Your first step is to figure out the type of product you need. IlonaHair.com carries a wide scope of extensions, hairpieces and wigs. Once you've decided on the product type, decide if you'd prefer human hair, synthetic hair or heat-friendly hair. Next decide on the style, choosing the length, texture and attachment method that best suits you. Your final step is opting for the color that catches your eye. Simply put all the variables together, place your order, and your gorgeous new hair will be on its way.
A wig cap is the base of the wig that fits over your head. Wigs use an array of techniques for attaching the hair to the cap to achieve an equal array of different looks. Most wigs attach hair to the cap using what is called "wefts." Wefts refer to doubled-over strips of hair that are sewn onto the cap in long strands. Other wigs feature hair that's hand tied onto the cap, which gives the hair more natural movement. Certain wigs use methods that work for specific styles. Lace front wigs are best if you wear your hair pulled back from your face. Full monofilament wigs are best if you like to change your hair's part. Monofilament and hand-tied wigs work best for sensitive scalps.
A standard or traditional cap is the most common. It's a cap that's typically not visible beneath the wig's hair. It usually features a layer of closed lace at the crown, where hairs are machine-sewn into place. The styles generally have a lift at the crown to better hide the cap and provide volume that mimics hair's natural lift.
Wigs typically have one of three basic hair fiber types: human hair, synthetic hair and heat-friendly hair.
Human hair provides the most realistic, natural look, but it's also more expensive than synthetic hair.
Human hair is softer, tangles less frequently and has a longer lifespan than synthetic. You can safely use heat styling, have the hair dyed by your stylist, or even wash the wig when needed. The wig will lose its style when washed, but you can easily curl or straighten the hair after washing.
Synthetic hair typically costs less and is easier to care for than human hair.
Synthetic wigs can hold pre-styled waves, curls or straight texture and are often ready to wear right out of the box with no additional styling needed. Because the synthetic fibers can be easily damaged, you can't use heat styling tools on a synthetic wig, nor can you use chemicals that were not specifically designed for the particular fibers. Top-of-the-line synthetic wigs are nearly impossible to differentiate from human hair wigs.
Heat-friendly synthetic fibers combine the best of both worlds. They offer the flexible styling options of human hair along with the affordability of synthetic wigs. We use the term TERMO fiber to describe this breakthrough in technology that allows synthetic hair to be styled using heat. Heat-friendly synthetic wigs are an especially good choice for busy women who still want to personalize their hairstyle.
The term skin top refers to the flesh-colored area of the wig cap that is mean to look like your scalp. You can usually find skin tops in traditional caps near the crown or part area of the hair. You can't change the part location on wigs with skin tops in that area.