FAQs

Cap Construction Descriptions
Please find below extensive descriptions of cap constructions. If you need help please feel free to contact us.

Traditional

Traditional cap construction features a fine net material in the top area with an open cap in the back area. Weftings attached to stretch elastic lace make the open back creating better ventilation to keep the head cooler. The stretch lace along with adjustable tabs at the nape to adjust circumference allow for a more secure fit. A flexible wire in the ear tab allows the front sides to be contoured to the shape of the face for a natural look. A Traditional cap or a wig utilizing components of this type of cap construction is often referred to as a “machine-made” cap.

Lace Front

A Lace Front wig has a hairline made of a fine lace mesh in which each hair is individually hand knotted. The lace varies in width from ¼ to 1½ inches. The lace typically extends across the entire front hairline but on occasion may extend from ear to ear. The benefit of a Lace Front wig is an amazingly realistic hairline that appears as if the hair is growing directly out of the scalp and allows the fiber in front to be styled off the face in any direction. The neutral color of the lace mesh takes on the skin tone of the wearer making the hairline more natural looking and virtually invisible. A Lace Front can be utilized on wigs of any type cap construction.

Cap less

Cap less wigs are commonly referred to as an “open cap” wig due to the lack of the fine net material used in the top as on a Traditional cap. The entire cap is produced with weftings attached to thin stretch elastic lace making the wig better ventilated throughout and more comfortable as a result. Adjustable tabs at the nape and contoured ear tabs are characteristic of this cap as well.

Feather light

Our exclusive Featherlight_CapFeather light design utilizes Cap less construction using ultra-thin weftings throughout the wig. These amazingly thin weftings create super lightweight wigs that are exceptionally cool and comfortable to wear. Feather light are the most comfortable machine made wigs available. Adjustable tabs at the nape and contoured ear tabs are characteristic of this cap as well.

What is Monofilament?
Monofilament: Was originally designed for patients undergoing Chemotherapy, Alopecia, or those experiencing hair loss. This cap style allows your own scalp colour to be visible through the sheer polyester or nylon mesh material. The cap is made with extremely soft materials and each hair is meticulously hand tied to the monofilament cap for maximum natural movement which allows you to part and brush the hair in any direction

Monofilament Top with Lace Front

Mono Top with Lace Front wigs are produced the same as a Mono Top wig but utilizing a Lace Front as well to create the most natural front hairline in conjunction with the realistic characteristics of a Mono Top. This allows for amazing off the face styling versatility as well as the flexibility to part hair on the left or right or in the center to achieve multiple styling variations. These wigs offer the most natural and realistic appearance due to the combination of the Mono Top and Lace Front.

Monofilament Top

A Monofilament Top (Mono Top) is produced with an extremely sheer mesh used to make a transparent base that creates a realistic looking scalp area and is then hand knotted with individual fibres to simulate the appearance of natural hair growth.

The fibre in the Mono area also allows for multidirectional styling and parting the hair on the left, right or centre creating amazing styling versatility and resulting in an extremely natural looking appearance.

A Mono Top feels smoother against the scalp than a Traditional or Open Cap and more comfortable as a result. Often a Mono Top will have a polyurethane strip in the front of the mono area to help create a more secure fit.

Monofilament Crown

Monofilament (Mono) is an extremely sheer mesh used to make a transparent base that creates a realistic looking scalp area and is then hand knotted with individual fibres to simulate the appearance of natural hair growth. A Monofilament Crown (Mono Crown) cap contains a Mono area in the top area of a machine-made cap.

This allows for the fibre in this area to have a more natural and realistic appearance and is often used on shorter wig styles in the crown or in the centre area of a style that is flatter and with less volume in the top.

Monofilament Part

Monofilament (Mono) is an extremely sheer mesh used to make a transparent base that creates a realistic looking scalp area and is then hand knotted with individual fibres to simulate the appearance of natural hair growth.

A Monofilament Part (Mono Part) cap contains a wide Mono Part area on a machine-made cap and allows the wearer to style a conventional part or a more fashionable zigzag part for the most realistic appearance.

What is the difference between Human Hair and Fibre Synthetic Wigs?
One of the most frequently asked questions we are asked is ‘What is the difference between Human Hair and Synthetic Fibre? Below we have listed the Advantages and Disadvantages in both so you can make an informed choice as to which would suit your needs.

What is the difference between Hand tied and machine Wefted Wigs?
Hand-tied are wigs that are of the highest quality. They must be cared for in the same delicate way that they were made. Hand-tied wigs give a truly natural look to the wig and are extremely light to wear. Machine wefted wigs are made on a wefted foundation. The advantages of machine wefted wigs are the huge selection of styles and colours available.

What are custom made wigs offerings?
‘Custom Made; is a term used to describe all products which are made bespoke to clients individual requirements. Each piece is designed uniquely for you through a consultation process and is hand made to your specific requirements.

Are Custom Made Wigs the best option for me?
Custom made pieces are the perfect solution for those with long term hair loss or someone that is struggling to find the right wig for them. The design and production process takes app 10 / 12 weeks which means this is not suitable for short term requirements. For those affected by long term hair loss Custom Made pieces ensure you can live your life the way you want to: sleep, shower and play active sports confidently and with confidence

If you are looking for natural looking wig with ease of styling this is the one for you. When washed, it will simply revert back to its original style. Cyber Hair is lightweight, heat resistant and does not require the same level as styling as Human Hair.

The range of colours with Cyber Hair knows no bounds and you can create a graduated or natural root with any piece.

How does custom made work?
The first process is consultation, where specific needs are discussed with an experience stylist.

A template is then taken of the scalp to give the base dimensions and the order details are discussed and confirmed. Everything is designed to suit you: colour, curl base, hair length, direction and thickness. The design is then sent to the factory for processing, the hair base will sometimes be returned for approval following this the system is completed at the factory.

What are the different types of hair used in custom made products?
There are currently two types of hair used. Human Hair which is used in the dermalite systems and synthetic alternatively known as Cyber hair.

Which type is best for me?

Human Hair itself is premium quality and is available in different types and grades to suit each individual need. However, these pieces do require styling after every wash and are prone to colour fade as per growing human hair. Human Hair wigs can also be heat styled to create your desired look with blow dryers, straighteners or heated rollers. Human Hair pieces can offer the nearest replica of style for clients looking for the most natural system.

There are two different types of base available for custom made hair, the dermalight and the derma lace.

The dermalight

The dermalight is breathable, secure and undetectable custom made solution

The dermalace

The dermalace is a new product and unlike the dermalight is made on an all over lace foundation offering an alternative base for a custom made human hair.

Cyber Hair is a world patented synthetic fibre that looks acts and feels like real hair. The product was developed as a durable alternative to human hair, offering hair that retain its colour and style when washed. Aftercare is essential as Cyberhair needs moisture to maintain its condition but the styling is taken care of with the unique memory system in the fibre strands. Cyberhair is most suited to the shorter styles as the fibre is prone to friction frizz on longer lengths and is also ideal for those who require grey hair.

What are Human Hair Enhancers
The Gem Human Hair Enhancers are the perfect solution compromise for thinning top hair, the range has 4 different base sized toppers, providing easy to attach systems ideal for everyday wear.

The Enhancements are constructed on a hand tired monofilment base with beautiful Remy hair.They are supplied with snap lock clips, These attach to the pIece to the existing hair for secure hold. the pieces are UN-styled so they can be personalized to suit you, ensuring a seamless integration with your own hair.

Please note that the grey content in these pieces is synthetic and not human hair.

Types of Human Hair Enhancer
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GEM LONG HAIR ENHANCER- The Gem Hair Enhancer supplements the hair at the front, top and crown area where hair loss may be more noticeable, also great as a highlighter for adding volume. Available 14inches. Base size: 5″ x 5.5″ Retails at- £450.00

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The Gem Large Hair Enhancer supplements the hair at the front, top and crown areas where hair loss may be more noticeable, also great as a highligher for adding volume. Base size: 6″ x 8.5″  length – 9inches Retails at – £310.00

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The Gem Hair Enhancer supplements the hair at the front, top and crown area where hair loss may be more noticeable, also great as a highlighter for adding volume. Available in 9inches. Base size: 5″ x 5.5″ Retails at – £281.50

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The Gem Parting Enhancer supplements hair in the parting area and is fantastic for total coverage or just adding fullness to this area. Size of the base is 2.5″ x 5″ Length- 9inches  long Retails at – £224.00

What is a Volumizing Enhancement hair integration system?
This system is a semi-permanent hairpiece which can be integrated with your own hair. It creates volume and fullness. The Volumizer is soft and flexible. It fits snug to the head attached to natural hair, and moves like natural hair.The system is breathable, undetectable and the only system that works with your existing hair and it is very popular among Alopecia and Trichotillomania sufferers.

Is the volumizing enhancement and hair integration system right for me?
This system does not need to be removed daily. It is fully integrated with your own hair. It is versatile and will delivery exceptional results. You can add as much hair as needed, therefore this is a lightweight option that some wigs cannot offer. This system is for clients that dislike the thought of wearing a wig or toupee and would like something that is small, or just big enough to cover the area whist being undetectable.

What is the process of the Volumizing Enhancement and hair integration system?
The first step of the process is consultation, were your specific needs are discussed with an experienced stylist.

A colour match of your hair will be taken; you will then be re booked in for your volumizing enhancement and hair integration system at your earliest convenience.

To ensure you get the best out of the hair integration system we advise you to revisit after 8 weeks to tighten and re adjust if necessary.

Is there a chance that the Volumizer will damage my hair?
No. Your natural hair will not be damaged. Unlike extensions, gravity does not work against your hair. The connection points used to attach the Volumizer have rounded edges to protect any hair breakage.

Need more help, confused?

We know it can seem a daunting process reading the above information and understand you can still feel quite overwhelmed by not knowing which wig type is best for you at this point. That is why here at Bow Belles we are one of the highest trained professionals within the industry, in both practical and expert knowledge and are always happy to help. Whether you need help to make a decision or just looking for some friendly assistance please we would welcome your call. We will endeavour to listen to your needs, discuss your options and we see what we can do to help.