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Wigs 101: Different Types of Wig Caps

Once you’ve decided on the style, color, and hair type of your new wig, selecting the perfect cap can be underrated and tends to be an afterthought. We, however, can’t stress how important this step is! Comfort is key and there is nothing worse than finding a wig you’ve fallen in love with, only to find out it’s itchy, hot, loose, or just plain irritating.
 
We understand research and selecting a cap is a whole process in and of itself and can be stressful, confusing, and overwhelming. At Dimples, we’re all about simplifying (it happens to be our core value #5!) so we’re here to help!



 

Wefted/Machine Made

Price Bracket: $

The Benefits
•Affordable price point
•Provides the most volume

    The Drawbacks
    •Styling is very limited
    •Difficult for heat to escape cap
    •Weight of cap tends to be heavy



       



      Mono Crown

      Price Bracket: $+

      The Benefits
      •Creates a natural looking crown
      •Provides volume

        The Drawbacks
        •Styling is limited
        •Difficult for heat to escape cap
        •Weight of cap tends to be heavy
           


          Dimples | Mono Part Wig Cap

          Mono Part

          Price Bracket: $$

          The Benefits
          •Creates a natural looking side part

            The Drawbacks
            •Side part is fixed
            •Difficult for heat to escape cap
            •Rear of cap tends to be heavy


               
              Dimples | Mono Top Wig Cap

              Mono Top

              Price Bracket: $$$

              The Benefits
              •Freedom in parting and styling

                The Drawbacks
                •Mono area tends to have a rough texture as knots can cause skin irritation
                •Difficult for heat to escape cap
                •Rear of cap tends to be heavy

                   




                  Double Mono-Top

                  Price Bracket: $$$+

                  The Benefits
                  •Freedom in parting and styling

                    The Drawbacks
                    •Difficult for heat to escape cap
                    •Rear of cap tends to be heavy


                       
                      Dimples | Lace Hand Tied Wig Cap

                      Lace Hand Tied

                      Price Bracket: $$$$

                      The Benefits
                      •Provides most natural looking parting
                      •Cap is breathable and stays cool
                      •Weight of cap tends to be light

                        The Drawbacks
                        •High price point
                        •Very limited in use
                        •Delicate and easily rips
                        •Must be used with bonding glue
                        •Most time consuming to apply


                           
                          Dimples | Double Mono Top Hand Tied Wig Cap

                          Double Mono Top Hand Tied

                          Price Bracket: $$$$

                          The Benefits
                          •Maximum Comfort
                          •Cap is breathable and stays cool
                          •Provides most security

                            The Drawbacks
                            •High price point


                               
                              Dimples | Hand Tied Silicone Wig Cap

                              Hand Tied/Handmade Silicone Wig

                              Price Bracket: $$$$+

                              The Benefits
                              •Maximum Comfort
                              •Cap is breathable and stays cool
                              •Provides most security

                                The Drawbacks
                                •High price point
                                •Created only for 100% hair loss (silicone can pull on hair)

                                   

                                  Some Things to Keep in Mind

                                  • Any of these caps can also include a lace front, which adds more to the overall cost, but gives the ability to wear hair off your face, and provides the most styling versatility.
                                  •If the description doesn't say "hand tied" then it is implied that the wig has a wefted back. For example, a mono-top will have a wefted back.
                                  •Hand tied wigs and wefted back wigs are capable of being sized down. Wefted back wigs are easier to resize, however, resizing should be performed only by salon professionals.
                                               
                                    At Dimples, your comfort is our priority, which is why we spent 18 months developing our PerFit wig cap for all our human hair wigs, featuring a double silk mono top with pre-cut Swiss lace fronts!
                                    For additional help, head over to our VIP Salon Locator to find a salon near you, where one of our partners can help you find your perfect match!

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