Different Types of Wigs Cap Construction

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There are many ways for wigs to be constructed to cover the entire scalp. Different clients choose different types of wigs taking comfort, breathability and appearance into consideration. The main types of wig cap constructions are as follows:

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Capless Cap, Traditional Cap, Lace Front Cap, Mono Crown Cap, Mono Top Cap/handtied, Full Lace Cap, Mono Top/Wefted Back, and Skin Top Cap.

Capless Cap and Traditional Cap belong to capless or machine-made cap, which is very common in synthetic wigs and has a relatively lower cost. Lace Front Cap, the popular cap construction in recent years, adopts front lace handtied workmanship and can achieve the effect of a natural hairline. The dimension of lace can be custom designed. The common type for the black has the dimension of 13″x3″ while 5″x1.5″ for the white.  With more human labor involved in using the hand tied workmanship, the price is much higher than the capless cap and traditional cap.

Full Lace Cap,100% hand tied workmanship, can reach a more natural wearing appearance. The common types include full lace, full lace with elasticized net, ear to ear full lace with elasticized net. Since 100% hand tied, it needs a longer production period, usually fluctuating from 20 to 30 days.

Mono Top Cap is common in wigs for patients. Mono(monofilament) refers to a cap material similar to lace with smaller meshes and smooth surface. It is usually transparent skin color and mainly used on the top of head, which can create the illusion of hair growing from the scalp. The back part of Mono Top Cap can use machinery made or handtied workmanship and the front part can add some lace. Mono Top Cap has various of compound modes. Mono crown and mono part are actually derived from traditional mono top with the dimension of hand tied area reduction, which cannot only decrease the cost but also more comfortable wearing and natural looking.

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Skin Top/ Silk Top Cap is widely used for Jewish wigs and creates and unbelievable real look.The silk top lace wig has French or Swiss lace around the perimeter and the top of the crown contains a piece of silk (usually 4×4 or 5×5 in.), through which individual hairs are injected. The knots are hidden under the silk base and are not visible, giving the illusion of hair growing directly from your scalp.

How to Apply Lace Wigs With No Tape or Glue

Lace front wigs are a popular choice for celebrities. Due to the lace hairline, it is impossible to tell the difference between your real hair and the wig. Recently, lace front wigs have become widely available to everyone. Although the application process usually requires adhesive products that only a professional can properly use, there are some lace front wigs that you can apply at home without tape or glue.



Purchase a lace front wig with comb grips. Some of the newest types of lace front wigs will come with combs on the inside. The combs are located on the right- and left-hand side of the wig, closest to your temples. If your local beauty supply store does not carry the new lace front, purchase it online.
Prep your hair for application. If your hair is long, put it into cornrows. If you have short hair, purchase and apply a wig cap. Use alcohol or witch hazel around the forehead to remove the dirt and oil that can damage your lace.


Wash your hands. Do not remove the lace front wig from the package until you have removed excess dirt and oils, which can ruin the quality of your lace front.

Cut the excess lace from the wig. Cut the lace close to the hairline of the wig, but do not cut the hairs.

Apply the lace wig. Place the wig on your head so that the inside combs are gripping your natural hair and the tip of the wig is laying on top of your natural hairline.

Style your hair. Most wigs come styled. However, you can alter this by cutting and styling it yourself. Be advised that you cannot apply heat to synthetic hair(Synthetic Wigs). Purchase 100% human hair if you want to curl or flat-iron your wig.

Tyrina Lace Front Wig Review

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You will like this wig:

Top quality Indian remy human hair (Tangle Free + Long Lasting), lace front construction with wefted back gives you a natural front hairline, extremly comfortable on the scalp.

A straight wig with slight natural wave.

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Here is a review of this wig which we want to share with you:

(for the protection of this customer’s privacy, we will omit her name and photos)

“ I’ve bought a few wigs over the last few weeks, since I’m suffering some real hair loss. I haven’t been certain as to what style or type of hair I’d want, but when this one arrived, I fell in love.

It helps that the color (4, medium brown) perfectly matches my own – you can’t tell my natural hair from the wig’s hair. Most of the other pieces I’ve ordered are 1B, extremely dark and would require me to get them recolored for a more natural look. For a natural brunette like me, this compliments my hazel eyes and skin tone much better than the black wigs I’ve gotten. Straight out of the box the way it is, I could have this thing on and be out the door within minutes with no fuss or need to style/re-color.

I don’t think the photos does the color justice. The hair has warm brown and red highlights and feels amazing and light. Very natural. I had a similar synthetic I was practicing wearing around in preparation of dropping some cash on real human hair. While I felt the quality was great for the price on my synthetic, this one blows it away in quality.

It’s not big and crazy like a Tina Turner style, which makes me feel awkward as I’ve had thin hair all my life and I’m not used to big, puffy styles. This wig sits against my head without sticking out and looking comedic on me. I am barely aware it’s there, it’s so light. I’ve had trouble with other wigs being quite heavy and uncomfortable, but this one is like I grew my own head of hair.

I also love the baby hairs along the edge of the forehead. It’s very fine and wispy and acts like natural baby hair. Not like longer hair that was trimmed down and sticks out in clumps and looks unnatural. (Some of my other pieces have awkward baby wisps I’ve got to deal with.)

The medium size cap also fits me very well; not loose or tight at all. A big pro to this wig: this is the first wig with a cap that has adjustable straps at the back! I’ve been very disappointed to find that 5 of the other wigs I’ve had, the caps that just come in one size that you can’t adjust. This one, however, I am surprised to discover has the elastic bands to help resize the cap for a better fit. Very pleased!

I’ve experienced some shedding, but nothing drastic (and nothing like my own hair that comes out more than it should). The length is great, leaves a lot of room for styling. I would highly recommend this style for anybody who wanted to give it a shot, especially hair loss sufferers like me. I actually feel natural and confident, without a really “wiggy” look!

I’m glad I took the risk of trying this wig. I will definitely add it to my must-have list and order more in the future!”

Source: Blog.uniwigs.com

How to Apply a Lace Front Wig

How To Apply Lace Front Wigs just like the pros. Yes, you can do it, and it’s not that difficult. Takes a little bit of practice, but after a few Lace Wigs applications you’ll get the hang of How-To do it.

Clean the skin with soap and water.

Dab Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol to the skin around the perimeter of the hairline.

Apply a thin layer of skin protectant to the skin around the perimeter of the hairline.
Allow the skin protectant to dry completely.
Apply a thin layer of the liquid adhesive glue to your natural hairline.

Allow the liquid adhesive glue to dry completely.

Neatly position the wig on your head.

Press and hold the lace front wig firmly into position for at least one minute.
Don’t use cotton balls, cotton swabs, or anything containing cotton.
Use a lint free cloth. Paper towels are lint free, cheap, and economical. One piece and/or sheet of paper towel is enough for a complete application.
ULTRA HOLD ADHESIVE is the most popular lace front wigs adhesive glue. Ultra hold adhesive comes with a brush applicator. The product’s manufacturer boasts a long 4-6 week wear time. This product is easy to remove and provides more applications per bottle.
REMOVE OILS from the skin around your hairline with rubbing alcohol. Your lace wig won’t stick to an oily surface.

The Basics About Wigs and Cancer Treatment

Wearing a wig when chemo makes your hair take a vacation can help with your self-image and improve your outlook during treatment. If you’ve never used a wig before, you may be wondering what your choices are. It’s a good idea to visit a local wig salon and try on several wigs before you make a purchase. But before you go, here are some basic facts about wigs to get you started. Let’s start your tour from the inside of the wig.

A wig base is the structure that fits against your head and has the wefts (hair units) or strands attached to it. The right wig base, or wig cap, can make your wig look great and help you feel confident. Only you will see the wig base – but it affects how the wig looks, styles, fits and endures.

Comfort Cap: a complete cap with no network to cause scalp irritation or allow bald areas to be seen through the wig hair. Strands of hair are hand-tied (Hand Tied Wigs) to the base, allowing a natural part in the hair.
Capless or Wefted Base: consists of an open network of woven material connected to a closed front section. Wefts of hair are added to the fabric network.
Lace Wig: this type of wig base has 1-2 inches of fine lace fabric around the outer edge of the cap. Strands of hair are machine-tied or hand-tied to the base, to created a very natural appearance.
Monofilament Base: a closed cap of fine mesh material with machine-tied or hand-tied strands. The upper front section of the cap is coated with a thin layer of latex, creating the appearance of a natural scalp.

Kinds of Wig Hair
Wig hair is available in many colors, and can be cut and styled to suit you. Either kind of wig may be repaired at a professional wig salon, if damage occurs.

Synthetic Hair: strands are created from polymers, which can hold a style through wear and shampoo. There are many types of synthetic wig hair and some can easily melt near heat sources. Some types of synthetic hair, such as Kanekalon, can be styled with a curling iron.
Human Hair: real human hair, donated or sold to wig makers. Human hair wigs can be colored, permed, cut, styled, and blow-dried, just like your own hair. These must be restyled after each shampoo.

You may lose all of your hair during chemotherapy and if so, then a full wig is for you. A full wig covers your entire hairline just as you natural hair has done. If you hair thins during chemo and you just need some extra thickness, consider a partial wig that is woven into your own hair. A wiglet can be added to your hair with clips or combs to cover bald spots or to add length to short hair. If you don’t want a full or partial wig, but just need a little fringe to tuck under a scarf or a summer hat, try hairpieces. You can get a wonderful array of inexpensive hairpieces to go with scarves and hats – try bangs, halo wigs, headband hair, ponytails and braids. With so much to choose from, you could change your look several times a week!

Quality and Cost of Wigs
Although there are programs that can help you get a free wig to use during cancer treatment, you may consider buying one. Check with your health insurance, to see if they help with the cost of a cranial prosthesis – that’s the medical term for a wig. Human hair wigs are the most expensive models you can find. High quality human hair wigs from Europe tops the price list, with hair from India and Asia a close second. Some real hair wigs are a mix of human and animal hair, which cuts the cost a little. Synthetic hair wigs generally sell for lower prices than real hair, but a high-quality synthetic wig can cost as much as a medium quality human hair wig. Wig hair is graded by strength, elasticity, and porosity. The higher the hair quality, the greater your cost, and with care, the longer you will be able to wear the wig. Consider how long you might need to wear a wig before you decide what you want to spend on it.

Plan On Keeping Up Your New Wig
Wigs and hairpieces, like your natural hair, will need care and attention to keep them looking good. Plan on shampooing, conditioning and drying your wig. Use the right products for wig maintenance – stock up on wig shampoo, wig conditioner and wig spray. Never use a curling iron on a synthetic wig, unless it is made of special heat resistant polymers. Synthetic hair can melt or frizz – and must be repaired if it’s damaged. Invest in a folding wig stand if you plan on traveling with a wig. You should use a wig brush, not a hairbrush, on a wig. Brush it out gently to avoid pulling out hairs. If you use barrettes or clips on a wig, remove them overnight so crimps don’t permanently bend the hair. The better you take care of your wig, the longer it will keep you looking good!

Change your wigs style

The fast pace of life nowadays, the convenient wigs has become to one of essential fashion women’s hairdressing tools. It not only will save time for you to be in the salon to do hair, bleaching and dyeing the hair, but also you can change your style in a short period of time, and not damage your original hair.

The materials if hair for wigs can be divided into 2 kinds, one is real hair class, and the other one is artificial (synthetic hair products). Human hair is realistic, can also be dyed the hair to various colors you like, the disadvantage is expensive and not easy to stereotypes; artificial hair products , also called synthetic hair , the prices are relatively cheap. If the wigs is made of the imported material, it can be achieved in the look, feel, color, sag, etc. are no less real hair. However, some low-grade wigs look rough, distorted, not engaging. Good wigs has normal hair fine, hand-crafted more refined in technics, more like real scalp, ventilate effect is better.

The lady who like wearing wig to change the shapes, pls choose for their own wigs according to some expert tips.

There are many style/length/texture of wigs, you can choose the suitable one for your special occasion, such as working, traveling, banquet and so on, so the wigs is the best choice for you to change your style in a short time and thoroughly.

There are many kinds of wigs based on different division method, such as long style, short style, straight, wave, curl and so on. The most is star style or natural wave-shape. Owing to different hair style, the wigs is designed to Average, the size can be adjusted by elastic strap at the bottom of the wigs. As the wigs can be designed and produced domesticly, it’s suitable for our Chinese people, so if you have some special occasion, pls choose the proper wigs which will add the charm for you, and you will become the light focus. Wigs also is for the people who is very tired to cut or perm their own hairs, also want to get the different hair style in a short, it’s really very convenient.

Clip-in or Clip On Hair Extensions

This technique is the least permanent and can be very effective without the disadvantages such as traction alopecia associated with glue extensions. The hair weft has small toupee clips sewn onto them. Usually a set of clip-in extensions averages eight strips of human hair in varying widths from two inches to eight inches. Starting at the nape of the neck, the hair is sectioned neatly, then the weft is placed onto this section with the clips open and facing the scalp. Each clip is snapped into place. It can be helpful to lightly backcomb each section for a more secure grip. This is repeated until each clip-in weft is in place. Clip-ins can be worn all day and all night; however, they must be removed before sleeping. Some people wear clip-ins just for night life, while others wear them every day to work. This shows the versatility of this type of hair extension.

Bonding and Sealing Extensions

Bonding is an approach to hair weave that lasts for a shorter period of time in comparison to sew-in weave. It involves the application of hair glue to a section of wefted hair then onto a person’s natural hair; special hair adhesives are used in bonding to prevent damage to one’s natural hair. This technique is commonly used and does not cause damage to the hair unless taken out without proper directions from a professional. It is advised that weave bonding be installed for up to 3 weeks because the glue begins to loosen up and lessens the attractiveness of the hair. There are 2 types of bonding methods: soft bond and hard bond. Soft bond is flexible and comfortable to wear and is made using latex/acrylic based adhesives. Hard bond, which is the industry term for bonding treatments whose adhesive contains cyanoacrylate, or super glue. Hard bond adhesives last longer than soft bond adhesives because it is not water based and therefore less susceptible to deterioration. Nonetheless, the hard bond adhesives are not as comfortable as the soft bond adhesive because they are rigid. These bond attachments generally last 4–6 weeks before a maintenance appointment is necessary.


The fusion method delivers one of the most versatile and most natural-looking weaves on the market. With this technique a machine similar to a hot glue gun is used to attach human hair extensions to individual strands of one’s natural hair of about 1/8 to 1/4 inch squared sections for a truly authentic look. Another option for fusion attachments is using hair which is pre-tipped with a keratin adhesive. A heat clamp is then used to melt the adhesive to attach the extension hair to the natural hair. Fusion weave allows washing hair frequently and the use of regular hair products such as hair gels. Nonetheless this technique is very time consuming because it takes about 3 or more hours.They need repositioning every 2–3 months as the natural hair grows.Because of the glue and the heat this method is more damaging hair than other methods.

Infusion Hair Extensions

Hair Infusion Extensions are the trademarked hair extensions technique of Rodolfo Valentin hair stylist of New York City. Hair Infusion Extensions are known for providing safety to the natural hair since this technique does not uses heat or any other appliances to be linked to the natural hair other than a keratin based adhesive. Hair infusion is only a reusable hair extension technique.[2]

Micro Rings (Micro Loops)

Micro rings or micro loop hair extensions use small metal rings (usually aluminium) lined with silicone with the extension hair attached. They are fixed to small sections of natural hair and tightened using a special tool that clamps the loop around the natural hair.

The micro loops are designed to be small enough so that they are not visible in normal use. They need repositioning every 2–3 months as the natural hair grows and the micro rings move away from the scalp.

As they do not use heat or adhesives, these hair extensions should cause less damage than some types.


The glued netting process near completion

Netting is a technique which involves braiding natural tresses under a thin, breathable net that serves as a flat surface onto which stylists can weave extensions.This method requires the use of hair net or cap to be placed over the person’s hair that has been braided. Netting provides more flexibility than track placement because the stylist is not limited to sewing extensions to a braid. With netting there is the option of sewing the hair wefts onto the net or gluing. This technique is not as time-consuming when compared to the other hair techniques because it takes around 2–4 hours to complete.

Lace Fronts (Lace CLosure)

Section of a Lace front used to close a weave(also called a lace or closure)

The most recent development in weave extensions are lace fronts. Lace fronts are made from a nylon mesh material formed into a cap that is then hand-ventilated by knotting single strands of hair into the tiny openings of the cap, giving the hair a more natural and authentic continuity than typical extensions. Furthermore,the extension units can be woven in or attached to a person’s hairline with special adhesives. To ensure a proper fit, head measurements are taken into account with this type of weave. A lace frontal is best placed by a professional since more advanced weaving and hair extensions are used. This method is commonly used by women around the world because it makes it possible to have access to a certain part of their scalp and at the same time giving a natural and attractive look.


This is one of the most commonly used methods as it is quite fast and lasts considerably longer than the other techniques. However, It does not allow for use of regular hair maintenance. Tracking involves the braiding of a person’s natural hair. In order to prevent the hair from being bumpy or uneven the hair is sewn horizontally across the head from one side to the other starting from the bottom. The braided hair is then sewn down and the hair weft extensions are sewn onto the braids. A weave can consist of a few tracks, or the whole head can be braided for a full head weave. With a full head weave, the braids are sewn down or covered with a net. Extensions are then sewn to the braids. The number of tracks used depends on the desired look.[citation needed]

A hair weave is human or artificial hair utilized for the integration with one’s natural hair. Weaves can alter one’s appearance for long or short periods of time by adding further hair to one’s natural hair or by covering the natural hair all together with human or synthetic hairpieces. Weaving additional human or synthetic pieces can enhance one’s hair by giving it volume, length and adding color without the damage of chemicals or adopting a different hair texture than that of their own. However, hair loss can occur either along the front hairline or above the ears due to the wearing of specific hair styles for a prolonged period of time, such as weaves. Such hair loss in known as traction alopecia.[3]

The idea of hair weaves and extensions first came about in the early days of Ancient Egypt, where men and women utilized extensions in their hair to portray a more elegant appearance.[4] By the late 17th century, wigs in various shapes and sizes became a latest fashion trend. Hair weaves in particular, did not grow interest until the 1950s; even during that time celebrities had been the only ones using them. When the “long, disco-haired” era evolved there started to become a widespread of hair weave. Since that era, hair weave has only become more popular.[5] Most human hair weaves come from parts of Asia and India.This is because Indian hair is easily blended with hair of women in other countries. Source: Wikipedia

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About Monofilament wigs

In the end what is monofilament wigs ? The monofilament is the hair strands are sewn on the type of material. Different materials and fabrics, which may be to the sensitive scalp itching, monofilament -like material is a thin gauze, almost transparent material which is more comfortable to the touch. A hair strands are connected by knotting them in such materials, a chain, therefore, the term ” filaments.”

This allows free rotation of the base and other strands of monofilament wigs easier to style. This weaving technique also creates ventilation. Your breathing monofilament wig is worn, and this can prevent heat and moisture buildup.

The monofilament fabric itself is almost transparent, so you need your own natural scalp approximate color, regardless of the shadows yes. This amazing ” chameleon ” effect is another plus monofilament wig design. It has been said, is part of a monofilament wig industry in the most natural part of the body because it was the color of the wearer’s natural scalp.

Today monofilament wig is not 100% monofilament, but in its more traditional structure of the back part. This allows you to adjust the appropriate size to perfection. You might even want to wear an evening course in proper adjustment, which is, of course, very easy to do. All mono wig tape label included, and these can also be used or ignored, depending on your situation or preferences.

Rene of Paris Amore series, monofilament provide a more comfortable bunk. Rene of Paris wigs has been a leader in the industry for more than 30 years, and what this extra step is that we all come from their expectations. They called two-tier structure (TLC), but it could also mean the tender loving care is the kind of committment that they are doing all their wigs. In single- Louis Ferre wigs We also designed to provide the following image, which is a side view monofilament wigs.

Monofilament wig is it?

Monofilament wigs are designed for those with severe or complete hair loss. Most of the advantage in terms of comfort, but there are some advantages to facilitate its natural shape as well. All the advantages of being brought back to the comfort of the origin, if you have a full or an average head of hair.

How to rescue a messy Coplay wig

Most people discard a Coplay wig when it has become rather messy. This is really wasteful, especially if a kanekalon wig is abandoned. So, let’s focus on methods of rescuing a messy cosplay wig made from high temperature fiber and kanekalon bellow.

First, let’s look at a messy cosplay wig. Just as the photo shows, it’s been rather jagged and fluffy. There are knots of about 10 centimeters away from the top.

It will be rather difficult to comb it without using any hair detailer. So, just spout a little hair detailer and grab a small fraction of the hair by your left hand. Use your right hand to comb the hair by a steel comb or an anti-static comb from the bottom to the top.

If you meet a big knot, don’t use a scissor instantly. First, drag it by hand to see whether it can become smooth or not. If it becomes smooth, just pull it and comb it by a steel comb.
If it doesn’t become smooth, drag the hair when small fast knots form. Those knots should be as small as possible. Then, cut at the middle of each knot. Don’t put the hair once being cut. Use steel combs to comb it once again until all cut knots stick to the steel comb.

While meeting a handful of knots, don’t use scissor because these knots will easily form while dealing with wigs. If you cut it frequently, the amount of hair will sharply decrease. At this time, just comb smooth hair and place it aside. When there are only a handful of knots on your hand, comb it aside. When there are only a handful of knots on your hand, comb it up to bottom at the place 10 centimeters above the knot. Comb several times and use some strength; it will be smooth.

Then, repeat above two steps continually. In most cases, hair is messy and has fast knots.You can deal with these after grasping above two steps. After making it smooth, you had better to wash the hair. Flush water while combing. Then, wait until it dries.

If possible, use an electric hair straightened, which is the only tool to help a jagged hair become smooth. Before clipping, comb at times and press the top by one hand to avoid it drops down. Go pick up a small handful of hair by another hand and slowly clip it from top to bottom. Use a little force for a smoother look.

Okay, a messy cosplay wig made from high temperature fiber has been restored to the original shape.

This is the finished pattern. The hair bottom has no longer been fluffy. It just feels like a new hair. Then, spout some hair detailer. Pack the hair into a hermetic bag until the hair detailer dries.

Wig voluntary introduction

Wigs are a head of hair made from horsehair, human hair, wool, feathers, buffalo hair, or synthetic materials which is worn on the head for fashion or various other aesthetic and stylistic reasons, including cultural and religious observance. The industry choice, however, is yak hair, which is not only inexpensive, but close in consistency and appearance to human hair as well. Now most people usually choose the 100% human hair to make the full lace wigs as the soft feeling and use the synthetic fiber to make the cheap wig such as the fans wig、doll wig and ponytail just for individualistic style.The word wig is short for periwig and first appeared in the English language around 1675.

Some people wear wigs to disguise the fact that they are bald; a wig may be used as a less intrusive and less expensive alternative to therapies for restoring hair. Wigs may also be used as a cosmetic accessory, sometimes in a religious context. Actors, on the other hand often wear costume wigs in order to better portray a character. The cap is made by machine and the material is synthetic fiber.

Lace wigs are the most expensive types of wigs (after the wigs with Russian, Indian Hair) and have a reputation for being the most realistic looking and undetectable. Lace Wigs usually made of human hair. The wigs are glued to the scalp of the wearer and are reasonably durable or clips onto the head of the wearer. For example, wearers can bathe, swim, and engage in vigorous physical activity while wearing the wig.