Lace Cap Wigs
Lace Front Wigs With Stretch Caps

We couldn't talk about lace cap wigs if we didn't discuss lace front wig caps.  Lace front wigs come with different cap types and as you already know a lace front wig means lace at the front only with a different form of cap construction throughout the rest of the wig.

Lace front wigs typically come with adjustable straps at the back or an elasticated perimeter at the back. Traditionally they don't have combs as they are to be worn with the use of adhesives.

The "glueless" option for lace front wigs, always come with combs or clips at the sides and or crown to secure the wig to your head.

The stretch lace  has hand tied hair (not machine wefts) throughout the cap means can add extra room to the wig.

The standard medium cap size of 22.5 inches for a lace front wig would fit a head of up to 23.5 inches.

It also means that if you have lots of growth hair (in density, length or both) then the stretch cap on the lace front wig cap will accommodate it.

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Equally, the adjustable straps can reduce the overall circumference by up to four centimetres (approximately 1.5 inches) so if your measurements are slightly smaller than the standard 22.5 inch lace front wig cap, then you'll be able to adjust it to make it smaller.

This is a super easy lace front wig cap construction to use and is a great option for those who are new to wearing lace front wigs as well as being popular with those who have worn them for some time.

Adhesive is not used for the non-lace perimeter – this does not make the wig less secure as the back secured by the adjustable straps at the back that start from just behind the ears (where the lace stops) reach round to the nape of the neck.

As there is no lace at the top of  the ears, it means that the hair cannot be worn in a high up-do as the edge of the cap would show – however our top tip is to simply go for the elegant tousled (or loose) high ponytail so that some of the hair is covering the top and back of your ears, which means the cap edge is out of sight – ta-dah!

Lace Cap Wigs: Lace Front Wigs with Stretch Caps - The Benefits, Drawbacks and Variations...

Benefits

  • Easy to put on
  • Provides extra room
  • Allows hair to be worn in a (loose) up-do, that obscures the stretch at the ears.
  • As the lace is not bonded to your skin at the back, it allows you access if you have a daily care routine for your scalp or growth hair.
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Drawbacks

  • Hair cannot be worn in a taut, high up-do due to the stretch panel at the ears
  • Hair cannot be parted across the stretch lace cap only at the lace front part

Variations

The development of different cap constructions for lace cap wigs has been a somewhat slow burning affair but the growing popularity of lace front wigs has triggered the development of different cap styles.

It's easy to be enticed into all sorts of options for your lace front wig cap construction, without really knowing whether you need (or even want) the full complement of accessories.

The TCPG Top Tip for finding your way through the thicket of full lace wig cap designs is to decide: what it is you need, what it is you want and then choose your full lace wig cap construction; after all, it's going to be the hair that you wear.

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