Types of Wig Caps to Consider for Your Next Purchase


Are you planning to buy a new hair wig (also known as a toupee, hairpiece, and hair system) this month? If yes, you have probably made up your mind about the following: 

  • Wig hairstyle

  • Hair color  

  • Hair system supplier 

That’s great but have you selected the right cap construction from different types of wig caps available in the market? 

A wig cap is essentially the foundation of a hairpiece. If you don't take the time to choose it correctly, it can cause you to choose entirely the wrong hairpiece for you. 

In this blog, Lordhair will introduce you to different types of wig caps and also talk about the pros and cons of each type so that you can select the one that best matches your requirements. 

Since some of you might be in a hurry to learn about the different wig cap types and don’t want to know the minute differences and advantages, here’s an FAQ version of the blog! 

Type of wig caps FAQs

What is a wig cap? 

A wig cap is the base material of a hairpiece on which the hair is woven either manually or mechanically to create a wig. 


What are different types of wig cap constructions? 

The following are the different types of wig cap constructions to consider for your next purchase:  

  • Basic wig cap (wefted) 

  • Monofilament wig cap

  • Lace front wig cap

  • Full lace wig cap

  • Skin wig cap 


What is a basic wig cap? 

A basic wig cap is a hairpiece with a wefted wig cap construction. Popularly known as a traditional weft cap, open weft cap, standard cap, and classic cap, it has an open construction at the wig’s scalp which makes it lightweight, breathable, and affordable. 


What is a monofilament cap? 

A cap that is constructed using polyester or soft, ultra-fine mesh material that is durable and versatile is known as a monofilament cap. It allows the ability to change the hair parting and style at will. 


What is a lace front cap? 

A lace front cap is a natural-looking wig cap construction that is made using lace material at the front. It helps achieve an ultra-real frontal hairline. 


What is a full lace cap? 

In a full lace wig cap, the whole cap is constructed using lace material. It might not be as durable as a lace front cap but it is more flexible, comfortable, and airy.  


What is a skin cap? 

A skin wig cap is a hair system cap in which the hair strands are pulled out of a thin blend of polyurethane (PU) material that mimics the appearance of real skin. 


Now that we are done with the TL;DR version, let’s dig deeper into types of hair wigs. 


Let’s clear up some basics first! 


What is a Wig Cap? 

A wig cap is the base material of a hairpiece that covers the head. Also called the foundation of non-surgical hair wigs, it covers the scalp very much as a baseball cap or hat does. 

Wig caps provide a smooth surface on which the rest of the wig materials are integrated by hairpiece experts. It's also the cap on which the glue or tape is applied.