Laying the foundation - Cornrows
Firstly, for the hair to be able to lay seamlessly, your hair underneath should be as flat as possible. We’ve found that the most effective way to achieve this is to braid a few thinly spaced cornrows in your hair in a direction going towards the back of your head. The smaller they are the flatter the closure/frontal will lay. But if you can’t do those, a style going all back can also work
2. Elastic band
Attaching an elastic band to the inside lace of your closure/frontal can also aid in laying it flat. Grab a strip of elastic about 1-1.5in wide, that will go around the back of your head. You should measure it slightly shorter than what you’ll actually need because the stretch of the elastic is what will pull in place once its been sewn on to either side of the frontal/closure. Confusing? Check out Laurasia Andrea‘s Youtube video below for a detailed visual guide.
3. Adhesive gel
We’ve also found that a gel with an adhesive formula is another popular, tried and tested method of laying or sticking that lace down. Apply the gel to the perimeter of your forehead - just before your edges- and wait for a few minutes for it to become tacky. Once you’ve cut the lace and customised the hairline of the closure/frontal, place the edge of the lace onto that tacky gel and smooth it down. You can also wrap a headscarf around it for a few minutes just for that extra hold and style as desired!
4. Wrap set mouse
Another trick is to apply wrap set mousse to your frontal/closure, seal it in with a bit of serum and wrap your head with a silk headscarf! Leave it wrapped for at least a couple of hours to reveal a natural, flawless finish. Our favourite wrap set mousse (one that doesn’t get crunchy) is from Creme of Nature - pair this with the Organix Argan Oil serum and you’re good to go. Thank us later ;)
This one is slightly unconventional but is probably the best option if you are in a rush. Essentially, it’s the same idea as using a hot comb to smooth out the top of your frontal or closure except this is for those of us that don’t own a hot comb. The key thing is to remember to keep the iron on really low heat. It works better if you have a wig as it is not safe to use an iron on your head. Lay your wig on the ironing board and gently smooth the iron over the top part of the wig and the sides. Voila, an ultra-sleek part in less that 2 minutes!