People sometimes confuse closures with wigs, but they are not. Closures are more of an attachment used to close a weave in the wig, mainly for people who want a natural look.

There are two types of closures for wigs: lace closures and lace frontal closures. They are produced explicitly for wearers looking for a natural style with hair looking like they grow from their scalps.

How to make a wig with lace closure?

Although lace closure wigs are available on the market, many people try to make their own to make it more personal and cheaper, but you do not know how to make a wig with closure, and that can be taxing.

Here is a guide in making a wig with lace closure:

  1. Measure your head, and around the outline of your head, put the measuring tape and write down your measurements. Use this estimation to buy the perfect-sized wig cap for you.
  2. Bleach the parts of your wig that look unnatural to have a more genuine feel.                                                a. Follow the instructions on the box of the bleaching kit and mix your bleach.                                                b. Flip the frontal with the lace side up, brush some bleach on the lace, leave it on for 30 minutes, and then rinse it off.
  3. Using the measurements you wrote down, place the front part at the tip of the Styrofoam head, then mark the center and top part of your ears with a pencil and fasten it in position.
  4. With a loop and pull sewing technique, sew the corner of the lace closure wig cap. Assure that there is no gap in the stitches, and if any bending happens, reposition the wig cap a bit and fix it before continuing.
  5. Secure the wefts at the rear, and before placing the back part, choose whether you want to attach your extensions as a whole or in small-sized portions.
  6. To make sure the thread does not unravel, tie a knot at the end of every string. Sew the first hitch in the weft and within the wig edge to create a hook to fasten it to the cap. 
  7. To secure the wefts, make sure to sew them collectively, guaranteeing no spacing is separating them.
  8. At the back of the wig, add a spandex cap to attach it to your head easily. You can also use straps that can be fastened to both sides.
  9. Finally, try on your new closure wig.

Closure wig vs. frontal wig: How do they differ?

Lace frontals have been more prevalent on the market recently. Although they are both useful in creating exquisite sew-in installations, they both dismiss the need for blending, and they both either are of Swiss or French lace material; frontals have always been a crowd favorite.

If you're looking to invest in a great wig and have not decided whether to go for a lace frontal closure wig or lace closure wig, we have put together everything you may need to know about them.

What is a lace closure wig?

Typically, it comes in 4 x 4 inches in size, and it is relatively comparable to frontals but has limitations in styling. It is not similar to a scalp-like material that goes from temple to temple. It is way more complicated than that.

There are many different styles to choose from – three-part, free part, and middle part; however, the free part closure is the most preferable.

Three-part closures allow you to segment your hair in three different ways, while a middle part closure leaves you with only one style choice. While the two options, as mentioned earlier, give your reservations in styling, on the other hand, the free part closure is the most preferred choice because it gives you the freedom to part your hair in any way you want.

burgundy lace closure wig

What is a lace frontal wig?

A frontal closure wig is highly sought after on the market. Frontals come in either stitched or adhered installations and assist you in having a more natural style. They are commonly sized to the back by 4 inches and 13 inches, covering your hairline across from temple to temple. Its versatility lets you try different hairstyles, like ponytails that are comparatively more natural than other styles.

Unlike lace closures, you can hold different styles with a lace front closure wig, and you can keep your hair back, which you cannot do with the former. Lace frontal wigs are also really popular with people who have problems with their hair, like alopecia areata, a condition involving hair fall, generally using them to recreate their entire hairline from ear to ear.

body wave lace front closure wig

How long does a closure wig last?

Closure wigs usually last for about two to four weeks without the need for a revamp. It is not desirable to have your closure wig on for more than that as it irritates your skin and may damage your hairline.

How do you fix a closure on a human hair wig?

Sometimes, unexpected things happen, such as wardrobe malfunctions. If you fear not knowing what to do, here are simple solutions for you to fix your human hair wig in case the need arises. Whether it lifts off your head or it is thinning out way too much, these issues are straightforward to fix:

How to fix a lifting closure?

  1. Put some glue under the edge of the wig closure while you are wearing it.
  2. After it dries for a few seconds, add another layer of glue.
  3. To the front of the closure, apply some pressure.
  4. Use some holding spray to secure it in place.
  5. Run to your stylist if you all else fails.
  6. Brush some eye shadow into the affected part for a quick fix. 
  7. For a more permanent fix, dye it with temporary hair color.
  8. Fill it in with an eyebrow pencil in the same color as the dye or eye shadow. 
  9. Put some concealer along the affected part to give it a natural look.

How to fill a thinning closure?

  1. Brush some eye shadow into the affected part for a quick fix. 
  2. For a more permanent fix, dye it with temporary hair color.
  3. Fill it in with an eyebrow pencil in the same color as the dye or eye shadow. 
  4. Put some concealer along the affected part to give it a natural look.

Whether you will be making your wig, buying a new set, or fixing an old one, researching how to take care of your wigs should be a part of all of it.