Full Lace Wigs With Thin Skin
Around The Perimeter

Lace wigs with thin skin around the perimeter are more of an additional element for full lace cap wigs as opposed to being a stand alone cap construction.

The lace wig comes with the varying elements lace wig cap constructions (this means the main cap could have stretch at the crown, or a silk base or ear to ear stretch, as well as combs or straps) but have the addition of a thin skin strip, also known as polyurethane (PU) around the perimeter of the wig.

The thin skin (PU) strip is ventilated by hand using a secure looping technique and the hair is not knotted but injected into the thin skin strip, providing the realistic appearance of hair growing naturally out of the wearer's skin.

Full lace cap wigs with PU around the perimeter should be used with an adhesive. The adhesive bond lasts longer with thin skin strips than it does when used with a lace perimeter and the removal of adhesive residue is easier.

Full lace wig with thin skin perimeter, stretch at crown and silk baseFull lace cap wig with thin PU perimeter (on a lace wig with stretch at the crown and silk top)

Full lace wig caps that come with a thin skin perimeter without any stretch panels tend to be used by more experienced lace wig wearers.

If you're new to full lace wigs it may be a better option to choose a thin skin perimeter full lace wig a with ear-to-stretch or stretch at the crown.

Full Lace Wigs With Thin Skin Perimeter: The Benefits, Drawbacks and Variations...


  • Provides the realistic hairline as hair is injected not knotted
  • Provides longer duration for adhesive bonding
  • Allows hair to be worn in an up-do
  • Allows hair to be parted in any direction


  • Thin skin is not made of breathable and may feel uncomfortable in warmer temperatures
  • The circumference measurements are important if the rest of the wig does not have any stretch capacity (such ear-to-ear stretch)
Full lace cap wig with thin skin perimeter and stretch at the crownVariation of full lace wig with PU perimeter

There are variations to the full lace wigs with thin skin design, some of which include:

  • Different sizes of PU perimeter
  • Entire thin skin cap
  • Thin skin at other points on the cap
  • Thin skin around stretch panels
  • Silk top (aka 4"x4" silk base and injected lace)

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 sparked the development of different cap styles.

It's easy to be enticed into all sorts of options for your full lace 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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