Learning the Most Common Terms When Shopping for Wigs

September 14, 2023

Learning the Most Common Terms When Shopping for Wigs

Is this your first time shopping at a wigs store? Are you a novice when it comes to wearing wigs? If you are, then it is safe to assume there are terms related to wigs that you don't understand. To get acquainted with those terms and be familiar with the world of wigs, here are some of the words you may often see or hear while you browse our collection. 

Understanding the Terms at Wigs Store 

As you step into the world of wigs, you may find yourself overwhelmed with a plethora of terms and jargon specific to the wig industry. Listed below are some key terms that will enhance your wig-shopping experience. 

Cap Construction 

The cap construction refers to the foundation of the wig onto which the hair is attached. There are various types. And each one offers unique benefits. Here are the most common: 

  • Lace front: This is a wig with a sheer lace panel at the front, giving the illusion of a natural hairline and allowing for versatile styling. 
  • Monofilament: This is a cap with a thin, flesh-colored material that mimics the appearance of the scalp. It provides a more realistic look, especially in parting areas. 
  • Full-lace: Choosing a wig with a cap made entirely of lace. Offers maximum flexibility in styling and natural hair movement. 
  • Open-wefted: A cap with open wefts will let air circulation. It also makes the wig lightweight and breathable. 


It refers to the amount of hair on the wig and determines how thick or thin the wig appears. Wig density is typically categorized as light, medium, or heavy. Light-density wigs provide a natural and lightweight look, while heavy-density wigs offer more volume and fullness. 

Synthetic wig

It is made of artificial fibers designed to resemble natural hair. Synthetic wigs are easy to style and require minimal maintenance. They are a budget-friendly option and are available in a variety of colors and styles. 

Human Hair Wig 

Human hair wigs are crafted from raw human hair. They provide the most natural and realistic look. These wigs can be styled, dyed, and treated like your natural hair, offering versatility and durability. 

Remy Hair

This type of hair refers to human hair that has been collected and processed in a way that keeps the hair cuticles aligned in the same direction. This preservation of hair cuticles minimizes tangling and ensures a smooth and natural appearance. 

Virgin Hair 

It is the highest quality of human hair as it has never been chemically processed or treated. It is collected from donors with minimal styling, preserving the hair’s natural integrity and shine. 

Heat Resistant 

Some synthetic wigs are labeled as heat resistant, meaning that they can withstand low to medium heat for styling. However, caution should be exercised to avoid damage to the wig fibers. 

Wig Cap Size

Wigs come in different cap sizes to fit various head circumferences. The standard sizes are small, medium, and large. Choosing the right cap size ensures a comfortable and secure fit. 

Venturing into the World of Wigs

As you embark into the world of wigs, mastering these terms will make your experience more enjoyable while shopping for these hair pieces at the wigs store. To start applying your knowledge, please visit our online store and browse our collection. 

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