When it comes to buying a wig, you must have come across several types of wigs in the market, such as lace front wigs, full lace wigs, 360 lace wigs, silk top wigs or HD lace wigs, you could get confused about what are they and which one should you choose? While each of them has its purpose, they offer different kinds of styling options. Knowing about each of them could help you better decide on buying a wig.
This guide will talk about the different types of wigs, their pros and cons, price range, and styling options that each has to offer. Keep reading to know about different kinds of wigs and find an answer to the question - which one is better?
Lace Front Wig
Lace front wigs are popular human hair wigs that are comfortable to wear and have a natural feel. Only the front part of the wig is made from lace and the back part is made from a thicker material. They have a premium quality lace with the hair carefully woven to it. Unlike other laces, the hair is not sewed or glued to the lace. All the hair is tied in a single place which helps to give the scalp a realistic look and the hair a natural bounce.
- Lace front wigs are long-lasting and have a lightweight feel.
- The lace does not shed hair or deform easily.
- It gives a truly natural look and feels.
- Comfortable and easy to wear.
- Lace front wigs are less expensive.
- Prone to damage in comparison to wigs having a thicker base.
- Needs special care and maintenance.
How much Lace Front Wigs cost?
You can get a fine Lace Front Wig from as low as $90 to 500$. Higher price does not necessarily denote better quality. All the wigs are made from similar quality premium material. The price of the wig will depend upon the length, hair materials and density that you choose.
When you should buy them?
If you want to get a natural appearance without compromising on your comfort, then you should buy a lace front wig. They offer versatile style options that let you embrace an elegant and excellent look.
Owing to its natural look and breathability, Lace Front Wigs are an absolute delight for beginners. You will not feel hot and uncomfortable even while using it for a long period. Also, the wig is easy to set up and the process is quite simple.
The lace runs from ear to ear which lets you part the hair from any point. You can also perm and color most types of lace front wigs. For details check the product description. You cannot style it in a ponytail or bun fashion as it will expose the thicker back material.
These wigs are made from half hand tied and half machine tied technology. Only the front 13x6 inch or 13x4 inch lace area is hand-knotted and the rest is sewn by machine. This ensures you get hair that looks appealing and natural.
360 Lace Wigs
360 Lace Wigs are a new range of wigs that offer greater flexibility and style options for your hair. It fully covers your hair by using a flexible, soft, and fine lace. It has more wefts at the crown and there are adjustable hooks at the back which allows you to comfortably and nicely snug the lace without having to use glue. More or less it is like a full lace wig, the major difference is that the lace circles the full perimeter of the wig. You can experiment with several freestyle hair options with a 360 Lace wig.
- 360 Lace wigs provide all-round coverage that is suitable for ponytails and updo styles.
- Gives a thicker and fuller appearance.
- Larger parting area to make it look realistic.
- You need to manage the wig carefully to prevent damage to the scalp.
- The adhesive needs to be checked every week.
- Has the potential to slip.
How much 360 Lace Wigs cost?
You can get a 360 Lace wig in the price range of $200 to $800. They are less expensive than full lace wigs but provide almost the same look.
When you should buy them?
If you want to frequently change your hairstyles then this is the wig you need. A 360 lace wig allows you better options to part the air. Those looking to embrace ponytail and updo options should buy this wig. However, you cannot embrace a Pig tail or Space bun look with them.
If you have come across the question of which one is better for beginners, then it might have been difficult to find an answer. Though it provides greater breathability and style options, it is not recommended for beginners. This is because it is a bit complex to install the 360 Lace Wig. However, if you are planning to take the help of a hairstylist, then that should not be a botheration. These wigs are also priced cheaper.
You have greater style options to embrace when putting on a 360 Lace wig. The hair can be customized to both low and high ponytails. You can also braid the hair including side braids. Apart from this, the 360 lace allows to you adjust the hairline in freestyle options.
The hand-knotted area of 360 lace wigs is less when compared to full lace wigs. It covers 2" to 4" around the entire crown area of the wig. This gives greater comfort and options to freely part your hair. It mimics the look of a natural-looking scalp.
Full Lace Wig
As the name suggests these wigs have a base that is fully made of lace. It covers the entire head. They are more sturdy than lace front wigs. You can part and style Full Lace Wigs from anywhere which gives you a greater number of options to style your hair. They are more durable than lace front wigs and require considerably less maintenance. Full lace wigs have a lesser volume when compared to lace front wigs. This is because the wig is made from single knotted hair strands. Full lace front wigs are more expensive than lace front wigs.
- More versatile and durable than front lace wigs.
- Looks more natural.
- You can style them in ponytails, braids, and up-dos.
- It provides breathability and weighs lighter on the head.
- Expensive than lace front wigs and 360 lace wigs
- More complicated to wear.
How much Full Lace Wigs cost?
You can purchase a Full Lace wig in the price range of $200 to $1000. You can select from a wide range of patterns - body wave, deep, bob style, etc.
When you should buy them?
Full lace front wigs have an edge over lace front wigs. As the entire base is made from lace, it gives you the option of styling the hair in different ways. If you have worn a wig before and want to experiment with new hairstyles, you should purchase this type of wig.
If you are going to buy a wig for the first time, you might face little difficulty in setting this wig on your head. Full lace wigs are made entirely from lace and need to be set properly on the head. You would need the help of someone who has already worn this wig to help you get hooked to this wig.
With full lace wigs, you can style the hair into umpteen number of ways. Set the hair in braids, pony-up or up-do styles. Since the entire wig is made from lace, you do not have to worry about exposing the base material. You can also set the hair in pigtail and space bun patterns. You can part the hair from anywhere you want. Depending upon the style and length you might also be able to perm or color your hair.
Full lace wigs are made from a 100% hand-tied process and are fully knotted on the Swiss lace material. This makes it difficult to differential between your wig and actual hair, giving a realistic appearance.
HD LACE WIGS
HD Lace Wigs are the latest trend of wigs. They are made from High Definition lace material which makes them impossible to detect. It has the thinnest and most lightweight lace, HD lace wigs deceptively sync with your scalp to give a perfect look. The smooth and gentle texture ensures you feel comfortable and light. You do not have to dye or bleach the wig to match your scalp. It gives a purely natural appearance. It uses the latest version of the popular Swiss lace to make the wig. These have pre-plucked hairline which makes it usable for a wider audience.
- It perfectly blends with the scalp, making it look like your natural skin.
- Comfortable and light on the scalp.
- HD lace wigs give a perfectly realistic look.
- They have a transparent texture to give better breathability.
- They are very thin and delicate.
- Slightly expensive.
How much HD Lace Wigs cost?
These are more costly than Lace front and 360 lace wigs. HD Lace wigs use the latest version of Swiss lace that seems to look as clear as a crystal. Typically, our HD Lace wigs come in the price range of $200 to $450.
When you should buy them?
HD lace wig makes the hair look like growing straight out of the scalp. You can easily experiment with new hairstyles by getting an HD lace wig and be assured that your hair will look realistic. If your hair is losing the natural or fuller look then you can buy an HD lace to get back that natural feel without giving a hint that you are wearing a wig.
Beginners wanting to experiment with wig should ideally stay away from HD lace. Since these wigs have lace that is very thin and delicate, they would require extreme care. If you are not familiar with handling wigs then HD lace would not be the right one for you.
Have you thought about which one to choose? If yes, then we are here to help. You can style the lace in many different ways. HD lace wigs do not have a major difference in structural patterns. The main distinction is that HD lace wigs melt graciously with the scalp as they have a better see-through texture.
HD lace wigs are also fully hand-knotted. The rich material of the lace makes your scalp look realistic and knots invisible. What is get is a perfectly natural appearance.
Silk Top Wigs
Silk top wigs which also named silk base wigs are used in most high-end luxury wigs. Lace and pure silk fabric is used to construct the base material of the front cap. The silk fabric in the front roughly measures 4" by 4" and the rest is made of Swiss lace material. They help to give the most natural-looking scalp by hiding the knots. Knots are covered by layers of lace and swiss fabric. The knots of Silk Base wigs are invisible because the hair is carefully injected through the silk material. Since the fabric is silk you will not have to bleach or perform any other processes on the knots. Silk Base Wigs are free from chemicals and have a strong texture. Though they appear to be fragile, they are the strongest type of wig.
- Silk Base Wigs help to regulate the temperature of the head.
- It can absorb moisture very quickly.
- These have a stretchable and elastic nature to give better comfort.
- It gives a natural appearance.
- They are expensive over other wig types.
- Though they are strong, it is very thin.
How much Silk Top Wigs cost?
Typically, companies charge exorbitantly high prices for Silk Base Wigs. But we offer Silk Base wigs at competitive prices. We have Silk Base wigs in the price range of $300 to $1000. The actual price will depend upon the style and length of the Silk Base wig chosen by the customer.
When you should buy them?
Silk top wigs are more refined and elegant than other wig types. The high-grade silk material gives exceptional comfort to your head and an excellent appearance. Silk closely resembles the color of your scalp which prevents the need of bleaching the knots. You can buy silk base wigs to give yourself a professional and premium looking hairstyle. They also have a longer lifespan.
Silk top wigs are made from 100% Virgin Human Hair. The steps to set up the wig is similar to what is followed to put on other types of wig. The light and breathability nature of the fabric makes it a great buy for both beginners and regular wig users.
You can part the hair from anywhere, owing to its larger parting space. This lets you style the hair in umpteen number of ways. Create high and low ponytails or experiment with waves and curls, there is so much to do with Silk Base wigs. You do not have to think about which one should you choose when it comes to style options. Silk Base wigs are truly superior!
Silk Top Wigs are made from 100% hand-tied technology. The knots are covered with a lace which makes it difficult to spot them, making your scalp look natural and realistic.
Which one is better and which one should you choose?
Each of these wigs offers different style options. If you are a first time user, you should buy a front lace wig. It gives you several style options on a great budget. On the other hand, you can pick HD lace or Silk Base wigs, if you want the wig to look more natural and versatile on your scalp. As these have better quality lace, they will cost you more. You should first decide the hairstyle options that you require. Some wigs like Full Lace Wigs offer more flexibility when it comes to style. Also, consider the budget and price before making a decision.