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How to Install a Silk Base Closure?

How to Install a Silk Base Closure?

  • Toni Carter

As a means of a protective style, many people choose to wear sew-in weaves and wigs. This form of protective styling can be installed with a silk base closure. By definitionsilk base closure is made with a silk base. The hair strands are embedded into a nude, skin-like silk material that is reinforced with lace. The closure is placed on the top or side of the hair to be used as a finishing piece to essentially close in an install (sew-in weave, quick weave or wig). It seamlessly blends in with the hair extensions while giving you a natural looking part/scalp. 

Now that we have gotten that out of the way, let’s discuss the installation process.

  1. Create two horizontal braids/cornrows that run from the center front of your scalp to the back, spaced two or three inches apart and four inches long. Mark this space. 
     
  2. On the top of the horizontal braids, place the silk-base hair closure. Use two hair pins to hold the base closure against your head, one at the front and one at the back of the closure. 
     
  3. Insert two curved threading needles into the braided hair beneath the front of the base closure, and make sure to thread the hair through the needles’ eyes. 
     
  4. Thread a lock into the right front side of the silk-base closure to attach it to head. Slid the needle through the silk base to create a lock stitch, and then you can create a loop with the hair, slide the needle back through the loop to lock the loop into place. Repeat this step for 2 times. After that, switch to the left side of the closure. Use the curved threading needle to sew three lock stitches to the left side of the closure. Go back to the right side and repeat this process. Keep sewing. Each time use three lock stitches. Alternate side to side until you completely attaches the closure. 
     
  5. If necessary, you can unbraid hair or sew in extensions to the rest of the head. Thus, the extensions blend with the closure naturally that eventually create a seamless look. 

We hope this article was helpful. Shop She's Happy Hair silk base closures to seamlessly blend with your hair extensions. 

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