By: Obehi Imarenezor
Closures have become a vital accessory with any hair weave. If you are unaware as to what a closure is, it is a hairpiece used for sew-in installations that can be sewn down to your crown area. This allows one to wear a full weave or wig with zero hair left out. So what is the fascination about these closure pieces that women can’t get enough of?
Well for starters, if a closure is applied properly, just right behind the hairline, it helps the wearer achieve the look of a natural scalp, while wearing a full weave. Closures also come in different grades, textures, and hair types, such as Malaysian, Brazilian, Indian, straight, body wave, deep wave, silk base, lace and many more.
Most people, especially those who feel they need a break from their hair, pull towards closures that can be used as a protective style. There is so much you can achieve while using closures, such as protecting edges and leave outs. People who typically leave their hair out for sew-in installations, often find themselves straightening their hair everyday to achieve a blended look with their weaves, which can cause breakage. With a closure piece, you can prevent hair damage, especially if natural.
As sweet as closures may sound, they can be quite difficult to cope with or what we’d like to call a “hit or miss”. Sometimes if not applied correctly, you will be forced to take the extra mile for blending purposes. Most people seek different outlets to help assist with achieving that “natural look” from closures. Applying makeup concealer to the part or simply plucking the part with tweezers, are two popular methods for this task. Overtime, closures can push back due to new hair growth underneath the full weave. If this pushing back problem occurs, more than likely it’s time for a touch up, or a new closure piece as a whole.
Youtube vloggers such as Peakmill, Malibu Dollface and Ivy Dear highlight their closures and why they’re worth the investment.
Closures can be purchased from many different online hair marketplaces. One popular site where these closure pieces are sold is AliExpress.com One can purchase any type of closure from any different vendor from their website.
Closures seem to come with a lot of effort, but as time grows with a lot of patience, you can master this protective style in no time!