Today, the market for hair extensions and weaves is developing more and more because of the increasing demand for women’s beauty in the world. Everyone knows that bundles and closures/frontals are indispensable for those great hairstyles. However, what many of us know is the difference between lace and silk closure. Therefore, K-Hair specialist Ms. Jennie will provide readers with more knowledge about the difference between lace and silk closure in the article below.
1.What is Hair Closure?
First of all, we need to find out what a closure is?
A closure is referred to as an oblong or circle-shaped piece of fabric, that has hair attached to it, with the sole purpose of being place on the top or side of your hair to be used as a finishing piece to close in an install (sew-in or quick weave). It is used to make your weave look more natural, with the primary function being to avoid leaving out any sections of your natural hair. It is used to protect and maintain one’s natural hair.
2.Lace Base Closure
Let’s find out something maybe you do not know about the lace base closure below:
A lace closure has a circular-lace base with hairs embedded in it. The lace base of this closure is usually thinner. And it tends to be flatter when attached, giving it a more natural look.
2.2. Advantages and Disadvantages of Lace Base Closure
We need to check the advantages of lace closure first, and then the disadvantages of it:
2.2.1. Advantages of Lace Closure
- Lace mimics the look of your scalp, matches your skin tone, and then gives it a natural look
- A lace headband is easy to install, and it stays flat on your scalp, making any of your hairstyles look super realistic.
2.2.2. Disadvantages of Lace Closure
Lace base may require some adjustments for better results:
Lace ties need bleaching or dyeing of the buttons first as the bleached buttons give you a scalp-like effect, making you feel as if the hair is growing directly from your scalp.
However, if you do not bleach or dye the lace properly, you will damage it.
In addition to the bleaching process, you can use a foundation or a lace concealer to improve the look.
3. Silk Base Closure
Have you ever questioned by yourself what silk base closure is? Let’s see the answer below:
As its name showed, silk closure is designed with a silk base where hair bundles have been attached to. This is the most natural-looking knot in the hair industry, and you don’t need to bleach the knot before you apply it.
3.2. Advantages and Disadvantages of Silk Closure
We have advantages and disadvantages of silk base closure below:
3.2.1. Advantages of Silk Closure
- Silk base closures have a longer life than the other since it’s thicker
- Silk closures do not need bleaching
- The silk base makes the closure blend well with the scalp layer, making it difficult to be detected.
3.2.2. Disadvantages of Silk Closure
You will still need to dye the silk closure if you have a deeper skin tone.
The silk is a bit thicker, so it can’t lie too flat against your scalp after it is applied.
4. Difference between lace and silk closure
The lace and silk closure always have the same features that maybe you can misunderstand. Let’s check the similarities and differences of lace and silk closure below:
Generally, both lace vs. silk closures helps to secure a track or hair weave. Both of them offer the wearer a complete look while creating the scalp-like effect.
However, different bases make lace, and silk closure differs in some ways:
Structure: The silk-closed sole design makes it easy to match your skin tone. However, thicker structures interfere with lying flat after being installed.
Foundation: the first difference between silk closure and lace is that the silk closure usually does not require removing the knots while the lace base does. Since they are made of silk material, all knots appear invisible and undetectable; they mimic your scalp perfectly when you wear it.
Color: Lace comes in more different colors than silk. These are made to match the scalp color. But the texture of the lace sole remains thin and transparent.
5. Conclusion: “ Which one is better: Lace and Silk Closure?”
Lace and silk closure, what is worth choosing, it all depends on your hobby. Some prefer lace because it is thin and sits flat on the scalp. On the contrary, others may pick silk because it is thicker and looks more durable.
If you’re still in doubt, consult with Ms.Jennie, Hair Expert and Sales Manager from K-Hair Factory, who knows your hair and scalp conditioner so they can give you the best advice. Regardless of what you choose, both silk and lace aim to provide the user with the most natural look and cover up the hair loss area.