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How many bundles do you need with a closure or frontal

Last updated Jul 21, 2024

A woman's hair is the first most noticeable part of her beauty.This is not just because many of us believe that appearances are important, but also because our hair represents our personality, thoughts and beliefs.Fortunately, we all know how important your hair is to you. 

One of the most frequently asked questions a hairstylist will receive when a client books a sew-in appointment is: "How many bundles of weave do I need?" 

The best answer is “Depends on how full you want it." 

how many bundles do you need

A few factors go into choosing how many hair weave bundlesyou'll need for your desired look. The key phrase: it's your desired look.

What factors you should think about? 

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Length: the longer the length of your bundles, the more hair your generally going to need. So we suggest more bundles for a fuller look from root to tip.

Texture: If you want silky straight bundles and your planning on getting a bob, two bundles, and closure are more than enough. If you want extremely thick hair, you would need 3-4 bundles but if looking for extreme fullness an extra bundle would get the job done.

Size Of Your Head: If your head is bigger or smaller you'll need to adjust the number of bundles you purchase to accommodate that. In the US, the average size of a woman's head is 22.5".

Frontal Or Closure: Closures are usually 4 x 4 inches, You will need to use a minimum of two bundles with your closure. Because the frontal will cover a large portion of your head you will generally only need 2 – 3 bundles depending on the style and length. 

So, how many bundles for full sew-in with closure?

The answer to this question varies based on the cut, hairstyle, length, shape, and size of your head. But as I stated above, the longer the hair, the shorter the weft, so keep that in mind.

Next, let's talk about this question “how many bundles do you need with a closure or frontal “. Hope it can give you some guidance when you buy the best hair bundles you want.

How many bundles do you need with a closure?

First, let's talk about this.

Usually, you can get three bundles for your primary sew in, that's typically the magic number for your average sew in.

With three bundles anywhere from 8 inches to 18 inches; your weave will be full, flowy, and glamorous. If your sew-in is starting with lengths over 20-inch prime; you might want to consider four bundles. You can see the picture below. 

how many bundles do you need with a closure

A few things to factor in are the size of your head (seriously), how full you would like your hair (deep wave styles generally have a lot of hair as an example), are using a closure/frontal, and the overall type of hairstyle you are going for.

The type of hair affects how many bundles you need to achieve your desired natural hairstyle. Straight hair is usually less dense than curly hair, so you’ll need more bundles for a fuller look.

 Be sure to consider the length you want as well. As a general rule the longer the length of your hair extensions the more bundles you will need because bundles of less hair contain a shorter weft, also known as the track. 

What is a closure? 

A closure hair is a hairpiece that is usually made of lace or silk, although lace is the far more common choice. The hairpiece is attached to a cornrow base and secured around the perimeter in order to help protect your hair and improve its look. 

what is a closure

Q & A

1. Are 2 bundles enough for a sew in?

Yes if your bundles are 18 inches and under. Longer bundles have shorter length wefts since all bundles weigh 3.5 oz. 

2. How many bundles of hair are needed for a full sew in?

3 is recommended but this can range from 3 to 5 depending on your desired fullness. 

3. How many bundles of hair do I need for a partial sew in?

2-3 is recommended, depending on the fullness 

4. How many bundles of hair for a lace closure wig?

2-3 bundles and a closure are standard but again it depends on the fullness you desire 

If you want to get more information about this, we provide a video for you. Maybe you can get more acknowledgment of this question.

How to make a wig with a lace closure?

How many bundles do you need with a frontal? 

Next, let’s talk about how many bundles do you need with a frontal?

What is a lace frontal?

First, you should know what is frontal.

Lace frontal closure spreads from ear to ear and ranges from there is only one part of having the option of parting your frontal anywhere you like. The weft lengths all tend to be around 13-inch x 4 inches, but there are frontals with lengths of 13-inch x 2 inches or 13 inches x 6 inches.

what is lace frontal

How many do you need with a frontal closure? 

If you are getting 8-12 inches or 10 inches, 2 bundle deals with lace frontal will suffice. Hair length past 14 or 18 inches, I would suggest you get 3 bundles, so from a 20 inch, 22 inches to about 24 inch, 26 inches, 4 bundles will suffice. 

For example, if you are having a frontal and your longest bundle is 24 inches, you can get a frontal and 20" 22" 24" bundles and that should be good for a frontal sew in. 

 Typically frontalis is 13×4 inches and a closure is 4×4. So when using an additional hairpiece you can ultimately useless bundles for the style. 

how many bundles do you need with a frontal

All in all, I recommend buying 2-3 bundles for a naturally full look and 3-4 bundles for more volume or fullness. As mentioned before these numbers can vary depending on the length, the texture and if you are using a hairpiece. My biggest tips are to always buy an extra bundle. I can make sure you will use it at some point and time anyway.

High-quality wigs are expensive, so many people opt to make a lace frontal wig by themselves. Today, we will share with you the tutorial. Here is a very detailed and easy tutorial on how to make a wig with frontal closures.  

How to make a wig with human hair lace frontal?

It is always beneficial to invest in hair bundles because they can last for many years if taken care of. 

If are interested in lace closure and frontal closure 13*4, you can read this article Lace Frontal Vs Lace Closure: What’s The Difference?

Working with closures and frontals

So, compare to closure, with lace frontal you will need fewer bundles. And if want hair length longer than 24", I will definitely suggest you use 4 bundles. 

Some of our African American women customers just wearing 3 bundles of hair with frontal for 24 inches, and it looks pretty good, so it depends on the hair thickness and amount you want to put in and the looks you are going for. 

And I know some of you want to buy long frontals, and that is not necessary, the hair bundles are layered, and the front of the hair is usually shorter. 

 type of hair affects your choice

To help you get more knowledge of closure and frontal, you can read this article: what’s the difference between them, you can choose the right one you need. 

If you are wearing a closure or frontal, using 3 or more bundles is going to give you a very full look. Whatever, we hope this helps you make an informed purchasing decision when determining how many bundles of weave I need! 

Some tips for you 

Remember "The longer the length, the shorter the weft". 

The type of hair affects how many bundles you need to achieve your desired natural hairstyle. 

Your preference and the style you want effects how many bundles you need. If you prefer a full and thick look, then you will need 3 or 4 bundles. If you want a thin, more tamed hairstyle, you will likely only need 2 to 3 bundles. 

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