Cap Construction Descriptions
Please find below extensive descriptions of cap constructions. If you need help please feel free to contact us.
Traditional cap construction features a fine net material in the top area with an open cap in the back area. Weftings attached to stretch elastic lace make the open back creating better ventilation to keep the head cooler. The stretch lace along with adjustable tabs at the nape to adjust circumference allow for a more secure fit. A flexible wire in the ear tab allows the front sides to be contoured to the shape of the face for a natural look. A Traditional cap or a wig utilizing components of this type of cap construction is often referred to as a “machine-made” cap.
A Lace Front wig has a hairline made of a fine lace mesh in which each hair is individually hand knotted. The lace varies in width from ¼ to 1½ inches. The lace typically extends across the entire front hairline but on occasion may extend from ear to ear. The benefit of a Lace Front wig is an amazingly realistic hairline that appears as if the hair is growing directly out of the scalp and allows the fiber in front to be styled off the face in any direction. The neutral color of the lace mesh takes on the skin tone of the wearer making the hairline more natural looking and virtually invisible. A Lace Front can be utilized on wigs of any type cap construction.
Cap less wigs are commonly referred to as an “open cap” wig due to the lack of the fine net material used in the top as on a Traditional cap. The entire cap is produced with weftings attached to thin stretch elastic lace making the wig better ventilated throughout and more comfortable as a result. Adjustable tabs at the nape and contoured ear tabs are characteristic of this cap as well.
Our exclusive Feather light design utilizes Cap less construction using ultra-thin weftings throughout the wig. These amazingly thin weftings create super lightweight wigs that are exceptionally cool and comfortable to wear. Feather light are the most comfortable machine made wigs available. Adjustable tabs at the nape and contoured ear tabs are characteristic of this cap as well.
What is Monofilament?
Monofilament: Was originally designed for patients undergoing Chemotherapy, Alopecia, or those experiencing hair loss. This cap style allows your own scalp colour to be visible through the sheer polyester or nylon mesh material. The cap is made with extremely soft materials and each hair is meticulously hand tied to the monofilament cap for maximum natural movement which allows you to part and brush the hair in any direction
Monofilament Top with Lace Front
Mono Top with Lace Front wigs are produced the same as a Mono Top wig but utilizing a Lace Front as well to create the most natural front hairline in conjunction with the realistic characteristics of a Mono Top. This allows for amazing off the face styling versatility as well as the flexibility to part hair on the left or right or in the center to achieve multiple styling variations. These wigs offer the most natural and realistic appearance due to the combination of the Mono Top and Lace Front.
A Monofilament Top (Mono Top) is produced with an extremely sheer mesh used to make a transparent base that creates a realistic looking scalp area and is then hand knotted with individual fibres to simulate the appearance of natural hair growth.
The fibre in the Mono area also allows for multidirectional styling and parting the hair on the left, right or centre creating amazing styling versatility and resulting in an extremely natural looking appearance.
A Mono Top feels smoother against the scalp than a Traditional or Open Cap and more comfortable as a result. Often a Mono Top will have a polyurethane strip in the front of the mono area to help create a more secure fit.
Monofilament (Mono) is an extremely sheer mesh used to make a transparent base that creates a realistic looking scalp area and is then hand knotted with individual fibres to simulate the appearance of natural hair growth. A Monofilament Crown (Mono Crown) cap contains a Mono area in the top area of a machine-made cap.
This allows for the fibre in this area to have a more natural and realistic appearance and is often used on shorter wig styles in the crown or in the centre area of a style that is flatter and with less volume in the top.
Monofilament (Mono) is an extremely sheer mesh used to make a transparent base that creates a realistic looking scalp area and is then hand knotted with individual fibres to simulate the appearance of natural hair growth.
A Monofilament Part (Mono Part) cap contains a wide Mono Part area on a machine-made cap and allows the wearer to style a conventional part or a more fashionable zigzag part for the most realistic appearance.
What is the difference between Human Hair and Fibre Synthetic Wigs?
What is the difference between Hand tied and machine Wefted Wigs?
Hand-tied are wigs that are of the highest quality. They must be cared for in the same delicate way that they were made. Hand-tied wigs give a truly natural look to the wig and are extremely light to wear. Machine wefted wigs are made on a wefted foundation. The advantages of machine wefted wigs are the huge selection of styles and colours available.
Need more help, confused?
We know it can seem a daunting process reading the above information and understand you can still feel quite overwhelmed by not knowing which wig type is best for you at this point. That is why here at Bow Belles we are one of the highest trained professionals within the industry, in both practical and expert knowledge and are always happy to help. Whether you need help to make a decision or just looking for some friendly assistance please we would welcome your call. Please feel free to contact us on 01923 222689. We will endeavour to listen to your needs, discuss your options and we see what we can do to help.