June 06, 2012

Types of Wig Cap

Monofilament + 100% Handmade

Monofilament wigs that also have the completely hand tied cap are the best quality. This luxury product provides 100% comfort. The mono top is woven onto a fine base and is undetectable to the eye.  It looks like skin and is very realistic. The remainder of the wig is a fine mesh and the hair is hand tied to it making it lightweight. Often, these wigs can also come with a lace front. This means that the lace sits on the forehead and is again undetectable and allows for hair to be swept to the side without the cap of the wig showing. 

Monofilament + Weft

The mono top is woven onto a very fine mesh on the scalp area which is invisible against the skin. These are probably the most popular wigs as they can be cheaper than the 100% hand tied.  The wefted area is machine made with hair sewn to strips of material (ribbons) with gaps to allow the head to breathe. 

100% Hand Tied

The whole wig cap is made of fine mesh.  Whilst this type of wig does not have a mono top, the whole wig is hand tied so still gives the appearance of skin. A lightweight wig.  This is a hand tied wig without the mono top:


Wefted Wig with Mono Parting

Wefting means the thin strips of material (ribbons) that the hair is machine sewn to. This particular cap has a mono parting. Again, this gives the appearance of skin, but usually these wigs are a little cheaper that the full mono top. The parting is not adjustable. This wig has a mono parting:


Small Mono Part

Wefted wig with small mono area, usually at the crown. 


Wefted means strips of ribbon like material which the hair is machine sewn on to. This is the usual construction of a wig and makes it more lightweight and cooler to wear. Wefted only wigs are a cheaper variety of wig cap. People with hairloss who need to wear a wig every day usually prefer a mono top wig as they are more realistic. 

Lace front

Lace front wigs are 100% hand tied as mentioned previously, but with a lace (netted) front to give a realistic *join* at the forehead. These wigs do not need any adjustment to the front of the wig. The lace sits flat to the forehead and is undetectable. It allows for the hair to be swept to the side without the cap of the wig showing. 100% hand tied wigs are made this way giving an invisible line around the forehead. The lace front wigs can vary, for instance, some wigs will just have a lace front so that it looks realistic but then the rest of the wig is wefted.  All of the categories above can also have a lace front. 


However, some lace front wigs have lace that is left longer at the front of the wig so that it can be trimmed to the customers desired length. This is usually then glued to the hairline to give a realistic look.   Either way has the same effect. Very few wigs are made this way but there are still a few. Video of how to attach these wigs can be found on You Tube.

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