Wig Dictionary or terminology.
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360 wigs are a type of wig that offers complete coverage around the head, giving the wearer a full head of hair. They are made with a lace or monofilament base that wraps around the entire circumference of the head, with hair strands sewn onto the base. Unlike traditional wigs, which are usually secured with clips or tape, 360 wigs are typically secured with an adjustable elastic band or clips. The adjustable band allows the wearer to adjust the fit and style of the wig for a more natural look. Due to their full coverage and adjustable fit, 360 wigs are becoming increasingly popular for those who want a natural-looking wig.
4×4 or Closure Wig:
A 4×4 or closure wig is a type of lace front wig that is constructed with a 4×4 inch lace closure in the center of the wig. It is designed to give the appearance of a natural scalp and hairline and is often used to achieve a more natural-looking hairstyle. The wig is made up of individual wefts of hair that are sewn onto the lace closure and secured with clips or glue.
Adjustable tabs are a type of fastening device commonly used for securing two objects together. They consist of a tab or strip of material with a hole or slotted head at one or both ends. A screw or bolt is then inserted through the hole or slot and tightened, thereby securing the two objects together. Adjustable tabs are often used in a variety of applications, such as securing panels and making minor adjustments to the height or width of an object. They are also commonly used in the construction of furniture and other items.
Short strands of hair at the front of a wig which can be styled to create a natural look.
Hair which covers the forehead.
Brazillian Hair Wig
Brazilian Hair wigs are full lace wigs made from real human hair. It is soft, luxurious and has a natural shine. It is also known for its durability and its ability to hold curls and styles for a longer period of time. It is also a popular choice for those who are looking for a natural and realistic look. Brazilian Hair wigs are typically more expensive than synthetic wigs, but they provide an incredibly natural look and feel.
The base of a wig which provides support and structure.
Capless wigs are a type of wig that has an open-wefted cap construction. This means that the wig has many small, open spaces between the wefts of hair. This allows for better air ventilation, which makes the wig more lightweight and more comfortable to wear. The open wefts also allow for more styling options, as the wig can be brushed in different directions for a more natural look
Capless Construction Wigs:
Capless construction wigs are wigs that feature a breathable, open-wefted cap that is designed to keep you cool and comfortable. The open wefting allows for superior ventilation throughout the wig, making it lightweight and breathable. This design also makes it easier to adjust and style the wig for a custom fit.
Clip-in wigs are hair pieces that attach to the wearer’s head via clips that are already attached to the hairpiece. These wigs are great for those looking to change up their look without having to commit to a full wig. They are also much easier to apply than traditional wigs, making them a great option for those looking to get a quick and easy style change.
A section of hair at the top or back of a wig which is used to cover the head.
Flat Hair Styling:
Flat hair styling is a method of hair styling that involves using a flat iron and other styling tools to create sleek and smooth hairstyles. This method is often used to create straight, smooth looks such as sleek bobs, straight bangs, and sleek ponytails. Flat hair styling is a great way to add volume and texture to the hair while still keeping it looking polished and professional.
Flex Combs are a type of wig attachment that uses flexible combs that are inserted into the scalp for secure and comfortable wear. They provide a secure fit and are ideal for those who have active lifestyles or who may be sensitive to other types of wig attachments.
A lace closure which covers the entire front portion of the head.
Full frontal or 13×4 wigs are wigs with a 13×4 lace front closure that covers the entire front perimeter of the head. The lace is pre-plucked and used to create a realistic hairline around the face. This allows you to part the hair in any direction without having to worry about the hairline being visible. You can also wear a full frontal wig without having to worry about lace exposure.
Full Lace Wigs:
Full lace wigs are wigs that have a base made out of a lace material. This base is made of either French or Swiss lace, and the entire wig is made from this lace material. The hair is then hand-tied onto the lace, giving the wig a natural and realistic appearance. The lace is so thin that it can be blended in with the wearer’s scalp, giving it a more natural look. Full lace wigs are often used by those who have experienced hair loss or those who want to change their hairstyle without having to commit to a specific look.
Glue-less wigs are exactly as they sound, wigs that do not require glue or adhesives to stay in place. They are secured with an adjustable elastic band or clips and can be removed and reattached with ease. They are lightweight and comfortable to wear, and usually made of human hair or synthetic fibers. Glue-less wigs are a great option for those who want to change up their look without the time and mess of using glue.
Hair extensions are strands of real or synthetic hair that are attached to existing hair to give it more length or volume. They can be used to add a variety of different styles, colors and textures to your hair. Hair extensions can be clipped in, weaved in, or glued in, and can last for several weeks to several months depending on the type of extension used.
The natural-looking edge of a wig.
Half wigs are a type of wig that fits over the back half of the head, covering the nape of the neck and sometimes extending to the temples. They are designed to cover thinning hair or add volume and length to natural hair. Half wigs are usually attached using double-sided tape, clips, or an elastic band.
Heat-Resistant Synthetic Hair:
Heat-resistant synthetic hair is a type of synthetic hair that is made to be able to withstand high temperatures, such as those present in heated styling tools like curling irons, flat irons, and blow dryers. It is usually made from a blend of Kanekalon, Toyokalon, and/or Futura fibers. Heat-resistant synthetic hair is popular for use in wigs, extensions, and other hairpieces.
HD lace is a type of lace material that is ultra-fine, ultra-thin, and virtually undetectable. It is made with a special high-definition Swiss lace that is designed to blend seamlessly with any skin tone. HD lace is often used in the production of wigs, lace frontals, and lace closures, as it is designed to mimic the appearance of natural scalp.
Human Hair Wigs:
Human hair wigs are wigs made from real human hair, as opposed to synthetic fibers or other materials. These wigs are often the most natural-looking and most desired wigs on the market, as human hair wigs can be styled and parted in any way, and can be dyed to match the wearer’s desired color. Human hair wigs are typically more expensive than synthetic wigs, but the added realism and styling options make them a great choice for many wearers.
A type of synthetic hair that is often used in wigs and hair extensions. It’s lightweight and easy to style, but not as durable as other synthetic fibers.
A thin, sheer material which is used to create a natural-looking hairline for wigs.
Lace Front Wigs:
Lace front wigs are wigs with a sheer, fine mesh lining along the front hairline. The mesh is designed to look like the wearer’s scalp, and the hair is hand-tied to the mesh in individual knots. The mesh allows for natural-looking hairline and a secure fit. Lace front wigs are often used by those wanting to change their hairstyle without having to commit to permanent color or texture changes.
A lace wig is a type of hairpiece or wig in which human hair or synthetic hair is tied by hand to a sheer lace base which goes over the scalp. The lace is very thin and soft, allowing the hair to appear as if it is growing directly from the scalp, giving a very natural look.
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Machine Made Wigs / No Lace Wigs:
No-Lace wigs are wigs that do not require any lace or adhesive to stay in place. They are typically made of synthetic hair and feature a machine-made cap that is designed to fit snugly around the wearer’s head. The cap is usually made of a lightweight, breathable material and provides a secure fit without the need for adhesives.
Malaysian Hair Wig:
Malaysian Hair wigs are full lace wigs made from 100% human hair, which has been sourced from Malaysia. This hair is typically straight, thick and very soft. It takes color well and has a natural shine. Malaysian Hair wigs are perfect for those who want a natural look with minimal styling. They are lightweight and comfortable to wear, making them a great choice for those who want a low-maintenance look.
Melted Lace is a type of lace fabric that has been chemically treated to achieve a softer, more malleable texture. It is often used for lingerie, shawls, and other delicate garments. It can also be used to create a unique texture in craft projects.
A sheer, breathable material which is used to give the appearance of natural hair growth.
Monofilament wigs are a type of wig that is made from a single strand of hair rather than multiple strands of hair woven together. They are often used to create a realistic look, as the single strand of hair is able to move and behave like natural hair. Monofilament wigs are also lightweight and breathable, making them comfortable to wear.
Normal Lace or Brown Lace“
Normal lace is a type of shoelace, typically made of cotton, and is used to tie up shoes. Brown lace is a type of shoelace, typically made of a cotton-polyester blend, and is used to tie up shoes. Both types of laces come in a variety of lengths and widths.
A type of human hair wig that has been dyed to create a gradual blend of colors. It’s often used to create an ombre look in wigs and hair extensions.
The visible line which simulates a natural part in the hair.
Peruvian Hair wig is a type of wig made from human hair. It is usually sourced from Peru and is known for its soft texture and natural-looking luster. It is often used for wigs and extensions due to its durability and versatility. Peruvian Hair wigs are popular among women who want to add volume and length to their hairstyle.
Raw hair is unprocessed, unaltered human hair collected from a single donor. This hair has never been chemically treated, dyed, bleached or chemically processed in any way, and is often referred to as virgin hair. Raw hair is the most natural and highest quality hair available, and it is most sought after for its versatility and longevity.
Remy hair is a type of human hair used to make wigs and hair extensions. It is considered to be the highest quality hair available, because all of the cuticles are kept intact and the hair is all of the same length. Remy hair is often referred to as cuticle hair, because the cuticles are kept intact and running in the same direction. This prevents tangling and matting, and keeps the hair looking shiny and healthy.
Swiss lace is a type of lace fabric that is very fine and delicate. It is made from a combination of cotton and polyester threads and is often used in bridal veils, lingerie and other delicate garments. Swiss lace is known for its softness and flexibility, making it a popular choice for creating intricate lace patterns.
Hair made from synthetic fibers, such as nylon, polyester, and acrylic. It’s typically used in lower-cost wigs and is the least natural-looking of all the wig hair types.
Synthetic wigs are wigs made from synthetic fibers like polyester, nylon, or acrylic. These wigs are designed to mimic the look, feel, and style of human hair wigs at a more affordable price. Synthetic wigs are pre-styled, so you don’t have to worry about styling them yourself, and they require much less maintenance than human hair wigs.
Transparent lace is a type of lace used to make wigs. It is a very thin and sheer material that is undetectable to the eye, giving the appearance of a natural-looking scalp. This type of lace is often used when creating lace front wigs, allowing for the hairline to be blended in with the wearer’s own scalp. It is also used for full lace wigs, allowing for the entire wig to have a natural-looking appearance.
T-Part wigs are wigs with a “T” shaped parting down the middle of the crown for a more natural-looking hairline. This particular style of wig offers a realistic look and can be parted in any direction for a more versatile style. It is a great choice for those looking for an easy to wear, comfortable and natural-looking wig.
Tru2Life, Excelle, HD Heat Defiant Synthetic Wig Fibers
Tru2Life, Excelle, and HD Heat Defiant Synthetic Wig Fibers are all synthetic fibers used in wigs. Tru2Life is a heat-friendly synthetic fiber that can be styled with heat tools to create any look. Excelle is a high-definition heat-resistant synthetic fiber that can hold the shape of a style even after being washed. HD Heat Defiant Synthetic Wig Fibers are high-definition, heat-resistant fibers that can withstand temperatures up to 350°F, making them ideal for heat styling.
Virgin hair is hair that has not been chemically treated or colored in any way. It is the highest quality of human hair available, as it has no split ends, no excessive tangling, and the cuticles are all intact and running in the same direction.
U-Part Wigs are a type of wig that feature an open U-shaped opening at the top of the wig cap. This gap allows the wearer to pull their own hair through the opening to blend their natural hair with the wig. This type of wig provides a natural-looking blend and can be styled in many different ways. It is also an ideal choice for those with thinning or balding hair, as the open area allows the natural hair to show through
Weave Wigs are a type of wig made from a weave of human or synthetic hair. The hair is usually sewn onto a lace or mesh cap, which is then secured to the wearer’s scalp. Weave wigs are popular because they are versatile and can be styled in a variety of ways. They can also be colored and curled to give the look of natural hair.
Long strands of hair which are sewn together to create a wig.
Wig glue is a type of adhesive used to attach wigs and hairpieces to the scalp. It is often used to keep wigs and hairpieces in place on a person’s head, as well as to help create a natural-looking hairline. Wig glue is typically made from a combination of water and latex, and can be found in both liquid and gel forms.
A type of human hair wig made with hair that has been processed to mimic ethnic hair textures. It’s usually used in wigs and hair extensions.