A Complete Guide to Choosing the Right Size HD Lace Closure

A Complete Guide to Choosing the Right Size HD Lace Closure

Lace closures have been around for decades.

For me, It all started with a 4-inch by 4-inch lace that was dark and hard to conceal.

Now let’s fast forward a little bit.

I will never forget the first time I held an HD Lace Closure. It starkly contrasted the standard lace closures we started selling in 2013.

The lace was thinner, almost invisible, and disappeared when I held it up to my arm to see how it would blend.

Kinda funny… Don’t we all match the lace color with our arms?

I quickly realized that this was the future. The HD Lace became popular in the US market shortly after Transparent Lace. This was different. Many hairstylists called it “film lace” because it was mostly used for wigs worn by actresses in movies.

It was maybe Broadway, but not the average woman who wanted the ultimate lace melt like someone they watched on the big screen.

Fast forward to the present day, and we now have so many options for HD lace, which is incredible. My job at Private Label is to ensure we have all the popular lace closure sizes you desire.

Choosing the right size HD lace closure could make or break your next hairstyle. There is a lot to consider when choosing the right size closure, and that’s what we will discuss today.

Let’s talk about the different lace closure sizes, the importance of small knots, having them pre-plucked, and why you should consider one of these closures for your next sew-in or wig.

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6x6 Transparent Lace Closures at Private Label Showroom

Understanding HD Lace Closures

An HD Lace closure is a thin piece of fabric with human hair ventilated to make a realistic hairpiece that covers a portion of the crown of the head.

If you look really close, you will see the tiny holes in the fabric.

Yes, someone is putting strands of hair through those holes, making a knot, and continuing to do so for hours to complete a single piece. I will be the first to tell you I don’t have the eyesight for that!

The closure is then either kept straight or steamed into a curly or wavy curl pattern. Our clients at Private Label love HD lace closures because they are easier to blend and manipulate while installing.

The only major downside is that they are also delicate because they are so thin. This is opposed to standard and transparent lace closures, which are often more durable because they are a little thicker and easier to use multiple times.

These closures are also not as easy to hide. Remember, the purpose of a closure is to not look like a closure. Your goal is to make it look as natural as possible, and HD lace helps accomplish this better than any other lace product currently available.

Private Label has all the popular sizes, including 2x6, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, and 7x7. Each size has a specific purpose, which can be based on price or style.

Let’s examine the pros and cons of each lace closure size and what might be best for you!

Couple of 6x6 Transparent Lace Closures at Private Label Showroom - Lace View

Size Breakdown of HD Lace Closures

You might feel overwhelmed when buying the perfect HD lace closure with so many different sizes available.

Your stylist should have some recommendations for you. If consulting with a stylist, please remember to tell them you are shopping at Private Label, which has all the lace closure sizes to choose from.

Yeah, we are that hair company!

2x6 HD Lace Closures

Our clients love the 2x6 lace closure, which measures 2 inches in width and 6 inches in length.

It provides a narrow yet elongated lace area that allows for a deep middle part. Technically, the closure could be installed on the right or left side to create a side part. Or you could do this when sewing a wig.

The 2x6 lace is perfect for someone who wants a deep parting space but is not obligated to deal with the lace. The two inches of lace in the front can be easily managed. If you use HD lace, all that’s needed to conceal this area might be some makeup or lace tint.

The 2x6 is available in straight, wavy, and curly textures, which all work well with this lace type and can seamlessly blend with your virgin hair bundles.

4x4 HD Lace Closures

The 4x4 Lace is like the OG of HD!

This was the most popular lace size when it was first released. Why? It was the only lace size when it was first released! The 4x4 lace closure provides ample parting space and works well with all hair textures.

Other than the price, this lace size is not exponentially beneficial. The 4x4 lace requires less raw material or labor to make than its bigger sisters. However, you are slightly limited to how far you can part your hair and side parts.

Overall, it’s a great option for those who want a realistic look without spending the extra cash.

5x5 HD Lace Closures

Ready for the best compromise when it comes to versatility and price?

The 5x5 lace closure is a fantastic option for most women looking for a little extra flexibility without the hefty price tag of its bigger sisters. A five-inch part offers a natural look.

With the five-inch width, you have more flexibility for a left or right side part. We might stick to a slightly larger closure for some of the more dramatic style parting techniques.

The 5x5 lace has become more common in the marketplace, and many textures are available.

Couple of 6x6 Transparent Lace Closures Hair Extensions at Private Label Showroom - Hair View

6x6 HD Lace Closures

Okay, we are now getting to the luxury of HD Lace closures.

The 6x6 lace closure is big in a great way.

The flexibility of a deep part, side parts, z-parts, curved parts, and anything else your hairstylist creates is possible with this size closure. The only downside is that the price of a 6x6 lace is starting to reach the higher price range for a lace closure.

However, if you purchase a closure from your fam at Private Label, your pricing will still be coming in way lower than most other hair vendors.

7x7 HD Lace Closures

The 7x7 HD is like the queen of closures!

We are talking about a lot of lace to work with here. The 7x7 lace closure is almost like a lace frontal with coverage in the front without having to go ear to ear. You can get the most natural closure look with a 7x7 and do all the best natural parts you can come up with.

When you hold a 7x7 closure, you will think, "Wow, this is a really big closure.”

Because it is! And that’s a good thing. At this point, you are already committed to keeping the front of the lace down by properly sewing it in or making a glueless wig. You could use the best lace glue or some lace tape as an alternative.

Please remember that these closures are an investment and must be taken care of. The HD Lace is delicate and should be treated with care. What is your favorite size closure?

What’s your next purchase? Let us know in the comments!

Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Size

When choosing the right closure, you must consider more than just the lace size.

You are going for that perfect installation to get you the DMs on Instagram, Tinder swipes, and TikTok comments.

It’s time to heat things up by deciding the other factors when choosing the right size closure.

2x6 HD Lace Closure Hair Extensions - Top View

Closure Texture

What hairstyle are you going for today?

Looking for something straight and sleek or curly and cute? An idea of what texture closure you want and the matching bundles will be key.

Thankfully, Private Label has most of the popular hair textures available, including:

If you don’t want the long-term commitment of an individual texture, consider finding a hairstylist to make you a wig with your texture and closure choice.

6x6 HD Lace Closure Hair Extensions Wavy Style

Closure Length

We might have an issue if you show up to your hairstylist with some 28” bundles and a 12” closure.

Please ensure you are getting a closure long enough to match your bundles. If possible, get a length 2” longer and have your stylist cut it.

It’s not cute to have those long bundles flowing down your back, and the closure in the front looks like you are trying to be RiRi in a bob.

It's not going to work. Get at least a 20” closure for hairstyles up to 30”, and 18” is the most common for lengths 18” - 24”.

If you are going with a shorter hairstyle, you can get away with a 16” but unless you are getting a bob don’t go grabbing that 14” because it’s going to be too short! If all else fails, go a little longer.

Parting Preferences & Styles

Nothing says more natural than a well-done hair part.

Sure, it’s not for everyone, but it can make a big difference in the natural appearance of your sew-in or wig.

If possible, start with at least a 5x5 lace or a 2x6 closure if you don’t want to deal with lace on your hairline. I don’t have anything against a 4x4 closure, but it’s just not going to give you what you want to get. Not when the 5x5 is only a little more expensive and can offer a lot more.

If you want something more versatile, start with the 6x6. With this closure, you can do both a middle part and a side part, brushing your hair over either part to rock the one you like that day.

With a 7x7 closure, you can do whatever the hell part you want!

Length of Bundles

So here is the deal: Your closure decision will be easier if you know the length of the bundles you are going to buy.

If you already purchased a hair bundle deal and are shopping for a lace closure, you are kinda stuck with what you need to match.

We always recommend purchasing at the same time if possible so you can do your best to match the closure length with your bundles.

The key is getting a closure that is long enough to match your bundles.

2x6 HD Lace Closure Hair Extensions - Lace View

Practical Tips for Choosing the Right HD Lace Closure Size

Do you need a little extra help finding the right HD closure to match your new hairstyle desires?

Here are some tips and next steps.

Consult with a Hairstylist

Maybe you are new to the closures world and totally lost here.

Don't worry, we have a guide for that as well because at Private Label we want you to know everything about closures.

We get it.

Everyone has to wear their first closure at some point, figure out what works best for them, and then adjust moving forward. T

Talking with a professional hairstylist can help you decide the best closure for your hairstyle. They will most likely ask many of the same questions I have answered above.

A hairstylist can consider extra factors, like your natural hairline, head size, and detailed requirements.

Lace Closeup 6x6 Transparent Lace Closures Hair Extensions Private Label Store

Visit a Private Label Showroom

Now that’s a great idea!

You can stop by one of Private Label’s hair stores to talk with experienced staff members, and we can show you the different closure sizes in person.

Our team will also be able to help make recommendations based on the experiences and feedback we have received from thousands of customers over the past ten years.

Try Different Sizes

Are HD Lace Closures for You?

If you wear hair extensions or wigs, you will probably wear a closure at some point. They are much less commitment than a lace frontal, easier to manage, and have many sizes to choose from to match your hair goals.

Today, we talked about lace closure sizes, textures, lengths, and everything else so you can make an informed shopping decision.

What questions do you have about closures? Let us know in the comments below!

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