A Cap construction refers to the inside of any Wig and how it is made up. There are a variety of different types of Caps made with different materials, they can be different sizes and of different qualities. They can also have several elements and combinations of structures making up the Cap construction.
For most ready to wear wigs, sizes can vary from petite, average and large, most are made in average size, however Parrucche offers a unique service where our professional team can amend your cap to make it fit perfectly for you. This is a free service on any wigs purchased from us to ensure you get the right fit for you.
Parrucche also offer a Custom Made Service, where you are able to have a bespoke wig made exactly how you want it from cap type, size, colour, hair type and length, enquiries should be made directly to Parrucche.
How to find the correct cap for you
Cap designs and sizes can vary depending on the brand, an average size in one brand may differ to that of another. We recommend to try different ones on to see what you are most comfortable with.
Different types of caps
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 can be nearly transparent, and so takes on the approximate colour of your own natural scalp, whatever shade that is.
It can also have a silk top which is maybe a flesh colour, thus even if you are wearing over your own hair will still give the illusion of being a scalp at the top.
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.
A wefted cap wig, also known as a wefted wig or machine-made wig, is a type of wig construction where the hair is sewn onto a base or cap using a sewing machine.
The hair used in wefted cap wigs is usually attached to the cap in rows, or wefts, which are sewn closely together.
Wefted cap wigs are typically more durable and long-lasting than other types of wigs, such as hand-tied wigs, because the machine-sewn wefts secure the hair in place more firmly.
Many wefted cap wigs feature a cap with open wefting, which allows for better air circulation and comfort, making them a good choice for warm weather.
Wefted cap wigs may not provide the same level of versatility as hand-tied wigs, as parting options & hair direction may be more limited.
Lace front wig
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.
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 hold the lacefront down.
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 wig
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.
Lace wigs are usually attached with the assistance of glues and tapes, which are applied to the hairline area. Once the glue has dried, the frontal 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.
It is sometimes recommended to wear a wig cap especially when installing a full lace wig, since it will be covering your entire head.
Full Lace wigs tend to be the least durable due to their sheer light density caps thus require very delicate handling and aftercare.