Wig Tutor || Lesson #1: All About Caps in a Snap

Shopping for a wig can be stressful, especially if you’re a newbie. 4Women.com, Inc.’s resident wig tutor, Lana Moriece, is here to the rescue! Her new blog posts, “Wig Tutor,” will teach you all you need to know about wigs!   Lesson #1: All About Caps in a Snap  unnamed.jpg 1. If you can see a wig’s wefts, it should be left.  ”Weft” is the term for sewing loose hairs into rows.  Hair does not grow this way. A quality wig can be made using wefts, but the only place they should be visible is the inside of the cap. Look for wigs with hairs tied into knots in the monofilament. 2. Don’t assent to bad monofilament. “Monofilament” is the micromesh to which hair strands are sewn to or tied. Look for quality and durability. Monofilament is also what gives the illusion of a natural scalp. You do not want it too dark nor too light and ensure the “part” is not too large nor absent. 3. Go ahead, be knotty. High quality wigs are created by hand-knotting strands of hair to the monofilament. The less hairs per knot, the higher the quality. The finest wigs have as few as 1-2 hairs per knot. 4. A little breeze, please. Sweating is great–but it has a time and place. Hopefully, that is not daily dripping down your face! Modern wigs let the scalp breathe, which is essential for both comfort and hygiene. Plus, good ventilation will allow the hair to move in multiple directions permitting better styling and movement. 5. Don’t commit hairline crime. The hairline being too high or too low is often a problem of fit over quality. Your natural hairline is typically for finger-widths from your brows, but there are always exceptions; for example, model Tyra Banks is a five-head and reality star Teresa Giudice is a three-head. 6. Mind the gap. A wig should fit your head snuggly. Sure, adjustments and additional security can be provided with tapes and tabs–but they will not compensate for a wig that’s too large. I hope you find these tips helpful, beaudivas! Love, Lana Moriece lana@4women.com
 

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