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Lace Wig Cap Construction

There are many ways to construct a lace wig. Your choice will depend on your needs and preference. More experienced users usually have a good idea of what they like and don't like and can get more specific about their choices. However, most can pick from our standard choices which we list as "most popular".

Pick Cap Construction 

Below you will find pictures and examples of lace wig cap construction choices. This list is not exhaustive but provides an overview and example of the most common types. Please keep in mind that the exact location of the seams will depend on the contours of your head & where support for a quality cap is needed.

Glueless Lace Wig

Glueless Lace Wigs 

This cap is very similar to the "lace with adjustable strap in the back". With both caps, glue is not needed. The main difference between the two caps is that this glueless cap has more reinforcement by the temples. You can also have your glueless cap made with a silk top panel.

 


Lace with stretch in middle 

This cap construction is the most popular choice because you can glue around the full perimeter and still have some stretch in the middle for a proper fit. Almost all of our clients choose stretch in the middle for this purpose. The stretch will not give you a different size (stretching from a small to a large size cap), but it will extend your usability if your measurements are not exact.

Silk Top Lace Wig

Monofilament and Silk Top lace wigs 

Forget trying to hide or camouflage the knots at the hairline! The knots are completely hidden so you can confidently wear your unit, even without a wig cap! The silk base basically does what the wig cap would- it creates the illusion of a scalp. The monofilament base is not as undetectable as the silk base. The silk top or monofilament base is placed on the top of the cap as shown above, and vary in width. Standard bases are 4 inches by 4 inches. For the best coverage, we recommend a full silk base unit.

Full Silk Lace Wig

Full Silk lace base 

Forget trying to hide or camouflage your knots! The knots are completely hidden so you can confidently wear your unit and wear without a wig cap! The silk base basically does what the wig cap would- it creates the illusion of a scalp. You can confidently part anywhere on the cap as the hair looks like it is literally growing out of your scalp. The full silk base is the best choice if you have your own hair to cover!

 U part lace wigs

U-Shaped/U-Part 

The U shaped/U parted lace wig cap is perfect for those who want to show off their own scalp by brushing their own hair over their lace wig. The pictured example has a wide opening. You can order it as wide or as narrow as you need. You can also order it to be placed in the middle or off to the side.

Lace Front With Adjustable Strap In the Back

Lace front with adjustable strap in back 

Not planning on gluing your unit down on the full perimeter? With this cap, glue is only applied at the front hairline. The strap in the back can be adjusted for fit. The front is made with Swiss or French lace and the back of the unit is made with Stretch Lace. The entire unit is hand-tied and does not have wefts in the back like beauty supply store wigs.

Full Lace No Stretch Lace Wig


Full lace with no stretch 

You can have your cap made with no stretch. Clients who choose this typically have their measurements down to a T. If you are covering your own hair, please remember that your cap size adjusts slightly due to hair growth and texture changes. In this case, having no stretch would not be a great option. The seams on cap designs with no stretch are sealed either with a polyurethane seal or hand sewn (as is pictured). If you are particular of one over the other, you should specify your choice in the comments field of the custom order form.

 

 

Add On Clip Combs Lace Wigs
ADD ON: Clip combs on perimeter 

These are great for a quick, on the go, glue-less install. You can add these anywhere on the perimeter of the cap, but they are most commonly placed behind the ears and at the nape. Usually people who get these do not plan to use adhesives and want to remove their wigs daily. The pictured cap design is a lace front wig with adjustable strap in the back with added clip combs.

Thin Skin on Full Perimeter
Thin skin on full perimeter 

Thin skin is a great option for durability, for ease of application and clean up. However, it is not as undetectable as lace. You can choose thin skin 1) on the full perimeter 2) on the back perimeter only 3) on the front perimeter only or 4) a full thin skin cap.

Thin Skin on Front Perimeter of Lace Wig
Thin skin on front perimeter only 

Thin skin is a great option for durability, for ease of application and clean up. You can choose thin skin 1) on the full perimeter 2) on the back perimeter only 3) on the front perimeter only or 4) a full thin skin cap.

Thin Skin on Back Perimeter of Lace Wig
Thin skin on back perimeter only 

Thin skin is a great option for durability, for ease of application and clean up. You can choose thin skin 1) on the full perimeter 2) on the back perimeter only 3) on the front perimeter only or 4) a full thin skin cap.

Full Thin Skin on Lace Wig
Full thin skin 

This is not really a comfortable choice if you do not have hair loss. It can be very hot! People who choose this cap typically have allergies to the lace materials. You can choose thin skin 1) on the full perimeter 2) on the back perimeter only 3) on the front perimeter only or 4) a full thin skin cap.

 

Pick Cap Material 
Your unit looks best when the lace is well camouflaged against your skin tone. So pick out a color from the choices closest to your skin tone. The desired effect is that once glued down, the lace will "disappear" to the eye against one's skin.
Base Material: Description:
Swiss Lace (Most Popular) Almost all of the wigs we sell are Swiss lace wigs. This is the most popular and recommended choice due to its superior advantage in camouflaging. Those new to lace wigs are sometimes cautious because they think the Swiss lace is too fragile and will tear on them. However, the Swiss lace is not so fragile that it will fall apart in your hands. The lace is fine for great undetectability but it is durable enough for normal use and wear.
French Lace French lace is not as fine as the Swiss lace. The material is thicker and not as undetectable as Swiss lace. You would be trading out undetectability for a little more durability with this choice.
Stretch Lace Stretch lace allows for adjustment and proper fit. Almost all the wigs we sell will have a stretch panel in the middle to accommodate for sizing and fit.
LACE COLORS
Transparent

Lace is clear. Recommended if your skin tone is close to Tina Fey's.

Light Tan

Recommended if your skin tone is close to Kim Kardashian's.

Light Brown

Recommended if your skin tone is close to Tyra Banks'.

Medium Brown

Recommended if your skin tone is close to Oprah Winfrey's.

Dark Brown

Recommended if your skin tone is close to Alex Wek's.

 

Baby Hairs 
babyhair Baby hairs help further the illusion of naturalness. These short hairs are tied on the perimeter of the wig. The hairs can be brushed into the rest of the hairs on the wig, or you can separate them and brush them toward your face. Baby hairs are made standard on all units unless otherwise requested. Virtually all of our customers request baby hairs as it greatly helps with the naturalness of the wig.

 

Knots 
Knots simply refer to how the hairs are tied onto the base of the cap. The hairs are hand tied in individual sections to mimic natural hair growth. This is one of the main reasons lace units look so natural and move the way naturally growing hair does. 

Single knots mean that the individual hairs are tied and knotted once. We tie the hair around the hairline in single knots because the knots are very hard to notice as they are smaller (less hair in a smaller knot). This makes for effortless camouflaging for your installation. Single knots on the entire cap are useful for those who have complete hair loss and want to make sure that they can part anywhere and have camouflaged knots. Double knots are suitable for heavier densities and are recommended for durability. For heavier densities, we need to tie more hairs into a knot to create the fullness required. 

Bleached Knots
Aside from having single knots at the hairline, knots can also be bleached to help further the illusion that the hair is growing out of one's scalp. The objective here is to lighten the hair at the "root" (where the knots are tied) so that the knots are hard to see. Bleaching is not necessary on most wigs as we make them with single knots at the hairline. Knots are most visible on darker colored units. We do one bleaching and if the color does not lighten, we do not keep re-bleaching it in order to preserve the integrity of the hair and lace. Jet black hair is not bleached because the color is difficult to lift and would require too much harsh processing to do so. Please note that we only bleach knots along the hairline from ear to ear unless you request otherwise. You may also bleach the knots on your own to get it to your desired lightness. Bleached knots are not necessary for hair of lighter colors (e.g., especially colors in the blonde family) because the knots are hard to see without the bleaching.

 

Hairline Type 

widowspeak

Widow's Peak

We make all unit hairlines standard without a widow's peak. A widow's peak hairline is V-shaped in the middle of the hairline. Customers should understand that it is difficult to perfectly match all the irregularities of one's hairline without a template. Our hairlines are made to a standard natural looking shape and are not the harsh-edged horseshoe caps you would find in your local beauty supply store. natural 
No Widow's Peak

 

Hair Part 
All units are made with "free-style" parting unless otherwise specified. You can part the hair anywhere on the cap and style the hair as desired. Almost all of our pictured wigs have free-style parting. If you are used to wearing your hair in a particular way, you can also specify the direction of hair flow on custom orders. For instance, you can specify if you want the hair to stay parted on one side, parted down the middle, or if you want bangs to stay toward the face. The disadvantage here is that no matter how you style your wig, the hair and part will stay in the same place.
Hair Density 
Density refers to how much hair is used on your cap to create fullness. It is important to note that the perception of density is affected by the type of hair used and how it is styled (e.g., rollers and hair spray create the illusion of fullness). Curly, wavy and poofy textured hair expands when combed out. When the hair is separated and combed, it looks fuller. Therefore, two wigs with the same exact hair density can look different based on the way it is styled and its hair texture. For a natural look, pick a density that is close to your own. Medium density is the average choice. It is generally better to have more hair than less because you can always thin it out. You will also have more hair to accommodate for normal shedding from daily grooming. Lighter density units need repairs more quickly for this reason- this is why we do not recommend densities less than 80%.
Density Fullness
Light 80%
Light to Medium 90%
Medium 100%
Medium to Heavy 130%
Heavy 150%
Extra Heavy 200%