How to choose a suitable wig among different types for a beginner is a tangled problem. I would recommend a capless wig as a preferred choice for wig novices.
Capless wig plays an important role for people who want to change their appearance quickly by wearing wigs, especially African American women, because the volume of the crown is large and works well for people who have thick hair.
What is a capless wig
Capless wig, also known as open cap wig or wefted. A capless wig is made from human hair and constructed with an elastic caplike net and open wefting. The hair of a capless wig has a lower weft density and is sewn in with vertical lace strips, so there is a lot of space. This special design makes capless wigs lighter than others and also allows for good air circulation to your natural hair and scalp. There are long and short capless wigs in different haircuts.
The advantages of a capless wig
- A capless wig is usually machine-made. That means they not only give you a chic style, but also have a much more affordable price than other wigs. You can even get more than one capless wig for a variety of hairstyles for the same price. This way, you can switch between different styles that suit your outfit and occasion.
- One of the benefits is that you won’t feel more hot and stuffy than with a traditional cap wig because your hair and scalp have enough space to breathe. Due to the open space between wefts, capless wigs provide great ventilation.
- The steps for maintenance are very simple. You just need to use a wide-tooth comb to brush the wig neatly before and after every use. Similarly, the washing steps are not complicated. Each time you wash, use a mild shampoo and rinse it well until the water turns clear.
- They are lighter and more comfortable than other types for the wearer. You won't feel very heavy even if you wear it all day. Capless wigs are typically fitted with elastic adjustment straps that go behind your ears so that the wig will comfortably fit onto your head all day long until you’re ready to take it off.
The downsides of a capless wig
- A capless wig is less likely to create the illusion of natural hair growth from the scalp like a monofilament wig cap would.
It is a lack of styling versatility. For this consideration, capless wigs tend to be teased around the crown to conceal the wig cap. Because the wig is usually pre-styled, you won’t have the flexibility to change the parting area.
How to wear a capless wig?
Prepare your hair. You need to tidy up your hair and keep it won’t make bumps or have tangling. Whether you have long or short hair, you need to ensure that all of your natural hair is pulled back from your hairline so it won't be visible under the wig. If your hair is long, you can separate the hair into two pieces and twist them, crossing the two pieces behind your head. Attach them across the top and bottom with bobby pins.
Here are steps to wear a capless wig
- Using your hands to stretch the hair net, put it on your head tightly from forehead to neck .
- Put the whipstitch side down, use two hands pinch the other side and pull it up until the net has covered your hair.
- Adjust the whipstitch side to your hairline, then set your hair with your fingers. When it is over, use hairpins to fix your hair on the back.
- Put on the wig and adjust the size.
One tip you should know is to tie and pin your natural hair neatly and make sure there is no bumps. Otherwise, when you put on the capless wig, the shape of your head will look different. When you have long hair, Please use enough clips to secure your natural hair.