Hair Closures were created to protect one’s natural hair. It is a hair piece usually made of lace or silk with human hair attached. Coined a finishing piece, it is essentially used to close in a sew-in weave, quick weave or wig. The hair piece is attached to a cornrow base and secured around the perimeter, seamlessly blending in with the hair extensions while giving you a natural looking part/scalp.
What is a Lace Closure?
The base of a lace closure is made with nothing more than lace with hair strands embedded into the tiny holes. Lace closures are usually thinner and tend to lay flatter than most hair closures. Lace closures also give a scalp-like appearance whenever it is positioned against your skin or next to the natural scalp. However, to achieve the best results, the lace closure will require some tweaking. It’s best to bleach the knots in your lace closure to eliminate the grid-like, matrix effect. You will need to add concealer or foundation to the lace closure to enhance the natural appearance.
What is a Silk Base Closure?
A Silk Base Closure is made with a silk base. They are made with hair strands embedded into a nude, skin-like silk material that is reinforced with lace. Silk Base Closures are very durable and tend to last much longer than most hair closures as it does not require bleaching. The knots are not detectable due to the silk fabric backing on the closure, so it mimics the scalp without significant changes. If you’re of a deeper skin tone with a significantly darker scalp, you may need to alter and even tint your silk base. This type of hair closure is usually is a bit thicker, which may make it challenging to achieve a flat weave install.
So, which one is better: Lace Closure or Silk Closure?
Lace Closures are perfect because it gives you a flat and smooth appearance. However, the downside of a Lace Closure is having to bleach or tone the knots for it to blend properly with your scalp. Silk closures are also a great chose because of the a natural-like human scalp and not detectable. It’s honestly a preference.
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