How To Do A Closure Sew In Wearing Wig Cap

What Is A Closure Sew-in Wig Cap?

A closure sew-in wig cap is a wig that is attached to a human hair or synthetic hair base unit with a piece of material sewn through the cap and into a single spot on the head. This type of wig is often used for creating a “lace front” look, although there are other types of closure sew-in wig caps available. The closures come in different forms, such as lace, silk, and mesh. Lace closures are made from human hair, but are incredibly hard to detect through the scalp or wig base. Silk closures are also made from human hair and can be more comfortable to wear. Mesh closures are usually made from synthetic fibers, and provide the wearer with a more natural looking part down the middle of the forehead.

Finding The Right Wig

When shopping for the perfect closure sew-in wig, it is important to take into consideration the desired length, color, texture, curl pattern, and style. The best way to do this is to try on different wigs and experiment with different looks, colors, and textures until the perfect fit is found. Once the desired length and color are chosen, the next step is to measure the closure sew-in wig and make sure it fits properly. Properly measuring is key to a successful closure sew-in install.

Preparing The Scalp

Once the wig is chosen, the scalp must be prepped for a successful install. The goal is to create a clean, oil-free surface that will adhere to the wig base. The first step is thoroughly washing and condition the scalp with a detergent-free shampoo that will help maintain natural oils and keep the hair feeling soft and moisturized. It is also important to exfoliate the scalp, which will help to remove oils and product build up, making a smoother surface for the wig base.

Applying The Wig Cap

Once the scalp is prepped, the next step is to apply the wig cap. Before applying the wig cap, it is important to remove any natural oils, product build-up, and dirt from the scalp as this will affect the installation process. Once the hexagonal shape of the cap is pinned within the hair, tie the hair in a high bun and apply the wig cap over the hair. The wig cap should be applied in two separate parts—the main area and the closure area. Secure the wig cap with wig tape, an adhesive wig glue, or with thread and a needle to create the perfect, secure fit.

Sewing In The Closure

Once the wig cap is applied, the closure piece must be sewn down to the wig cap. This step is done with a needle and thread. When the closure is in place, it should be secured with wig glue or a needle and thread. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions or the instructions from the stylist to ensure a secure and comfortable fit. It is also important to conceal the thread by using a concealer. Once the closure sew-in wig cap is complete, the wig is ready to be styled and worn.

How To Secure The Closure Sew-In Wig Cap

To ensure that the closure sew-in wig cap is securely in place, it is important to use a good quality adhesive wig glue and a strong holding hairspray. For curly and wavy hair, spraying the curl keeper on the hair will help to keep the hair in place. Additionally, spritzing the hair with a good leave-in conditioner can help to maintain a soft and shiny look. For a more natural look, use the leave-in conditioner to create a natural part in the hair. To prevent shedding, regular maintenance of the closure sew-in wig cap is recommended.

Caring For The Closure Sew-In Wig Cap

To ensure that the closure sew-in wig cap will last a long time, it is important to use only high-quality products and practice good wig hygiene. When shampooing the wig, it is important to use a good sulfate-free shampoo to prevent damage to the wig fibers. Additionally, using a dime-size amount of a silicone-based conditioner is recommended to maintain the wig’s volume and shine. For curly and wavy wigs, it is important to use a curl cream or serum to help maintain the curls and to reduce frizz.

Styling The Closure Sew-In Wig Cap

Once the wig is washed and conditioned, styling the wig is the final step. Styling products such as curl creams, mousses, gels, and waxes can be used to help maintain the desired style. Additionally, using a wide-tooth comb or paddle brush will help to minimize shedding and breakage. For curly and wavy wigs, air-drying is the best option as it will help to keep the hair from getting overly frizzy or losing its curl pattern. Once the wig is styled and dried, it is ready to be worn!

Maintaining The Closure Sew-In Wig Cap

Regular maintenance of the closure sew-in wig cap is key to ensuring a long-lasting and beautiful look. To keep the hair looking fresh, it is important to deep condition the hair every 4-6 weeks. Additionally, using a light-hold hairspray such as the osensia fx manic spray to maintain the style and look will help to keep the hair looking great. It is also important to use a satin or silk bonnet to sleep in to prevent the hair from drying out and becoming brittle. This will help to keep the wig in great condition and extend its life.

Removing The Closure Sew-In Wig Cap

When it comes to removing the closure sew-in wig cap, it is important to take the proper steps to ensure that the wig is safely and securely removed. The first step is to cut the thread that was used to sew the closure in place. Once the thread is cut, it is important to gently pull the wig off of the head to ensure that the wig cap does not cause damage to the scalp. After the wig is removed, it is important to shampoo and condition the wig and store it properly so that it can be reused in the future.

Debi Davis

Debi J. Davis is a passionate and experienced hat-lover with over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry. She has worked in the millinery business for many years, learning the craft of hat-making from her father who was also a milliner. She has written extensively about hats, including articles for magazines and blogs.

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