WIG TYPE AND CAP CONSTRUCTION

Choosing the right wig and cap construction for your needs is essential to ensure comfort and longevity of use. Below are some helpful tips and guidelines.

Monofilament Wigs

The two main reasons to choose monofilament wigs is naturalness and versatility. In the construction of a monofilament wig, they use a sheer polyester or soft nylon mesh at the top and crown area, so that your skin colour can show through and create a natural scalp appearance. This gives a very realistic look when the hair is parted.

There are three types of monofilament wigs:

  1. Top
  2. Parting
  3. Crown

These particular areas on the cap are left with sheer mesh so these areas show the natural look.  Hairs are individually hand-tied to the section of material to create natural hair movement. This design also allows for changes in styling and direction of the hair to allow for a 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 are another available option; these wigs are constructed using a double layer of monofilament material. This design provides greater protection from scalp irritation, particularly for women who are sensitive to the hand-tied pieces. The second layer of monofilament is added to the under-layer to create a smoother feel against the scalp.

Pros

  • Versatile styling options with multi-directional natural hair movement from the scalp.
  • A lightweight material that is cooling and comfortable.
  • There is also the option of double monofilament wigs which provide even greater protection for women with sensitive scalps.

Cons 

  • Can be more expensive
  • Hand tied may cause irritation on some scalps – but you have the choice of double monofilament wigs  for sensitive scalp
Monofilament Wigs

A. Monofilament area

B. Temple points to ensure piece is on straight

C. Wefted area to make the piece breathable

D. Adjustable straps to tighten cap size

Lace Front Wigs

Lace front 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 wig away from your face without having to worry that the wig edge is visible, it also allows you to create a different parting. This construction is ideal for clients who have experienced hair loss along the front hairline, as the invisible lace gives you the confidence to style your wig exactly how you want to. Ideal for Cancer related hair loss and Alopecia .

Pros

  • Creates the real illusion of a natural hairline and constructed for a style that is swept ‘off the face’
  • A very realistic look due to the hand-constructed hairline which is invisible

Cons 

  • The sheer lace at the front does need to be handled with care when putting the wig on and off. Make sure you learn how to put this type of cap construction on and off before you leave the clinic .
  • Price sensitive
Lace Front Wigs

A. Monofilament top

B. Guide points to ensure piece is on straight

C. Wefted area to allow the scalp to breath

D. Adjustable straps to tighten cap for more security

Hand-tied Wigs

Hand tied wigs can be made using either synthetic or human hair. Each strand of hair or synthetic fibre is attached individually onto a mesh cap using a hand-tied technique. This process relies on expert craftsmanship and is not reliant on machines or mechanical stitching. A hand-tied wig can take up to three days to construct by manufacturers, it is an intensive process which produces a high quality design. This also allows the hair to move freely for realistic feeling and versatile styling. The wig construction of a hand-tied wig is also the most comfortable to wear.

There are no seams or wefts, meaning that it will be incredibly soft against the scalp, this also creates a lower density in the wig for a natural look.  This wig construction is perfect for anyone who has suffered complete hair loss and wants to avoid irritation to a sensitive scalp. Hand-tied wigs are very light to wear and will keep your head cool and ventilated all year round .

Pros

  • Expertly made as each hair, or fibre is individually sewn onto a mesh cap by a skilled craftsperson
  • A luxurious soft feel against the skin, as it doesn’t require a weft or structural seams
  • Creates a lighter density which means the wig is lightweight, cool and comfortable
  • Versatile styling
  • Natural look and easy to wear
  • Life span of hair piece is longer
  • With no seams it leaves very little room for irritation.

Cons 

  • With all the benefits that this wig construction provides, it means the prices of wigs with this cap are usually more expensive.
Hand Tied Wigs

A. Lace front hair line

B. Guiding points to ensure hair piece  is straight

C. Complete lace back for realistic look

D. Adjustable straps

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Going through hair loss is not an easy thing to do, it can be a time of sadness, anxiety and even despair, which is why we are here for you when you need us. If you would like to speak to us about your hair loss issues and look at solutions that will help you look and feel like your old self then drop us a line to book your hair loss consultation.

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