The Art of Closure and Frontal Hair Extensions

The Art of Closure and Frontal Hair Extensions

Lace closure and lace frontal (ear to ear closure). Closures and frontals are hair extensions that are made to add hair to the top of a wig in a way that makes the hairline of a wig or installation look more natural. It’s a piece of lace with hair hand-tied to it. They blend in with your skin, giving the illusion that your natural hair is growing from your scalp.

Closures are small pieces of lace or silk with hair attached that can be sewn, taped, or glued onto the hairline to give the appearance of a natural scalp. They come in various sizes and styles, including lace closures, silk base closures, and lace frontal closures. Each type offers its own unique advantages, from providing a realistic parting to offering versatility in styling options. Popular sizes are :2×4, 2×6,  4×4, 5×5, 6×6 , 7×7,…The Art of Closure and Frontal Hair Extensions

Frontal hair extensions, on the other hand, are larger pieces of lace or silk that cover the entire hairline from ear to ear, creating a flawless finish. Like closures, they come in different styles, such as lace frontals and silk base frontals, and allow for various styling possibilities, including pulled-back hairstyles and side parts. Popular sizes frontal: 13×4 and 13×6…

There are  2 types of lace: transparent lace and HD lace. The first, HD swiss lace, also known as high-definition lace, is a fine, easy to match with every  skin, creating a natural-looking hairline . The next, Transparent lace, is a type of lace that is slightly more opaque than HD lace making it more visible on the skin.

1. Different between closure and frontal hair extensions

Size and Coverage

Closure:*Closures are smaller in size compared to frontals. 2×4, 2×6,  4×4, 5×5, 6×6 , 7×7…They typically cover a small portion of the scalp, usually around the crown area, and provide coverage for the parting area.

Frontal:  Frontals are larger and cover a wider area of the scalp from ear to ear, providing coverage for the entire hairline 13×4 and 13×6…They offer more versatility in styling, allowing for various parting styles and pulled-back hairstyles.

 Styling Options

Closure:Closures offer limited styling options compared to frontals. They are primarily used to create a natural-looking parting and blend seamlessly with the natural hair.

Frontal: Frontals provide more styling versatility, allowing for various parting styles, including middle part, side part, and pulled-back hairstyles. They can also be styled away from the face, providing a more realistic and natural appearance.The Art of Closure and Frontal Hair Extensions

2. How are the closure and frontal sewn?

Both closure and frontal hair extensions can be sewn onto a braided base or directly onto the natural hairline using a technique called the “sew-in” or “weave-in” method. Here’s a general overview of how closures and frontals are sewn:

Step 1: Preparation

Before sewing in the closure or frontal, the natural hair is typically washed, conditioned, and dried.

If necessary, the natural hair is then braided into cornrows or another suitable base pattern to create a foundation for attaching the extensions. The size and pattern of the braids may vary depending on the desired style and the type of closure or frontal being used.

Step 2: Positioning

Once the braided base is prepared, the closure or frontal is positioned on the head to determine the desired placement. This step ensures that the closure or frontal aligns correctly with the natural hairline and desired parting.

Step 3 : Attachment:

Using a curved needle and thread specifically designed for hair extensions, the closure or frontal is sewn onto the braided base or natural hairline. The needle is inserted through the wefts or lace/silk base of the closure/frontal and then through the braids or natural hair, creating a secure attachment.

The sewing process continues around the perimeter of the closure or frontal, ensuring that it is firmly anchored in place. Additional stitches may be added for reinforcement, particularly at the corners and edges.

Step 4: Styling

Once the closure or frontal is securely sewn in, the stylist may trim any excess lace or adjust the hair to achieve the desired style. This can include blending the extensions with the natural hair, creating a parting, and styling the hair as desired.

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Closure Lace

Step 5: Finishing Touches

To ensure a seamless and natural-looking finish, the stylist may use styling products, heat tools, or additional techniques to blend the closure or frontal with the natural hair and create a polished appearance.

Any remaining visible tracks or edges may be concealed using hair extensions, styling techniques, or accessories.

Overall, sewing in closures and frontals requires skill, precision, and attention to detail to achieve a flawless and natural-looking result. It’s often best done by a professional stylist experienced in working with hair extensions.

3. How to care for closure and frontal care? 

Caring for closure and frontal hair extensions is essential to maintain their appearance, longevity, and overall health. Here are some tips on how to care for closure and frontal extensions:

  1. Regular Washing
  • Wash your closure and frontal extensions regularly using a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo and lukewarm water. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing the extensions vigorously, as this can cause tangling and damage.
  • Gently massage the shampoo into the hair in a downward motion, focusing on the roots and scalp area. Rinse thoroughly to remove any shampoo residue.
  1. Conditioning
  • Apply a moisturizing conditioner to the lengths and ends of the extensions, avoiding the roots and scalp area where the closure or frontal is attached. Leave the conditioner on for a few minutes to allow it to penetrate the hair shaft, then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
  1. Detangling
  • Use a wide-tooth comb or a detangling brush to gently remove any knots or tangles from the closure and frontal extensions. Start from the ends and work your way up to the roots, using short, gentle strokes to avoid pulling or causing damage to the hair.
  1. Drying
  • After washing, gently squeeze out excess water from the closure and frontal extensions using a towel. Avoid rubbing or wringing the hair, as this can cause tangling and breakage.
  • Allow the extensions to air dry naturally or use a low heat setting on a blow dryer to speed up the drying process. Avoid using high heat, as this can damage the hair fibers and affect the integrity of the closure or frontal.
  1. Styling
  • When styling your closure and frontal extensions, use heat protectant products to minimize damage from heat styling tools such as flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers.
  • Avoid using excessive heat or styling products that contain alcohol, as these can dry out the hair and cause damage over time.
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Frontal Lace
  1. Nighttime Care
  • Before going to bed, gently brush or comb through the closure and frontal extensions to remove any tangles. Secure the hair in a loose braid or ponytail to prevent tangling and minimize friction while sleeping.
  • Consider wrapping your hair in a silk or satin scarf or using a silk or satin pillowcase to help maintain moisture and reduce friction.
  1. Avoiding Chemicals
  • Minimize exposure to chlorine, saltwater, and harsh chemicals, as these can strip the hair of its natural oils and cause damage to the closure and frontal extensions. If swimming, wear a swim cap or rinse your hair with clean water before and after swimming to minimize damage.
  • By following these care tips, you can help ensure that your closure and frontal hair extensions remain healthy, beautiful, and long-lasting. Regular maintenance and gentle handling are key to preserving the quality and appearance of your extensions for as long as possible.

Together, closures and frontals offer a range of benefits, including concealing hair loss, protecting natural hair, and achieving seamless blends with extensions. Whether you’re looking to enhance your natural look or experiment with new styles, closure and frontal hair extensions offer endless opportunities for creativity and expression.

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