Lace Wig Hairstyles: How to Select Hair Density & Volume

Your wig’s hair style is determined by hair density, color texture and cut. Hair density refers to how much hair is sewn on a wig cap to create thickness and fullness. To create a fuller density lace wig, more hair is used and more strands of hair are knotted in each hole. Lighter density lace wigs use less hair and less strands of hair are knotted in each hole.

Medium density is the average choice (100%-130%) and suitable for most women. It is the most popular density requested for lace wigs. Lace wigs are typically made with a lighter density at the front hairline and gradually increases thickness throughout the rest of the wig. It is advised to have more hair than less because it can always be thinned out. Medium density hair also accommodates normal shedding from daily grooming. Wigs with density less than 80% are not recommended because they need to be repaired more quickly.

The perception of density is determined by the type of hair used, texture and how it is styled. For example curly hair creates the illusion of volume and fullness. Curly, wavy and kinky textured hair expands when combed out. Very straight hair textures have less volume and fullness. Therefore, two wigs with the same exact hair density will have different looks in volume based on the hair style and texture. Hair spray, highlights and layered a hair cut also adds volume to hair.

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