A Guide To The Different Medical Wig Caps

20 April 2020
 Categories: Beauty & Fashion, Blog

Hair loss due to medical issues, such as cancer treatments or alopecia, can be devastating to your self-confidence. Modern human hair medical wigs, though, are so well constructed and natural-looking that they can help give you back your confidence. As a first-time wig buyer, navigating the choices available can be a challenge, especially when it comes to the wig cap. The cap forms the base of your wig, and you need one that is comfortable and easy to use. The following can help you understand your options.

Full Lace

A full lace wig provides the most breathable option because the entire wig is made of a thin nylon lace that allows air to circulate. Further, the hairs in the cap are hand-tied, which means that there are no discernible parts so you can style the hair any way you like. A fully hand-tied lace wig gives full freedom of movement since the hairs are evenly distributed over the entire cap. Further, you can trim the cap in any way necessary to get the most natural hairline as possible.

360 Lace

A 360 lace cap wig has lace around the entire perimeter of the hairline, including over the forehead, ears, and the name of the neck. The lace is attached to a solid cap that is usually made of fabric, but some medical wigs feature a silicone solid crown cap. The hairs around the hairline are hand-tied to make it look like a natural hairline, whereas the hairs on the crown cap are machine-sewn. You can partially control the part, but the way the hair lies on the crown cap isn't open to major style changes as it would be with a full lace wig. A 360 lace wig is more cost-effective than full lace while still allowing comfort, styling diversity, and a natural hairline.

Front Lace

Front lace wigs are the most cost-effective of the lace style wigs. Only the front section of the wig is lace and hand-tied so you can trim the hairline to fit your face. Most also come with integrated baby hairs along the front of the lace to give an even more natural appearance. Beyond the front of the wig, the cap is solid and the hairs are machine-sewn, so there is little styling diversity as the hair must lie how it was sewn.


Open-weft wigs consist of strips of hair that are machine-sewn onto breathable fabric wefts. The strips are then sewn to a breathable net cap. There is minimal styling diversity, but the breathability of the design makes them well suited to certain medical conditions, such as those undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Closed weft designs consist of hair machine-sewn to a full fabric cap. These are the least expensive type of wigs, but they can be hot and uncomfortable.

Contact a service that sells medical human hair wigs for more help.