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Are Monofilament Wigs Worth The Extra Money?

Posted on March 15 2019

When shopping for a wig, you have probably seen monofilament wigs among your choices. Most people don't know what this wig feature means exactly. It usually is found on higher quality wigs so we all know it is a good thing. So you know by the price that it must be an upgrade feature...but do you know exactly what it is?

Blonde human hair lace front wig by jon renauMonofilament refers to the wig cap and how it is made.  It offers the most realistic appearance of scalp and hair movement possible.  Because of the versatility of styling, you have freedom to part your hair or style it in almost any way! Monofilament wigs are made by tying or sewing hair in sections into the top portion of the cap which is made from a very fine, sheer material known as a monofilament

Lace Front WigsSynthetic hairs or human hairs are generally hand-tied and knotted individually into the sheer material. It is sewn in to the material in the same fashion as carpet fibers. They stick straight up and fall naturally depending on the length of the fiber. The hair is tied in just like this... just like the hair naturally grows out of your own head.  This allows each of the tied hairs to be parted and brushed in any direction and gives the wig an amazingly natural look. It will move just like natural hair moves. 
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Because of this time intensive process…Mono-filament wigs are considered to be a high quality wig product and are more expensive than a standard wefted cap but the benefit of wearing a wig that few will note as a wig is well worth it!

Hand Tied Monofilament Wigs

Another benefit of a mono-filament wig is that the hand-knotting makes the wig more durable and less likely to break off or slide out from the wig… that is if you treat it right!  Keep in mind, the sheer material is designed to be fine and give a natural appearance but is not as sturdy as the rest of the wig so treat it gently. 

Monofilament is a great advantage for a more natural part, and for allowing you the versatility to change your part and style around at will.  But as you now know... the process of making a monofilament wig does increase the price. Did you know it takes up to 40 hours to make one monofilament hand tied cap?!  Anything that labor intensive should be appreciated.  So make sure to only get what you need in order to make the most of your investment.  

human hair wigs, layered wig, brown wig, ellen wille wigsIf you only need the part to look realistic and are happy where the part is placed...then a monofilament part is for you! If you are going for a shorter style that only shows the crown of the style...a monofilament crown may be all you need. But if you want a wig that gives you total freedom to change the part around... is less dense all over for a more natural look and gives you a natural looking scalp no matter where you part your wig... you definitely need to go for a full monofilament top. 



So now you know how a monofilament is made and why it is so much better for achieving the most natural look with wigs.  There is nothing better than feeling confident in your style!

We would love your feedback.  Please leave your comment and thoughts below!


  • Sandie Myers: March 07, 2019

    I have been wearing Revlon Ellie in sugar cookie for over 10 yrs. It is now discontinued. I’m in a loss. I’m very active and need a monofilament top that has polyurethane spot to adhere tape. I need suggestions for my next wig. It must have a spot for tape. Thank you

  • Gracie Mas: February 18, 2019


    That is correct! A monofilament cap is a cap in which the hairs or synthetic fibers have seen tied in. You can get this type of cap in human hair wigs or synthetic hair wigs!

    Thank you for your response!

    The Wig Experts

  • Alberta: February 18, 2019

    I do not like the idea of wearing a human hair wig but at the same time I hate that shiny plastic look of synthetic wigs.
    I thought a monofilament fibre wig will solve problem,but if I get you right its the cap and not the texture of the wig which is monofilament?

  • The Wig Experts: June 21, 2018

    Hi Gina!
    Have you tried using an adhesive remover? This will prevent the loss of any biohair. I’m putting a link to Jon Renaus’s Lace Let Go Adhesive Remover below!
    Happy Thursday!
    -The Wig Experts

  • Gina s : June 21, 2018

    I use tape on my head and when I remove the wig some hairs some off as well. Is there something I’m doing wrong ? Is one wig better then another when using tape ? Thanks for any input.

  • The Wig Experts: June 11, 2018

    Hi Mimi!
    Thank you for your comment! We have a great selection of human hair wigs with monofilament tops. I’ve attached a link showing all of the mid-length options with the features you described. I hope this helps you make a decision!

    Happy Monday!
    -The Wig Experts

  • Mimi petro: June 11, 2018

    I’m looking for mono full human hair wig med length ash blonde with grey looking cost high end

  • The Wig Experts: December 26, 2017


    Thank you for your comment!

    Yes, while synthetic wigs can be fairly shiny straight from the box, it’s nothing that some dry shampoo cannot tame!
    Also, after a few washes, synthetic fibers tend to become duller.

    Please let us know if you have further questions!

    All the best,

    The Wig Experts

  • Gloria Witte: December 22, 2017

    very nice monofilament wig but I just wish it wasn’t so shiny.

  • The Wig Experts: May 02, 2017

    Hi Melinda,

    Thank you again for ordering with Beauty & Hair.

    It looks like you made a popular choice! Due to the high demand for this particular style and color, your item is unfortunately backordered. We added you to our priority waitlist so you can be among the first to receive your item when it becomes available. Keep in mind that sometimes items ship earlier than expected!

    Order #: W2-206901
    Item: Simplicity Mono 44
    There are no similar colors in stock at this time
    Qty: 1
    Expected Availability Date: Mid June

    To remain on this waitlist, you need not do a thing! We will charge your credit card for your order and ship item[s] as they become available.

    If you would prefer to switch to a different color, we’d love to help. Simply reply to this email or call us with your selection.

    We will send you an email once your order has shipped. If you have set up your account on our site, just sign in to check your order status anytime. As always, please let us know if you have any questions. Please email or call us at 800.581.2001, M-F 8:00 am – 6:30 pm CST.

    Thank you again for shopping with us!

  • melinda brown: April 14, 2017

    Where are the wigs I ordered on 3/17???

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