WIG DENSITY RANGES AND THE EFFECTS ON WIGS AND HAIRPIECES
So, you would like to make a wig? I am sure you have noticed numerous blog sites and social media posts consisting of great wig-related information, but are you aware that each and every wig foundation is meant for a maximum wig hair density?
For instance, almost all wigmakers realize that you would not manage to construct a full wig utilizing Extra Fine Swiss lace if the hair is extremely hefty and thick. The foundation would certainly rip in the course of the ventilation process! In order to be well-informed about using the foundation correctly, you must be able to identify hair density.
What is hair density? Hair density is usually described the amount of hair found in one square inch (2.5 cm) of scalp.
HAIR VENTILATING TECHNIQUES
-The advantages of applying the appropriate method-
The style of ventilation method applied is equally as essential as the wig foundation. The manner in which the hair is knotted or inserted into the wig making foundation can determine just how realistic the completed wig will appear. And of course, you cannot forget that the hair ventilating supplies are important as well!
There are specific foundations that will work better with a particular method of ventilation. Nevertheless, the ultimate decision will depend on upon the kind of results you are seeking.
As an example, in what way would you ventilate hair into a full skin cap wig? Do you think you would attempt to apply single or double knots? Actually, single knots can be utilized, however only with a skin ventilating needle. The ideal ventilation methods have proven to be injection, v-loop, split and single knots.
Take advantage of this chart as a reference when choosing material to design your future wig unit. Using this information as a guide will give you the best results on how to make your wig look real.
Note: The chart is sorted by wig density – least to greatest
Extra Fine Swiss Lace – 60% Maximum Density – Single knots – 1 strand
Silk Gauze – 80% – Injected hair all over with under hair on hairline and undercoating with PU or French Method ventilation with single knots
Vaniss Ultra Thin – 80% – Single and single split knots
0.03mm Thin Skin – Clear PU – 100% – Injection, v-loop, split or single knots (“S” Needle)
Base No. 2 Wig Foundation – 100% – Single and split knots
Dark Swiss Lace – 100% – Single and split knots
Film Lace – 100% – Single and split knots
French Lace – 100% – Single and split knots
Natrilace – 100% – Single and split knots
Silk Top Foundation – 100% – Single and split knots
Swiss Lace – 100% – Single and split knots
Opera Lace – 120% – Single, single split, double, double split knots
Smooth (Silk) Monofilament Foundation – 120% – Double knots or French Method ventilation
0.08mm thin Skin – Clear PU – 140% – Injection, v-loop, split or single knots (“S” Needle)
Vaniss HD – 140% – Single at hairline, single, double and double split knots
Geramn Lace – 180% – Single, single split, double, double split knots
Korean – 180% – Single, single split, double, double split knots
Welded Monofilament – 180% – Single, single split, double, double split knots
For anyone who is a fairly new wigmaker, the preferable wig foundations to work with while practicing your ventiation technique are German, Korean and Welded Monofilament.
We recommend that Extra Fine Swiss, Silk Gauze and Vaniss and Ultra Thin wig lace mainly be considered by knowledgeable and skilled wigmakers.
Every foundation possesses unique characteristics in relation to use, transparency and wig lace denier.
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Happy Wig Making!