Glossary of Wig Terms

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3/4 Wigs
A cap that covers most of the head except the front hairline. You can use your own hair to blend up and over the fall. Usually connects easily to your own hair with flex combs.
Binary Clips
Binary clips are two seperate pieces of hair each with it's own comb that interlock with eachother.
Banana Comb
An outlined adjustable comb clip assembled with a very strong curved link and a clip that snaps together at the top.
Cap
Provides shape and a base for the hair or fiber to be attached
Capless
Has an open-wefting in the crown, back and sides for more ventilation.  Capless is one of the most weightless cap available.
Cuticle
The cuticle is the outer layer of the hair folicle. Hair has three layers: a cuticle, a cortex, and a medulla.
Drawstrings
A ponytail like hairpiece with two combs that attach to a bun in the back of the head and are secured by pulling on an elastic string.
Finger Clips
Very similar to a banana comb except it has no teeth.
Full Wig
A full wig is a wig designed to fully cover the head. When most people think of a wig, this is the type they are thinking of
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Hand Tied
A wig cap that replaces the wide stretch lace used in most of today's wigs with a thinner, more resilient stretch material that actually molds to the shape of the head for a lighter, more secure fit.
Head-Band Wig
A half-cap or 3/4-cap wig that attaches with a hard or soft headband at the front. You can wear your own bangs slicked back underneath the headband or worn styled on the outside.
Human Hair
It is what it says.  100% natural human hair.  This wig is cared and styled for like regular human hair.
Jaw Clips
Also called a butterfly clip it has two "jaws" on a spring. The "jaws" are round and interlock when closed.  This type of clip is very easy to put on and take off.
Memory Cap
A wig cap that replaces the wide stretch lace used in most of today's wigs with a thinner, more resilient stretch material that actually molds to the shape of the head for a lighter, more secure fit.  This cap is also available in styles with a monofilament top - depending on the wig's style requirements.
Monofilament
Monofilament is a process of manually knotting individual hair fibers onto the cap for a more natural look. This is usually done on parted areas and on the edge of the cap in order to hide cap material when the hair is pulled back.
O'Solite
New creations which are both an ultra comfy cap as well as a new combination of fibers that are soft, light, and vibrant. The cap construction is cool, lightweight and secure. The fiber mix is new, but thoroughly tested, and feels as soft as real hair. Yet, it has enough body and memory to keep its style.
Skin Top Cap
A Skin Top cap is designed with a colored base to give the illusion of your own scalp directly under the wig. This is useful with hair styles that expose the scalp such as parts.
Standard Weft Cap
A Standard Weft is the basic cap style for wigs. It involves hair stitched into a string mesh. A Standard Weft is generally the simplest cap type and therefore the least expensive.
Synthetic Hair
Synthetic Hair is different with every company but is generally the same.  They are made to match closely to the texture and consistency of human hair.  
Weft
Strands of hair fibers are sewn together at one end to make a curtain of hair. These wefts are sewn onto the cap to simulate natural hair.



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