A monofilament wig: what’s that?

A monofilament wig: what’s that? This seems to be a question that comes up from time to time from people that have never bought a wig or a hairpiece before. Basically, there are two general ways a wig can be constructed: the first alternative being a wig with a monofilament base, the second alternative being lace wigs. Lace wigs consist of a several longer strings onto which usually synthetic hair was attached to and that were connected to each other in a way that would fit onto a head, often completed with a device to tighten the wig around your head so that it sits tight. The main advantage of those type is that they are relatively inexpensive. The downside is, that they don’t blend in as well in comparison with monofilament wigs because they are higher in profile and thus can possibly be seen around the hairline ; also the hair is not dispersed as evenly and styling is less easily achieved.

The other type available are monofilament wigs. They are most often more expensive than lace wigs as they generally require handwork to be produced in a typically very time consuming way. Here, each single hair is fixed to a barely visible netting, dispersing the hair evenly over the scalp when worn. Styling monofilament wigs can be done like if it is your own hair due to this construction. Also, as this type is very thin compared to lace wigs, which makes monofilament wigs blend in very good at the hairline. So, all in all, monofilament wigs are said to be the best choice among the wigs available on the market but also the most expensive one. If you would like to enjoy the advantages, but hesitate because of the price, a third alternative might be a fusion between those two types, whereas the front of a wig is of the monofilament type and the back of the wigs is a lace wig.

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