Wig Cap Constructions

To choose a wig is to choose a lifestyle. When you look at a wig, you are not only looking at the hairs attached, you want to understand how they are made, with what kind of magic technologies can those hairs look so real.

Here at UniWigs, we offer the highest quality wig products. We also make every effort to be informative and considerate.

This is a detailed catalogue for our customers to understand what type of foundations (also referred to as caps) our wigs are attached to. Based on different materials used on a cap, we divide our wig constructions into the following categories. It is common to combine more than one material on a single cap.


UniWigs Basic Caps Traditional Capless
At a Glance traditional Capless
Summary The most classic cap, added a net layer to the crown in order to maintain the shape of the wig It is called capless because it’s super light weight, almost undetectable.
Material Flower net front, ultra-thin wefts, memory mesh base Memory mesh, ultra-thin wefts
Crafts Open wefts sewn on cap base, with a net layer overlapping the crown Ultra thin wefts sewn on memory mesh, with open space in between the wefts
Features Durable, stable, affordable Lighter weight, airy, affordable
Our typical products Traditional Products Capless Products

Hand-tied Caps

As time goes by, classic weft-sewn wigs no longer meet wig wearers’needs. They seek for more comfort and more natural looking. That’s where hand-tied2(also refers to as hand-knotted) caps come to sight. This type of cap involves a great amount of manpower hours, yet it offers a highly natural look, lighter weight, and super comfort.

Depending on different materials hairs are hand-knotted into, there are three types of construction fabrics used on UniWigs products: lace, monofilament, and silk. Each approach has its own features and meets various needs. And they are usually combined with each other or other materials due to high manpower demands and cost, such as wefts or stretchy mesh.

UniWigs 100% Hand-knotted Constructions

Materials Lace Monofilament Silk
At a glance Lace Monofilament Silk
Features Soft, snuggly, breathable, free parting, different colors available Fixed shape, perfectly fit the shape of your crown, natural looking, free parting, transparent skin tone available Most real looking, mimics bio scalp, free parting
Hair volume tied at each cross 3-4 strands of hair knotted at each cross 1-2 strands of hair knotted at each cross Just like each strand of bio hair growing from your own scalp
lace front cap Lace front cap Full lace cap Full lace cap
Mono top cap Mono top cap Mono crown cap Mono crown cap
Silk Top/Skin Top/Kosher wigs Silk Top/Skin Top/Kosher wigs
Mono top/Lace front Mono top/Lace front
Summary Lace base snuggles with scalp perfectly, it is soft, breathable, and can be freely combined with any other materials Parting in any directions desired, the base is invisible, natural-looking Our highest end cap structure, most complicated crafts and looks most natural among all product lines, invisible knots, looks just like your own skin.

Note 1: To weave the root ends of the hair onto a warp of three silk threads to form a sort of fringe called a "weft". The wefts are then sewn to a foundation made of net or other material.

Note 2: It is a fine handmade craft where artists use a small hook, which is called a "ventilating needle", to knot a few strands of hair at a time directly to a suitable foundation material.

Note 3: Monofilament(refers to as mono hereinafter) is a type of fabric that is widely used in textile industry. For a wig construction usage, it is knitted into a mesh that is more delicate and more comfortable than lace closure when applied to scalp.

Glue or Glueless

When we put on a wig, it is expected that the wig WILL securely stay in place. No moving around, no falling off. We do not want to encounter any of those awkward moments where our little secret is revealed.

For this purpose, skin-safe adhesives or hair pins are the easiest options. We also offer more efficient optionswith none or less adhesive. With our uniquely designed, tight and invisible combs and clips sewn on temples and back, and adjustable straps fastened around nape, you can keep a peaceful mind that your wig will always stay where it is.

Customize Your Own Cap

UniWigs believes in individual’s uniqueness. It is our goal to make every customer to feel special and be able to design their own new look. And this is why UniWigs provides 100% custom service. Simply let us know your preferences and your expectations, our customer care specialist will be thoroughly walking you through the journey step by step. From choosing a construction, a style, a color or length of your wig, to how to apply, maintain, and care for the piece, we are here for you.


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