Monofilament wigs offer a unique combination of versatility and durability. A monofilament wig creates the illusion of natural hair growth and allows for multidirectional styling while also providing a cool, smooth feel against the scalp for long lasting comfort.

So what exactly is a Monofilament?

Monofilament is a sheer mesh made of strong synthetic fibre. In wigs, monofilament is used as a translucent segment – generally a part area or the entire top area – of a wig cap. Hairs are individually hand tied to the monofilament segment of the cap, so each hair can swivel freely in any direction, creating natural hair movement. This mobility also allows the hair to be parted and styled in any direction around the monofilament.

In addition to its amazingly natural appearance, seamless monofilament feels smoother against the scalp than an open wefted crown or a traditional lace backed base.

Often, monofilament wigs will have other features, such as lace fronts. They can be found in both machine made and hand made caps.

Monofilament Top (monotop)

Monofilament Part (monopart)

Full Mono_Lace Front

Monofilament Top wigs (monotops) have a large section of the crown area dedicated to monofilament. This is designed to allow the wearer to part the wig in any direction in this monofilament space. This is especially useful for wig wearers who are used to right side parts, as most monopart wigs have their monofilament located on the left side, with a handful located in the centre.

In the case of our Belle Tress example, this wig also has a lace front, which is attached to the monotop by a small band.

Part Lace Front (smart lace)

Wigs and toppers with monofilament parts (monoparts) have a smaller section of monofilament, which generally runs down the left side of top/crown area. This simulates realistic hair growth in the area of a left parting.

The benefit of monoparts over monotops is that they are often less expensive, however they do not provide the same parting versatility as monotops, as you are restricted to parting at the side of the mono features if you would like the realistic part area to show.

Like their monotop cousins, they are also often paired with lace fronts (as in the Belle Tress Cafe Collection example in the picture).

Other Styles of Monofilament

Other variations include monofilament crowns, where wigs will have a small, usually round section at the crown to imitate scalp at that point. The rest of the wig will be open capped. These are cheaper again, and great if you have a wig with volume and only want that one point to be visible.

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