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Lace Closures 101

More and more women are deciding to invest in lace closures instead of using the traditional method of leaving hair out in the front.  Lace closures are hair pieces with hair tied to a piece of lace.  When installed, they allow women to wear full sew-ins while still being able to wear a part.  Lace closures, however are tricky business.  A lot of people want to try lace closures but are worried how they would look.  If you can’t afford to get a professional to install it, you could do it yourself after doing your own research.  Here’s how I install my lace closures.

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First, I lay the closure over my braids and line it up with my hairline.  This way I know how much of the extra lace I need to cut off.  Then I use hair clips to pin the lace closure in place before I sew it down.

Next, I cut off the extra lace, careful not to cut too close to the hair line.  Then I tease some of my own baby hairs and push them just in front of the lace closure.  Then I proceed to sew my closure to the braids.

Make sure you sew the closure down tight and flat.  If it’s loose it won’t look right.  Always check and make sure the closure isn’t twisting out of place while you are sewing it down.

Finally I make finishing touches that help the closure blend better.  First I color the front lace near the hairline with black eyeliner.  Then I apply foundation or concealer to the lace in the parting.  I then bring it down past the lace and blend right at my hairline.  Then I use edge control to ‘part’ my baby hairs.  This extends the part from the closure to your own hairline.

If the closure is brand new I wet set the closure and pin the hair down divided by the parting tightly so it will lay flat. photo 2

It took a lot of research and a lot of YouTube videos before I felt comfortable installing my own lace closure for the first time.  I recommend watching many YouTube tutorials before installing a closure by yourself.  Good luck!

Brandi Giles

Editor, Health & Beauty

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