Full lace cap wigs with tabs at the ears are similar to the full lace cap wig with ear-to-ear stretch but instead they come with a small stretch (elasticated) panel (tab) at each ear only, with the rest of the lace wig cap (including the crown) being made from lace.
The small stretch tabs will always be a different colour to the lace because it contains elasticated material but it will still be breathable.
This type of lace wig cap construction means that the stretch tabs can add an extra half inch to the given circumference of a wig – it’s important that your chosen retailer tells you how much stretch there is. The standard medium cap size of 22.5 inches for a full lace wig should fit a head of up to 23 inches.
The stretch tabs at the ears are also more robust than the rest of the lace and can be used as to adjust the wig when putting it on, so instead of holding the lace, you hold the ear tabs.
Lace cap wigs with tabs at the ears are another easy cap construction to use and they're a great option for those who are new to wearing full lace wigs as well as being popular with those who consider themselves wig wearing veterans or perhaps have just worn them for some time.
Adhesive is not used for the stretch tabs at the ears – this does not make the wig less secure as the lace is glued from the temples, around the front of the hairline, as well as from just behind the ears and around the nape of the neck.
Lace cap wigs with tabs at the ears cannot be worn in a high up-do as the tabs would show – however our top tip is to simply go for the fashionably tousled (or loose) ponytail so that some of the hair is covering the top and back of your ears, which means the stretch is out of sight – voila!
As the stretch tabs are located above the ears, you can part your hair through the middle (a half up, half down style, canerows, pigtails and so on) without anyone realising it’s a wig.
As with all full lace wigs, there are variations to this cap construction, some of which include
The development of different cap constructions for full lace wigs has been a somewhat slow burning affair but the growing popularity of lace wigs has triggered the development of different cap styles to suit different needs.
It's easy to be lured into all sorts of options for your full lace wig cap construction, without really knowing whether you need (or even want) the all singing, all dancing version.
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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