Wig Base Types

Whatever type of wig you choose, whether it’s synthetic or made with human hair, each will include a wig base, to which the individual hairs or fibres will be attached. The specific construction of this wig cap affects both the comfort and the price of individual wigs, so we have explained the various methods of wig base construction below.

Inside a 100% Hand-Tied Wig 100% HAND-TIED

  • Each hair on the entire cap is hand-tied onto the base
  • This creates the most natural movement as each hair moves freely
  • The softest and most comfortable cap, it's ideal for a sensitive scalp and those with total hair loss
  • Allows for styling versatility as you can comb the hair in any direction
  • Also known as 100% hand-knotted

Monofilament Wig MONOFILAMENT

  • Each hair is individually hand-tied to a sheer base, but unlike 100% hand-tied, not to the entire cap
  • Often the hand-tied section is just at the crown, along a pre-defined parting or across the full top
  • Where the hair is parted there is an illusion of natural hair growth from the scalp
  • A full mono top allows for more choice when parting and styling the wig
  • Double mono caps have an extra layer of soft material for added comfort and are therefore suitable for sensitive scalps and those with total hair loss.

Lace Front Wig LACE FRONT

  • Each hair is individually hand-tied to a section of sheer lace, but not to the entire cap
  • This creates the illusion of a natural-looking front hairline
  • Hair can be worn off the face, exposing the hairline
  • Most lace fronts extend from temple to temple
  • The lace front it a delicate material that should be handled with care

Basic Cap Wig BASIC CAP

  • Includes both capless and traditional constructions
  • Most durable and affordable
  • The cap has open wefts of hair for better air ventilation
  • Often gives the hair a natural lift with built-in volume at the crown
  • Hair is teased at the root to mask the cap construction beneath

Capless WigCAPLESS

  • Wefts of hair are sewn on to thin cotton or lace ribbons with the ribbons then stitched together to form the wig,
  • The ribbons’ flexibility and stretch allow them to mould to fit the wearer’s head
  • Very cool to wear as air can reach the scalp
  • Often cheaper as they are machine, rather than hand-made
  • Fewer styling options than wigs with built-in caps