different types of wigs

Different Types of Wigs | All You Need To Know

Life isn’t perfect, but your hair can be! No, we are not suggesting a 10-step hair care routine instead a big hair trend - wigs! Now wigs have been around for a long, long time but the thing is in our society they were a taboo. The French King Louis XIII made them popular among the French elite class in the year 1624. Isn’t it time we made them a mainstream hair trend? 

Wigs can be used by anyone; men and women alike. A lot of people these days go for wigs, their reasons may however vary - for some it is a way to tackle problems like hair thinning and baldness while others have embraced it as a versatile and effortless styling option. Whatever the case, if you are a beginner, finding the right wig can seem confusing.

The wig you pick should depend on your hair type, texture, lifestyle and other specific requirements. You will come across synthetic and human hair wigs, hence it is important to learn about them before taking a pick. So let’s untangle the wig puzzle.

Different Kinds of Wigs For Women

1. Synthetic vs Human Hair Wigs

Majorly, there are two types of wigs available in the market, synthetic and human hair wigs. Let’s understand how they are different.

Synthetic Hair Wigs

Synthetic hair wigs are made from man-made fibers. They are not natural hair and hence they are less expensive as compared to human hair wigs. But the lower price point also means they are not as natural looking and won’t last long.

These wigs are made from synthetic fibers and can not be styled or coloured. If you apply heat or chemicals the fibers will wear off spoiling your wig. So if you go for a synthetic wig, ensure that you do not style them with chemicals or heating tools like straighteners and curlers. 

Human Hair Wigs

Human hair wigs are made from real human hair. Hence they are more expensive but also last longer and look almost as natural as your hair. Most of the hair for these natural wigs are sourced from India and China because these countries have religious rituals that require people to shave their head. 

Human hair wigs can be easily styled and coloured just like your natural hair. Even after using styling tools and chemicals, they blend effortlessly with your natural hair. 


2. Remy vs Non-Remy Human Hair Wigs

Remy and non-Remy human hair wigs are both made of real human hair, but they differ in the way the hair is collected and processed.

Remy hair is collected from a single donor and the cuticles are kept intact and running in the same direction. This means that the hair is less likely to tangle and mat, and will have a more natural and smooth appearance. 

Non-Remy hair, on the other hand, is collected from multiple donors and the cuticles may not be intact or running in the same direction. This can make the hair more prone to tangling and matting, and may not have a natural and smooth appearance. Non-Remy hair is usually less expensive than Remy hair.

If you should go for a human hair wig or a synthetic wig? The answer depends on what you need a wig for. If you want to use the wig frequently and desire a natural look and feel then definitely, human hair wig is the way to go. It might seem like an investment but it worth it in the long run. On the other hand, if you are not sure about using wigs and just want to see if they are for you or not, start with a cheap synthetic wig to get a rough idea. Once you have more clarity, then invest in a good quality human hair wig.

3. Capless Wigs

Capless wigs are a good option for those who want a light weight and more breathable alternative to traditional wigs. In these wigs, the cap construction features open wefting which allows better air circulation. Also, the lack of capping makes it softer and more flexible, thereby making it easier to style. The lighter weight ensures that you are comfortable wearing them for an extended period of time.

4. Lacefront Wigs

As the name suggests, these wigs have a lace in the front to make the hairline more natural. The lace is matched to your skin tone to offer a more realistic look. The hair id then hand tied to the lace. The front is made of the lace but the rest of the wig has a more breathable material as base. These wigs are of premium quality and offer a superior natural look and added styling versatility.

5. Hairpieces

Unlike a wig, a hair piece offers partial coverage. Think of it more like hair extensions or hair toppers. They are also available in different styles, materials and attachment methods. 

So if you want to just change your look, try a new hair colour for a while or add a little more volume to your natural hair, this is a good alternative. At 1 Hair Stop, we have a premium variety of hairpieces for you to explore. You can pick and choose based on your hairstyle, volume and colour preference. Take a look at our complete range of hair extensions.

6. Non-slip Wigs

Non-slip wigs are special wigs that come with an additional layer of security, to ensure that the wig stays securely in place, even when engaging in physical activities.

The non-slip feature is achieved by the use of adjustable straps, silicone, or similar materials on the inside of the cap. If you have an active lifestyle and struggle with your wig slipping, these wigs are a great choice for you.

These wigs are available in various styles, lengths, and textures, catering to a wide range of preferences and ensuring a comfortable and secure fit for everyone. The non-slip feature has made these wigs increasingly popular among individuals seeking reliable and comfortable options for daily wear.

Why Are Human Hair Wigs Better?

Human hair wigs are our favourite. In fact, that's the reason at 1 Hair Stop we make only human hair wigs. Let's list out a few major advantages in short.

  1. Natural Look and Feel - As the name suggests, human hair wigs are made from natural human hair, hence they offer unmatched look and feel. They look so natural that it is hard to tell whether you're wearing a wig.

  2. Durability - Human hair wigs are superior than synthetic wigs when it comes to construct and durability. With proper care and maintenance, a human hair wig can last you over 2 years or more.

  3. Heat Styling - Human hair wigs can be curled or straightened using heating tools. You can blow dry them and create multiple looks.

  4. Versatility - Human hair wigs can endure all kinds of styling and colouring like straighteners, curling rods, blow dryers etc. They are versatile like your natural hair.

  5. Comfort - Human hair wigs offer unmatched comfort, considering both - the construct and confidence they provide.

1 Hair Stop Human Hair Wigs

We at 1 Hair Stop have recently launched our new line of Human Hair Wigs. These premium wigs are more than just hair. They are designed to make you feel confident and beautiful. 

Our wigs are made from 100% Indian human hair and have a silk front to give you the most realistic hairline. They have fifteen square inches of silk coverage that permits multiple inconspicuous parting styles. Furthermore, our self-developed invisible lace cap is fully ventilated by hand, requiring 100+ skilled man hours to craft the perfect wig.

They are ready to wear, precut, and styled to perfection. Our human hair wigs have an elastic adjustable strap at the back of the wig for a completely custom fit. Additionally, 3 comb clips on the inside and a ribbed 1 silicone wig grip guarantees a confident fitting no matter the occasion. The wigs can be worn with or without glue/wig tape.

Our research and development team is constantly innovating to keep up with the fashion trends and provide you with numerous colour and texture options. We also ensure strict quality checks before the wigs leave our manufacturing unit. 

Currently, we have 8 options of varying colour, length, and texture.

Also Read: How To Find The Best Wig For My Skin Tone?

How to Pick The Right Wig?

Buying a wig is not a straightforward decision. It is a hair investment that needs some thinking and analysis. Think about all the points mentioned below before you pick you wig.

  1. Purpose: The most important thing to think about is; why you are buying a wig - is it to cover hair loss, or to experiment with your look, or for a low-maintenance hairstyle? Finding these answers will help you decide which type of wig is the best for you.

  2. Material: Wigs are available in different materials such as synthetic, human hair, and Remy human hair. Each material has its own pros and cons, and it's essential to choose the one that best suits your needs and preferences.

  3. Cap Construction: Wigs come in different cap constructions such as full lace, monofilament, and machine-made. Each construction type has its own advantages and disadvantages, hence it's essential to pick the one that suits your needs and preferences.

  4. Style and Length: Consider what style and length will best suit your face shape, lifestyle, and needs.

  5. Colour: If you want a natural look, go for a colour that almost matches your natural hair shade. But if you want to add some drama, you can also go for wigs with highlights.

  6. Budget: Consider your budget before investing in a wig. There are options available in all ranges.

  7. Brand: Look for a reputable brands with good customer reviews and ratings.

Also Read: How To Ace the Art of Wig Styling 

Maintenance and Care

Proper care and maintenance are essential for keeping your wig looking its best. Here are some tips for maintaining and caring for synthetic and human hair wigs:

Synthetic Wigs:

  1. Brush the wig gently before washing to remove tangles.
  2. Use a mild shampoo specifically formulated for synthetic wigs.
  3. Avoid heat styling tools and products, as they can damage synthetic fibers.
  4. Allow the wig to air dry naturally.
  5. Store the wig on a wig stand or mannequin head to maintain its shape.
  6. Use a wide-toothed comb or a wig brush to avoid tangling.

Human Hair Wigs:

  1. Brush or comb the wig gently before washing to remove tangles.
  2. Use a mild shampoo specifically formulated for human hair wigs.
  3. Gently condition the hair after shampooing.
  4. Allow the wig to air dry naturally.
  5. Use heat styling tools on a low setting if desired.
  6. Store the wig on a wig stand or mannequin head to maintain its shape.
  7. Trim and shape the hair if needed, to maintain its natural appearance.
  8. Avoid sleeping on it, as this can cause tangling and matting.

It's essential to follow the manufacturer's instructions for caring for and maintaining your wig and keep in mind that the care and maintenance may vary depending on the type and brand of wig you have.


In our country, people have now started accepting wigs as a regular addition to their beauty and hair routine. People who experience hair loss or thinning due to medical treatments use them, but that's not all. They are becoming mainstream and are used by people who want to make hair styling easier and quicker. 

If you like experimenting with your hair, you should try wigs. Invest in a good wig that with last you for years. Ensure that you choose a wig keeping in mind your style, hair texture and other requirements. Most importantly, ensure good maintenance. Keep your wig clean and do not wear it to bed. Our human hair wigs are worth a try and will help you reach your hair goals. 

  1. Which type of wig is best?
    There are multiple types of wigs available in the market. The best in quality and natural feel are Remy human hair wigs. They are a little expensive but the investment is worth it because they last longer and look more natural. You can check out a unique range of natural wigs at 1 Hair Stop.

  2. What kind of wig looks most natural?
    Human Hair wigs look the most natural. They look just like your hair because they are made from real human hair. Hence they are more expensive but also last longer and can be styled and coloured as per your preference.

  3. What kind of wig is best for beginners?
    Whether you're a beginner or a pro, we always recommend going for human hair wigs. They are better in quality and look and feel just like your natural hair. Once you experience the perks of human hair wigs, you won't be able to settle for any other wig option. 

  4. What is the most comfortable type of wig?
    Human hair wigs are more comfortable because they are natural, and weigh less. The rest of the factors depend on the construction of the wig. At 1 Hair Stop, our human hair wigs are made from 100% natural human hair and come with an invisible silk lace cap that is fully ventilated by hand, requiring 100+ skilled man hours to craft the perfect wig for maximum comfort.

  5. Do wigs fall off easily?
    No, wigs do not fall off if they are attached properly. Different wigs have different attachment methods like clips, wig grip and more. Follow the instructions and attach your wig securely.
    Sometimes with proper securing, wigs can still move or shift a little during windy weather, sports or dancing. We recommend that you use a wig grip or a wig band around your head to keep the wig securely in place.

  6. Can you wear a wig every day?
    Yes, it is fine to wear a wig everyday. Just ensure that you give your scalp some time to breathe during the day. Else your scalp and natural hair might feel itchy.

  7. What are the disadvantages of a wig?
    There are no disadvantages as such. It completely depends on the purpose and type of wig that you’ve picked. Maintaining and cleaning your wig is necessary as it will make it last longer and keep it natural-looking too.

  8. Is it OK to sleep with a wig on?
    Big NO! Do not sleep with your wig on. While sleeping, the wig hair might become tangled and frizzy due to friction with the bedding. So, avoid sleeping with your wig on.

  9. Do wigs damage hair?
    Wearing a wig does not damage your natural hair. there is only point that you should ensure, the wig you are using should be the right fit for you. If it is too tight it might cause irritation and hair damage.

  10. Do wigs stop hair growth?
    No, wigs will not stop your hair growth. In fact some people say that their natural hair feels better because wigs offer added protection from the environment. To avoid any discomfort, make sure that you pick the right wig size.

  11. How long do wigs last?
    Human hair wigs last longer than less expensive synthetic wigs. The age of your human hair wig also depends on how you care for it and maintain it. With good care and maintenance, a high-quality wig can last you over 2 years.