The type of closure you choose for your hair weave or extension can radically alter your appearance. Generally speaking, most hair extensions use either a lace closure or a lace frontal. How these items are used, what they are made of, and how they are put together are the essential factors in how a hair piece looks good on the wearer and matches her specific hairstyle.
What are the differences between closures and lace frontals?
Closures are used within sewn-in hair extensions and are normally positioned at the top of a weave to blend the styles effectively. Lace frontals, on the other hand, are usually bonded into place, and unlike closures, they can run from temple to temple (thereby covering the client’s entire head and scalp). A lace frontal is customarily sealed off with knots to help keep the extensions in place.
In any case, a bit of an overlap with the customer’s own hair is necessary to conceal the edges and enable the extensions or additions to fit in more smoothly.
What are some of the best lace closures?
The best lace closures are those that fit a given client’s needs best and provide a natural overall hair appearance. While most lace closures and lace frontals allow for overlap of natural hair to help blending occur, as well as to conceal the interwoven hair, it can sometimes be challenging to find a closure that matches a woman’s own natural hair texture.
Lace closures can go a long way toward solving that issue simply by their positioning. Many of these products can be placed directly on or against the scalp, which reduces the need to match darker shades versus lighter ones or conflicting textures.
Ideally, you should opt for a lace closure that matches your shade or is only one shade lighter, so that the color does not draw attention to the fact that you are wearing extensions or a weave. Another option to consider is to use hair dye on areas such as the knots that are used to secure and conceal the closure, and thereby create a more unified look.
Whatever your choice may be, remember to select a lace closure or frontal that reflects your own style, beautifully accentuates your features, and lets your extensions enhance your hair as well as your personality!