Short answer? Too many to write a single blog post about! It feels as though every other month, there’s a new wig that’s trending... and we love it! We’re all for wig innovation and improving wig-wearing experiences, but we do also understand that it can be hard to keep up. Let’s go with a few wig constructions you need to be clued up on.
Undeniably one of the most popular wig constructions, lace frontals are wig units that intend to replace the natural hairline with a new, often-plucked-and-bleached, hairline from ear to ear. They offer the prospect of baby-hairs to those without, and diverse partings and styles that otherwise might be difficult to create with one’s natural hairline. There are different size lace frontals - 13x4 and 13x6. While 13x4 lace frontals are most popular, 13x6 is longer, often used for deep middle parts.
360 Lace Frontal
These lace frontals literally do what they say - lay 360 degrees around your head! These frontals are best for those seeking to create a slick high-pony, messy bun or any style that will display the back of your head.
U-part wigs are wigs that have a U-shaped opening at the top of the wig. U-part wigs wearers can their natural hair blend seamlessly with their wig. Wearers can let their leave-out breath and cover tracks at the top of the wig.
V-part wigs actually derive from the classic U-part wigs. They have a v-shaped opening at the top of the wig and are popular amongst those who prefer to stay away from the likes of lace adhesives. Check out our dedicated V-part wig blog post for tips, tricks and reasons as to why we love them!
With a bit of a misleading name, half-wigs are those that cover most of your hair and require some of your natural hair to be out. They don’t, however, cover just half of your hair as the name would suggest. Some of your natural hair is required to blend with the rest of the wig. Headband wigs, for example, are considered half-wigs.
For those looking for a sassy-full fringe look, or are experiencing hair loss at the crown of their heads, wig toppers may be a suitable choice. Wig toppers are hairpieces attached to the top of your head, providing coverage for this one targeted area, as opposed to full-head coverage. They are also suitable for those seeking to add some volume to the top of their heads.
Capless wigs are those without lace - the cap construction is ‘made from wefts that are sewn together. . There's a lot more space between tracks with these wigs, therefore, promoting increased breathability and comfort. Without the aid of lace, we’d suggest adding extra security to these wigs by using a wig gripper, such as The Wig Fix.