Wig construction can be a bit of a minefield for the unexperienced wig-buyer. This easy to follow guide explains the four main types of wig caps that make up the wig world; monofilament wigs, lace front wigs, hand tied wigs and wefted wigs AKA open Half Wigs Hair Extensions. We hope to help you make an informed decision on what type of wig cap construction is right for you, so you feel comfortable and fabulous when wearing your wigs.
There are two main plus points of monofilament wigs– naturalness and versatility. Many wigs are constructed using material, however at the top and crown area, monofilament wigs use a sheer polyester or soft nylon mesh so that your skin colour can show through and create a natural scalp appearance.
There are three types of monofilament wigs; monofilament top, monofilament part and monofilament crown. These relate to the particular area on the cap that the sheer mesh section is situated. Hairs are individually hand-tied to the section of material to emulate natural hair movement. This design also allows for multi-directional styling and simulates that all-important natural hair growth look. The lightweight material used in monofilament wigs provides a softer feel against the scalp with the benefit of cooling comfort throughout the day. Monofilament wigs are ideal for women with sensitive scalps as the breathable fabric proves less irritating than a cloth cap design.
Double monofilament wigs are another available option, these are constructed using a double layer of monofilament material. This design provides even greater protection from scalp irritation, particularly for women who are sensitive to the hand tied knots. The second layer of monofilament is added to the knotted under-layer to create a smoother feel against the scalp. Our bestselling double monofilament wigs are from the Amore range.
human hair half wigs are one of the most natural looking wig cap constructions available. An undetectable sheer lace front to your wig will create a natural looking hairline. The lace front also allows you to style your Half Wigs Hair Extensions away from your face without having to worry that the wig edge is visible. This construction is ideal for ladies who have experienced hair loss along the front hairline, as the invisible lace gives you the confidence to style your Half Wigs Hair Extensions exactly how you want to.
Hand tied wigs can be made using either synthetic or human hair. Each strand of hair or synthetic fibre is sewn individually onto a mesh cap using a hand-knotting technique. This process relies on handmade craftsmanship and is not reliant on machines or mechanical stitching. A hand tied wig can take up to three days to construct by a skilled craftsperson, an intensive process which produces a quality design. This also allows the hair to move freely for realistic movement and versatile styling. Hand tied wigs are the go-to designs of the SW team.
The wig construction of the hand tied also puts it at the forefront of comfort. There are no seams or wefts, meaning that it will be incredibly soft against the scalp and this also creates a lower density in the wig for a natural look. Because of the lack of wefts, this Half Wigs Hair Extensions construction is perfect for ladies who have suffered complete hair loss and want to avoid irritation to a sensitive scalp. Hand tied wigs are very light to wear and will keep your head cool and ventilated throughout the day.
Half Wigs Hair Extensions are the most basic wig construction available to buy. A wefted design is a seam that holds the base of the hairs together on the cap. The top of the construction is usually left as an open cap, hence the name open cap wigs, as the open wefts allow the scalp to breathe through continued wear.
Half Wigs Hair Extensions have a feature called permatease, which is located at the top of the wig. This creates lift and volume, which will stay with you throughout the day!
There are four basic designs of wig cap construction, however at Simply Wigs, we have some suppliers that sometimes like to combine the designs, to ensure that the customer has a comfortable wig wearing experience. Perhaps an open cap wig with a lace front combo? Remember, it’s all about what is right for you, and the wigs that will make you feel amazing when wearing them.
Should you have any questions regarding combination designed curly half wigs, or wig constructions, please feel free to contact us. Alternatively, to shop all of the different types of wig caps we’ve mentioned in this post, please head over to our online wig shop.