Heather’s favorite kinds of cap construction & fiber

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I wear a wide range of wigs in my real life wig wear. Part of this is because I own a store and review a lot of different stuff. I tend to fall in love with wigs of all kinds of fibers, cap constructions, lengths, and colors.

My preference is to wear traditional modacrylic synthetic wigs. I don’t like styling my hair at all. That rules out most human hair styles, which need to be styled in order to be wearable. Traditional synthetics look great, come in a wide range of colors, and are relatively inexpensive compared to fussier alternatives.

I wear mostly mid-length wigs, though I do enjoy edgy pixie cuts and longer glamazon styles when the mood strikes me. 😉

I have two favorite kinds of cap construction that I come back to again and again:

My favorite cap construction for ease of wear is OPEN CAP (wefted) with a LACE FRONT. These are very easy to wear. I keep my biohair very short all year round, which allows me to get away with these wigs without wearing a wig cap or liner underneath. Stylistically, I love that these wigs tend to have very nice built-in volume, which is great for rounder faces like mine. The prices on these tend to be very wallet-friendly compared to fancier cap constructions. They’re super easy to wear, too: I can throw one on, make sure the lace front is flat, run my fingers through it a little, and be off on my merry way! I enjoy saving money just as much as the next person — so it should come as no surprise to know that most of my personal wigs are this cap construction!

My favorite cap construction for comfort is 100% HAND-TIED, with or without a lace front. Hand-tied wigs are generally very light weight, have nice, stretchy caps (except in the Raquel Welch line – be sure to size up if you suspect you have a large cap size!), and exquisitely natural movement. The hair pivots naturally at the base where it is tied, so the effect is glorious. These DO require a liner or wig cap underneath for the optimal effect. However, these tend to be very comfy, especially after they’ve been on for 10 – 20 minutes and have warmed to the temperature of your skin. I travel a lot and these are my go-to wigs when I am in windy areas. The cap construction on these will NEVER leave you with exposed wefts when the wind blows…because there are no wefts to expose! 🙂

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1 Comment

  1. sharon mikawa
    November 8, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    This was very helpful even to a long time wig wearer. What are some of your fav mid length wigs. I love the ones you had on in this pic! Thanks

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