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  • Posted on June 1, 2012 by Wig Expert

    As we’ve learned before in our previous monofilament wig post, wigs made with a monofilament cap construction are super natural looking wigs. The monofilament wig hand-knotting process is long and tedious, but the result is incredibly natural! Since each strand of hair is manually hand-knotted into the monofilament material this allows the hair to lie and flow naturally. There’s much to learn about monofilament wigs, so let’s chat about the different types of monofilament wigs!

    Hand-Tied Monofilament Wigs

    Monofilament Wig: Top

    The first we’ll talk about are monofilament tops (also known as mono tops). A monofilament top covers the entire top part of the wig. This is where you would naturally part your hair. Also, these wigs have open-wefted sides and back, which are machine made. The mono top is a mesh-like material with individual strands of either synthetic or human hair hand-knotted into it. In terms of flexibility, these are the kinds of wigs you would get the most out of.

    Examples:

    monofilament wig - Human Hair Wigs - Beguile by Raquel
    Beguile by Raquel Welch

    monofilament wig - Human Hair Wigs - Diamond by Louis Ferre
    Diamond by Louis Ferre

     

    Monofilament Wig: Part

    A monofilament part is a part line located at a fixed location on the wig. The designated section features a thin strip of monofilament. So, you can purchase a wig with a left, right or center monofilament part. A mono part has a more affordable cost compared to a monofilament top wig. The part, however, cannot be changed – so choose wisely!

    Examples:

    monofilament wig - Opening Night monofilament wig
    Opening Night by Raquel Welch

    monofilament wig - High Society - monofilament wig
    High Society by Gabor

     

    Monofilament Wig: Crown

    As the name suggests the monofilament is placed at the crown of the wig. This construction is more commonly found in bob wig styles. The benefits of having a mono crown wig are that it distributes the hair evenly and naturally at the root. Also it gives the look of natural hair growth at the crown of the hair, which makes your bob wig much more believable.

    Examples:

    monofilament wig -  Nicki
    Nicki by Jon Renau

    monofilament wig - Deluxe by Gabor
    Deluxe by Gabor

     

    FAQ Monofilament Wig

    Are monofilament wigs durable?

    Yes, they are but remember the monofilament material is delicate so it should be treated carefully. Do not pull harshly on the hair because this could loosen up the hand-knotted strands of hair.

    Can I wash my monofilament wig the same as my other wigs?

    Yes, you may wash your monofilament wig but do not add conditioner at the root. The conditioner will loosen up the hand-knotted strands of hair.

    If I color my human hair wig, will it stain the monofilament?

    Because the monofilament material is sheer and thin it will add a hint of color but will not stain the monofilament wig completely. The monofilament top, part or crown will still have a realistic look.

    Want the look of a monofilament wig for less? A Skin Part wig gives you a natural looking part without the high cost. However, these wigs are not to be confused with hand-tied monofilament wigs because the part is machine-made. The appearance of skin is simulated with a polyurethane section in which a machine inserts the fiber to create the look of a scalp. Although less common, skin part wigs are an affordable substitute to a monofilament wig.

     

     

     


    This post was posted in Tips & Tricks and was tagged with monofilament top, monofilament wig, monofilament wigs, skin wigs, Wig, wigs, Wigs.com

  • Posted on April 20, 2012 by Wig Expert

    Back in the olden days, lace only existed on your grandma’s dress. Nowadays lace is everywhere, even on wigs! Although lace is mainly known as a fabric to make clothing, this type of material has been included in the cap construction of wigs to create what are known as lace front wigs.

    What are lace front wigs?

    Diagram of Jon Renau lace front wig

    Example of a Jon Renau lace front wig diagram

    Wigs made with a thin sheer lace base at the hairline are called lace front wigs. This characteristic is important because it gives your wig a natural looking hairline. Not only does a lace front mimic natural hair growth at the hairline, but it also allows you to style the hair off the face without revealing the wig. This is what helps your wig look… well, not so wiggy. Although some wigs can be entirely made with lace, most generally only have the lace at the hairline, which can extend either from temple-to-temple or ear-to-ear.

    Did you know that many wigs come with a ready-to-wear lace front wigs? Most people are intimidated by lace front wigs thinking they require a lot of time and preparation before wearing them. However, temple-to-temple ready to wear lace front wigs arrive precut out of the box. That means less time fussing with your wig and more time for fun! Think of ready-to-wear wigs like ready-to-wear fashion. They’re meant to be worn without any alterations.

    Check out these frequently asked questions The Wig Experts have answered below.

    Lace Front Wigs FAQs

    Limelight Raquel Welch wig

    Limelight by Raquel Welch

    Can you see the lace front?

    OK, first of all, the lace fabric used in wigs is not like your granny’s lace dress. The lace used is a sheer and fine net-like material that has a seamless barely-there appearance.

    So don’t worry, you won’t be sporting a “vintage” looking wig.

    Do I have to cut the lace on my wig?

    The great thing about a temple-to-temple lace front wig is that they’re ready-to-wear – absolutely no cutting necessary! If you purchase an ear-to-ear (professional) lace front you will have to get it professionally cut. But most lace front wigs are ready-to-wear.

    Tip: A lace front is extremely delicate so it should be handled with care. The lace should only be cut with pinking shears; cutting it with regular scissors could make the lace fray and unravel. Just say No, and let a professional help you! Take good care of your investment!!

    Do you have to add tape or adhesive to the lace front wig?

    All temple-to-temple lace front wigs come ready-to-wear.

    Then how does the lace front wig stay on?

    Wigs are designed with adjustable straps, which will adjust the cap into place. These straps (pull, Velcro or clip) help to flatten the lace front into place and won’t lift.

    Note: An ear-to-ear lace front wig is normally known as a “professional lace front wig” because the lace extends 1-2 inches in length. Professional application is recommended to create a custom hairline, which can be secured with tape or adhesive. Read more about it here.

    Fanfare by Raquel Welch wig

    Fanfare by Raquel Welch

    Do I have to apply makeup to the lace front wig?

    Generally the lace front is sheer enough to where it will blend with your skin. However, if you have a darker skin tone you may have to apply a bit of foundation or powder to match to the color of your skin.

    Tip: You can “dye” the lace front using a tea bag. Use a damp tea bag and dab onto the lace until you match it to your skin color. The more you dab the tea bag, the darker the color.

     

    If you have additional questions please don’t hesitate to contact The Wig Experts! Come chat with us on Facebook or Twitter, we’d love to hear from you!

    Ready-to-Wear Lace Front Wigs We Recommend:

    Alia wig by Jon Renau Alia by Jon Renau

    Ignite by Jon Renau WigsIgnite by Jon Renau

    Upstage wig by Jon Renau Upstage by Raquel Welch


    This post was posted in Lace Front Wigs and was tagged with lace front, lace front wigs, Wig, Wigs.com

  • Posted on April 13, 2012 by Wig Expert

    Hot date – Check.

    Drop-dead gorgeous dress – Check.

    Killer shoes – check Check CHECK!

    Prom is coming up and you're ready for the magical night! But wait a second… Hair style? (Cue deep sigh.) That’s when you remember you still have no idea how to do your prom hair.

    Have you been avoiding the whole hairdo concept because of how overwhelmed you feel when you think about it? Your hair may not be as long as you wish it were, it might be too thin and drab for an updo or worse yet, you’re experiencing hair loss. We know how you feel. But believe it or not, it’s still possible to get the look you want. So, stop avoiding the issue cause we’re here to help!

    Hair Extensions

    You’ll want to let the neckline of your dress be the guide for the hairstyle you choose. Hair extensions are a great way to add a lot of look in a quick and easy way. When we say you can achieve prom hair in a snap, we mean literally!

    Cute & Simple

    Bellissima braid hairpiece Dancing with the Stars

    If you want to wear your hair down, try this thin fishtail headband. The Bellissima braid is perfect for a spaghetti strap dress. This headband instantly transforms your hairstyle into a super trendy look. Braids were seen everywhere at this year’s red carpet!

    Tip: Tease the hair at the crown to add a bit of height to your hair.

    Bombshell Hair

    easiXtend Elite Remy Human Hair hair extensions by easihair

    Not only does Gisele Bündchen have a killer body (leg envy) but also her hair is in a constant state of perfection. That long beautiful hair is her signature. Not to mention those effortless curls make her look as if she were constantly shooting near a beach! (Obviously we love to hate this woman.) Want the same look sans the sand and humidity? Try the easiXtend remy human hair extensions, available in both 16 and 20 inches. This 8pc extension system perfectly adds the length and volume you need to mimic the bombshell look. This hairstyle compliments all dress necklines.

    Tip: Get the beach waves look by using the Enzo Milano curling iron.

    Glam Updo

    Stylemaker Hairwrap POP

    Updos are the epitome of glamour. But a lot of the times they can look stiff and pageantry. A messy (but chic) updo is the perfect antidote to a dated hairstyle. Simply wrap the Stylemaker hairpiece around your bun and you’re good to go! This hairstyle is particularly perfect for a dress with a high neckline.

    Tip: For EXTRA glam add accessories such as a sparkly barrette or a jeweled headband.

    Pony Up in Style

    The ponytail continues to be all the rage this season! It’s a quick and easy hairstyle that has proven to be just as glamorous as the most intricate of updos. The 23” Wrap Around Pony adds the length you need to be the ‘mane’ beauty of the night. AND this hairpiece is made from heat-friendly synthetic hair so you can add a tighter curl or straighten for a long sleek ponytail. The ponytail is perfect for halter-top necklines, although it will look great with any dress.

    Tip: Update the pony look by teasing at the crown to create a ‘bump’.

     

    Wigging Updos


    If you suffer from hair loss there’s no reason why you shouldn’t still rock the heck out of the prom with a wig. Wigs can look just as good (in some cases better!) than your own natural hair. You have a TON of options to choose from: short to long, straight to curly, synthetic hair or human hair – you name it! In fact, you could even wear your wig in an updo!

    Always by Raquel Welch is the perfect example of how you could wear your wig in a down do! So please don’t let your hair loss get in the way of having a wonderful time at one of the most special nights of your life.

    Wigs We Recommend:

    Gisele Wig Jon Renau

    Gisele by Jon Renau

     

    Diamond Wig Louis Ferre

    Diamond by Louis Ferre


    Caressa Wig by Forever Young

    Caressa by Forever Young


    This post was posted in Trends and was tagged with hair extensions, hair style, prom, prom hair, prom hairstyles, Wig, Wigs.com

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