I am natural, and I don’t like bangs. I have relied on wigs for my hair needs for so long, but I’ve decided to try closures, and I found out that contrary to popular belief (and mine), you don’t always need glues to install them, you could just sew them on. Maybe I’m late on the hair train but this is good news to me.
Lace closures are hair pieces with hair tied to a piece of lace. More and more women invest in a lace closure instead of using the traditional method which gives them the ability to part their hair in the front. The most conventional way to install a lace closure is to sew or glue it on. Lace closures, however are tricky business, but make your hairstyle more natural.
Here is a list of items you will need:
- First, lay the closure over your braids and line it up with the hairline. This way you will know how much of the extra lace need to cut off. Then use hair clips to pin the lace closure in place before you sew it down.
- Next, cut off the extra lace, careful not to cut too close to the hair line. Then tease some of your own baby hairs and push them just in front of the lace closure (this is optional). Then proceed to sew the closure to the braids.
- Make sure you sew the closure down tight and flat. If it’s loose it won’t look right. Always check and make sure the closure isn’t twisting out of place while you are sewing it down.
- Finally make finishing touches that help the closure blend better. First color the front lace near the hairline with black eyeliner. Then apply foundation or concealer to the lace in the parting. Then bring it down past the lace and blend right at your hairline.
If the closure is brand new you should wet set the closure and pin the hair down divided by the parting tightly so it will lay flat.
A lot of people want to try lace closures but are worried how they would look. If you can’t afford to get a professional to install it, you could do it yourself after doing your own research. Good luck!
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