There are many choices in the wide world of wigs. After you consider a human hair wig versus synthetic hair wig, you’ll then need to determine what type of wig cap is right for you. It’s certainly not a one size fits all scenario – there are a variety of wig caps styles to suit your specific look, lifestyle and needs. Read on for details on how to choose a wig cap, or visit your friendly stylists at Wig Elegance to help you make your choice.
Keep it Natural
When you are looking for a truly natural and seamless look for your wig, you’ll want to consider lace front caps. These wig cap styles are used in Hollywood and theater thanks to their natural appearance. The illusion of a seamless, natural hairline and scalp draws many wig wearers to select lace front cap construction. In this construction, hair fibers are individually sewn into a lace or lace-like material. Adding an even more natural look, sometimes fine or baby hairs are also sewn in along the front. With a lace front wig cap, you can pull your hair away from your face and into a ponytail, or even sport a chic updo.
Another natural choice is the monofilament wig cap style. The soft, breathable material of a monofilament cap is not only natural looking, but it’s also very comfortable. This cap style is ideal for those who have sensitive skin or who have undergone medical treatments like chemotherapy. The sheer, soft fabric blends into the scalp well and you can part your hair just about anywhere. Monofilament caps can be made up completely of a sheer fabric, or just feature the sheer fabric at the top, often called a mono top.
Keep it Going
A more basic wig cap tends to be the most durable and affordable of the wig cap options. The basic cap features open wefting. This means the hair is attached to the cap in rows (wefts), which creates air flow and natural volume for the hair fibers. The wefting can make the cap more breathable and comfortable. The hair at the crown of a basic cap is sometimes teased so that the basic cap underneath is not detectable. Although this is the most affordable option, a basic wig cap will limit your styling options. You will not be able to pull back your hair without the edge of the wig cap showing.
Are you still confused about how to choose a wig cap, or do you have other questions about wig styles, sizing and care? Come see us at Wig Elegance in the Oxford Oaks Shopping Center or call us at (215) 945-4900. Our professional stylists are always hair for you and will take you step by step through the wig buying process, including all of your wig cap options.