Wigs are more and more popular. More and more people, especially woman, are wearing wigs.
Most people who suffer a severe hair loss brought on by aging or a variety of illnesses will wear wigs. Women also wear wigs because they undergo chemo treatments and experience hair loss. In addition to hiding baldness, people wear wigs for fashion purposes. By using wigs, people can change a style. And, some people wear wigs for religious and cultural.
There are a variety of different wigs no matter the reason for why people wear wigs. It is recommended to choose a wig which makes you feel comfortable and look natural.
Standard Cap Wigs
First, you should know about the different parts of the wig before purchasing a wig. The cap is the most important part of the wig aside from the hair. The cap, the base of the wig, sits on the head and is what the hair is attached to. A lot of different caps are used on wigs. For instance, the standard cap is the most common and the most affordable type of wig cap, and the hair is machine-sewn onto the cap. Onlookers are unable to see through the hair and see the cap. The standard-cap wigs give the hair a lift that makes the hair seem more voluminous.
Monofilament Cap Wigs
Monofilament cap incorporates a thin piece of material at the crown that is made of nylon or polyester mesh. The mesh is breathable and presents an illusion of skin. Therefore, the wearer’s scalp is partially revealed, which is beneficial in that the base of the wig naturally reveals the scalp like normal hair does. The scalp revealed is the wearer’s natural skin color via a monofilament cap.
Monofilament cap wigs look very natural and are versatile. Since each hair on a monofilament cap is individually hand tied at the crown, the hair can be brushed or parted in any direction. Therefore, these types of wigs can be styled in a variety of different ways. More importantly, the soft monofilament cap is more comfortable to wear than other types of wigs.
Capless wigs are lighter than capped wigs. And, they are not as warm when wearing. They have vertical lace strips, with spaces between the strips. Therefore, they are breathable types of wigs.
Human Hair Wigs
Wigs range widely in material. Human hair wigs are the most natural looking wigs. By using then, we can cut, style, and perm our wigs like our natural hair. However, they are more expensive than wigs made of synthetic materials. Human hair wigs are basically four different types of human hair used on wigs, and they are Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, and Caucasian. Therefore, people of many different ethnicities can find a wig that is perfect for them. Human hair wigs must be shampooed, dried, styled, and conditioned because they are made of real human hair. Generally, human hair wigs offer all of the benefits and work of having real human hair.
We can also use horse hair, wool, feathers, or buffalo hair to male wigs. In fact, aside from human hair, synthetic fibers are widely used to make wigs. Many higher quality synthetic wigs are almost indistinguishable from human hair wigs. Compared with human hair wigs, synthetic wigs offer the benefits of being easier to care for and costing less. However, they cannot be styled. If you use irons, blow dryers, or hot rollers to style them, they will melt.
Lace wigs provide for a more natural look than many other wigs, thus they are a particularly popular type of wig. Most celebrities typically wear lace wigs. These wigs have some mesh lace attached to the front of the wig just beyond the hairline. The mesh lace on the wig is custom fitted to the wearer’s head. Besides, it is trimmed and glued to a person’s skin right around the hairline. The hair of the wig is designed to prevent anyone from seeing the mesh lace. It allows the hair to part naturally on a person’s head.
Vacuum wigs are custom designed to fit the wearer’s head, and have a silicone base on which hair is injected. A plaster mold is taken of a person’s head. Professionals create a wig that will provide the proper fit and produce suction on the head. Vacuum wigs can be quite warm and may take some time getting adjusted to because of their silicone base. However, their custom design and high detailing make vacuum wigs some of the most expensive wigs on the market.