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Wig Terminology. What is a Hand Tied Wig?

When browsing wig websites and exploring various wig options, you will come across the term ‘Hand Tied Wig’ or ‘100% Hand Tied Wig’ frequently. The term refers to a meticulous crafting process that involves additional labor and attention to detail. Hand tied wigs are known for their superior quality and are often priced accordingly, reflecting the extra time and effort put into creating this type of wig. What does it mean for the wearer and why are they better? Reviews by Isabel will answer these questions.

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What is a 100% Hand Tied Wig?

Hand tied wigs consist of a fine mesh cap with each individual hair strand threaded with a ventilating needle and knotted by hand until full.  Needless to say, hand tying knots is an extremely labor intensive and time consuming process. It can take a wig maker over 100 hours to hand tie an entire wig. This process takes a lot longer than machine stitching lengths of wefted hair onto a machine made cap and the difference in investment is reflected in the price. 100% Hand Tied Wigs are generally a lot more expensive.  Hand Tied Human Hair Wigs are most common although the feature is also available in higher end Synthetic Hand Tied wigs.

Why is a Hand Tied Wig Better?

The secret lies in the hand tied and knotted hair fibers. When each fiber is individually tied to a wig cap it moves and can be styled as an individual strand therefore more closely resembles the characteristics of biological hair. Wefted hair by comparison is a strip onto which hair strands are sown. These strips come in lengths and are machine stitched onto a wig cap. The hair fibers are connected and tend to move together and not individually which does not always allow for a natural look.

  1. Natural Movement: The movement of the hair fiber is the closest to natural because it is individually tied rather than mounted in wefts.
  2. Multi Directional Parting: The wig can be parted in either direction and the look stays natural. These styling options are not possible with a machine made, wefted wig cap.
  3. More lightweight: The hair fiber is less dense which leads to a lighter, cooler and less bulky style.
  4. Softer Feel: The soft mesh is also softer to touch and feels better against the scalp for those with sensitive scalps.
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The Hand Tied Wig Cap.

In premium 100% hand tied wig caps, the lace front and the monofilament are tied by hand as well as the stretch back part of the wig cap.  This provides overall natural movement and creates a lightweight cool experience for your scalp with a comfortable, secure fit. A French Drawn Wig cap will also add an additional layer of fine silk on the inside of the wig cap to provide a barrier between the scalp and the knots.  This is the ultimate in comfort and luxury and ideal for someone with a sensitive scalp.

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LA Wig Company: Where to Buy Hand Tied Wigs

The LA Wig Company is an Online Wig Boutique offering premier collections of the finest wigs with the most affordable price. We offer a broad selection of over 100 Hand Tied Wigs. www.LAWigCompany.com

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