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    Posted: Sep 30 2009 at 12:15am
What is the best way to install a closure....I feel like maybe the best way is to leave some of my own hair out in the front and sew behind it for the most natural look. I've bee looking on you tube and i haven't seen many videos on this. Pls if you know of any or if anyone has porn on this process pls lemme know...This would be my 1st closure piece
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 30 2009 at 12:31am
I'm somewhat of a closure newbie since I wore my 1st closure in March.  My stylist had only did one other closure at the time and it was silk/glued.  I had a lace closure (custom/Laniks) that I used and it was sewn behind my hairline.  I am natural and my edges were unruly also the closure was placed too far back.  However, after about 4 wks I glued it and I really liked it.  The next install I got a new stock lace closure and I glued it.  It was cool but then it was summer and I didn't want to glue.  Anyway, fast forward a few months and my stylist did my sewn closure so well I gave her the side eye (like who else you been practicing on). LOL.....
 
Anyway, here is a little porn of my sister's closure (originally my Custom Closure) she had installed last week.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 30 2009 at 1:07am
Thanks missyo! I'm natural as well..i actually just permed my edges cuz i like them smooth so maybe i'll try sewing behind my hairline. I don't know too much about all the different glues. I heard ms. lola was good..ne input?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 30 2009 at 8:21am
The  Pro's :
 
 They allow  perfect blending if installed correctly.
 Allow you to not have to put stress  on your leave out hair.
 
Con's:
 
If the closure is sewn down onto the braids,it will grow back with the rest  of the hair as the weave gets older,unless you re-adjust the closure about every 3-4 weeks.
 
Most will only show you pictures of what  a fresh closure install looks like, but no one  ever shows you what the closure looks like after a month. I tend to favor curly closures over striaght ,because you can camoflauge it  far better than a straigt closure, which tells everything since it sits so close to the head .
 
Straight closures placed behind the hair line wil look odd as well ,once  your braided hair starts to grow back and the leave out hair stays in the exact same place. It becomes very hard to mask after a month or so, as it looks weird to see a scalp area with a part ,and  the closure is now sitting so far back off of the forehead. Re-adjustment is then needed for these issues.
    
 All in all I love them nevertheless!Smile
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 30 2009 at 8:55am

LOL---true.....most will not post closures that need adjusting.  I document that though.  I have pictures so PM me if you want to see.  I too texturize my edges after the 1st closure install and it is much easier.  My closures are curly/wavy but I always wear my hair straight.  My avi is my closure install. 

I agree with Marie67 closures are WORTH IT!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 30 2009 at 9:50am
I also tend to prefer a closure that has a bang cut into it. It is far much easier to wear ,than having it parted down the middle showing everything after 3 weeks.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 30 2009 at 10:04am
Thanks ladies...i feel like readjusting would be no problem for me...just waiting on the hair to get here
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 30 2009 at 1:48pm
Originally posted by marie67 marie67 wrote:

I also tend to prefer a closure that has a bang cut into it. It is far much easier to wear ,than having it parted down the middle showing everything after 3 weeks.
 
i agree!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 30 2009 at 1:55pm
Originally posted by missyo67 missyo67 wrote:

I'm somewhat of a closure newbie since I wore my 1st closure in March.  My stylist had only did one other closure at the time and it was silk/glued.  I had a lace closure (custom/Laniks) that I used and it was sewn behind my hairline.  I am natural and my edges were unruly also the closure was placed too far back.  However, after about 4 wks I glued it and I really liked it.  The next install I got a new stock lace closure and I glued it.  It was cool but then it was summer and I didn't want to glue.  Anyway, fast forward a few months and my stylist did my sewn closure so well I gave her the side eye (like who else you been practicing on). LOL.....
 
Anyway, here is a little porn of my sister's closure (originally my Custom Closure) she had installed last week.
 
 
Hi Missy..... the above pic is the Laniks lace closure? the lace closure i had from her was quite different.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 30 2009 at 3:14pm
Originally posted by missyo67 missyo67 wrote:

LOL---true.....most will not post closures that need adjusting.  I document that though.  I have pictures so PM me if you want to see.  I too texturize my edges after the 1st closure install and it is much easier.  My closures are curly/wavy but I always wear my hair straight.  My avi is my closure install. 

I agree with Marie67 closures are WORTH IT!

 
Missy I know you talked about the anchor braid in some of your posts that I have been reading.  So is it easier/better to just sew the weave on all sides (front, back and sides) and readjust front when necessary as hair grows back.
 
Or is it easier/better to sew on all sides and glue front, reajusting that part when needed.
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