Lace closure and silk closure now has replaced traditional wigs day by day. They bring much more natural hair look than before so that users are not recognized. Among closures, lace closure wigs are the most favorite.
Lace closure is almost transparent to human hair because of the lace base. Moreover, it’s breathable and easy to apply. In this article, we would like to share some tips about lace closure install with glue and without glue and how it is going with other versions of human closure like frontal lace or 4×4 lace closure.
Lace closure install with glue guide: How many types of lace closure application
There are several methods to apply lace closure at home: Glue-in, sew-in and adhesive tape. Each of them has pros and cons that meet individual needs.
Sew-in keep the hair tight and stable on your head for a long time while you do not have to apply any hair products on. However, the sew-in application needs lots of skills and patient. Usually, you have to be experienced with scan and skim the hair because human hair closures cannot fit perfectly with any head.
Glue-in or adhesive tape
Lace closure install with glue is the most popular application. Using glue to apply lace closure wigs ask you to apply for scalp protection because the hair under cannot breathe well after application. However, this method is simple. Anyone could try it without difficulties. We usually introduce beginners to apply closure by glue or adhesive tape instead of the sew-in method.
Hair bonding glue
Removing extra lace is even easier with glue, even with people who do the application for the very first time.
Which application is for me?
Each girl has to choose a suitable method to apply the closure; it depends on how long you would like the wig to stay with you or if you can sew or glue the closure in your hair?
If you are beginners in the field, we suggest using glue instead. Sew in can cost you a lot of time and even you fail, the result is tragic. For adhesive tape, we appreciate glue more because the layer appears much thinner than tape. The glue-in closure looks much more natural and transparent with your real hair.
Sew-in takes a lot of time to apply and also an hour to take them off. It’s a long-term plan. So, it’s you who can decide which application suits you the best.
Beginner guide: Lace closure install with glue
4×4 lace closure
4×4 lace closure is the most popular lace wigs, and most girls choose it for the first try. To get the final tight result, gluing lace closure should start with proper preparation. Something you have to consider is scalp protector, glue for lace closure and scissors to fix the wig.
You have to wash your hair first then braid them up without any hair products on it. Keeping the skin there clean and dry is a must because you can reduce scalps appearance as well as irritation from the wig. Besides, dry skin helps glue to behold on tighter.
Lace closure install with glue is easy to apply.
You can clean by alcohol, but pure water works fine. Repeat cleaning with the inner side of lace closure.
After the area goes dry completely. You should make braid because it will not tangle up after you put on another layer of hair. Then, you will put on some scalp protectors. You decide where the closure stay first then scalp protector will be there first.
Leave the liquid gets dry completely before you apply glue. The lace base of closure needs scalp protector too.
Now, it’s time for glue. Strip the glue along the place you wear scalp protector. One of the pros about glue application is invisible connections. Thus, there is no need to put on too much glue or thicken this layer. When the layer becomes tacky, you sit the closure on it.
Strip glue along the sides of lace closure as well to make sure that it sticks well together.
After finishing the application, you have to leave it overnight. Instant styling can cause deposition.
The lace frontal is more significant than simple 4×4 lace closure. However, we can apply it as standard lace closure install with glue. However, its size is an obstacle for you to manage the application. It’s harder to skim and remove extra lace and more careful at stripping glue.
Tips for frontal lace install with glue
To enhance your application, we have some recommendation to improve installation.
- Washing hairline can be done with water, but we recommend using acetone because it can remove tiny dust and also oil on the skin
- When you make braids. There are still little hairs at forehead coming up, and all of those can weaken glue layer. To shape extra hair in place, you can grab a toothbrush and comb them with the rest. Toothbrushes are dense, and it can move tiny hairs.
- When you apply glue, we recommend a thin layer. However, you can double the sheet to improve installation. You first use a thin layer of adhesive and wait for it comes dry. Next, you put another thin layer on top of the former. Dividing glue base into two can help you stick closure better without using too much of the liquid.
- Do not rush to style or wash the hair. You should leave the application alone in dry for at least a day or even more so that the glue turns completely dry and connected. Daily washing should be eliminated.
In general, it’s multiple ways to apply human closure. However, lace closure install with glue seems the easiest method. There’s not much preparation to be made, and the procedure turns up straight and quick. It cost you quite a long time to wait before you can do anything with the hair.
However, beauty always asks for patience. Applying lace frontal happen the same but with a bit more carefulness. No matter how you apply it, post-application care is necessary.
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