The Pic above to the left is silk and the pic on the right is lace. Let's see which one is right for you. The silk closure is on average $35 to 75 more depending on length.
So now that we know closures come in two different based-lace and silk- and can be glued, taped, or sewn down. Although they are both applied the same and used to achieve the same result, they are quite different.
Our Silk Base Closure Have A Silk Cloth Under The Lace To Make The Scalp Of The Closure Appear EVEN More Believable! Effortlessly...
*Please allow up to 3-5 business days for order processing for Closure and Frontals* Silk-based Frontals are HANDMADE. Please be patient with the time frame to produce this item.*
Lace vs silk is all about personal preference. Some people don't like lace because the material is too thin some people don't like silk because it is too thick. This will definitely have to be a decision your stylists or whoever is installing your weave will make. No matter which one you choose the most important factor is that it is put in to look natural. So she (your stylist) must tell you which one she is capable of working with so that she can put it in to look as realistic as possible.
Lace Closures are thinner and give a more flatter and seamless attachment especially when glued around the perimeter of the hair line to blend in with your skin. It can also be sewn down without glue by a skilled professional. Some people believe that you can see the braids underneath the lace when looking directly at the unit so wearing a flesh colored stocking cap is sometimes recommended.
Another concern when purchasing a lace closure is the knots being too dark. If the knots are too dark at the root of the base then the unit will not look as realistic. Bleaching the knots is recommended to give a more realistic look, the objective is for the hair to appear as if it is growing from your scalp.
Here are a few pros and cons to help you finally get closure. (Pun intended)
Lace Closures: Are made with a Lace-like foundation with hair stands and embedded into tiny holes.
Pros: It gives a scalp-like appearance when placed against your skin or natural scalp. It also allows for a very flat and easy application that will make your install look natural.
Cons: You will need to do some tweaking to lace closures to achieve the best results. We recommend a stylist or experience individual help you bleach the knots. Why do you need.to do that extra work your thinking. It's because the hair stands are directly embedded into the sheer lace meet are visible when placed against your skin. So bleaching helps get rid of the grid like effect the dots create. If you do it wrong you risk running your closure to repair you can use eyeliner as a cover up. Alternatively, you may add concealer or foundation to the lace for an EASY ROUTE to achieve a natural appearance.
Our Silk Base Closure (Size 4x4") is the most natural looking closure on the market. Silk Base Front Closure is a Closure that is worn with a weave to give a natural looking hairline; the Silk Base material creates a scalp for this closure, and therefore can be parted and styled in any way.
Silk Closures are made of a thicker fabric than lace. Some people prefer silk because the fabric will look as if the hair is growing from your scalp and the base is thick enough to hide the braids underneath. Silk Closures normally run light in color so you may have to tint the fabric to match your skin color or use foundation that is the color of your skin in the parting area. Some silk closures give a thicker appearance than lace around the hair line leaving a line of demarcation.