The technology behind manufacturing wigs has definitely improved these days. During your grandmother’s generation, wigs were so conspicuous that toupees and hair pieces kept falling out of the wearer’s heads. Today, you can almost not make a distinction between a synthetic wig and real hair. The scalp is more natural looking as well as the individual hair strands – even ones made from synthetic material. What’s good about wearing wigs is that you can vary your hairstyle and change your look in an instant, but without the need to damage your hair through over styling or over treatment. If you want to see how you look with shorter hair, a bob or curly locks, you can try out a wig first before doing anything permanent. 

What are the Most Common Wig Cap Constructions? 

Now, if you are considering wearing a wig, the number one thing that you should learn about is that there are different wig cap constructions available. The cap of the wig is the base or the material to which the hair is attached. Modern wig caps are lighter, more durable and natural looking, and they are also surprisingly comfortable to wear. 

If you are in the process of choosing a wig, here are the different cap constructions that you can choose from: 

Traditional Cap
Also called a wefted cap, the traditional wig cap has a weft or a narrow strip of material where hair is “sewn” into. The disadvantage of buying this type of wig is that the style cannot be altered anymore. 

Open Cap 
An open cap or capless wig has wefts which are less dense than the traditional wig caps. Those who are planning to wear wigs for a longer period of time may opt for an open cap wig because of its lighter weight that provides utmost comfort. 

Monofilament Cap 
Monofilament cap wigs were originally designed for women who are suffering from hair loss due to alopecia, chemotherapy or other medical reasons. This is also perfect for women who have sensitive scalps. 

Hand-Tied Cap 
If you are willing to invest a bit more money in a high-end wig, choose one with a 100% hand-tied cap. The entire cap and all the other parts of the hair are hand-tied, thus imitating the natural movement of real hair. 

Lace Front Cap 
A hit among Hollywood celebrities, a lace front cap wig allows the wearer to have a natural-looking hairline. The lace front cap has a material that can be trimmed to make your hairline appear as close to the original as possible. Although it is best to leave the installation of this wig to professionals, you can also do it a home with some practice. Other types of wig cap construction include double monofilament top, full lace cap with stretch in the middle, full lace cap with no stretch, thin skin perimeter, silk top, no glue wig cap and glueless lace wigs.