From the outside, you may think that all wigs are built the same, but on the inside, there are many different features that set them apart. There are actually five different wig cap constructions, including full lace wigs, 360 lace wigs, lace front wigs, classic lace wigs, u part wigs, v part wigs and traditional weft wigs. Beautyforever.com offers a huge selection of wig styles available in these five wig cap constructions.
6 Different Types of Wig Caps
Full lace wigs also are called 100% hand-tied wigs. The entire cap, back and sides, front, and crown, are all hand tied, guaranteeing that no matter how you style your wig it looks natural. Each strand of hair is sewn individually onto a mesh cap using a hand-knotting technique. This process relies on handmade craftsmanship and is not reliant on machines or mechanical stitching.
A Full lace wig can take up to three days to construct by a skilled craftsperson, an intensive process that produces a quality design. This also allows the hair to move freely for realistic movement and versatile styling. Full lace wigs are the go-to and favorite designs, of the Beautyforever team.
The wig construction of the full lace wig also puts it at the forefront of comfort. There are no seams or wefts meaning that it will be incredibly soft against the scalp and this also creates a lower density in the wig for a natural look. Because of the lack of wefts, this wig construction is perfect for ladies who have suffered complete hair loss and want to avoid irritation to a sensitive scalp. Full lace wigs are very light to wear and will keep your head cool and ventilated throughout the day.
Pros of Full Lace Wig Caps
Movement: Because of the way full lace wig caps are tied, the hair of the wig moves just like natural hair.
Quality: Sometimes hand-made items just work better, and that goes for wigs, too. Each hair of a full lace wig is hand-knotted, making it the most secure cap option.
Styling Versatility: Deep side parts, ponytails, half-up hairdos, and formal looks - feel free to style your 100% hand-tied wig caps however you want.
Comfort: full lace wig caps are by far the most comfortable style of the wig cap and ideal for people with sensitive skin or who are experiencing hair loss.
Cons of Full Lace Wig Caps
Looseness: Many full lace wig caps are also lace front wig caps, and because of that loosen up over time. Unless you've gone to cosmetology school, don't try re-tightening your full lace wig cap by yourself. You'll risk damaging your wig cap if you do.
Cost: Hundreds and hundreds of hand-tied individual hairs mean hundreds and hundreds of dollars out of your pocket.
2. 360 Lace Wig
360 Lace wigs are half machine-made and half hand-tied wigs. They are completely designed with a sheer lace around the whole hairline from the beginning to the end attached to the circle of the wig. Which makes it looks as if the wig hair is growing from your own scalp.
Pros of 360 Lace Wig Caps
Natural Hairline: The benefit of 360 lace wig caps is their natural hairline. 360 Lace wigs are made to look like natural hair is growing out of your hairline.
Styling Diversity: The hairline of a 360 lace wig cap extends from temple-to-temple to ear-to-ear, so if you're planning on pulling your hair back into updos make sure your wig has a 360 lace wig cap construction. Easy Wearing: Wearing a 360 lace wig is very easy and simple due to the fact that it is stretchy and covers the entire scalp region with a natural-looking hairstyle.
Secure: The rest part of the 360 lace wig isn’t made of lace, but of an unbreakable material this is still secure and wearable.
Cons of 360 Lace Wig Caps
Looseness: Over time, the cap of 360 lace wigs loosens. Luckily, this problem is easily solved by asking your stylist to fix or tighten your wig cap.
Delicacy: 360 lace wigs are incredibly delicate. If you aren't very careful when attaching, removing, or storing your lace front wigs, they could easily rip or fall apart.
Lace front wigs are one of the most natural-looking wig cap construction types available. Lace front wigs are half machine-made and half hand-tied wigs, the temple-to-temple part of the lace front wig is made of lace, you could style the lace part hair in any way you want. An undetectable sheer lace front to your wig will create a natural-looking hairline. The lace front also allows you to style your wig away from your face without having to worry that the wig edge is visible. This construction is ideal for ladies who have experienced hair loss along the front hairline as the invisible lace gives you the confidence to style your wig exactly how you want to. Lace front wigs have become the first choice and the most loved for women nowadays.
Pros of Lace Front Wigs
Natural: Lace front wigs are the only cap type that perfectly mimics the look of a natural hairline. The lace front wigs provide you with a realistic hairline.
Comfortable and breathable: The frontal hand-made lace allows your hair and head to breathe and feels comfortable. You never feel tired and stressed with the lace front wigs.
Styling Diversity: Because of the large frontal lace, you can style the lace front wigs into any hairstyle you like.
Cons of Lace Front Wigs
Delicacy: Lace front wigs are incredibly delicate. If you aren't very careful when attaching, removing, or storing your lace front wigs, they could easily rip or fall apart.
4. Lace Wig
Lace Wigs are wigs whose hair is partially hand-tied - usually around the crown and the part - and not in other areas. The other areas of the cap are machine tied and, unfortunately, you can't part the wig in the areas that are machine tied.
Pros of Lace Wigs Wig Cap Type
Natural Part: Provides a natural part, while with the hand-tied design of the wig, the hair looks like it’s growing straight from the scalp. It gives a very natural appearance as the hair is moving freely throughout the wig, and the hand-tied cap is super comfortable.
High-Cost Ratio: Lace wig has gained wide attention for their high-cost ratio.
Cons of Lace Front Wigs Wig Cap Type
Styling Limit: The rest part of the lace front wig isn’t made of lace, so you can't part the wig in the areas that are machine tied.
5. U Part Wig and V Part Wig
As their name suggests, the u part wig has a u-shaped opening on the front of the top of the wig, while the v part wig has a v-shaped opening on the front of the top of the wig. You can pull out a section of your natural hair from the u-shaped/v-shaped opening. Both of them have adjustable straps and clips inside the wig caps that help hold the wigs in place. Both of u part wig and v part wig are glueless wigs. As a result, it is easy to install u part wig or v part wig. Fast and simple installation can save much time and energy which makes u part wig and v part wig perfect for everyday use. Both of them are beginner-friendly, if you are the first time to buy wigs, u part wig and v part wig are good choices to buy.
Pros of U Part Wig and V Part Wig
Easy and fast installation: No need for glue to put on the u part wigs and v part wig, are easy and fast to put on and take off.
No glue and irritation: there is no need to worry about sensitive and fragile skin being allergic and stimulated to the chemicals in the glue.
Natural, comfortable, and breathable: the u-shaped and v-shaped openings on the wig allow you to pull out a section of your natural hair which can offer a natural-looking. And your scalp and natural hair will feel comfortable and breathable due to the u-shaped and v-shaped openings on the wig.
Protective: Not only that, u part wig and v part wig also protect your natural hair from the outside environment to help reduce hair loss and protect the hairline.
Affordable: U part wig and v part wig are more affordable than lace wigs.
6. Traditional Weft Wigs
There are four alternate names for traditional weft caps: basic wig cap, open weft cap, standard cap, and classic cap.
The hair of traditional weft caps is machine-sewed into strips of material (cotton, felt, velvet, silk, or otherwise). These strips are wefted together (woven like a basket) to create the appearance of natural hair growing in different directions.
A standard variation of the traditional weft caps is the open weft wig cap. As the name implies, the wefts of open weft caps are less dense with more space between them.
The benefits of an open-weft wig cap are a lighter wig cap and better air circulation around the cap. Women going through chemotherapy often choose open-weft wigs because they're so great at keeping your head cool.
Pros of Traditional Weft Wigs
Affordability: Traditional weft caps are by far the least expensive wig cap type. If you want to stock up on some different wig styles all at once, traditional weft caps are the most affordable way to do it.
Durability: These wig caps are the most durable. Because of the way the wefts are sewn together, they won't loosen up over time.
Teased: Most traditional weft caps come teased at the roots, which means you can put on your wig and walk out the door with voluptuous, luminous hair. How many of your bio-hair-wearing friends can say that?
Cons of Traditional Weft Wigs
Lack of Styling Versatility: If you're buying a traditional weft cap, make sure you're buying it with a part style that you like. You can't re-part a traditional weft cap without making it look unnatural.
What's your favorite wig cap construction type? Choosing a wig cap, style, cut, and fit can be a daunting process. It’s the mission of Beautyforever Hair to guide you through this process so you are comfortable and confident with the end result. We will help you choose the right style and product for you from our wide selection of human hair wigs, as well as offer tips and advice on wear and care. For your free and confidential consultation.