Wigs are a great accessory to change your appearance or to disguise hair loss due to medical treatments or conditions. When shopping for a wig, there’s more to it than simply choosing a cute wig and wearing it. Since there are so many options to choose from the different types of wigs, it can be overwhelming.
Some wigs are best for those who have thinning hair and need a boost, while others are ideal for those who want a full transformation. Fortunately, the professional stylists at Gabi’s Wigs are trained to help you find the best wig for your needs. We will work with you to make sure that your wig looks as natural as possible.
In this article, we’ll explain the different types of wigs that you can choose from.
A human hair wig is made from real human hair, so it looks and styles the most like natural hair. Since human hair wigs are made from human donors, they are more expensive.
Synthetic fibers are used to make more affordable wigs that look and feel similar to human hair. However, in most cases, these wigs are not heat-resistant like human hair wigs.
Once you’ve decided whether you want human hair or synthetic fibers, you can narrow down your search to the type of wig that you want. The construction and design of a wig can impact the:
There are 5 common types of wigs to choose from:
A lace wig features a mesh base that adapts to the color of your skull. This is the most common type of wig. The fibers are individually tied to the lace, which makes them move and look more like natural hair. There are two types of lace wigs: lace front and full lace.
A monofilament wig is very similar to a lace wig. The primary difference between the two is that the fibers are individually hand-tied. This mimics the way natural hair grows from the scalp. You can find wigs that are 100% hand-tied or wigs that only the crown is hand-tied. Since the fibers are hand-tied, these are often not as full as other types of wigs.
A combination wig features both hand-tied and machine-sewn fibers. This option offers a more natural look than the 100% machine-sewn wigs but is more affordable than the 100% hand-tied wigs. Typically, it is the fibers on the sides and back of the wig that are machine-sewn, while the crown and part lines are hand-tied.
A capless wig, also known as an open-weft, open, or wefted wig, is a basic wig with machine-sewn strips of hair attached to a stretchy cap. These wigs are the most affordable, making them ideal for those who are on a budget. They are breathable due to the spaces in between the elastic strips in the cap base. From a distance, these look fairly natural, but most people can tell the difference up close.
Polyurethane thin skin wigs may also be referred to as PU skin, thin skin, or poly wigs, and feature a polyurethane base with hair attached in a way that it appears to be growing through the scalp. These work well for people with total hair loss, but don’t sit well on a full head of hair. One of the primary disadvantages of this type of wig is that the cap doesn’t breathe like other types.
Shopping for a wig can be an overwhelming experience. After all, there are so many different options to choose from. Therefore, it’s a good idea to let an expert stylist help.
The stylists at Gabi’s Wigs have the necessary experience and expertise to ensure that you get the perfect wig for you.
Schedule your consultation with one of our stylists today. We are located on Bathurst Street in Toronto. Our salon hours are Sunday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You can call the salon to schedule your appointment.