Showing posts from April, 2012

How To Pick The Right Closure for a Natural Look

I wanted to do this post for those who do not know what a closure is, haven't worn a closure before or are considering purchasing a closure for the first time.
The most important thing is selecting the right closure density. The density refers to the thickness.Before wearing a closure, I was not aware that I could select the density. After doing some research, I found that you should select a density that is close to the density of your own hair to create a natural look.

Density Guide: Light Density: 80-90% Light-Medium Density: 100% Medium Density: 110-120% Medium-Heavy Density: 130-140% Heavy Density: 150% Extra Heavy Density: 180% My current closure has a medium density of 120%. With my next closure purchase I will select a density that is close to the density of my own hair which is in the 80-100% range. I want the 80% density around the front and temples because my hair is less thick in those areas. So basically I would want the density to go from Light to Light-Medium. If…

Brazilian Lace Closure + Ombre Hair Update & Transitioning

Hey dolls... so sorry I haven't posted in a while but I had to travel on very short notice. I had no time to re-install my Virgin Filipino Hair 3/4 Wig with my brazilian lace closure before my trip, so I am still wearing my brazilian lace closure with my Ombre Brazilian Hair 3/4 Wig.My closure is holding up great and I haven't had to replace the elastic bands since the bands have not loosened  at all. The closure still doesn't shed and it curls and straightens really well so I am still 100% happy with it. It is low maintenance and  has made transitioning much easier for me because I do not have to leave any of my hair out. If you are looking for how to give your hair a break or you are transitioning like me, I would highly recommend a closure.

My ombre Brazilian 3/4 Wig is still going strong. I have had this hair for 5 months and I still have very minimal shedding and no tangling except the occasional snag at the nape.

Update on My Own Hair
I am a little over 4 months post …

Get The Look: Olivia Palermo High Top Sneakers

I decided to do a Olivia Palermo inspired look. She made high top sneakers look chic by pairing them with a blazer. Olivia is wearing Lanvin high top sneakers.When I was looking for mine, I wanted something edgy so I took a risk with the leopard print.

My Outfit Details Blazer: Urban Planet (Old) T-shirt: Bluenotes Pants: Winners  High Top Sneakers, Bag & Sunglasses: Aldo
Watch: Fossil Rings: Ebay & Suzy Shier

Rave + Review : Brazilian Lace Closure Elastic Band Method + Brazilian Ombre 3/4 Wig

The sew-in method was just okay for me but my cornrows became loose a few days later and I had to use bobby pins on the sides to make it lay flat (no bueno!). I have been wearing my closure with my Virgin Filipino Hair but for this post, I decided to wear the closure with my Brazilian 3/4 Ombre Wig to show how versatile the closure is. I was so impressed with how well the elastic band method works that i will not sew my closures down again. With the elastic band method, the closure lays super flatstays secure and best of all no hair is left out. 
I love this closure!! If I had to rate it out of 10, I would give it a 9.5/10. Pros
Doesn't shed.This may be because it is handmade (not sure?!)Durable (when i was sewing down the closure i pulled so tight, i also installed, took it off and re-installed multiple times and the closure did not tear.) Versatile (I wore the closure with my Virgin Filipino Hair 3/4 wig and my Brazilian Hair 3/4 Wig).Perfect length so no need for layeringI can w…