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  • Posted on May 23, 2016 by Wig Expert

    Wigs have come a long way since your grandmother’s day! The new advancements in alternative hair technology come together to deliver the most contemporary styles making it impossible to tell the difference between a wig and natural hair.  

    But, before you consider style and color, it’s important to find the best cap to suit your needs so you can fully enjoy your wig.

    The Base

    The wig cap or base, is the material the wig hairs are attached to. Newer caps are lighter and more durable to give you a more comfortable fit and a look that’s completely natural. There are four basic types of cap features you should be familiar with next time you’re looking for a wig. Each one has its particular advantages, and unique technique by which hair is attached.

    4 Types of Cap Features

    100% Hand-tied

    Also known as 100% hand-knotted, these comfortable and lightweight caps are among the very best available. Each hair is individually hand-tied to the cap to create the most natural movement. This allows the hairs to move freely, and you get the added bonus of styling versatility which allows you to comb the hair in any direction. It has the softest and smoothest base which contours to the scalp, giving a near custom fit; ideal for sensitive scalps or hair loss.

    Monofilament

    There are two types of monofilament tops:

    •  A full mono top allows for parting and styling versatility.
    •  A double mono top gives an extra layer of soft material for added comfort (perfect for sensitive skin or scalps).

    This is a wonderful option that offers very natural hair growth from the scalp where the hair is parted. The monofilament can be found just at the crown, along a pre-defined part or across the full top of the wig. Similar to the 100% hand-tied caps, each hair is individually hand-tied to a sheer base (but not the entire cap).

    Lace front

    These caps are more popular than ever! Once very expensive and found only on Hollywood productions, they are now much more accessible. Made of delicate materials that should be handled with care, the lace goes from temple-to-temple, or are extended from ear-to-ear and designed to blend in with a variety of skin tones. Each hair is individually tied to the cap, but like monofilament wigs (not to the entire cap).  This allows for styling the hair away from the face while maintaining the illusion of a natural front hair line. Most are ready-to-wear and don’t require tape or adhesive for attachment.

    Basic cap

    These are the most durable and affordable wig caps. They include both cap-less and traditional constructions, identified by the open wefting in the cap for better air ventilation. A weft is a curtain of hair sewn onto the cap. The hair on these caps are pre-teased at the root to mask the cap beneath, which often gives the hair natural volume at the crown.

    You may find that some styles incorporate more than one cap feature, some even vary by brand. Knowing about these cap features will help you choose wigs that are more comfortable and better suited for your needs.

    Learn more about our wig cap features, and shop by cap construction. Don’t forget to watch our product videos for individual style details. We love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below and let us know which wig caps work best for your needs.

     


    This post was posted in Brands, How-to Tutorials, Lace Front Wigs, Monofilament, Tips & Tricks, Trends, wigs and was tagged with 100% hand-tied, basic cap, cap construction, cap features, custom fit, double mono top, full mono top, hair loss, hand-knotted, lace front, monofilament, sensitive scalps

  • Posted on December 31, 2015 by Wig Expert 5

    Luxury lives in the finer details. From hair quality to hand-made cap construction, discover the luxury of a well-crafted wig and why it's worth every penny!

    luxury human hair wig HUMAN HAIR: Endlessly versatile, human hair looks the most natural and can be styled and cut. While more expensive, it is also more durable and with proper care, can last over a year.

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    This post was posted in wigs and was tagged with 100% Remy Human Hair, hand-made cap, human hair wig, lace front wigs, luxury wigs, monofilament, rooted color wigs

  • Posted on December 21, 2015 by Wig Expert 5

    Emotion is a long, Remy human hair wig with precision-cut layers that fall to and below the shoulder. The 100% hand-tied cap helps the layers blend beautifully to provide supremely natural movement. The monofilament top and hair density also contribute to the overall natural look of this wig. It is ideal for a petite to average head size. The 100% Remy human hair is the finest quality human hair -- exceptionally strong yet soft, shiny and less likely to tangle as the cuticle is still intact and aligned.

    Our customers can't stop talking about how natural looking and comfortable this style feels. Continue Reading


    This post was posted in Brands, Collections, Ellen Wille, Hot News, Human Hair Wigs, Monofilament, wigs and was tagged with hair style, hand-tied cap, human hair wig, monofilament, natural, Remy human hair, shiny

  • Posted on February 25, 2014 by Wig Expert

    What are monofilament wigs? We get that question from new customers a lot. The term itself requires some explanation, but more importantly, the main advantage to a monofilament wig is the natural appearance it provides. The Wig Experts will break down the details for you. Keep reading or watch the video below.

    Among the various wig options available on the market, monofilament wigs are distinct due to their unique traits and benefits. Mono-Part, Mono-Top and Mono-Crown all refer to types of monofilament wig cap constructions. Whether you’ve experienced complete or partial hair loss, these wigs are considered the best choice due to their light weight, comfort and styling options. This is extremely important if your hair loss is caused by medical illness and your scalp is more sensitive to weight and temperature. Women with these concerns find the monofilament construction and quality in these wigs the ideal solution.

    The biggest misconception about monofilament is that it only identifies the way the cap is constructed.  Actually, monofilament refers to the materials from which it’s made. The monofilament materials are available in French or Swiss lace and come in wide ranges of texture, referring to either fine monofilament or welded monofilament. The construction of a monofilament wig consists of a thin mesh nylon fabric that resembles a natural scalp. This fine material is exceptionally preferable because it allows proper ventilation, leaving less heat trapped underneath the wig, reducing friction on the scalp. The manufacturer ultimately decides on the type of monofilament material to be used based on durability and preference. Many wig caps offer a combination of monofilament and other materials to enhance the overall product features.

    Julianne by Jon Renau   Show Stopper by Raquel Welch  Gisele by Jon Renau

    Pictured above: Best-selling monofilament wigs Julianne by Jon Renau, Show Stopper by Raquel Welch and Gisele by Jon Renau

    Monofilament construction is the most natural because the hair, either individually or in a tiny bundle of just a few, is usually always hand sewn in to the thin nylon fabric.  Each hair therefore, comes directly up out of the sheer nylon instead of laying flat as you see in non monofilament wigs.  This makes it look like the hair in the wig is actually growing right out of your own scalp! These wigs give the illusion of natural hair growth since the sheerness of the fabric at the scalp blends in with the actual color of your complexion. For that reason, this construction makes the wig virtually undetectable. The monofilament construction ensures that even if the wig hair is styled and parted in a different direction, the wig’s construction will not be revealed. Combining the thinness of the fabric and the sheer color will make you forget you are wearing a wig at all!

    Because the monofilament construction gives the appearance of natural hair growth from the scalp, many refer to monofilament wigs as “skin wigs”. There are basically two different methods of monofilament construction, hand-tied and machine-sewn.  More than 95%  of monofilament wigs are hand-tied.  Machine made monofilament wigs are generally found in the African American wigs.  In a hand-tied construction, each hair is individually sewn onto an area of the wig cap’s base, depending where the appearance of natural growth is needed. Another advantage of hand-tying each hair is that it tightly secures the hair strands to the material, reducing the amount of shedding. This technique gives the most realistic looking wig styles because it allows the movement of the hair to begin at the scalp. Machine-sewn monofilament wigs have the same benefits as a hand-tied, but instead of single hairs, small groups of hair are tied together. This reduces the amount of movement achieved by a hand-tied wig, but will also make the wig less expensive to create.

    Monofilament wigs are in high demand, which in turn makes them readily available from most of our top brands in all the latest and most desired hair styles. The wide variety of styles available expand from short to long, straight to wavy or curly, and more. You are sure to find your favorite color and style among the many monofilament wigs available at Wigs.com!

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  • Posted on March 16, 2012 by Wig Expert

    A significant number of men and women are afraid of wearing wigs because of the ‘wiggy’ factor. You know, the one in which you feel like you are wearing a flashing sign announcing to everyone: “I’m wearing a wig! I’m wearing a wig!”

    Obviously no one wants their hair to look like a wig. Unless you’re wearing a huge colorful wig à la Nicki Minaj, you’re probably trying to pass your wig for natural hair. The good news is wig technology has come a long way – just ask Sarah-Catherine, our contest winner. She’s been wearing wigs for many years and has seen the progress wigs have made over time (make sure to check out her interview). The fiber used for quality synthetic wigs is now so realistic, it is a great substitute for human hair. If this isn’t reason enough to convince you of how natural wigs can look, let’s chat about monofilament tops.

    Monofilament Wigs

    Examples of Monofilament Diagrams for Raquel Welch and Jon Renau Wigs

    Examples of Monofilament Diagrams

     

    What’s a monofilament top, you ask? It's simply a term used to describe the materials from which a wig’s cap construction is made. The material mono tops (short for monofilament wigs) are made from consists of a thin, mesh, nylon fabric. This thin material is ideal because it allows plenty of ventilation, which in turn makes the wig cap cool and comfortable. If you’re wearing wigs due to hair loss and you have a sensitive scalp, then this is definitely the best wig cap for you. The filament-like material is ideal for a tender scalp.

    Another advantage to this material is the sheer, skin-like appearance it gives off. The sheer color helps the cap blend in with the color of your skin. This not only disguises the wig’s cap, but also gives the illusion of natural hair growth at the scalp. A double monofilament top has an extra layer of fabric for extra comfort.

    Usually monofilament constructions are hand-tied, but can also be machine-sewn. Because the hair is tied directly onto the mono top, it can be parted in any given direction allowing the movement of the hair to begin at the scalp. Imagine being able to change the style around without the fear of revealing your wig!

    The main difference between hand-tied and machine-sewn is the way the hair or fiber is sewn onto the monofilament mesh material. When a mono top is hand-tied, each hair is individually sewn; a machine-sewn mono top, ties groups of hair together. The advantage of each individual fiber being hand-tied is the natural flowy movement; by contrast when groups of fibers are sewn together the movement is not as free. Think about it, each strand of our hair grows out from the scalp individually, so a hand-tied monofilament mimics the natural hair growth – it’s just as real. Although more expensive, the added bonus for hand-tying each hair is in the way each hair is tightly secured, totally reducing the amount of shedding – making your wig last longer. You get what you pay for, but either technique will give you a super realistic look!

    As you can see there’s truly a wig for every person. You just have to know what you want. Wig constructions will continue to evolve and improve. And we can’t wait to see what comes next!

    Monofilament Wig Examples

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    This post was posted in Monofilament and was tagged with monofilament, monofilament wig, monofilament wigs, Wig, Wigs.com

  • Posted on August 2, 2011 by Wig Expert

    Sleek Bob Wig by Revlon

    Sexy, Short and Brown Bob WigThis week, we will be showcasing the 7 gorgeous new styles from the 2010 Revlon Spring Wig Collection. Today, we want to show off Ease by Revlon – a sleek and contemporary bob wig.

    Ease is a highly popular bob cut wig that is straight, sleek, and oh-so sexy. The cut falls at or slightly below the chin for a highly flattering style that frames the face beautifully and provides a gorgeous silhouette. Ease is cut with long layers and is not stacked, so the crown layers meet the nape layers for a full and healthy-looking bob. The style features feathered, side-swept bangs which can be trimmed straight-across or pulled back if you prefer.

    Ease by Revlon

    What makes the multiple styling options possible and the Ease Bob Wig look so natural is the top-of-the-line cap construction. This advanced cap construction is designed with 100% hand-tied sides and back for comfortable wear and a natural look that is ideal even for those with a sensitive scalp.

     

    Monofilament Top

    Revlon Short Bob WigEase was also made with a monofilament top so that the hair looks natural where it is parted; you can even change the part or move the bangs if you like, and it moves just like your own hair. Finally, the Ease Bob Wig features an ear to ear, ready-to-wear lace front that looks just like your own hairline. There is no pre-cutting required and tape is optional. You’ll get the utmost in security, fit, comfort and believability!
    Get the full 'out of the box' experience and watch video on Ease Bob Wig via our YouTube channel. To view or buy Ease, visit Wigs.com here. Stay tuned and count down the 7 new styles from Revlon’s 2010 Spring Collection.


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