What Are Closures, Frontals, and 360 Frontals? Closures Closures are hair pieces usually around 4inches in length and 4inches wide in size. Closures are to be placed on top of your braided hair in order to make the weave or sew-in look more natural. Closures allow for the option to have no real hair left out (leave out) when wearing a full head of weave. Closures protect hair from any styling damage that may occur when you are getting ready. Closures can be lace or silk. Hair in the closure is 100% virgin hair which is individually attached to lace material offering the flexibility of styles. Closures help give the illusion of a natural hairline instead of blending your natural hair with the hair extensions. Closures are durable. They can be reused with proper care and maintenance is giving to them. Closures are great for people who want more manageable and natural look to their hair extensions. Why Get a Closure? Women get closures because it can act as a protective style if their natural hair does not match or blend with the hair extensions. Difference between Silk Closure and Lace Closure Price is the one difference. Lace Closures are strands of hair attached to a lace base. It gives the hair a natural look. You might have to bleach knots on the closure. Can add flesh tone fabric so you can give you that more natural scalp look. Silk closure is a layer of silk where the hair is embedded and the layer of lace. Silk closure knots are not visible, so there is a more natural look than a lace based closure. Don’t worry about bleaching knots, fabric, or anything underneath with silk based closures. It is recommended to get 3-4 bundles with a closure. Frontals Frontal is a hair piece that covers ear to ear that is bonded in place. Frontal is larger than closure and is around is around 14in length and 4inches wide in size but sizes can vary. Unlike a closure, you can be more diverse and wear with frontal in the middle, side, or 3-part style gives you the option to have no leave out. Quick Comparison Closures made of lace or silk you can achieve the appearance of a natural scalp while wearing a full weave. In comparison, Frontals cover a larger area. No natural hair is left out which allows lace frontals to create a natural hairline. Types of Lace Frontals available at Kings and Queens Beauty Brazilian, Indian, Malaysian, and Peruvian. Textures Body Wave, Loose Curl, and Deep Curl Lengths 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18. With a lace frontal, you can easily pull off a hairstyle as it mimics the look of a natural hairline. The lace frontal must be properly bonded at the front of the head. Lace frontals may last up to a year and a closure may last longer than that depending upon the wear and tear, and the quality of the closure. 360 Frontal 360 Frontal is a lace headband with hair attached to it. The 360 frontal recreates the complete hairline around the head. This frontal allows you to rock pretty much any hairstyle. It is a full lace closure designed to go all around the head perimeter, unlike the regular lace frontal that is installed in only the front of the head. Only needs 2-3 bundles for installation.Read More
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The hair world is split between those who extol the use of hair extensions as a means of growing hair to super long lengths, and those who angrily swear that extensions are the very reason that they sport short and damaged hair in the first place. The thing is, both camps are right. Some women have grown their hair 6-10 inches in a year with the help of extensions, while others have ended up looking like they were sporting bald caps. Hair extensions and weaves can serve a very useful purpose, not only for style, but for hair growth as well.
Improperly installed and maintained hair extensions can lead to excessive hair loss and damage. Bad installs that are not properly maintained can leave you with dry, brittle, damaged, and thinning hair. Properly installed and maintained extensions allow you to try new hairstyles. You’re able to give you own hair a rest from excessive heat, pulling and combing, thereby preventing breakage at the ends of the hair, and allowing you to retain length. In short, what you do and don’t do before, during and after you get your extensions will determine the eventual outcome.
If you are interested in growing longer, healthier hair with extensions, here are the do’s:
Do find an experienced stylist with a great rep. If you choose a new stylist, choose one who’s knowledgeable about properly installing extensions, and who understands the importance of keeping your hair healthy underneath the install. Don’t go for the cheapest person merely because they’re the cheapest. If you end up experiencing damage, it could end up being the most costly “cheap” hairstyle of your entire life.
Do make sure that any braids used for the install are not too installed too tightly. With a braid weave, the stylist should make sure that the base is braided secure, but you should not feel any pain once it’s in place. With individual extensions, some braiders like to braid tightly starting from the scalp. This is the surest way of experiencing hair loss. The area where the extension first meets the scalp should be secure but should not be pulled taut. You could damage the follicles, and end up with traction alopecia. Traction alopecia is hair loss that’s associated with hairstyles that are too tightly pulled ripping your hair out from the roots and damaging the follicles. Traction alopecia can possibly be treated in time by halting use of the offending hairstyle and the application of topical hair growth aids as long as you cease using the hairstyle.
Glue may seem like an attractive option due to its ability to allow you to place weave tracks close to your scalp, resulting in hair that looks like it’s growing from your scalp. The problem is that glue is one of the biggest culprits in hair loss for women. Glue can stick to your hair and scalp, and you could end up ripping out your own hair in addition to the hair extension. The chemicals in some glues have also been tied to hair and scalp damage. Glued-in extensions should only be used on an extremely short-term basis, like for a wedding or other special occasion. They should be applied and removed by an experienced stylist.
Do take care of your own hair underneath the extensions no matter how tempting it is to just “let it go” because “it’s covered.” Without cleansing or moisturizing, the hair will become brittle and eventually break off entirely. Deep condition your hair prior to installation so that you hair is its strongest and healthiest. Moisturize your natural hair regularly with natural emollients and moisturizing conditioners while it’s weaved up. Make sure to protect your hair at night with silk scarves or bonnets.
If your hair is weak and damaged, don’t install extensions until you can improve its condition. Don’t keep your hair extensions in for longer than three months, less if your hair grows fast or if it’s extremely thick. Keeping extensions in for too long results in matting, tangling and breakage.
Use the best quality hair that you can afford. Cheap hair is often made of filler that can cause allergic reactions in those with sensitive skin.
Following these tips will help you grow your hair to new heights and lengths! Check this out!18 Tips on How to Care of Your Hair Extensions References: Happy Living: How to Take Care of Weaves and Hair Extensionshttp://www.happynews.com/living/more-hair-care/care-weaves-hair-extensions.htm 8 Ways You’re Damaging Your Hair http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/features/8-ways-youre-damaging-your-hair?page=3
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Have you ever wondered what the meaning of Remy, Yaky, Virgin, Brazilian, Peruvian, Mongolian, Chinese, Italian, European, or Russian hair is? It’s a mouth full that’s what it is! (LOL) In this article we will discuss the most popular textures of human hair weaves used today. Remy Hair can be categorized in the premium segment, as far as hair quality is concerned. Remy Hair is bundled in such a manner that the roots of the hair are on one side and the tip of the hair on the opposite side. Since all the hair cuticles are placed in the same direction, the hairs remain undisturbed, making them more durable and long lasting. Let’s get one thing straight ladies Remy Hair does not always mean Virgin hair, in fact it rarely means that. Although the two terms are used synonymously, they are completely different in meanings. Yaky Hair: Is called Yaky or Regular Yaky or Regular relaxed yaky. Yaky is made to look like typical African American hair that has been relaxed and is not as silky as the Remy hair, the strands are thicker. Virgin hair means that it’s hair so pure that it’s never been processed or treated, EVER. That means the donors have never in their lifetime gone to a salon to get their hair curled or colored! Brazilian, Peruvian, Mongolian, Chinese, and Italian hair are all a form of Virgin hair. The hair is 100% natural and not processed and free of any damage to the cuticles. The hair usually comes from the specific country it is named after. European hair is collected in the CIS countries; they consist of what was used to be the Soviet Union. The main difference of this hair consists that they have natural correct European colors, from dark brown to light-blonde. The structure of the hair is thin and silky. European hair blends well with women of European decent. The truth is, 97% of all human hair out there has been chemically treated in one form or another. Forget about what’s virgin and what’s not, and concentrate on attaining quality hair for you and your clients. The one fundamental key you want to know is how it’s being processed and treated.