There are several differences between a lace closure and silk closure. Here are some of the main differences; pros and cons that’ll help you decide which one will work best for you.
The silk base closure is made out of a silk-like fabric combined with Swiss lace fabric. Individual strands of hair are placed throughout the base of the closure. Due to its seamless appearance with hidden knots and invisible grid lines, the silk-like fabric resembles an actual scalp and can be parted in different directions enabling more versatility for the wearer. The only tweaking necessary for a silk closure is tinting the base in order to match your scalp. This can be done with makeup (powder/mineralized foundation, or eye shadow). There are other methods but this one is less time consuming and can easily be done once the closure is installed.
One con about the silk closure is that it is much thicker than the lace closure, it is crucial that the silk closure is installed carefully to ensure a flat base eliminating any noticeable folds and bends that may appear on the base of the silk. Due to the thickness of the silk closure, it may not conform to the wearers head-shape; therefore it is not recommended for some people in consideration to their head shape or hairline.
In comparison to the silk closure, the lace closure is naturally thinner and more flexible; it will easily conform to your head, resulting in a flat and seamless installation. However, the knots on the lace closure are visible with obvious grid lines, which can be quite noticeable if they’re not tweaked first. Lace closures normally require bleached knots in order to hide the black dots that can be visible after the ventilation process.
So which closure is best? The best closure is the closure that looks most natural on you. Try both to be sure you know which one you’re most comfortable with or allow a professional to conduct a brief consultation to see which closure will be best considering your hairline, head-shape, lifestyle, and the style you’re looking to achieve. If you’re still nervous about wearing a closure, another option is to have your stylist braid your hair into a special pattern that’ll enable you to remove the closure without having to remove the entire sewin.
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