We often talk about wigs, but do you really understand wigs?

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Release time:2023-07-03 10:27

We often talk about wigs, but do you really understand wigs?


For those who don't wear wigs in their daily lives, their knowledge about wigs is probably limited to fleeting glimpses on TV shows or in wig shops. In fact, wigs are hair products that refer to accessories made from human hair, synthetic fibers, animal fur, and other materials that have undergone a series of processing procedures.


To put it systematically, wigs are just a general term that can be divided into different categories from various aspects.


In terms of coverage area, wigs can be classified into full wigs and hairpieces. Full wigs are worn on the entire head, providing convenience, stability, extensive coverage, and versatile usage. Hairpieces, also known as wig pieces, have a smaller coverage area but greater versatility. They can be made into different shapes and sizes according to specific needs, allowing for more flexibility and a more realistic appearance. Hairpieces used by women are called "Top Hairpieces," while those used by men are called "Toupees" in foreign countries.


Based on the manufacturing method, wigs can be divided into machine-made wigs and hand-hooked wigs. Machine-made wigs are produced using machinery, allowing for mass production with lower prices. However, they have a lower level of realism, tend to be heavier, have poorer breathability, and are more prone to tangling. On the other hand, hand-hooked wigs are meticulously crafted by hand, resulting in a higher level of realism, better breathability, and greater comfort. Naturally, these handcrafted wigs are more expensive.


From a craftsmanship perspective, there are various types of wigs, including machine-sewn caps, half-machine and half-hand-hooked caps (often referred to as front lace caps), full lace caps, Jewish wigs (also known as injected hair wigs), hairpieces, and MONO wigs, among others. Injected hair wigs, in particular, are the most complex type of wig in terms of craftsmanship. They are expensive and primarily made from European or Mongolian hair. The injected hair is typically distributed on the top of the wig and consists of three layers of mesh material. The hair is hooked onto the lace in the middle layer, then passed through the top layer of mesh to create the illusion of hair growing from the scalp. To ensure a more comfortable fit, an additional layer of fabric is placed below to cover the hair knots in the middle layer.


MONO wigs are made of a slightly denser mesh material than lace, providing a realistic appearance when worn on the entire head, the hairline, or other specific areas. They are popular due to their natural-looking effect, as if the hair is growing directly from the scalp. However, these types of mesh materials have slightly poorer breathability compared to lace.


Wigs can be categorized according to their purpose, such as doll wigs, cosplay wigs, wigs for models, holiday wigs, women's wigs, men's wigs, and wigs specifically designed for special occupations like judges and performers.


They can also be classified based on the intended wearer, such as women's wigs, men's wigs, children's wigs, etc.


Wigs can be made from various materials, including human hair, synthetic fibers, a blend of human hair and synthetic fibers, animal fur, and a combination of human hair and animal fur.


Furthermore, wigs can be categorized based on the type of cap construction, such as Swiss lace wigs, French lace wigs, MONO wigs, silk wigs, PU wigs, and so on. There are also wigs with combinations of different cap constructions, such as front lace with back PU.


Wigs can be further divided into headgear, hairpieces, extensions, and accessories based on their function. Headgear products include full wigs, half wigs, and 3/4 wigs (also known as 7/8 wigs). Hairpiece products are typically tailored to the size of hair loss areas and mainly serve as top hair accessories, suitable for people with thinning hair or bald spots. Hairpieces have various cap constructions, such as lace, MONO, PU, silk, or combinations of different mesh materials, and can also be customized. Extensions mainly include hair wefts, hair bundles, and clip-in hair. Accessories are variations of extension products and include bangs, ponytails, hairbands, hair buns, etc.


Regardless of how wigs are classified, they mainly serve several purposes:


Hairstyle decoration, covering white hair, increasing hair volume, and creating diverse styles.

Compensating for hair loss, baldness, and other physical defects.

Beauty and hairdressing tutorials.

Meeting the specific demands of certain professions, such as the entertainment industry and the legal profession.

These are the various classifications of wigs. Do you have a better understanding now?


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