Ultimate guide on different types of wig


With the increasing demands for false hair items and hair extensions as a fashion accessory, there are now more and more types of wigs available in the market. This makes newcomers of the wig world sometimes confused with which one to choose. So today, APOHAIR will bring an overview of different wig types to help you get the right selection with your wig.

Material of hair

According to the material of the wig for wig making, we have two types of wig, namely: human hair wig and synthetic wig.

Human hair wigs give the wearers the best-looking and most realistic hairdo. The hair is collected from one donor and all the cuticles are intact, which means they run in the same direction at the time of collecting. This brings in almost no tangling on the hair strands while ensuring that the wigs stay smooth and silky throughout their lifetime. If you wonder about the origin of the hair, the answer is: the hair comes from all over the world, Vietnam, European countries, China, Africa, etc.

Synthetic wigs, on the other hand, are made of various synthetic and blended fibers. They include no human hair. These fibers are often very fine, plastic fibers that are manufactured to imitate real human hair. The quality of the synthetic fibers may vary, but in general, they are stiff and move differently from human hair strands. That’s why it can’t offer a great touch and feel blending with your natural hair.


Human hair wigs own a more natural look and feel and allow coloring and styling. Therefore, no wonder why they are more expensive than synthetic ones. But, how much it costs you to possess a human hair wig will depend on the quality of the hair. It’s better to make some researches on the types of hair before you make an order. This ensures the wig will work best for you.

Size of lace area inside a wig

When it comes to lace wigs, we can categorize them based on the size of the lace area covering your head. And the most common types you may hear include: full lace wig, lace front wig, and 360 lace wig.

Lace front wig, as its name refers, has the lace part only in the front area of the wig construction. The rest of the cap is a little thicker and often comes with some clips to keep the wig in place while you wear it. What attracts users to lace front wig is the incredible hairline that mimics your own hairline. And since the lace stays at the front portion of the wig, you can part the wig any way you want.

Unlike lace front wig, full lace wig has an entire lace cap base which completely covers your entire head. With 100% of the hair are knotted to the lace by hand, full lace wig serves as the most realistic look glueless wig. The extraordinary versatility of the wig allows you to style, create parts, and brush the wig all the ways you wish. Full lace wigs normally have a higher price in the market compared to the standard wigs, but they tend to be more durable and secure a more natural look.

360 lace wig is a kind of lace wig with a circle sheer lace going around your head, from the beginning to the end. This makes the hair strands of the wig look like growing right from your own scalp. And thanks to the circle lace surrounds your head, you can put the 360 lace wig into a ponytail without exposing the knots and lace base.


Transparency of the lace

In the market, wig types are also divided according to the transparency of the lace, including regular lace wig, transparent lace wig, and HD lace wig.

Regular or ordinary lace wig has a brown lace color. People with dark skin can opt for chocolate brown lace or middle brown lace. However, this type of lace material requires special attention to the hairline when using. You may need to re-dye it to match your skin tone well. Some users also apply a layer of foundation or concealer over the lace area after installation to have better blending.

Transparent lace wig contains the normal lace with a transparent color. Since the lace is in transparent color, it lays undetectable in your skin and resembles your own scalp.

HD lace wig has the lace part with the royal lace material. The HD lace film is super thin, soft, and delicate. It is more transparent than the normal and transparent lace wig. HD lace wig melts perfectly into your skin and makes the hairline more invisible. And because of its stunning features and higher processing technology, the price of an HD lace wig is higher than that of the others.


APOHAIR’s wig collection

As a trustworthy wig supplier in the market, APOHAIR offers a wide range of wig available. All the wigs in our collection are from human hair and make use of transparent and HD lace for the lace part to ensure the naturalness for users.

In short, there are various wig types, but at the end of the day, which one to choose depends on your personal preference and your finance. We hope that with our blog post, you can find a wig that suits you best. Thank you for reading.