Easiest Way to Make your Lace Closure Look Natural
Lace closure comes in handy for any woman that would wish to switch up their look or is suffering from any type of hair loss. Human hair strands are individually tied attached to the lace base, creating an undetectable lace frontal or full lace closure. High-quality lace closures are more preferred, as they tend to last longer and provide the very much needed service.
Lace Closure? What is it?
This term is used to refer to hairpieces that are anchored on the scalp using a double-sided tape or adhesive to cover any hair loss. One can purchase them ready to install or have them customized to fit their style and taste.
Lace closures can also be attached using clips or simply sewn into premade cornrows. Other weaving techniques include bonding, fusion and micro links that can be used in place of the previously mentioned techniques.
How do you achieve a Natural Look with your Lace Closures?
- Aim for the correct lace frontal or lace closure
- The color and texture of your lace closure should accurately match that of your natural hair.
- Attain a natural look with your lace closure by parting it as you would your natural hair. Side parts tend to look more natural than the middle parts.
- The lace on the closure should accurately match your natural skin tone
- The lace is supposed to represent your scalp. For this reason, you may need to go for an undetectable lace that could easily pass for your scalp. You could also choose to have the lace dyed at home using a fabric dye that’s neither too dark nor too light.
- Alternatively, if you don’t wish to dye the whole lace, use a sponge that’s been dipped in the dye and apply it on the visible areas such as your hairline.
- Trim the lace to size
- Before wearing the frontal lace closure or full lace closure, trim off the excess. Most of the time, the lace is designed such that you are allowed to customize it to fit your hairline and face shape. Trim off the excess, and leave about a 1 inch strip.
- Hide your hair!
- Before installing your lace closure, ensure your natural hair is fully hidden. Slick it down using hair gel and rock your natural look!
- For hair of medium length, simply push it into your closure cap. Curly or frizzy hair may require you to hold the cap in place using bobby pins.
- Short hair can simply be pinned down against your scalp under the lace closure.
- If your hair is long, you may want to have it in braids before wearing your closure. Braids are a great way to achieve a relatively smooth application surface for ladies with long hair.
- Install your lace closure
- Put on your beautiful lace frontal or lace closure and trim it off to match your style and taste. You may want to pay a professional hair stylist a visit at this point.
- After adjusting the closure to perfectly sit on your head, you can now secure it with clips, combs or bobby pins.
- Customize the parted area
- Use a white eyeliner pencil to draw a thin line close to the scalp. Ensure the tip of the eyeliner is sharp for you to achieve a smooth part.
- Use a skin colored concealer to lightly brush off the white eyeliner. Use a makeup brush to apply a thin layer of concealer.
- Use a paper towel to wipe off the makeup brush
- Lightly dip your makeup brush in makeup powder that’s a shade darker than your natural skin tone. Apply a thin layer of powder on the parting to securely seal in the concealer.
- Tie a headband or scarf
- Many believe accessorized hair is natural hair by default.
- Give baby powder a try
- If your lace closure is to shinny to pass for your natural hair, baby powder does the trick. A light application of baby powder and brushing it off leaves your hair looking matt, darker and more natural.
- Just as you would your natural hair, use a wide tooth comb to style your lace closure. You don’t want to experience any shedding and breakage way before the closure serves you well.
- Be gentle when untangling your lac closure. Gently comb out the tangles and excess powder.
- Time to wash your Lace Closure!
- Use a gently shampoo (sulfate free) to clean any product build up.
- You need to protect your lac closure at every step, because you want to retain its natural look for as long as possible. Besides, it is the only way to achieve that natural look you’ve always craved for.
Pros and Cons of Lace Closures
Lace closures have hair strands embedded into tiny holes in a lace-like base.
- Lace closures give a natural, scalp-like look when installed.
- They allow for easy, fast installation of air extensions, leaving your hair looking very natural and undetectable.
- Achieving the best result may require a little tweaking. For example, you may need to bleach the knots where the hair strands meet the lace material, as they are usually conspicuous.
- If bleaching goes wrong, you may end up ruining your lace closure, hence your money going to waste.
- Lace closures are quite pricy, so you should know how to identify legit closure so that you are not duped.
Always remember to cowash your lace closures after a given period of time, depending on how frequently you wear them and how many products you use on them. Take care of your lac closures just as you would your natural hair!