5 Different Types of Natural Wigs To Try
Styling your natural hair can take hours out of your week. The last thing you want is to attempt a style and end up not liking it. Consider trying out a natural wig to achieve the look you’re going for. Not only are natural wigs beautiful, but they also offer a high-quality, professional appearance. Here are five different types of natural wigs to try today.
Of the different types of natural wigs to try, lace front wigs are the most common. They feature a sheer mesh “lace” base that matches the color of your scalp. The wig’s fibers are individually tied to the lace material for a more natural appearance.
There are two types of lace front wigs: full lace and lace front. Full lace wigs are pricier but offer the most natural and versatile look. On a full lace wig, the lace covers the wig base, which means you can pull it into a ponytail without revealing the base. A lace front wig has 1.5 to 3 inches of sheer lace around the forehead. It’s great for those who love to wear their hair down and enjoy experimenting with center and side parts. Determining how much flexibility you want will help you decide which kind of lace front wig is right for you.
Monofilament wigs mimic natural growth by tying each individual hair fiber to the wig base. On some monofilament wigs, each strand will be hand-tied; others will feature a hand-tied top or crown. These wigs offer more durability than a lace base and generally have fewer hairs than other wigs. They provide excellent volume and thickness and come in a range of single, double, or sectional monofilaments.
Capless wigs—often referred to as wefted, open weft, or open-cap wigs—feature machine-sewn basic wig wefts that are attached to stretchy wig caps using strips of hair fibers. Because machine-sewn wefts don’t appear to come from the scalp naturally like hand-tied fibers, you will have to create volume and disguise the wig cap and other areas yourself. Capless wigs are breathable, affordable, and durable.
Polyurethane Skin Wigs
Polyurethane wigs come with a polyurethane “scalp” base that looks similar to a natural scalp with hair. Also known as poly, thin-skin, or PU skin wigs, the polyurethane material attaches with wig adhesive or tape for an easier bond.
Although they aren’t as breathable as other wigs, polyurethane wigs work wonders for those experiencing hair loss. People with alopecia or hormonal hair loss, as well as those going through medical treatment, will benefit significantly from polyurethane wigs.
Combination wigs strategically combine sections or strips of wig hair fiber or machine-sewn wefts with hand-tied fibers. These wigs are more affordable and fill most of the space on the less-visible back and sides of the wig through machine-wefting. Hand-tying creates a natural look for the tops, crowns, and other sections of the wig.
There are two kinds of combination wigs: monofilament top wigs and monofilament crown wigs. Monofilament top wigs feature a section of hand-tired hair fibers that extend over the top of the head with machine-wefted sides and back. This allows for half updos. Crown wigs use hair-tied fibers for a more natural look, while the rest of the wig is machine-wefted.
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