Closures – How to Install

Closures - How to Install

Hair extension closures are a great way to add volume and length to your hair, and can be an especially good option for those with thin or fine hair that might not be able to support the weight of full weaves. Installing hair extension closures can seem intimidating at first, but with the right tools and instructions, it can be a relatively easy process.

Before you begin, you’ll need a few key tools and materials. These include:

  • Hair extension closures (obviously!)
  • A sewing needle and thread (in a color that matches your hair)
  • A wide-tooth comb
  • Scissors
  • A needle-nose pliers (for adjusting the beads on the extensions, if applicable)
  • Beads or rings (if your extensions use a beaded or ringed method of attachment)
  • A hair bonding glue (such as Got2b Glued Blasting Freeze Spray) or a hair bonding oil (such as C22 solvent oil)

The first step in installing hair extension closures is to prepare your hair. If your hair is very short, you may need to tease it a bit to create a base for the extensions. If your hair is longer, you’ll want to section it off so that you can work with small sections at a time. Use the wide-tooth comb to gently detangle your hair, and then use the scissors to trim any split ends.

Closures – How to Install

Next, take your hair extension closure and hold it up to your head to determine where you want it to be placed. It is generally best to place the closure at the top of your head, just behind your hairline, as this will give you the most natural-looking results. Once you’ve decided on the placement, use the thread and needle to sew the closure to your hair. Start by threading the needle, and then tie a knot at the end of the thread. Then, starting at the top of the closure, push the needle through the hair and the closure, and then tie another knot at the base of the closure to secure it in place. Repeat this process, working in small sections, until the entire closure is securely sewn to your hair.

If you are using a beaded or ringed extension method, you will attach beads or rings to the hair before attaching the extension. This can be done using needle nose pliers, or using the hands. Then you will attach the extension to the beads or rings.

Once the closure is sewn in place, use the wide-tooth comb to gently tease the hair around the closure to blend it in with your natural hair.

Closures – How to Install

To finish the look, use hair bonding glue or oil on the base of the closure to seal the hair in place and to avoid shedding. Got2b Glued Blasting Freeze Spray or C22 solvent oil are great options, but you can use any hair bonding glue or oil that you prefer. Be sure to use it sparingly so that it doesn’t make your hair greasy or heavy.

Finally, style your hair as desired, and you’re done! With a little bit of patience and practice, installing hair extension closures can be a quick and easy way to add volume and length to your hair. Just remember to take your time, work with small sections at a time, and be gentle with your hair. Happy styling!