. Oh well... I was hoping to order for my birthday but maybe this is a sign that I need to stick to my twist outs. Anyways, since it might help someone else, here's 2 articles I found on closures around the net (although it still doesn't help me order a closure on the Net for Brazilian wave or kinky curly hair, never even seen a closure up close)
Hair Trauma: Closure Pieces Exposed!!
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.
How To Pick The Right Closure
for a Natural Look
I wanted to do this post for those who do not know what a
closure is, haven't worn a closure before or are considering purchasing a
closure for the first time.
The most important thing is selecting the right
closure density. The density refers to the thickness.Before wearing a closure, I
was not aware that I could select the density. After doing some research, I
found that you should select a density that is close to the density of your own
hair to create a natural look.
Light Density: 80-90%
Light-Medium Density: 100%
Medium Density: 110-120%
Medium-Heavy Density: 130-140%
Heavy Density: 150%
Extra Heavy Density: 180%
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My current closure
has a medium--heavy density of 130%. With my next closure purchase I will select
a density that is close to the density of my own hair which is in the 100%-120%
range. I want the100% density around the front and temples because my hair is
less thick in those areas. So basically I would want the density to go from
Light-Medium to Medium.
If you choose a
density that is too light, the closure may thin over time so when choosing think
about that.Pick what is right for you depending on the density of your own
This post is also
useful for those who wear lacefront or full lace wigs.
Edited by JoliePoufiasse - Jan 06 2013 at 1:00pm