Wig caps have been a point of contention ever since their creation. While for some, caps seem to be an essential tool to help keep the wig on and protect natural hair, for others wig caps seem to hinder instead of add to the security and overall comfort of the wearer.
Do I Need A Wig Cap?
Similar to your choice of whether or not to wear wigs at all, wig caps are a personal preference. Similar to specialized makeup techniques or skin care regimens, it's up to your scalp and your desired look as to whether or not wearing a wig cap is the best decision to achieve what you want. Below is some more information as well as some pros and cons to help you decide if wig caps are right for you.
If You Have Hair...
My personal belief - as someone with natural hair - is that wig caps are an essential to keep your natural hair protected and out of the way - especially if with the wig you are wearing is a drastically different color than your natural hair. At the same time, wig caps can be a bit hot and uncomfortable if you wear them for long periods of time. And depending on how long it's worn, some people complain of headaches after a long duration of wear. To prevent sweat from damaging your wig, and to improve comfort, we do offer a fantastic wig liner!
If You Don’t Have Hair...
One of the greatest pros for wig wearers without hair is that wearing a cap can provide a protective barrier to protect against any scratchy or uncomfortable feelings you may experience. It can also help keep the wig from slipping throughout the day and give the wig some structure it may otherwise be lacking. In another respect, adding the weight of the wig to the added heat can be uncomfortable for those who have sensitive skin as the nylon fabric can cause the scalp to sweat more or even cause a rash to flare up.
At the end of the day, it really does all come down to personal preference. Based on comfort and desired effect, wig caps may be the wrong choice for you or may be the best choice; or it may even depend on the wig and on the day. Regardless, I believe it is good to have at least one on hand for days where wearing a cap may be essential. It's never a bad idea to try out different methods to find the one that works best for you!
So, what do you think? What is your experience with wig caps? Let us know in the comments below!