We couldn't talk about lace cap wigs if we didn't discuss lace front wig caps. As you already know, a lace front wig has lace at the front only where the hair is ventilated in single strands. Lace front wigs come with different cap types and the open weft is a staple cap design.
The open wefts through the middle and reaching the back of the cap means there is no integral solid cap although there is a lace mesh on the crown and often a mesh material at each side (see images below) - this wig is sometimes referred to as "capless".
The twist on this classic open weft cap design is to have a closed weft cap design where wefts are covered by a lightweight stretch material.
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 wefts are on a slightly elasticated structure there is extra room from forehead to nape with this lace front wig cap design and there is extra room around the circumference of the wig.
The standard medium cap size of 22.5 inches (circumference) 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.
Equally, the adjustable straps can reduce the overall size 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 by another 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 trendy 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!
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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