Whether you’re shopping for fun or looking for a wig to help deal with the effects of a medical condition, you want to know that the wig you’re buying is high-quality. Since there are many different types of wigs, knowing how wigs are made can help you find the best one.

We’re going to answer the question of how are wigs made as well as look at the different types. We’ll also tell you about some of the various wigs available at Women’s Wig Shop so you can choose the one that best suits your style.

Types of Wigs

Wigs differ in the type of hair that is used to make each one. They can be made from synthetic material or human hair

Synthetic Wigs

Synthetic wigs are those made of materials like acrylic, nylon, or polyester hair. They are popular people because they are inexpensive compared to those made of human hair. Many improvements have been made to synthetic wigs to make them look and feel more like natural hair. They can also hold a style well.

Human Hair Wigs

Human hair wigs are a popular choice among those who want hair that looks and feels natural. Unlike synthetic hair, these wigs can be colored or permed. Actively growing hair that is cut specifically for wig-making is preferred. Once the hair is cut, it is treated to strip the outer cuticle layer to make it easier to manage. 

At Women’s Wig Shop, we offer human hair wigs of different lengths to suit each woman’s face and features. The Carrie Human Hair Wig is just one example of the human hair wigs we offer. You can wear it flipped or curled. This wig comes in different hair colors to suit your style.

Synthetic and Human Hair Blend Wigs

Some wigs are made from a blend of synthetic and human hair. While this can give you the style-retaining qualities of synthetic hair with the natural movement of human hair, it can make maintenance tricky because each type of hair requires different kinds of care.

When choosing a wig, you also have to consider the cap construction. The cap is what the hair is attached to, so it’s an important part of the wig because you want to choose one that best fits your head and feels the most natural.

Ready-Made vs. Machine-Made Wigs

Besides the different types of hair used for wigs, there are also differences in how wigs are made. Some are ready-made and some are machine-made.

Ready-Made Wigs

Ready-made wigs are one-size-fits-all that adjust to fit different people by either using a stretchy foundation or adjustable sections around the edge of the foundation. Ready-made wigs can be made of either synthetic or human hair. 

At Women’s Wig Shop, we offer ready-made wigs in a variety of sizes. Many of our wigs come in average sizes as well as petite. Besides choosing the size that best fits, you can also choose from a wide selection of hair colors. If you find a style you love, order it in different colors to give yourself a new look whenever you want it!

Machine-Made Wigs

Machine-made wigs are made by weaving hair into wefts. These are hair shafts that are woven together at one end into a long strip. They can be sewn into rows to a net foundation. You have to be careful with these wigs because if there is no hair growth under the wig, the foundation will show through the hair when the wind blows or the hair is disturbed. 

There are also hand-tied wigs that can give a more natural look. At Women’s Wig Shop, we sell hand-tied wigs in different lengths and styles. Choose from something like our Amy Deluxe for short hair or our Adriana style for long hair.

How Wigs are Made

Now that you know more about the different types of wigs, let’s look at how wigs are made. 

Machine made wigs are made by sewing wefts a few centimeters apart from each other on the wig cap. This also has combs and an adjustable strap at the nape of the neck for a secure fit.

When it comes to human hair wigs, the process is more complicated. There are several steps that wig makers follow when making a human hair wig.

Preparing the Hair

Human hair needs to be prepared so that all strands are facing the right direction and are combed. Once this is done, each bundle of hair is washed, combed again, and disinfected. The hair is then left in its natural state or straightened or curled to the desired style.

Developing the Pattern

The foundation of the wig is formed into a mold to ensure that the wig fits comfortably and is secure. This will also help it to look natural.

Laying the Foundation

The edge and crown of the foundation are layered onto the mold using a mesh silk netting that matches the hair color of the wig. It is then sewn firmly in place together with a silk ribbon that matches the foundation color. All of this is held together with cotton thread laced throughout.

Knotting the Hair

Knotting is when the individual hair strands are attached to the foundation. A full wig can require 30,000-40,000 knots. This is one of the reasons why a human hair wig is more expensive than a synthetic wig.

Styling the Wig

Once the wig is finished, it’s pinned to a soft block so it can be styled. The air is dampened, combed, dried, and styled to perfection.

Are You Looking for a New Wig?

If you’re looking for a new wig, Women’s Wig Shop can provide you with the look you’ve been searching for. We have a variety of wigs including synthetic wigs and human hair wigs. All of our wigs come in several styles, lengths, and colors. We strive to provide the most natural-looking and feeling wigs to our customers.

If you have questions about our products, call us today at [phone] or send us a message online. Let us help you find the right type of wig and fit.

Joel VanStaalduinen