How do I choose the right wig cap design?

Choosing the right cap is as important as choosing the style of wig. There are some things to consider when choosing the wig cap that is right for you.

Cap construction design focus on providing one or more of these benefits:

• Volume at crown
• Multi-directional parting
• More natural hairline
• Mimicking natural hair growth
• Scalp cooling and comfort

Once you have decided what your priorities are in the cap you can begin to choose what type of cap you will have.

Cap: The foundation of the wig. There are many types of caps and it is a very important choice when choosing the correct piece. From machine made wefted pieces to fully hand tied pieces, it is the basis of good wig construction.

Crown: Area at the top of the head. Hair length is measured from this point.

Hand-Tied: Individual knots of hair or fiber are tied by hand to the base of the piece. Creates natural styling flexibility and resembles the movement of natural hair.

Lace Front: Special type of construction found at the front of the piece designed with a sheer lace base. Made in real human hair or synthetic which is then hand tied, to the lace base. This will give a very natural up-close appearance. In a lot of cases, the lace will have to be trimmed back before wearing.

Monofilament (Mono): Part of the construction of a piece. Made from using a thin, breathable nylon or polyester mesh material to give the illusion of skin. Being opaque you can still see the wearer’s natural scalp so a very natural look is achieved. Hairs are then individually hand tied so the hair can be parted and brushed in any direction. The entire Monofilament wig may be hand tied, or the wig may have a monofilament top,crown part or circle with wefted sides and back. A good choice for people with total hair loss as the cap is soft and causes less itching

Petite wig: A cap size which is designed to fit those with small size, heads. Normally about 20″ to 21″ in circumference.

Standard Cap: The most common cap construction design type. Layers of hair are machine-sewed onto the cap, which has a closed lace layer at the crown. Due to the design, you can get natural lift from the crown area to give volume.

Thin Wefting: A weft that has a single layer of hair fiber spread apart which results in a lighter, cooler wig.

Three-Quarter Cap (3/4 cap) :
A piece that covers the majority of the head except for the front hairline. You can use your own hair to blend up and over the fall. Usually connects easily to your own hair with a series of flex combs

Weft: Hair which is held together by a thin material with fine threads. Single wefts can be used to create volume and length as an extension or can be sewn together to make up the main body of a wig

Wig Cap: Foundation or base of a wig to which the hair is attached.

Wig Liner: Thin nylon cap or mesh worn underneath the wig to help keep hair in place.

Now that you have a good understanding of the terminology we are ready to decide on what type of cap that we need. Some of the types of caps are:

  • Traditional Cap
    • Fully Wefted
    • Closed Crown
    • Adds Volume
  • Open Cap
    • Fully Wefted
    • Open Paneled Crown
    • Superior Ventilation for Maximum Cooling
  • Lace Front Open Cap
    • Fine Welded Lace Front
    • Open Cap
    • Natural Hairline
    • Superior Ventilation
  • Monofilament Cap
    • Multi-Directional Parting
    • Mimics Natural Hair Growth
    • Jon Renau wigs offer a 2nd double monofilament cap that offers a 2nd sheer silk like
      layer that offers superior comfort
  • Monofilament 100% Hand Tied Cap
    • Multi-Directional Parting
    • Mimics Natural Hair Growth
    • 4 in. Stretch Section
  • Lace Front Monofilament Cap
    • Natural Hairline
    • Multi-Directional Hairline
  • Lace Front Monofilament 100% Hand Tied Cap
    • Natural Hairline
    • Mimics Natural Hair Growth
    • 4 in. Stretch Section
  • Evolution Cap
    • Best for Total Hair Loss
    • Mimics Natural Hair Growth
    • Stretch Section
    • Additional Security
    • Adhesive Option
    • Durable Stretch Section
    • Lace Front

How do I correctly measure my head for a wig?

One of the most important things when purchasing a wig is measuring your head.  While average size wigs tend to fit about 95% of customers, you will find that most wigs also come in petite and large sizes. Many wigs also have an adjustable strap that give up to 1.5” so that you can achieve a comfortable and secure fit.

  • Before beginning flatten your air and use a cloth tape measure.
  • Measure the circumference of your head from the front hairline, behind your ear, to the nape of your neck, to your other ear and then back to the front hairline. Jot down your measurement then consult the table below. Please note that sizes may vary slightly by brand and that not all wigs are available in all cap sizes.
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