You often hear salon lingo like ‘’Closures’’ and ‘’Frontals’’ but what does it all mean? This article will break it down for you in a nutshell.
Gone are the days when we used to wear hair extensions and have them look unrealistic. The inventors of closures have given women the ability to wear weaves and wigs while looking as if you’re growing the hair from your scalp! Hello realistic hairline.
1. Closures(Lace vs Silk)
When installing a weave or wig,a closure is placed at the crown of the head to mimic a natural part. Call it the icing on the cake. There are two types: Lace closure and silk base closure. The primary difference is that a lace closure is made by wefting strands of hair onto a thin lace while a silk closure is made by wefting hair strands onto silk-like material. Lace closures tend to be cheaper than silk closures because lace closures may require bleaching the knots to appear more like the scalp.Silk closures tend to have a way more natural appearance.
Closures come designed with different parts: Middle part, side-part, three-part or eve free part, which allows you to part the closure at any point.
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A frontal is a closure that covers the hairline from ear to ear. You can’t tell where the hairline starts or stops. Perfect if you don’t want to leave out any hair at the front when installing a weave or wig.
3. 360 Closures
This is a frontal on steroids. It covers the whole of your hairline from front to back. You can often wear a ponytail with this kind of closure. You’ll leave people guessing with this one. Wig where? I won’t tell if you don’t!
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Closures are quite delicate and quite expensive.Word to the wise; ensure that the person handling and installing your closure/frontal is as well-trained as they come! Also ensure you get the right closure for your weave, whether straight, wavy,kinky or curly.
Want some more info on hair weaves? Check out Beginner’s Guide To Hair Weaves.
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