In the current age, wearing a wig has become a style statement, not merely a cover-up for shabby unkempt hair. Neither is using wigs the sole prerogative of drag queens or cancer patients who’ve lost considerable amounts of hair. In fact, the trend of wearing wigs has become very popular at the moment, especially due to the help of influencers enforcing these trends quite heavily.
However, if you are a beginner, who has bought new pairs of blonde human hair wigs, curly human hair wigs, or any other kind of human hair bob wigs, these are the few wig terms that you should acquaint yourselves with. Especially before beginning the process of getting wigs or wig products anymore.
Terms & Their Meanings
● Mono/ Monofilament
This is the fine mesh fabric underlining the hair that is necessary for the construction of the wig. It’s shaped like a cap that fits perfectly on top of the curveball of one’s head. Often, the best human hair wigs are made with a transparent mesh, as it through the transparency of the cap, the hues from the colour of one’s own scalp show through, making the wig look more natural.
Denier is a unit of measurement that describes the thickness of a strand of hair used in the human hair wigs. The higher denier of make indicates that the hair is heavier. It’s a generally known fact that hair descending from Asians is far thicker than European or other Western countries.
Fun Fact – Denier is also the unit of measurement used to gauge the thickness of tights and stockings.
A curtain of hair stitched together in a single space unit to construct a lower-priced wig is called the weft. Their handmade counter-parts are far more expensive. Smaller curtains of hair wefts are a good way to help a cost-effective way to increase one’s natural hair volume by placing them as extensions in one’s natural hair.
Returns are the shorter hair that is tied through the entire wig in order to give the human hair bob wigs a more natural look, making them look like flyaways or even to lessen the density of the hair volume from the wig. No, they are not breakage or damage; they are purely designed to give the hair a natural look.
Fringe is another way to call bangs. A fringe is used to frame an often larger forehead, and give the face its definition, taking away from the intensity of the look, yet making one look youthful and cute at the same time. They can be blunt, straight-across bangs to side-swept one that look more natural. Almost everyone at a point in life has had a fringe.
Generally, hairdressers tend to tease the roots of one’s hair on selected occasions to give the hair an instant bounce and volume at the roots, that defines the hair and head shape. However, vigorous teasing every day can cause damage to the roots of one’s hair. If you are someone who likes voluminous hair and owns curly hair, then it’s best to get curly human hair wigs with a permatease. Not only does this give a rounder shape to the head, a permanent tease but also helps conceal the wefts in any basic cap wigs.
Nape is the backend of the wig that lays on the back of one’s neck, the arched area that naturally descends into your back.
The density of the best human hair wigs signifies how closely stranded are each hair strand. It also shows closely knit, the stands are in a single wig or even extensions. Make sure, not to confuse this term with the above mentioned, ‘denier’.
Remy is the way human hair was collected from manufacturing a wig. When a wig is termed as a Remy, it shows that 100% of the hair used in making the wig was collected with the cuticles of the hair facing one direction and not multiple. This may sound like an insignificant piece of information, yet Remy is considered a world-class highest quality when it comes to wig qualities.
● Ear Tabs
Ear tabs are a feature of the wigs that makes sure that hair rests near the temple and not over the ears. They are used to adjust the placement of the hair wigs around the ears, securing it down to fit the head’s shape.
These are the ten must-know terms when it comes to wigs, and every beginner should know these for future reference.