Adding Body to MonoTop Wigs

 
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Monofilament wigs can be flatter than their permateased sister styles, but there are some things you can do.

There is a pretty easy way to get a little more volume without resorting to permanently altering the style with steam, though!

You can always try washing it and drying it upside down. That will usually put some temporary lift in. Some synthetic safe styling spray might also help, especially if you store the wig upside-down (like in your closet) and spray it while it’s off your head.

One product I recommend is the Wigmate Dry & Style. It is GREAT for this! Use it with Jon Renau’s Wig Styling Spray and you should be able to get some more body out of your monofilament top without damaging it. 🙂


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Be careful when pulling on monofilament features!

 
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Most monofilament wigs have some sort of welded lace in them. Do not pull directly on these features, as the fibers of these grids can actually separate, leading to tears and fraying of these delicate features.

REMEMBER: The lace on lace front wigs tends to be finer than the monofilament anywhere else on the cap. Lace fronts are therefore the most delicate parts of the wig!


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What is a monofilament wig?

 
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By Julia

If you’re new to wigs, you’ve probably seen the term “monofilament” somewhere and scratched your head. It’s totally okay. There’s a lot to learn about wigs, but we’re here to help.

Monofilament wigs have a cap or sections that are made of a fine mesh material that resembles the scalp. Hair fibers are individually sewn or tied to the mesh, giving the appearance of natural hair growing out of your head. The hair can then move freely and naturally in any direction. As you can imagine, this is a long, intricate process and cannot be done by machine. But the results are truly impressive.

Monofilament wigs adapt particularly well to the shape of the head, give hold and volume to the root, are easy to comb and allow the scalp to breathe. Monofilament wigs can be styled like natural hair due to the construction. But you have to be extremely careful so you don’t damage the mesh.

Monofilament cap wigs give a 100% natural appearance and absolute comfort. The hair can be combed or parted in any direction, giving the wig a very realistic look. These wigs are smooth against the scalp and good for those dealing with moderate to severe hair loss. Furthermore, monofilament wigs are ideal for those who have any health conditions or medical treatments that affect the scalp (chemotherapy, radiotherapy or chronic alopecia for other reasons), hair loss, brittleness, etc. This extra comfort is particularly appreciated during summer or in case of high heat.

Keep in mind that with great craftsmanship comes a higher price tag. You’re going to pay a little more for these wigs because of the amount of work that goes into making them. But if you want realism, natural movement and comfortable wear, monofilament wigs are the way to go. And if you are careful with your wigs, a monofilament wig could last a long time.


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