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Base Materials

Information about the base, or foundation of your hairpiece or wig. This is the fabric or membrane to which the hairs are attached.

There used to be so many. Production of everything stopped when the 2020 Pandemic began and so this page now only shows what is actually expected to be available this year.


LACE

Lace, especially Swiss lace, makes a hairline look great from any distance further than a few inches away, but only if it is properly adhered with no wrinkles, no frayed edge, and is tight to the skin. It can expose tapes so glue works better than tape for lace and is worth the extra work it creates. Air and water go right through the fabric.

POLY

For a more forgiving front edge, a thin polyurethane membrane might suit you better. Six different thicknesses are poured, spread and cured to make membranes or various applications. Thicker pours are needed for injection and knotting and higher density. V-lops can be supported by very thin membranes. The hairline of a thin poly unit is usually undetectable , even when viewed up close. We think everyone would prefer it, if only it allowed air and water to pass though, which it really doesn't. If you rarely sweat, poly is your material!

Various Materials described:

  • Lace is a polyester woven fabric.
  • Polyskin or Poly is a polyurethane membrane formed out of liquid plastic to various thicknesses.
  • Monofilament is a nylon mesh, either welded or woven.