When searching for the perfect wig to create your individual look, you may have a lot of questions. Is synthetic or human hair right for you? Do you need a full wig or just a topper or extensions? You will also need to consider how the wig is made. Lace front, cloth bases and monofilament wigs are the most popular choices. Monofilament wigs are a great option and offer many advantages.
Lightweight and Natural
Monofilament refers to the materials that the wig is made from. Monofilament wigs are constructed using a thin, sheer, sometimes mesh-like material such as polyester or nylon. The sheer material is both breathable and lets the natural skin under show through. This creates a very natural look, especially along the hairline. It’s lightweight, sometimes feeling as if you are not wearing a wig at all. For this reason, monofilament wigs are sometimes called “skin wigs.”
Hair fibers, either synthetic or human hair, are usually hand-sewn or hand-tied into the base of the wig (some manufacturers will use machines to sew in groups of hair fibers). This process also creates a more natural, scalp-like look. You can literally part your hair anywhere (also referred to as multidirectional styling). Monofilament wigs are considered the best option for those who have lost some or all of their hair. The sheer material of the cap plus the tied-in hair fibers make the wigs virtually undetectable.
While monofilament wigs are great for a natural look, they are also ideal for those with sensitive skin or those who have undergone chemotherapy or other medical treatments. Medical treatments can leave the skin sensitive to touch and temperature. The thin, breathable base material is less irritating to the scalp than a more traditional cloth-based wig and allows for more air circulation.
Popular with Endless Options
Because monofilament wigs are versatile and durable, they are very popular. As a popular choice, they are made by a number of top wig manufacturers and in a variety of styles. Every length from short to long and every texture from curly to straight can be found in monofilament wigs.
For the most natural look, human hair monofilament wigs are ideal. Monofilament wigs can also include a lace front, making the hairline a seamless blend into your own natural hairline. Hair fibers are also hand-tied in to the lace front, sometimes even with baby hairs to further hide the hairline, and the hair around your face can then be styled back. This is a definite advantage to monofilaments and lace front wigs.
Monofilament Wigs in New Jersey
If you have thinning hair or are planning to lose your hair due to medical treatments, consider a monofilament wig. Wig-A-Do is the premier wig salon in New Jersey for wigs of all styles, including monofilament. We can help you select a style that will match your existing hair and even help you work with your insurance company to get reimbursed for the wig (if applicable0. We have almost 50 years of experience helping customers of all ages. Stop in or call (856) 235-3534 to schedule your private appointment. We also help with styling, care and maintenance of your wig!