and almost flawless weave without exposing your hair.