Different Types of Wigs | All You Need To Know

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! There are different types of wigs you can choose from and they are no longer taboo. In fact, you will be surprised to learn that wigs have been around for a while. 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. It can be your way to pursue a low-maintenance hairstyle or tackle a hair concern like hair fall, hair thinning, or baldness. There are different types of wigs available in the Indian market and it can get a little confusing if this is your first time purchasing a wig.

The wig you choose will depend on your hair type, texture, 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.

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. 

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.

The choice between synthetic and human hair wigs depends on personal preference, budget, and intended use. If you're looking for a more natural-looking and versatile wig, then a human hair wig is a great investment. But if you are looking for a more affordable option that requires less maintenance, then a synthetic wig might be a better choice. It's important to take these factors into consideration before making your decision.

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.

Lacefront Wigs

Lacefront wigs feature a sheer, lace-like material at the front hairline. The lace material is usually hand-tied and it is made to match your skin tone. This creates a seamless blend with the forehead and allows them to look more natural. The rest of the cap is made with a more airy material to ensure breathability and comfort. These wigs can be styled in multiple ways like up-dos and ponytails. 


A hairpiece is not a full-coverage wig, it is rather a type of extension. It is meant to enhance the look and feel of your hair. They can be made of a variety of materials, including synthetic fibers or human hair, and come in various lengths, colors, and textures. Hair pieces can be clipped, sewn, or tied into the existing hair, and can be used to create a variety of hairstyles.

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. Explore here.

Non-slip Wigs

Non-slip wigs are a type of wig designed with an added layer of security to ensure the wig stays in place, even during physical activity. The non-slip feature is usually achieved by the use of an adjustable strap, silicone, or similar material in the interior part of the cap, or a combination of both. They are a good option if you are active, and have a tendency for your wig to slip.

These wigs come in a variety of styles, lengths, and textures, allowing for a comfortable and secure fit for everyone. The non-slip feature of these wigs makes them a popular choice for those seeking a reliable and comfortable wig for everyday wear.

Why Are Human Hair Wigs Better?

Human hair wigs have many benefits over synthetic wigs that make them a better choice. Here are a few of them:

  1. Natural Look and Feel
    Human hair wigs have a more natural look and feel than synthetic wigs, and they can be styled and coloured just like your own hair. This means that you can change up your look more easily with a human hair wig.

  2. Durability
    Human hair wigs are more durable than synthetic wigs. With proper care and maintenance, a human hair wig can last for several years. On the other hand, synthetic wigs tend to have a shorter lifespan and may need to be replaced more frequently.

  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 are versatile, and they can be cut, styled, and coloured in any way you want. This allows you to change your look frequently, and create the perfect look for any occasion.

  5. Comfort
    Human hair wigs are more comfortable to wear and most people feel more confident using these because they look exactly like your hair. 

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. You can explore more about human hair wigs below.

Victoria Wig by 1 Hair Stop

Jennifer Wig by 1 Hair Stop

Kim Wig by 1 Hair Stop

How to Pick The Right Wig?

When choosing a wig, there are several factors to consider to ensure that you find the perfect fit for your needs and preferences. Some of these factors include:

  1. Purpose: Consider why you are buying a wig - whether it's to cover hair loss, to change up your look, or for a low-maintenance hairstyle. This will help you decide which type of wig is best suited to your needs.

  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 cap construction has its own pros and cons, and it's essential to choose the one that best suits your needs and preferences.

  4. Style and Length: Wigs are available in different styles and lengths. Consider what style and length will best suit your face shape, lifestyle, and needs.

  5. Color and Highlights: Consider the colour and highlights that will best suit your skin tone and personal style.

  6. Budget: Wigs can vary greatly in price, so it's important to consider your budget when choosing a wig.

  7. Brand: Research the brand of the wig, read reviews, and look for wigs that are made with high-quality materials and have a good reputation.

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 India, the wig market is still developing, and people are not very open to the concept of wigs. However, with the growing awareness of hair loss, cancer patients, and the fashion industry's acceptance of wigs, people are starting to realize the benefits of wigs. We are proud to be a part of this growing market and are confident that our human hair wigs will be a hit with Indian customers.

If you like experimenting with your hair, it is a good idea to 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. 

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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?

The best type of wig for beginners is often a synthetic wig. They are more affordable and easy to maintain compared to human hair wigs. They also come in a wide range of styles and colours, making it easy for beginners to find a wig that suits their preferences.

Synthetic wigs are pre-styled and don't require much maintenance, making it easy for beginners to get used to wearing a wig. But keep in mind that synthetic wigs have a shorter lifespan than human hair wigs, and they don't have the same level of natural look and feel as human hair wigs. If you're looking for a more natural look, then consider a human hair wig. But for beginners, synthetic wigs are an excellent option for testing out the look and feel of wearing a wig before committing to a more expensive human hair wig.

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. Explore here.

5. Do wigs fall off easily?

Wigs can fall off if they are not properly secured or if they are not the right fit for your head. The cap construction, straps, and combs, or other types of attachments on the wig can help to keep it in place.

Even with proper securing, wigs can still move or shift a little during windy weather, sports or dancing. It's recommended to use a wig grip or a wig band around the perimeter of the wig to keep it in place.

6. Can you wear a wig every day?

Yes, you can wear a wig every day. But, it is important that you maintain your wig to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. Never ever wear your wig while sleeping, take it off before you go to bed. This ensures that your scalp gets some breathing time and that the wig does not tangle and look messy. It is also important to clean and style the wig regularly, depending on the type of wig and the frequency of use.

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. It not only tangles and makes the wig look messy but it will also not allow your scalp the time to breathe. Take your wig off before you go to bed. It is a good practice for your hair and scalp health plus it is best for the health of your wig as well.

9. Do wigs damage hair?

Wearing a wig should not cause damage to your natural hair, as long as it is properly secured, fits comfortably, and is not worn for extended periods of time.

But if your wig is not properly secured, or if it is too tight, it can cause damage to your natural hair. If you wear it for long time periods, it can cause itching and irritation on the scalp, which can lead to damage to the hair follicles.

It's important to take care of your natural hair by keeping it clean, moisturized, and protected from environmental factors, even when you're wearing a wig. This means that you should remove the wig before going to bed, and also, make sure to remove the wig occasionally to let your natural hair breathe.

10. Do wigs stop hair growth?

Hair growth is a natural process that can not be stopped by wearing a wig. However, if your wig is too tight or not a right fit for your head, it might damage your natural hair follicles. Hence, while choosing a wig it is important to ensure it fits your head well.

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. If you take proper care, clean it and take it off before going to bed, it will last longer and look healthier.

12. How long is it safe to wear a wig?

It is safe to wear a wig for as long as you are comfortable, but it is important to take breaks in between and give your natural hair and scalp the opportunity to breathe. It is recommended to remove the wig before going to bed and to let your natural hair and scalp rest.