Perhaps you want to give your hair a break from chemical treatments and heat, you’re transitioning to your natural hair and want to protect it from the elements, or you just want to have stylistic versatility from one day to another. Whatever it is you’re looking for, especially all you stunning African American women, there is always something for you too. A look at wig cap construction types & wig terms will give you all the information you need to select the perfect wigs for your individual aesthetic and practical preferences and needs.
13"x4" Lace Front Wig Cap
Lace front wigs are wigs with hair attached to a fine lace piece at the front of the wig, resulting in the wearer’s ability to display a natural looking hairline. Like the monofilament cap, the lace front wig construction method is labor intensive, resulting in expensive pieces. However, it is more delicate and less durable than the monofilament. Cutting the lace to the desired length often requires professional assistance in order to result in the most natural, convincing look possible. The lace part of the wig is attached using a glue, securing it in place and producing a natural look.
U Part Wig Cap
The U part wig has a U-shape open at the front, which enables the wearer’s natural hair to come through to cover the edges, lending it a very natural appearance. The back are hair wefts sewn in to a light mesh wig cap, making it inexpensive and blend quite well with your own natural hair.
Hand-Tied Full Lace Wig Cap
This type of construction is probably the most labor intensive since it involves hand tying hair into place on the entire wig—no wefts are used in the back, making this wig type have the most natural look overall. However, its delicate construction method also means that it is the most delicate of all cap styles, meaning it is less durable and requires more maintenance for a longer life. This wig can stay on for weeks at a time with the use of glue, for those who have experienced complete hair loss. The delicate material means that this cap style can confirm most accurately to the shape of the wearer’s head, but it also requires more experience to properly wear. It is a very popular cap style for those who want the utmost versatility and the most natural look achievable.
As you can see, there is something for everyone! We hope this guide to wig cap construction types & wig terms helps in your quest to find the perfect wig for your individual needs.