How to Choose the Right Lace Wig
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There are many different wig cap types. Each cap type has its own advantages and disadvantages. What really matters is what cap type works best for your lifestyle and hair needs. Each cap type is listed below so you can figure out which cap will work best for you.
French lace can be used on any lace wig type. French lace is used for most synthetic lace wigs and many high grade lace wigs as well. The difference between French lace and other laces is the durability and thickness. French lace is the most durable lace type for those who are on the go and do not have time to be super delicate with their wig. While you still need to be careful when handling the lace, it is not so fine where you will easily tear it.
French lace is undetectable in most cases but it is not the most undetectable lace type. For anyone seeking a lace wig that is more affordable and has a quick application, French lace wig cap wigs typically deliver.
Swiss lace can also be used on all lace wig types. Swiss lace is the most undetectable lace and is very delicate. This is its pro and con. To be so undetectable, the Swiss lace must be super fine. Being so fine, it is easy to tear and damage.
If you do purchase a Swiss lace cap on your lace wig, you should have it professionally installed unless you are skilled in applying them yourself. If you are beginner, it is better to have someone else apply it.
Full lace is not necessarily a cap type since it is either made of French lace, Swiss lace, or any of the other cap materials. However, it is a lace wig type that needs to be chosen for your lifestyle and hair needs. Full lace wigs are a great option for those who want all of their hair protected and have minimal daily styling.
Full lace wigs cover your full head from hairline to nape. The part can be placed anywhere and a high ponytail or updo can be achieved. Full lace wigs are usually more expensive but the extra cost is worth it to those who do not have time to blend hair or need to put their hair in a professional updo for work.
Front lace wigs are similar to full lace because they can be made from any cap material, typically French or Swiss lace. The front lace wig allows the wearer to part their hair in the front few inches only as the majority of the wig is a traditional wig base.
Some front lace wigs include lace at the nape for updo styling. However, the majority do not. If you are someone who does not care about highponytails and parting all over, a front lace wig is a good option. Front lace wigs are typically less expensive and are available more readily.
Thin skin is a cap type that closely mimics the texture and color of the scalp. It is an extremely durable cap type so damaging it is not too much of a concern. Thin skin is a good option for women suffering from alopecia or cancer related treatments.
Thin skin is made from a thin translucent polyurethane material that fits closely to the head. The only drawback about thin skin is that it does not ventilate as well as lace. Plan on wearing thin skin in cooler months as you may feel overheated in the summer.
Silk tops are perhaps the most undetectable cap type. A silk cap has 2 layers. The first layer which is the bottom layer is the lace. The top layer is made of a silk cap. The knots of the hairs are hidden between these two layers so that no bleaching of knots is required.
Undetectable knots make it appear that hair is growing directly from your scalp. Knots are the ends of the hair strands knotted onto the lace. Since these are so dark and give an unnatural appearance, many people purchase bleached knots or bleach the knots themselves. To bypass the method, simply hide the knots all together!
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