So what exactly is a Monofilament?
Monofilament Top (monotop)
Monofilament Part (monopart)
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.
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.