As we already know, more and more ladies nowadays are seeking solutions to their hair, either it’s hair wigs, weaves, or extensions. Lace closure weave does not stay outside the trend. On the contrary, it is growing in popularity as more and more women are reaching for them.
What is the magic of it? Why do people like it so much? Well, let’s find out!
What is the difference between lace frontal and lace closure weave?
As a hair manufacturer and distributor, we see a lot of misunderstanding between lace closure and frontal lace weaves. People confused about how to use them properly, how to take care of them the right way, and what suits them best. Worry no more because we will explain for you right away!
Lace closures vs lace frontals
This is a universal choice for women all over the world due to its comfort. By definition, lace closure weave is hair strands sewn into a lace patch. The patch size is usually 4×4, but it can be customized to consumers’ preferences.
The only difference for lace frontal is the lacey hair patch is much larger, with the standard size of 13×4. The reason for that is the lace covers your head from ear to ear, giving you more coverage especially for girls with thin hair on the sides.
Components of lace closure weave
To give you a more comprehensive view of lace closure, we will lay out for you each element and explain their roles in the process.
The lace patch
The patch is used to connect the hair and your head. For lace frontal, the lace patch covers half of your forehead from ear to ear. Meanwhile, for lace closure, it is attached to the “crown” part of your head. Because of this characteristic, the two serves very different purposes.
As mentioned above, lace frontal is favoured by girls with thin hair on the edges because it covers the hair loss and creates the illusion of hair growing straight out from your scalp. However, the drawback of lace frontal is that it’s quite hard to install, especially for beginners. If not done right, the patch would look obvious and weird.
Lace closure fixes this problem well as it is small and takes less effort to install. You can either sew in or glue in. It is less time-consuming, too. The patch is made of lace, silicone, or silk. At Layla Hair, we often use lace as it gives the most natural look. More importantly, it has little holes so that your scalp can breathe easily. The lace also matches well with the pores of your head.
There is a wide variety of hair for you to choose from, from raw, virgin to synthetic hair. We know we have already talked about this multiple times, but it’s important to emphasize the point. Of course, the choice is yours, but if you ask us, the recommendation is to go with at least one real hair weave.
We can talk all day about the fantastic advantages of real hair, but that needs a whole new article just dedicating to it. To sum up, real hair feels and looks more natural. It can blend well with almost anyone’s hair. The shedding and tangling probability are a lot lower, too.
Because of that, the lifespan of real hair weave is much longer as it’s an ease to look after and maintain the weave. Your weave still looks gorgeous and shiny as new.
The hair cap
Lastly, the hair cap plays an inevitable role in the whole look though it is not supposed to be seen by anyone. The cap is something that separates your actual hair and the lace closure by being sewn into your head.
After your hair is braided into a cornrow and sewn together, a hair cap is a must-have item to cover everything. It should lay out neat and flat to protect your hair. You should choose high-quality hair cap with matching hair colour so that it can be used for a long time.
How to install a lace closure weave?
You can choose to install by glueing in or sewing in. We suggest the sew-in method for a clean and neat look though it is more complicated and often involves the hand of a professional. If you don’t want to spend money in the hair salon, that’s fine; you can practice a few times and be able to do it on your own.
Before doing anything with your hair, it’s crucial to wash, moisturize and dry it thoroughly. Many people make the mistake of not cleaning the hair properly before installing weave. This is dangerous as the pattern stays in your head for a long time and it may cause bacteria. So make sure your hair is in excellent condition for the process.
Braid your hair into cornrows. This is just a standard three-strand braiding technique. However, the challenging thing is to braid it tight and as close to the scalp as possible. The braids should also be small and tiny so that they lay flat over the head. If this is too difficult for you, ask a professional
Pull over the braids into a crisscross style and sew them together with a needle and thread. You can use any sewing technique you want but make sure to keep it close to the head. After that, sew a hair cap into your head using the same technology
Sew the lace closure in, from the back all the way to the front. Do it slowly with care so that all the tracks are hidden. You don’t want a wind going by, and the rims are all showed. Be extra careful with the front as people will pay attention to your hairline. The sewing technique is the same.
In the bottom line
We guarantee that you will stick to lace closure weave once you master the hairstyle. It gives you the most natural and gorgeous look with simple maintenance. Good luck with the process!
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