Closure wigs are fast becoming popular among women all around the world. Regardless of hair type or skin tone, ladies are embracing closure wigs more and opting for them over others.
Why Closure Wigs Are So Popular
If you are wondering why closure wigs are so popular, there are many reasons, ranging from convenience to ease of installation.
The first reason many women love closure wigs is that they make a hair look very natural, thereby improving the image of their human hair when installed.
Hair closure also protects your natural hair. With closure wigs, you don’t have to leave out some hair in the middle or at the side parts. Instead, you braid all your hair together, saving it from damage caused by heat, hair spray and other products.
The closure is either installed in the middle of the head, or at either side of the head.
Lace closures are typically easy to blend into your natural hair when installing, leaving you with a full, natural-looking hairstyle.
When closure wigs just became widespread, only a few stylists knew how to install them, so you had to visit a stylist to install your closure wigs. But that trend is fast changing.
You can now install your closure wigs yourself without visiting the salon as long as you know what to do. I have put this post together to teach you the best way to install your closure wig in the comfort of your home and come out looking like you had a pro do your hair.
Here’s a step by step directive on how to install a closure wig
- Before you install your wig, weave your hair into cornrows and put on a wig cap. The wig cap ensures that your hair color doesn’t show through the closure.
- Apply some Got2B spray on your forehead to secure the wig cap to your head.
- Apply foundation to the part of the wig cap that’s going to be visible after installing the closure. (Apply it in the middle for a centre part, or at either side for a side part). Make sure the foundation is your exact skin color, or a shade lighter than your skin if you prefer that.
- Trim off the excess part of your wig cap from your forehead with a small pair of scissors. Pattern it in whatever shape your frontal wig is going to take, and make sure to leave no excesses.
- Get a ghost bond, place it on a wooden stick or the tail of a comb and apply the glue to the part of your head where the closure will lie. The ghost bond will keep the closure firm and prevent it from continually sliding back. (Make sure you apply the glue at least one inch away from your hair to avoid hair damage.)
- Put on your wig gently from back to front. Place the parting on properly, so it rests on the part you lightened with foundation. Make sure the front of your wig rests on the ghost bond and press down with your hand to secure the closure. (Make sure it is straight and not crooked.)
- Use a small comb to comb the frontal hair back, while pressing down on the glue.
- Wait a few minutes for your closure to dry, and then take your scissors and cut the net in front of your closure wig. Follow the pattern of the hair in front while reducing the net, so it looks as natural as possible.
- Once you trim off the net completely, your installation is complete!
After installing your closure, you can go on to do whatever prep you need, depending on the nature of your closure wig. You can use a straightener for straight hair or a hair curler for wavy hair.
Do all the trimming, oiling, and adjusting you need to do, and your closure wig is all set.
That was easy, wasn’t it?