There are many different types of wigs on the market. It can be hard to decide which type is best for you. This is a quick guide to help you understand the differences between different types of wigs.

Full Lace

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Full lace units come with different specifications. They are lace, but they have urethane strips for adhesives to stick to. You can use Walker’s lace tapes directly on the lace it’s self without the tape shining through the unit.

Lace Front

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Lace front wigs are exactly what they sound like. They have the lace only in the front of the unit. The rest has a thicker cap, the cap may have clips sewn to it to help hold the wig on the clients head.

Popular Walker Products: Lace Front Support Tape & Ultra-Hold Adhesive

Monofiliment

Monofilament material is a very fine lace material, nylon, and mesh blend. This type is great for anyone who may have a sensitive scalp. Monofilament materials takes on the color of the persons scalp when worn. The benefit is that no matter where you part your hair, it looks like the hair is coming out of your own hair follicles. This is because each hair is individually hand-tied to the mesh blend, creating a very natural look.

Hair Textures

When shopping for wigs, you’ll also notice that there are different textures of hair, curly, wavy, straight, etc. If you are not going to wear a full wig (meaning portions of your own natural hair will be showing), make sure you match the texture of your own hair.

Synthetic Hair

Synthetic hair is generally less expensive than real human hair. It can be made up of many different hairs and generally doesn’t last very long. You cannot use hot styling tools when wearing a synthetic wig unless you get a ‘heat safe’ version. Either way, you need to treat synthetic hair differently than you would treat real human hair.

Synthetic Hair May Be for You if:

You don’t want to spend as much

You don’t want to fully style your hair while wearing the wig

You want to use your wig only for the short Term

You want short to mid-length hair

Human Hair

This will be more expensive than synthetic types of wigs. Human hair can come from all over the world, Asia, Africa, China, Europe etc. The higher quality the hair, the more you will be paying for your wig. Make sure you look into different types of human hair before purchasing your wig.

Human Hair May Be for You if:

You prefer a higher quality texture of hair

You want to be able to change your style

You want to keep a wig for longer than a year

You would like shoulder length or longer hair

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