December 7th, 2023

What Are Some Features of Wigs That Look Real?

Finding a realistic-looking wig may seem like a difficult task. The process may even feel overwhelming, especially with the numerous features wigs can have. It may even seem harder to find the right type of wig that perfectly matches your level of comfort and style. When searching for realistic-looking wigs, there are a few characteristics to consider: lace front, hair fiber, and cap construction. However, these features bring on more questions, like what is a lace front? What is the difference between human hair and Remy human hair? Can a synthetic wig look real, too? Read on to find out how these aspects can help make wigs look more realistic.

Hand Tied Wigs: REALISM & COMFOrT

Hand tied wigs create the illusion of natural hair growth. The top of the cap is designed with mesh that either has synthetic fiber or human hair hand tied into the material. 
Hand tied wigs are perfect for those who have sensitive scalps or are experiencing hair loss due to how the hairs are knotted into the material. The hand tied hair is softer against the scalp and less likely to poke and irritate the skin.

Lace Front Wigs: Illusion of Hair Growing from the Scalp

When you're looking for wigs that look real, lace front wigs provide a natural-looking hairline. The hair is individually tied by hand into a section of sheer delicate lace in the front of the wig. This feature helps create a very natural-looking hairline. The lace front is virtually undetectable and looks most realistic like your bio hair.
There are few different types of lace front wigs: 
  • Mini lace front: A small section of lace placed just where the hair part starts at the hairline. 

  • Lace front: The lace material stretches across the middle of the forehead. This allows wearers to keep the hair off the face.

  • Temple-to-temple lace front: The sheer lace stretches from from one temple to the other, resting across the entire forehead.

  • Ear-to-ear lace front: The lace goes across the forehead and extends to your ears for a seamless hairline. 

Lace front wigs offer a remarkably natural appearance, mimicking hair growth from the scalp.

Human Hair Wigs: The Epitome of Realism

Human hair wigs are some of the highest in quality and offer a natural looking style and soft feel. Human hair wigs is that tend to look and feel like your real hair. Human hair wigs offer unparalleled realism and versatility, but it is important to know that they require more upkeep.

The Remy Hair Advantage

When you are shopping for human hair wigs, you may come across the term Remy human hair wigs. Remy hair differs from human hair because it is unprocessed, leaving its cuticle layer in-tact. This leaves the hair feeling very smooth and luxurious. 

Summary on Wigs that Look Real:

Most realistic-looking wigs are made with high-quality synthetic materials or 100% human hair and have a cap construction that includes a lace front (undetectable hairline). We have women and men’s wigs and hair pieces that look like your natural hair. 
If you have more questions regarding which types of wigs that look real for you, please schedule a virtual consultation with one of our wig experts.