A Silk Top wig is one that is made of hand-tied monofilament, and then has an additional protective layer of material added to the wig. In the case of Shyla by Envy (HERE), this is a French Silk Chiffon. It makes Shyla very smooth on the inside, but also limits the stretch of the wig, making it unsuitable for extended sizes.
These are premium products and tend to carry very high-end prices as a result.
These are best suited for people who:
– can afford them (naturally)
– have a lot of scalp irritation
– have profound hair loss and do not want or need to wear wig caps under their wigs
– fit the cap size indicated (in the case of Shyla, that size is average or petite-average)
– seek comfort as a primary goal, and no other cap constructions have brought them relief, making this kind of expense worth the price tag
I just want to send a thank you note to you for inspiring me to try different hairstyles. I’ve had complete hair loss due to alopecia for 10 years & had been stuck in the “pixie” rut.
Because you are so real & honest in your reviews, I binge watched almost all of them in one night. Then I decided it was time for a change. I have eczema, asthma, allergies & stuff so I’m always looking for soft caps with mono tops.
I recently got Shyla from Envy (in Dark Brown) after you showed the inside of the piece. I’m VERY petite although my head isn’t as petite. Anyway, I had it professionally trimmed, & very gently flat ironed & here is the before & after pics. I wished it was a shade lighter but it’s still pretty darn cool!
Thank you so much!
Thanks for the feedback, Ella! 🙂
This will be a very important blog post, especially for our petite clients. Many wigs can overwhelm petite faces and frames when worn right out of the box. They require a stylist to trim them up and make them look more appropriate for your smaller frame!
Speaking of which, I love the way the stylist cut the layers around the face. It looks great on you: youthful, but not too twee. It’s very natural!
I also agree with you regarding the Envy colors. The biggest downside to having a small color selection is that they don’t have many in-between shades. They have REALLY dark brown and REALLY medium brown and nothing to bridge that gap. Still, at the end of the day, this still looks fab on you, especially after the alteration!