The first most common cap construction 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.
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.
This type of 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.
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.
There are two 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 layer protects a bare scalp from irritation caused by the tiny, scratchy knots created by hand-tying the strands into the monofilament material.
The other is the Multi-Directional Monofilament Crown featured in many of our CreatedHair wigs. The hair on this type of wig will part sharply and lay down in multiple directions with greater ease than most of the other brands.
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 largely due to the fact that it takes 3 – 5 more inches of hair to create the volume needed for a Mono-Top wig.
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.
All mono-top wigs feature “Tape Tabs”
on the inside of the cap, usually in 4 or 5 spots. These tabs are made of a shiny material made from polyurethane, and allow the wearer to use double-
sided tape to secure the wig to the head, if necessary.