If you’re thinking about getting a sew-in weave or quick weave, you likely heard the term “hair closure” come up. Is this just another opportunity to spend more of your hard-earned money, or is it something you really need? What is a hair closure in the first place?
Hair closures are pieces designed to close in sew-in and quick waves (and some wigs). The 4×4 finishing pieces are used to create a beautiful, streamlined, and all-natural appearance with multiple parting options. They also protect your natural mane from potential damage.
Hair extensions, closures, frontals – it can all be very confusing. But today, we’re here to talk about hair closures specifically. We will discuss hair closures, why you need one, and which option works best.
Let’s learn about hair closures, ladies!
- What is a Hair Closure?
- Hair Closure Vs. Frontal
- Benefits of Hair Closures
- Lace Vs. Silk Hair Closures
- Hair Closures Are a Must for Weaves and Wigs!
What is a Hair Closure?
A hair closure is simply a hair piece that’s designed to close off an installation, whether it’s a sew-in weave, quick weave, or certain types of wigs. They’re designed to create a lovely, all-natural look with zero blending required.
Hair closures are typically 4×4, meaning they have four inches of length and width (however, larger and smaller closures are available). The span of the hair closure keeps your scalp fully covered, which ensures none of those pesky tracks are visible.
Hair Closure Vs. Frontal
If you know anything about frontals, you might be scratching your head. After all, the description for hair closures and frontals are pretty similar. And to be honest, hon, hair closures and frontals are quite alike. They’re not the same type of hairpiece, though.
The most significant difference between hair closures and frontals is the size. While hair closures are almost always 4×4, frontals are much larger at 13×4.
All the extra fabric and hair means that frontals allow for far more versatility when it comes to styling. While a hair closure is limited to middle and shallow side parts, frontals can handle deep side parts, zig-zag looks, and other unique parts and designs.
Due to the extra fabric and hair, frontals tend to be pricier than hair closures. However, they’re worth the price if you like to switch up their look often. If you typically go with the same hairstyle, choose a hair closure. After all, if it ain’t broke, why fix it?
Benefits of Hair Closures
At this point, you might be wondering if you need to shell out the extra dollars to purchase a hair closure. The simple answer? Yes. But don’t take my word for it. Check out these benefits of hair closures to help you decide!
1. Creates a Natural Aesthetic
If you have a weave or wig that exposes some of your natural hair on top of the head, you need a hair closure. Hair closures will hide these strands, creating an all-natural appearance that everyone will go ga-ga for.
2. Hides Tracks
Have you ever had the misfortune of discovering your tracks were showing? Talk about an embarrassing ordeal. With a hair closure, you can put the fear of exposed tracks behind you, allowing you to simply enjoy your new ‘do. Give yourself peace of mind with a closure!
3. Protects Your Natural Locks
Another critical benefit of hair closures is that they offer protection. You should be treating your hair like gold, honey. And with that in mind, add a layer of protection to your prized possession by wearing a hair closure.
4. Allows for Versatile Styling
OK, so hair closures aren’t as versatile as frontals. But they’re still plenty adaptable! Go from a trendy middle part one day to a sultry side part the next. Oh, and if you want to switch up your hair color, you can do so without harming your natural mane.
5. They’re Cost-Effective
Ladies, hair closures aren’t overly expensive, especially compared to their hair piece cousin, the frontal. And to be quite honest, hair closures are worth every penny. After all, you can’t put a price on beauty – can I get an amen?
Lace Vs. Silk Hair Closures
At this point, you’re likely shoveling hair closures into your shopping cart. I don’t blame you, babe. These magical finishing pieces are your gateway to fantastic hairstyles beyond your wildest dreams.
But wait – we have one more thing to talk about; the base.
Hair closures come in two types: silk and lace. Which one’s right for you? Let’s take a closer look.
The significant advantage of the silk route is that they’re far more durable than lace bases. That said, you won’t have to worry about purchasing a new silk base closure anytime soon. Who doesn’t love to save money?
However, there are two considerable downsides.
For one, silk bases are thicker than lace ones, so they won’t lay as flat. (Don’t worry, they still look plenty natural!) The other issue is that they’re way more expensive than lace ones. However, you have to keep in mind that they last longer. Think of these as an investment!
Lace bases are far more common than silk bases. That’s because they come with a scalp-like appearance right off the bat, making them much easier to work with. Of course, you’ll likely still need to customize them, from bleaching the knots to plucking.
Aside from being easily customized, lace bases are also highly regarded because they lay flat on the head, ensuring a more realistic appearance.
Of course, they’re not as durable as silk bases. So, you may end up needing to purchase a new one sooner down the line. The good news is they are relatively inexpensive, so it won’t cost too much to get your hands on a new one!
Hair closures are a necessity, sweetheart – no doubt about it. And while you pretty much know everything you need to know about these finishing pieces, if you still want to learn more, I’ve added a few questions to check out.
Is a closure good for natural hair?
If I could, I would shout the answer to this question from the rooftops: Yes! Hair closures are excellent for natural hair. They will completely cover your natural mane, ensuring there is zero potential damage. Now that’s what I like to call peace of mind!
Which is more expensive, frontal or closure?
Frontals are far more expensive than closures. If you’re on a tight budget, I suggest getting a closure instead. This may mean you’re slightly limited when it comes to styling, but it will still look gorgeous.
Does a closure have to be glued?
Closures don’t have to be glued, although they can be. You also have the option of taping, sewing, or using hair bands. Sewing is recommended. If you need help, this doll has an incredible video showing you how to do it. Watch it here.
Hair Closures Are a Must for Weaves and Wigs!
If you have a sew-in weave, quick weave, or wig that exposes your natural hair and scalp on top, a hair closure is exactly what you need to hide and protect. Hair closures are finishing pieces that create a gorgeous, natural style while offering complete protection.
Do you wear hair closures, or do you prefer frontals? Are you a silk or lace base kind of gal? Share with us!