Wigs of Rome
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Wigs and WiG Cap Construction

What you need to know

A wig is not just a wig when it comes to the woman with hair loss. It’s not being worn for reasons of fun and fashion, like many of the varieties seen in wig shops. It’s not a whim, and certainly not something that you plan to wear for only a few hours while out on the town.

For medical hair loss, a wig serves to replace your hair-as authentically as possible-and restore your self-confidence. You should feel comfortable in it, and about it. Not only should you feel good about wearing your wig, you should look your best, as well. That’s why there are many considerations you should take into account when choosing a suitable wig.

Fit and Feel

The fit of the wig is of vital importance for reasons of comfort and security. That’s why custom fitting by a professional produces the most desirable results. Why? The cap of the wig-the part that is directly in contact with your scalp-must conform to your scalp as closely as possible. This will prevent the wig from shifting on your head and will make it secure for you to wear. The feel is also important. A scalp bared by chemotherapy can often be tender and sensitive. And as hair begins to grow in, the scalp can also become itchy. Therefore, it’s advisable to choose a wig that’s created from only the softest, silkiest and lightest materials.


In our experience, most women want to keep their hair loss their secret. If that’s the case, you’ll want to select a hair style and color that closely matches your hair before you begin your treatments. This way, we can help by having your wig ready for you when you need it. It’s very helpful to bring recent photos of yourself when choosing a hair replacement option. We are very conscious of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to women with medical hair loss. We are sensitive to your situation and your unique needs.

Wig Cap Construction Types

Wigs have come a long way in recent years. The advancements in the technology are so incredible; it is hard to determine the difference between a high quality synthetic wig and a human hair wig. These are NOT your grandmothers' wigs anymore!

Let's get down to basics. It all begins with the wig base, referred to as a cap. This is the material to which the hair is attached in order to create the wig. The new cap constructions are lighter, more durable, and so much more natural looking! When choosing a wig, it is important to consider the cap construction – each approach has a specific method of attaching hair to the cap and offers its own set of advantages.

100% Hand-tied

100% hand-tied monofilament caps allow each hair to move freely for the most natural look. Other designs referred to as 'hand-tied' feature a combination of hand-tied and machine-attached hair. This means that some areas (generally the part or crown) are hand-tied, but the rest is machine-attached. If you want the entire cap to be hand-tied, make sure to look for 100% hand tied!


Monofilament caps offer a very natural look with parting versatility. The mesh material gives the illusion of hair growth from the scalp and allows for individual, hand-tied hair. As a result, hair can be parted and combed in different directions. Monofilament wigs can be monofilament at the part, crown or entire top of wig. Double monofilament wigs also happen to be a good option for sensitive scalps as the cap is soft. Of the monofilament caps, the 100% hand tied cap is generally the most comfortable.

Lace Front

Lace front wigs create the illusion of natural hair growth along the hairline. This adds to the natural appearance of a wig and allows for styling away from the face. Some come pre-trimmed and are ready to wear while others will require some personalization.

Basic Caps

Basic caps are the most common and affordable design. Wefts of hair are sewn onto the cap, which has a closed lace layer at the crown. The hair is cut and styled into a specific style and the crown is often teased or crimped so you cannot see down through to the cap. This type of cap often gives the hair volume at the crown.

Wig Development

The Latest Breakthrough in Wig Technology

--- The Evolution Collection ---

Developed specifically for women with permanent hair loss. Created in collaboration with clients who have alopecia, this line represents years of research, investment and testing. Understanding the unique needs and preferences of women with complete hair loss is what makes the Evolution Collection so exceptional.

The cap design features a polyurethane perimeter, which looks very natural, maintains the cap's fit and can be worn with or without adhesive. Ergonomically placed silicone patches within the cap interior - at the front, crown, nape and sides - ensure non-slip action without impeding scalp ventilation. A very natural and delicate Swiss lace front and Jon Renau's stretchable double-lace cap section create the appearance of natural follicular growth. And like all our most luxurious styles, the Evolution Collection uses 100% Remy human hair.

Alopecia Cancer Treatment

Beauty and strength defines this long layered style, made with 100% Remy human hair. Enhanced by a natural looking lace front, the non-slip hand tied cap offers supreme scalp comfort.

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