Wig cap types come in so much variety it may seem overwhelming at first. Whether you’ve just started to lose hair or you have an older problem, it’s important to know your options. If you don’t suffer from alopecia or other hair loss conditions, this guide might make your decision even easier.
There are roughly 7 wig cap types that may or may not be right for you. Some of them come in standard sizes, while others are made to fit your head perfectly. In this way, excluding the need of wig tape or wig glue. In addition, some of them confer limited versatility and shouldn’t be worn by persons with sensitive scalp. Based on the following information, you’ll be able to pick for yourself!
THE NET FOUNDATION CAP
The net foundation cap is a more natural option because the hairs are hand tied. Among the better quality wig cap types, this one features a mesh net with countless hair strains that are hand tied on it. Net foundation caps can usually be ordered pre-cut, but any hairdresser can style it for you. They are usually not as soft and comfortable as the next featured lace cap.
THE LACE HAND TIED CAP
Since lace and other sheer materials are soft, this type of cap is especially suitable for persons with sensitive scalp. Hairs are hand tied on a piece of lace that is molded to the shape of one’s head. Lace hand tied caps are most expensive for the level of quality, comfort and workmanship involved, but the increase in price is usually worth it.
THE LACE FRONT CAP
Perhaps the most confusing of all, the lace front cap can come in many forms. Many weft wigs may feature a lace front section. Fully hand-tied units with stretch lace in the back may also feature a softer lace front. Many companies offer different wig cap types with a more realistic lace front, so it’s important to take note of exactly what you are buying. Hair wigs are fully hand tied and do not have weft tracks. Therefore, our lace fronts still feature soft lace with stretch lace, with the whole cap being hand-tied.
THE TOP CAP PIECES
Especially made to conceal just certain areas of your scalp, the top pieces are able to add extra volume as well. If you’re having trouble with hair loss in the crown area, you can rely on this cap type. Also, covering a scar can prove to be simple with such pieces. In this case, you really don’t need a full cap wig.
THE MONOFILAMENT BASE
Featuring excellent ventilation for your scalp, like lace hand-tied bases, the monofilament base provides much more. Designed with the idea of naturalness in mind, this type of cap looks realistic. It allows you to part your hair in any direction you want, be it a different one every day. The hair grafts are hand-placed on an ultra-thin material.
THE VACUUM OR SUCTION BASE
Among all wig cap types, this one is actually made for the shape and size of your head. However, since it’s made of silicone and must fit your scalp perfectly, you have to be completely bald to wear one. The whole idea of this cap is to exclude the usage of glue or tape. A digital scan or a plaster mold can make this possible.
THE WEFTED FOUNDATION CAP
This type of cap comes in standard sizes and it has little customization options. Weft foundation caps are sometimes called “capless” because the synthetic fibers or natural hairs are stitched onto wefts or tracks. The whole process is pretty automatic. Since they are made by machines, these caps are also pretty cheap.