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  • Everything About Wigs and Hairpieces

    Posted on November 30th, 2009 admin 3 comments
    Judith Sternson asked:

    It seems that these days the concept of wigs and hairpieces has been more accepted than ever before. You can imagine the excitement involved in totally changing your look though the simple addition of a wig. There are virtually all types of wigs and hairpieces that you choose from.

    Many people don’t know the first thing about wigs. The cap is the base of the wig, and is what your natural hair is attached to so that you don’t experience any unwanted movement. The hair of the wig can be either human or synthetic and is usually attached to the cap in one of a few popular ways.
    Wefting is one of the most common attachment methods on most caps. This is when the strings of hair are doubled over and sewn closely together in long strands. These are then able to be attached by hand or machine to the horizontal and vertical lines of the cap. Standard caps are the most common and most affordable types of wig caps.

    It is common for companies to use machines to sew the hair on to the cap. There is usually a closed lace layer that is positioned at the crown of the cap. Most cap hair is pre-designed in to a specific style. You may need to do some basic teasing or primping to make sure the cap cannot be seen.

    Another type of wig used is a monofilament cap that is made of breathable nylon or polyester mesh materials that look similar to the appearance of skin. People will assume that the cap is the wearer’s natural scalp. These types of caps offer the most natural and realistic look available. If you aren’t into wearing a full scalp wig than you can always opt for a small hairpiece that come in a massive assortment of colors and styles.