The Long and Short of It: The Milano GripCap In tan

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Have you seen the new GripCap by Milano? I thought it was a really cool idea, but wondered how bulky it was, how hot it was, and if it was something I would get a lot of use out of. It is basically a wig cap (made out of a bamboo knit) sewn to an adjustable wig grip. I’ve worn regular wig caps underneath my wig grip (something you should do with a hand-tied wig to protect the knots) and found that the wig cap or the grip move around, because the grip can’t stick to the nylon cap – annoying!

I’ve been wearing the GripCap for about three weeks now, and I love it! Just for reference, I have a petite/average head and was able to adjust it so it fits me perfectly. I could sleep in it, it is so comfy! The bamboo knit cap is very lightweight and doesn’t feel warm at all. I was a little concerned that it would be too much cap on my head, but it is made to stretch – so I find the fit to be great with some give for someone with a larger head or more hair. I think that this would do well to hold down your biohair and make the fit of your wig that much more comfortable. I don’t plan on ever buying a regular wig grip again, I love this product so much! Not only does it protect my scalp from my wigs, it protects my wig from the oils and sweat from my scalp. It’s like underwear for my head! (lol)

The packaging says to hand wash – so I threw it in with some of my wigs and washed it in the bathroom sink and hung to dry. Putting this in the dryer is probably not going to hurt the fabrics, but it will make the Velcro curl from the heat – so definitely follow the manufacturer’s directions. I currently have only the tan GripCap because it is a good color for underneath my monofilament top wigs, but I want to get a dark brown one for under my standard cap brunette wigs to help disguise the wefts. I’ll probably get a spare tan one, too because I literally wear this every day now! So if you are looking for something that is not only comfortable, but going to protect your head and your wigs, I highly recommend the GripCap by Milano!

Product Listing:
The Milano GripCap in tan (also available in Brown)

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  1. September 14, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    That is great!..I wish the wig grip itself was more of a nude color though…..;-) I’ve been wondering about this and if it does really works thanks for those great photos…best Kathleen

  2. Erica
    September 14, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    I wondered about this product as well. Thank you for reviewing. I love my Hair Grip and use it with all my wigs. The problem I found with fishnet caps is they don’t stay on my head. I have tried two different kinds and neither one of them have stayed put. And I’ve been looking for a solution. So, thank you for reviewing. I will definitely try this and see if it helps.

  3. annie
    September 19, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    do you find it adds any bulk? I ask because I have a concern it might make my wig too tight–I have long hair and quite a bit of it in the back which adds bulk as well even with flattening it out as much as possible. I bought a nylon cap at Sally’s beauty supply and it was so tight it was uncomfortable and I had to ditch it. I am on the hunt for a good wig cap.

    • Kerry Cherep
      September 25, 2017 / 10:42 pm

      Hi Annie!

      It only adds as much bulk as a wig band does- the bamboo knit is thin and soft and feels like nothing when it is on. The bulkiest part of the cap is the velcro closure that is part of the wig band. So while it does add some, not a lot.

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