Different wig types – how they are made and what you need to know

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So are you new to the whole wig world or do you already have several years of wig creation experience under your belt? I remember when I first started on this whole journey. I was feeling excited, elated but at the same time confused. There were so many options and jargon terms. I tend to get too excited and embark on projects I can’t finish. Wherever you are on this path, I still think a write up on all the wig types bassed on cap construction might be of great help for any wig lovers out there. It’s always nice to have a bird-eye view of all the hair systems you may find online.

Capless Construction (wefted or wig cap)

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Oh, we all love these when we first started out. This stuff is ready to be worn out of the box and certainly doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. These items are usually literally wefts sewn onto elastic thin strips. “Permatease’ sits at the crown of your hair root would provide volume for the whole hair systems. One important function they play is to conceal the parting area and the cap underneath. If you like something cool and breezy, this type is certainly for you. The built-in volume of these hairpieces and the cheap price are also what wins people’s hearts when it comes to this type of wigs. I am planning on doing a blond capless wig and these wefts really speak to me. I guess I will be busy tinkering in my workshop soon.

Monofilament Construction

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With monofilament construction, individual hair strands are attached to a mesh that is transparent and let air easily pass through. These special types of mesh will work with whatever skin tone and doesn’t require any kind of dyeing. Any monofilament crown part or top would give the convincing illusion of the hair growing straight out of our scalp hence making the wig looks natural. A monofilament crown would only allow for the looks of hair grow mimic from the top while a monofilament part and monofilament top would allow for a more natural look and versatile parting. Even though the asking prices for these items are higher, a lot of our readers find its natural look to be more than worth it.

Hand-Knotted ( Hand-tied)

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If you don’t mind the price tag and the warmth that goes hand in hand with hand-knotted wigs, you are in for a treat. A hand-tied cap is luxurious options where every strand of hair is tied by hand. The hair movement on these caps are so natural and is the most comfortable wig you can find. One hand-tied wig can take up to 40 hours to construct and that also translates to the final asking price. If you have a sensitive scalp, you should definitely consider this option. I’m sure when you put down your coin on these, you must be prepared to pamper them.

Lace Front Wig

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Similar to a monofilament wig, a lace front wig mimic how hair grows out of our head. The hair is ventilated on to sheer lace material. This ensures believable hair movement and creates a natural-looking hairline. This is not a guaranteed fact as not all front lace is created equal but a high-quality lace frontal wig would always be your best bet. Lace front wig is more expensive than capless types but it is still a very popular option since the price can still be quite reasonable. 

Getting to know your wig caps and its suitable use-case would really help you have a clear roadmap for your future project. Whatever type of wigs you are thinking of making or buying, you can share with me so I can give you my two-cents. Another factor you cannot overlooked is the types of hair being used. If you need to work out the way to find the best human hair wig, then I’m your expert. A lot of girls have found my advice helpful in figuring out what they need and what is non-essential. Subscribe to my blog and let me be your companion for all things hair.


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