CAP CONSTRUCTION CHOICES
offer a variety of cap construction choices to suit the individual’s needs, but a wig-maker can make a custom Lace
Front wig cap in a number of different ways. A few basic selections
Lace in front/adjustable cap in back
Full lace w/stretch lace from ear to ear
A combination of Swiss Lace in front and French Lace in back
The most popular
cap type is full lace with an adjustable cap in the back. Why? It is because most customers do not want to deal with the hassle of securing the nape area with adhesive. They will only have to deal with securing the front of the wig. This cap type fits comfortably is very easy to remove. This
cap is highly recommended for first-time wearers!
Of course, if
your customer desires to wear a high ponytail, a full lace wig will be the best choice.
IDENTIFYING TYPES OF HUMAN HAIR
Human hair is
available in the finest textures and offer many advantages. Human hair allows
you to style your wig any way you want. The hair can be treated like your own
hair because it responds to styling changes, perms and color. Even though human
hair will lose its shape when wet, you are able to re-style it. Blow driers,
hot rollers and curling irons are acceptable tools for styling. You can also
wet-set the hair and dry it under a hood hairdryer. Quality human hair wigs should
give you up to 3-4 years of wear with proper maintenance and care.
of “human hair” sold over-the-counter is non-cuticle hair. Most hair
sold in stores has been stripped of its cuticle by using an acid bath. To ensure
the quality of your product, verify that the hair has the cuticle in tact. To test for a cuticle, obtain a small strand of hair and place
it between your fingers. Slowly slide your fingers up the strand. If the hair bunches up, the cuticle is in tact. If your fingers
slide smoothly, the cuticle has been removed.
Virgin hair can
be described as hair that has not been permed, tinted or processed to remove the cuticle.
It is available straight and also with natural curl and wave patterns. It
is the most natural in appearance and considered to be the strongest hair in the world.
Since the cuticle is still on the shaft, proper care must be taken to avoid tangling when washing.
is the finest hair available for wigs. Virgin European hair is difficult
to find and is the most expensive hair type. Some customer’s prefer this
hair type over others because it is supreme in hair quality! When considering this type of hair, be sure to purchase only
from a reputable dealer. Virgin European hair is very expensive to produce. A top quality virgin European wig usually start at $1,500 and up.
Remy (Remi) Human Hair
The term “Remy”
only refers to hair that has the cuticle aligned in the same direction. Aligning
the cuticle in the same direction will reduce tangling. *Please note that ‘poorly
processed’ hair may also be labeled ‘Remy’ because of the cuticle.
Using the description “Remy” does not necessarily mean that the hair is of high quality.
Indian Remy (Remi)
Indian Remy hair
is virgin hair that has been harvested with the cuticle in tact and aligned in the same direction. This minimizes the possibility
of tangling and matting. Indian Remy hair is usually harvested in ponytail bundles,
directly from a donor, and is sometimes referred to as “cuticle” and “cut hair”. Indian Remy hair requires re-coloring less often and the hair will last longer because the cuticle
is in tact.
Processed Indian Hair
This type of
hair has been processed to be tangle-free and may be re-colored easily. It has
excellent shine and texture and moves just like your natural hair. Processed
Indian hair is fairly inexpensive and may be the top choice for most vendors. This
hair is mainly used to create a variety of textures.
hair is the strongest and thickest kind of hair. This hair type is very beautiful,
straight and shiny. The hair cuticle is extremely strong and therefore nearly
impossible to curl.
is less costly than human hair. They retain their style very well, but are less
responsive to major styling changes. Synthetic wigs are more natural-looking
than ever before. They can be shampooed and dried naturally with minimum care. The synthetic fibers cannot be permed and the color cannot be changed. Certain quality hair fibers can accept a low grade of heat, but check the label first.
simply describes how many hairs are added to the base of the hair system. Lower
hair density tends to look more natural and is the standard for most vendors. A
high density can make a hair system look “wiggy”. You
can choose a different hair density in different areas of the base.
q Extra light 45%
q Very light 50%
q Light 55%-65%
q Medium light 70%-80%
q Medium 90%-100%
q Heavy 110%- up
***RECOMMENDED*** Light to Medium density. Light to Medium will appear thin around the hairline and gradually move to a medium density.