How to install a lace front and closure with 3 ways

How To Install A Lace Front And Closure

If your hair is short or thin or bald or damaged, a lace front is the best choice and the fastest way for you. So that how to install a lace front is one of the most concerns if you want to make your hair look thicker.

How To Install A Lace Front And Closure
How To Install A Lace Front And Closure

I. What Is The Difference Between A Frontal And A Closure?

As you know, lace front/closure hairpieces come in sew-in or bonded installations. We can’t deny the fact that lace front/closure helps you achieve a more natural look for your wigs and hair extensions.

It’s no surprise that lace frontals and lace closures are both extremely useful in creating beautiful, full sew-in installations. Besides, both frontal and closure purpose to close off and installation.

  1. Closure

Lace Closure

Lace Closure

A closure is typically temple to temple with a standard size of 4 * 4 inches and it is placed in the middle, forming a perfect square. There are two types of closures that serve the same purpose and it is a matter of preference. They are lace closure and swiss lace closure.

  1.  Frontal

Lace Front
Lace Front

As you can see, a frontal stretches from ear to ear or temple to temples, the entire front of your head is completely covered. You need to know that it gives you more versatility in parting and styling so that you will have a natural look.  A 13 * 4 inch or 13 * 6-inch lace frontal are two standard sizes.

II. Benefits Of A Lace Front/ Lace Closure

Lace Front And Lace Closure
Lace Front And Lace Closure

Do you know that investing in a lace front/closure is a crucial decision? Below are some benefits of a lace front/closure that why they are so hot in the USA and EU market:

  • Because of having a breathable unit, the lace front/closure allows your hair to breathe. Therefore, you will feel comfortable wearing it in hot weather.
  • It’s a great idea for people with a thinning scalp due to making up for their bald hairline.
  • As mentioned earlier, we have to confirm that its versatility allows you to style and change where the part lies on your lace front.
  • You can dye any color without damaging your hair with a lace front/closure.
  • With a lace front, you can get a more natural look without damaging your hairline because the lace is more natural than any other base, it offers a better foundation which leads to better hair and better hair management.
  • With proper maintenance and care such as storing it on a mannequin head, or in a satin bag, you can use your lace front/closure for up to a year.
  • Another great thing about the lace front/closure is that it matches skin complexions without bleaching the material. For this reason, with a little makeup, every bit of the lace is easily undetectable from the public eye!
  • You don’t need to pluck hair in the hairline
  • I have to confirm that a lace front is a great option for beginners
  • Offers great flexibility.

 III. How To Install A Lace Front/ Lace Closure

There are many ways to show you how to install a lace front such as using tape, elastic bands, or use glue.

  1. How To Install A Lace Front/ Lace Closure By Using Glue

Note: In case you use glue, you have to use the right adhesive type designed specifically for installing lace front/closure in place instead of lash glue or glue for craftwork. One thing you should remember to do is to do a skin test a day before in order to avoid being allergic to any of the materials you intend to use. Dabbing a small amount of liquid adhesive in your hand is the way to check.

a. What do you need?

  • Lace frontal/ Lace Closure
  • Lace wig cap
  • Brush
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Freeze spray
  • Hair mousse
  • Silk scarf
  • Foundation brush and concealer

b. Step by step to wear a lace front/ lace closure

  • You should know that washing your hair is the first step.
  • After drying your hair, braid your hair into cornrows, then secure and flatten all your hair into the wig cap
  • Thirdly, put on the lace front/closure to check if it fits properly and aligns with your natural hairline.
  • Afterward, you need to take off the frontal/closure to apply the first layer of glue in bits with a brush.
    Apply The Glue
    Apply The Glue
  • Next, you have to spread it around along the hairline and blow-dry it.
  • Then, apply the second layer of glue and blow-dry it until it’s tacky.
  • Applying a freeze spray to help your wig stay in place is the next step.
  • Up to this stage, you can put the lace frontal/closure and adjust the edge of the lace so that the hairlines match. However, you have to ensure that the wig is perfectly aligned with your hairline, also check both ears for alignment.
  • In case the lace front/closure is longer than your hair, trim out the lace with a pair of scissors.
  • Finally, apply some concealer to blend the knots with your skin tone to achieve a more natural look. Then, comb and style your hair.

2. Installing a Lace Front/ Lace Closure Without Glue

a. What do you need? 

  • Lace frontal/ Lace Closure
  • Adjustable elastic band
  • Lace wig cap
  • Comb
  • Scissors
  • Clips
  • Hair mousse
  • Silk scarf

b. Step by step to wear a lace front/ lace closure

Let’s try these easy steps!

  • First of all, wash and dry your hair naturally.
  • Braid your hair into cornrows
  • Put on the wig cap to flatten your hair. However, you have to make sure all your hair is tucked into the wig cap.
  • When the wig fits properly, trim the excess lace off the frontal.
  • In the next step, trim the lace along your hairline with sharp scissors.
    Trim Out The Lace With A Pair Of Scissors.
    Trim Out The Lace With A Pair Of Scissors
  • Pluck hair with a pair of tweezers to resemble your natural hairline and match your skin tone.
  • One of the most important steps is to tie a scarf over the edges and let it lay in place.
  • In the end, comb and style your hair.

3. How To Install A Lace Front/ Lace Closure By Sewing

a. What do you need?

  • Lace frontal/ Lace Closure
  • Square hairnet
  • Comb
  • Scissors
  • Hair mousse

b. Step by step to wear a lace front/ lace closure

  • Applying a lace cap. Before applying a cap, make sure your hair and scalp are clean. This is because you will be covering your head wefts and hair closures for a period of time. So, it is important to keep your scalp freshly washed.
  • Cornrow your hair. The rule of thumb is to keep your braids small and tightened to your scalp. This will make sure that once you sew in hair closures/ frontal, the application doesn’t inflate your hair.
  • Cover the top of your head with a square hairnet. Match the color of the net to your hair to have a perfect blending effect.
    Cover The Top Of Your Head With A Square Hairnet
    Cover The Top Of Your Head With A Square Hairnet
  • Whip-stitching lace closures/ frontal. Starting from the back, using your weave needle, you can now whipstitch the net to the edge cornrow. Do remember that you must always start from the end of the cornrow and finish at the front.

IV. In Conclusion

I promise you, lace frontal/ closure is the way to go! There’s no denying the fact that it gives the most realistic hairline and less work if you’re looking for a natural-looking lace closure/frontal.

We can say that the lace frontal is effortless and suitable for anyone. After all, we hope this post will be helpful for you!

Are you willing to give them a try, let LUXSHINE HAIR know!

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