WIG CAP CONSTRUCTION/
DESIGN BASICS

WIG CAP CONSTRUCTION/
DESIGN BASICS

DIFFERENT TYPES OF WIG CAPS

Premium Design Wigs are created from the finest European Luxury Hair available.

The Luxury Hair used for all CreatedHair products is cut directly from ponytails of all colors and textures. The cuticles are all left intact making all the hair aligned in one direction, retaining its shine and texture wash after wash.

Our Premium Design Wigs are created with the latest in contemporary fashion and sewn with precision detail to give long-lasting glamour and comfort. Highly skilled hand workers called ventilators, take the time to knot one and two hairs at a time into the cap.

The knots are then bleached to assure them being invisible to the naked eye and allow you to further keep your “secret.”

To achieve a gorgeous look and feel depends not only on hair quality but the comfort of the experience is largely dependent on the base cap. CreatedHair caps are made of weightless silks, air lace and advanced meshes to make our hairpieces snug, supple and flattering.

Premium Design Wigs are made with several different bases to choose from:

Full Wig

3/4 Cap also known as Fall

Topper/ Closure in several sizes depending on your coverage need

Fully Hand-Tied, Close Wefted Back, 1/2 Hand-Tied 1/2 wefted back, Open Wefted, French Silk Top, and part Silicone. All have a stretchable mesh to allow for added comfort.

A term for individual hair fiber that is tied by hand onto the wig cap/base using a single or double knot. Offers styling flexibility and resembles the movement of natural hair. CH 100% Hand-Tied wigs offer a lightweight breathable see-thru mesh cap. They are labor-intensive. It takes a worker many weeks to completely finish a hand-tied wig, and after this, the wig still needs to be hand-cut, and color may be added to match your look.

All have a stretchable mesh to allow for added comfort.

Just keep in mind as wonderfully realistic looking and comfortable as a 100% hand-tied wig can be, they all have a tendency to stretch over time. The good thing is that CreatedHair has an excellent repair team on hand to do alterations and take in the piece if needed for a small charge.

                     

The closed wefted cap has a natural skin top that resembles a scalp. From the crown to the nape, there is a single piece of stretch material with wefts sewn horizontally across from ear to ear. This cap has a snugger fit and because the single piece of material is completely closed to the head, it prevents hair from the head from coming through. Wefts will often times hold hair in the cap more securely than hand-tied caps. Due to the snug fit, many women wearing wigs for Alopecia or wigs for cancer prefer the closed wefted cap.

                         

The open wefted cap has a natural skin top that resembles a scalp.

Also known as “Capless” wigs. They are constructed from rows of wefts (fringes) it means that the sides and back of the wig cap are constructed with wefts of hair. The wig is breathable because there’s 1/2″ of room between each weft of synthetic fiber or human hair that have been sewn together into the shape of a cap, but do not have an underlying solid cap, per se.

There is open wefted that work best for those with hair. For those with thin or no hair we suggest close wefted back which has a lining that covers the wefts.

The top has a multi directional part with a natural skin top that resembles a scalp. The back has a lightweight stretch material that the wefts are sewn on.

  • Is adjustable
  • The closed material prevents hair from coming through and provides more structure
  • Adjustable cap
  • Ear tabs
  • Very durable

As in Closed Wefted Caps – Open Wefted also have wefts in the back from the crown to the nape, sewn horizontally across from ear to ear. The area between each weft is open so the cap does not feel as tight on the head. When pinning a wig up, the open wefts allow the pins to go through the cap and be fastened to the hair growing from the head, which assures a firmed hold. The open wefts also allow more ventilation to the scalp.

Another great option to consider is 1/2 Hand-Tied /1/2 open or closed wefted back. These have hair sewn in by hand on top with close wefted back. You also choose open or close wefted with silicone strips at the top for added security.

Add Silicone to your Open or Close Wefted Cap – Increased Security

The silicone closed wefted cap offers a comfortable silicone in key area around the cap to prevent the wig from slipping. It allows the wig wearer the ultimate comfort and security without the use of clips, combs, glues and tapes. This cap is ideal for women suffering from any type of full hair loss.

This is an all-lace top, considered the most mysterious and most realistic. This design is very delicate and requires extra care when styling as it’s more fragile than Mono Top or French Silk Top .

Available in close-wefted, open-wefted, and hand-tied constructions.

There is also all lace caps. However as breathable, however due to fragile nature all lace wig tend to have a shorter shelf life. They also stretch very easily. However all lace caps are easier to alter, to make smaller and can be stretched a bit larger.

It creates a realistic looking hairline. When properly worn with a special adhesive, it is almost undetectable that it is not the wearer’s own growing hair. This is best for those wearing their hair back or parted down the center.

All of our styles are available with or without lace.

A common cap construction in both human hair and synthetic hair is the “Monofilament-Top”.

A wig made with a Mono Top is better for those who are used to more volume or height on top.

A Monofilament/Mono-Top Wig refers to fine, breathable nylon or silk mesh with hairs individually hand-knotted to appear as a natural-looking part.

Mono-Top is a wefted wig that features an inset of transparent micro-mesh sewn in at the crown, with the individual strands of synthetic fiber or human hair hand-tied into the mesh. Mono-top wigs are generally more natural looking, as the hair appears to be growing out of a real scalp.

A wig made with a Mono Top is better for those who are used to more volume or height on top.

These are more expensive.

There are three types of Monofilament Wigs:

MONOFILAMENT TOP
MONOFILAMENT PART
MONOFILAMENT CROWN

There are a few notable variations to the standard mono-top wig: one can be seen in the CreatedHair.com Designs line, which features a double layer of monofilament mesh at the crown. This extra breathable layer protects a bare scalp from irritation caused by the tiny, scratchy knots created by hand-tying the strands into the monofilament material.

This type of cap construction is considered to be the finest in the world. Generally, mono-top wigs are recognized as a higher quality wig product and are more expensive than standard wefted cap wigs.

Recommended for hair loss patients, it allows for greater comfort and excellent ventilation.

This type of Monofilament-Top cap was first developed for women who had experienced significant hair loss due to chemotherapy, alopecia, or other medical reasons, as the transparent mesh allowed the bare scalp to show through. This covers the full wig area on top to be done in Monofilament.

Monofilament Crown – Is limited to just the smaller area of the crown ( usually “4X4” or “5X5”

You may sometimes see mono-top wigs referred to as “Medical Wigs” for this reason. However, many women with full heads of hair prefer the mono-top wigs for their superior natural appearance. With a mono-top wig, the hair can be more sharply parted on either side of the head than with a conventional wefted cap wig.

Monofilament Part – Is focused on just one area of the part. A slightly less expensive alternative is a wig featuring a Monofilament “Part”, rather than a full monofilament top. These are wigs that have a thin strip of monofilament mesh sewn in just at the left, right, or center part line. Be aware; In these cases, the location of the part CANNOT be changed.

When ordered with a Multi-Directional Part for limitless styling pessimist and undetectable naturalness and enable hair to be parted and styled every which way.

*Available as special order only. Please allow 10-12 weeks for delivery.

A slightly less expensive alternative is a wig featuring a Monofilament “Part”, rather than a full monofilament top.

These are wigs that have a thin strip of monofilament mesh sewn in just at the left, right, or center part line. Be aware; In these cases, the location of the part CANNOT be changed.

French Silk Top and are made with natural skin top that resembles a scalp lending to a more discreet authentic look. This is not recommended for those seeking height on the crown as French Tops are flatter on top.

Silk Top is also known as French Top is for those who do not desire volume. It is flatter on top. The knots are hidden in between 2-3 layers of thin material, one being silk, the other lace which adds to its flat design. The closes layer to the scalp is made in a light beige or white material to create a strong natural looking part creating the illusion of a scalp.

 
           

By hand sewing/injecting the roots/knots of the hairs under the silk base, the scalp area where you have the silk base, provides the illusion that the hair is coming from your own scalp. Making the knots 100% invisible. You don’t need to bleach the knots, you don’t need to worry about any other techniques to make the knots invisible and undetectable.

Our Silk Top Bases are available in 5 different sizes: 4′′x 4′′, 5′′x 5”, 6′′x 6′′ 13′′x 4′′ & Full Silk Based Cap. The sizes listed below determine the amount coverage of the silk base.

Further: CROWN BASE SIZE

Whatever size you choose the silk material begins approximately 1/2 -1 inch from the hairline. Most of the Virgin Lace wigs can have a silk base added to them.

4′′ x 4′′
Has just enough coverage to part the hair in the middle, on the side, & off center, which is where most part their hair. Goes back 1′′ from the hairline going back 4” and across 4′′.

5” or 6” will give you a bit more room for parting. The larger base you go the more hair can be sewn in and the more coverage you will get. For those with hair loss on top from front to the back you should get a topper 1” longer where your head curves to give you coverage in the top back of the crown. If you need more coverage than that go 1” longer.

We do not carry these

A wig designed to stay on by means of suction due to the customized fit. Much of the time these do not breathe and can become very hot.

A “Wiglet”, commonly known as Toppers, features a smaller wig cap. Wiglets can be used to cover thinning spots on the head, or to add volume or fullness in general. They come in a variety of cap styles and sizes. There are wefted, monofilament-top, and pull-through wiglets.

Toppers are made in dimensions generally ranging from 3′′x 4′′ to 5′′ x 7′′ or larger 7” X 9” with many more combinations to fit your individual’s needs.

Toppers are made in dimensions generally ranging from 3′′x 4′′ to 5′′ x 7′′ or larger 7” X 9” to “8 X 10” with many more combinations to fit your individual’s needs.

They usually attach by using pressure-sensitive combs (toupee clips) that are sewn into the top and/or sides of the cap or bonded on with glue to the scalp where no hair exists. Many times one will choose to shave their head in a U Shape to adhere to the U Shape of the wiglet.

A “Fall” or “3/4 Cap Wig” is designed to be worn with the wearer’s own hair showing at the front hairline and down the temples to the ears. It should fall just at the occipital bone across the back of the head. Most falls utilize conventional wefted caps.

SECURITY

They are attached using a half-round comb at the front (bangs area) and another at the back (nape area) for an extremely secure fit. Some falls feature a cloth headband which if matched to your hair offers a great comfortable solution.

                                                     

All wigs will have adjustment straps at the nape (back neck area) to allow the wig to be sized down for a more snug fit. Generally, these straps will have Velcro attachments, but will sometimes feature hooks that fit into tiny adjustment pockets. Either system works well, and both are used on inexpensive as well as expensive wigs.

Most people who are purchasing human hair do so because they want to create a look similar to their own. To achieve this, make sure that the base of the wig allows for a secure fit. If not you’ll have areas that gather which will create a thicker or different look than your own head shape and size. Getting the fit as close as possible allows the hair to lay better as well.

1. Single Knots
Single knots refer to a type of knot that’s only been tied once. This technique allows the hair to remain flat. This method can only be used in certain types of wigs it is more likely to be used for the temple and scalp areas of a wig. A single knot is rarely used for the front or top of a wig.

2. Single Split Knots
The knot has still only been tied once, however, the hair is ventilated due to two strands coming out of one hole. This type of wig knotting technique is used mostly at the front due to its ability to create a gradual, natural hairline. This sometimes can alter how long the hair will stay in the cap as split knots have the tendency to loosen more quickly thus creating hair to release.

3. Double Knot
This is the most durable type of knot, meaning it’s versatile and can be used in many different types of wigs, and mainly used for integration hairpieces whereby natural hair lies on top of the wig piece. Although it is strong, it’s the most detectable knot of the bunch.

4. Double Split Knot
The look and feel of a single split knot, with the durability of a double knot. This technique is great for lace and mono base designs as this knot is less visible than a double knot.

Step 4: Determine Your Wig Size
Step 6: Wig Color Chart