The cap is the base of the wig to which the hair is attached. The wigs are available with different types of caps and then the wig hair is attached to the cap using various techniques. Each type of cap has its advantages. In most wigs, the hair is tied in “wefts”. These are strands of hair that are folded and sewn together in long locks. This string is machine stitched, hand stitched or hand tied horizontally on the vertical lines of a wig cap. A standard hood is the most common and affordable hood model. Layers of hair are machine stitched to the cap, which has a closed lace layer at the crown. The hair is pre-styled in a specific style and the crown is often slightly curled or curled so that you don’t even see the cap. This thick beanie type gives the hair a natural crown lift for volume.
A wig without a cap is very similar to the standard cap design. However, instead of the closed lace layer on the crown, it has vertical lace strips with open spaces between the wefts. Open weave on the crown, back and sides allows for maximum ventilation. This makes the cap lighter and cooler than a standard cap.
Monofilament hoods are made with a thin, breathable polyester or nylon mesh material on the crown that gives the illusion of fur and takes on the hair extensions cheap natural color of the wearer’s scalp, partially revealing the scalp underneath. Monofilament caps offer the most natural look and styling versatility because each hair is individually hand tied at the crown so that the hair can be parted and brushed in any direction. The entire wig can be hand knotted or the wig can have a monofilament crown with braided sides and back. Monofilament wigs are a particularly good option for people with severe or total hair loss, as the cap is soft, unlike the woven material, which can be itchy for people with sensitive scalp.
Which one should I choose, synthetic or human hair? Today’s best quality synthetic wigs are virtually indistinguishable from human hair except for the most experienced eye. Synthetic wigs are easier to care for and cheaper. The monofilament fiber “hair” used to make synthetic wigs has “memory”, which means it retains its wave or curl, texture and volume while requiring minimal maintenance. Synthetic wigs, however, are not designed to accept a permanent wave or color change and can be permanently damaged by using a curling iron, hair dryer, or hot rollers.