Wig construction

Wig manufacturing is undergoing revolutionary changes.
Not only the weaving techniques have improved productivity, but also produced very comfortable, adjustable and light wigs.
Regardless of what type of alternative hair you choose: human or synthetic, present day construction techniques give wigs a very realistic appearance, they are made from a much thinner material than in the past, so the look and feel is natural.
The latest product is the full-lace wig, which is basically a monofilament wig, with European lacing in the front which allows to part the hair instead of styling it with bangs.

Pure stretch cap

Pure Stretch Cap

Pure stretch cap is a new construction standard.
This wig allows for your scalp to breathe naturally and stay cool.
It is the ultimate light-weight comfort, because it stretches throughout the entire perimeter, and is fully adjustable.

Pure stretch cap, back view  
Pure stretch cap
Pure stretch cap, back view   Pure stretch cap, front view
Pure stretch cap, side view   Pure stretch cap, top view
Pure stretch cap, side view  

Pure stretch cap, top view

 

Abby   Angela
Examples of wigs with pure stretch cap construction
Abby   Angela

 

Monofilament

Monofilament wigs, unlike most wigs, are not made with cloth, but with a sheer polyester or nylon material.
This material is also made in Europe, mainly in France and Switzerland.
These wigs have a thin, breathable fabric that allows the color of the scalp to show through, blending seamlessly with any color of the complexion.
Monofilament enables seamless parting of the hair, anywhere you like, the transparent fabric will always show the natural color of your skin.
This wig is entirely adjustable and light-weight.

There are basically two types of monofilament wigs: machine-made and hand-tied.
Hand-tied monofilament contruction, although more expensive, is quickly overtaking machine-sewn.
In the former, fibers are knit by hand onto the mesh, thus giving the illusion that the hair is actually growing from the scalp, it also allows for a more relaxed flow and easy styling, the way you want it.
Machine-sewn is just as undetectable, but is more rigid, because instead of individual fibers, strands of hair are inserted into the fabric with a machine.
The advantage of the latter is that it is less expensive.
Mono top, also called mono crown, has monofilament on the top of the head, where it is most visible, there are wigs with a full monofilament construction.

 
Main Types of monofilament

Monotop

Mono top, also called mono crown, has monofilament on the top of the head, where it is most visible, there are wigs with a full monofilament construction.

 

Main types of monofilament

Picture of machine-sewn monotop   Picture of hand-tied monotop
 
Example of machine-sewn monotop   Example of hand-tied monotop
 

French part

A variant of the monofilament construction type is the European part.
European parts are usually French or Swiss, and can be placed anywhere in the wig.
Usually they are placed in the right or left side, depending on where the wig will be parted.
The rest of the construction can be either machine-sewn or hand-tied.

French part constuction
  French part with hand-tied back diagram
     
 

 

Lace Front

Lace front is the latest generation of wig construction.
It can either be a full monofilament wig, or partly machine-sewn or hand-tied, but it always carries a very thin monofilament lace in the front, thus creating the illusion that natural hair is actually growing from the front of the scalp.
This allows for alternative hair to be styled away from the face, instead of concealing the wig with bangs.

Lace front wig

Lace front construction