A closure sits near the front of your head so the hair length should be
the length of the shortest hair you use unless your hair will be all one
length. The average is 12 to 18 inches long.
Top size is the length and width of the closure. Do you want it to be 4
by 4 inches, 3 by 4 or 2 by 3? It can be larger or smaller. Think
about how much space on your head you want it to cover and the braid
pattern you plan on using.
Hair density on a closure is a tricky tricky thing. If its to full it
will look very wiggy and weird. If its too thin then everything shows
and nothing is covered. Some people say get it thicker and you can
always thin it out with tweezers but if its too thin you can't add
hair. In general to keep your hairline realistic looking people go for
75/85% density but every vendor interprets that percentage in their own
way. So good luck there.
Brazilian or Peruvian, straight, curly, kinky is considered the hair texture/type, not how dense (thick/thin) the hair is.
Lace vs Silk is a matter of opinion. Silk looks like scalp....but whose
scalp? Lace presents its own issues too. Silk tops can look wiggy and
are hard to adjust if your not a pro. I don't recommend silk unless
you've fitted yourself with a bald cap and can send it to a vendor for a
perfect skin match or unless you know how to or want to learn how to
dye scalp. Swiss Lace is best imo for newbies and make sure you request
they bleach the knots
under the entire closure that holds
the hair to the lace. This helps your clousure look less noticeable
where its parted because the dark knots call attention to the grid
pattern...bleaching them makes them kind of invisible...you know like
girls that bleach their facial hair.
If you do lace just ask for "free parting space" so you can part it anywhere and change up your style at will.
You should request a PU strip at 3/4ths of the closure so there is something for you to sew down.
They can also put baby hair at the part that has no PU strip...which is the part that will line your forehead if you want.
Don't forget to specify color.