Weave Files: Lace Closure Install- Pics,Tricks, & Tips
Hey Savages! I know I’ve been promising this for the longest, even teasing instagram with pictures of the progress. I finally got around to putting together the post , so here it is a lace closure 101… from the savage perspective.
I was put on to lace closure via the lovely hairnistas of youtube. I purchased mine, a 4×4 virgin brazilian body wave lace closure, from Glam Goddess Hair Extensions ; who was featured in our cheap virgin hair post. Since I am on a skin & hair challenge ( which I will post about also) to get them both right for summer 2013, I decided to go with a closure to dramatically lessen the amount of heat I put on my hair.
The Lace Closure Install
I attempted to “bleach the knots” on the closure and failed tremendously! A true hairnista always bounces back though – more on that later. I installed 4 bundles of brazilian body wave (18,20,22,22 – purchased separately ). When I first installed it I placed the closure maybe an inch – inch 1/2 behind my hairline and that lasted for all of 2 weeks… I realized I was flat ironing my leave out way more than I wanted to. I had my hair re-braided to leave close to only half an inch of my own hair out along the hair line. The Before and After that I posted to IG above. I love it being closer to my hairline because it’s easier to manage when the braids begin to get loose , and it’s easier to blend more naturally with my scalp.
The Blending Process
It takes me all of 10 minutes to blend my closure with my scalp since I totally messed up during the “bleaching the knot” process. I use spritz, a metal rat tailed comb, a blow dryer, and a gray fixing tool ( I use this because some of the hair roots are blonde/white from the bleaching process, causing the part to look wider than it should) . The process is simple: Spray the spritz where the closure meets the scalp , take your comb hold it down as hard as you can without hurting yourself, blow dry to set the spritz. After- I use the gray fixer to color the closure’s hair roots , being careful not to get the dye on the lace . When I know I’ll be taking picture I will use concealer to help blend also.The with and without concealer (right to left) .
I loveeeeeeeee my lace closure install. It’s one of those “the more you practice the better you’ll get” type of deals; so I am already excited for the outcome of my next install. I’m also anxious to explore the swiss lace closures to compare the quality and natural-ness of the lace. I will probably be wearing closures through out the first half of 2013 or until I feel my hair is healthy enough to withstand heating tools. Have you had a lace closure? What was your experience like? Leave a comment to let me know!