Monofilament refers to the type of material that hair strands are sewn on to. Monofilament material is a thin gauze-like, nearly transparent material which is much more comfortable to the touch. Hair strands are attached by hand-knotting them to this material, one strand at a time, hence the term "mono-filament". This allows the strands to swivel freely on base and so the monofilament wig is more easily styled. This weaving technique also creates ventilation.
The monofilament fabric itself is nearly transparent, and so takes on the approximate colour of your own natural scalp, whatever shade that is. This "chameleon" effect is another plus to the monofilament wig design because it bares the natural scalp colour of the wearer.
100% Hand Tied
100% hand-tied, also known as 100% hand-knotted allow each hair to move freely for the most natural look. Other designs referred to as 'hand-tied' feature a combination of hand-tied and machine-attached hair. This means that some areas (generally the part or crown) are hand-tied, but the rest is machine-attached. If you want the entire cap to be hand-tied, make sure to look for 100% hand tied. As each hair on the entire cap is hand-tied onto the base it creates the most natural movement as each hair moves freely and allows for styling versatility as you can comb the hair in any direction. It is a soft and very comfortable cap and ideal for a sensitive scalp & hair loss
Lace Front Wigs
A lace front wig is exactly what it sounds like. This wig has a sheer lace strictly in the front edges of the unit and provides the illusion of a natural hair line. The base of a lace front wig isn’t made of lace, but of a thicker material that is still comfortable/wearable. Lace wigs are usually attached with the assistance of glues and tapes, which are applied to the front hairline area. Once the glue has dried, the front lace portion of the wig is affixed to the area where the glue has been applied on the hairline, creating a tight bond which keeps the lace wig in place on the head. However many wigs that come with the lace front may not need glues or tapes and there is a wide variety of wigs available now that don’t require anything. Some lace wigs also have what is referred to as "baby hair" around the temple areas which is used to cover up any visible signs of lace on the forehead, and the baby hair also helps to create a realistic hairline.
Full Lace Wigs
Full lace wigs have a base that is made fully of lace unlike the lace front wig. This means full lace wigs are a bit more versatile than a lace front wig, because they can be worn in different hair styles. This puts full lace wigs at a higher price point than a lace front wig as well. A full lace wig covers the entire head and must be installed slightly different than a lace front wig that is only attached at the front edges of your head. It is best to wear a wig cap especially when installing a full lace wig, since it will be covering your entire head.