Weaves and wigs are some of the most popular options for women who want to have longer, thicker hair. There are quite a few options to choose from, ranging from extensions, to glue-in, to sew-in. When you want to try a weave, consider lace closures.
What is a Lace Closure?
Lace closures are one of the best options for securing many different types of hair. Since it can be difficult to blend certain types of hair, such as Brazilian, your weave can show thinning hairlines or bald spots. Using a lace closure can help prevent these issues. It is important to know the difference between a lace closure and a lace frontal. A lace frontal will cover your entire natural hairline from one ear to the other, all the way across your temple. Virgin Lace Closure is usually a few inches long and will cover the crown of your head, creating a horseshoe shape. They are often used in conjunction with bonded and sewn-in weaves to cover the tracks that show where the weave is attached to your natural hair. Lace closures are made from pieces of lace with individual strands of hair attached, which fasten to your natural hair. In order to attach the closure, you need to braid the hair around the around where the closure will be attached to create a base for it to hold on to. Unlike a wig,closures allow you to part your hair in any direction and still have the appearance of a natural scalp. When you attach a closure, some of your natural hair will be left out. This hair will blend with the hair connected to the closure.
Benefits of a Lace Closure
When compared to other types of weaves, lace closures tend to be more comfortable since they lay flat against your scalp. The other popular material for closures is silk, however these closures create a fairly obvious line between your natural scalp and the closure. Although it may be easier to glue in your closure, it is healthier for your hair to sew the closure. This will prevent your hair from breaking, as well as protect the closure from becoming damaged. If you use glue on your closure you run the risk of pulling out your natural hair and creating a bald spot when you take it out. Lace closures also come in a variety of widths and lengths so you can select the right size for you. The lace is most often available in tan, brown, and dark brown in order to appear the same color as your scalp.
Why Use a Lace Closure for Brazilian Hair?
Some types of hair are more difficult to blend with your natural hair than others. Brazilian hair can be difficult due to how smooth it is. Since lace closures have individual strands of hair attached they are able to hold onto smooth strands. Brazilian Hair Weave is naturally thick, and is an excellent choice for adding volume, especially when used with closures. Using thick hair around the crown mimics natural volume in this area. Virgin Brazilian hair is particularly easy to style, as you can curl, straighten, or dye it. As well, lace closures let you style your hair however you like so you can get the most out of your weave.
How to Care for Brazilian Hair Lace Closures?
If you don’t take care of your weave and closure properly, it won’t last as long as it should, will thin out, and cause breakage to your natural hair. The first step to taking care of your lace closure is to make sure it is attached properly when you put it in. If the closure is attached too loosely it is much more likely to break and damage your own hair. To keep your Brazilian lace closure clean, wash your hair each week. Make sure you clean your scalp, and thoroughly rinse out any shampoo and conditioner. A build-up of product on your scalp will cause itching, and make your closure very uncomfortable. It’s also a good idea to deep condition your hair once a month in order to keep the strands soft and pliable. If the strands on the closure get too dry, they will break off. While the conditioner is in your hair, use a wide-toothed comb to gently detangle your strands. Start at the end of your hair and work your way up. After washing, pat your hair dry with a towel. Try to avoid pulling or twisting the hair, and rubbing your scalp. This will prevent as much tangling as possible.