Though the purpose of hair extensions are mostly for aesthetics, some women use it to complement their lifestyle, such as an aid in their career or a temporary solution to hair loss problems. One of the concerns of hair extension users, however, is the damage done to their natural hair, particularly the “leave outs”, which are visible strands of natural hair that are blended with the extensions. In order to match and blend in with the texture and color of hair extensions, the leave outs are often subjected to too much heat and other styling elements. Using closures offer a solution to these concerns.
A closure is a type of hair piece, either made of silk or lace, threaded with hair. Similar to weaves, this is attached to hair by sewing to a base of cornrows, then sealed using hair bands, glue, or tape.