Glossary

Below you’ll find a glossary list of wig features and benefits that will be useful to you as you become more familiar with wigs.

Braids
From short layers with soft, straight ends – to long, lush face-framing layers which are hand-braided. Blend a bounty of long, hand-tied braids into your own hair

Hand-tied hairlines
Wig fibers are tied to the front of the wig by hand for a more natural-looking hairline.

Monofilament Wigs
In monofilament wig styles, the wig fibers are hand-tied to a fine, poly-silk mesh, or monofilament base. This thin, breathable fabric allows skin color to show through for a natural-looking part. Versatile hand-tied fibers can be combed in any direction.

Open cap construction
This describes a wig cap designed without lace. Less material in the cap allows for greater air circulation and cool, all-day comfort. Note that this type of construction will also release heat faster in winter, so a hat or scarf in addition may be required for warm comfort.

Open ear tabs
If you wear glasses, look for wigs with open ear tabs, which allow you to wear glasses comfortably. Most of our wig styles feature open ear tabs.

SofTouch®
SofTouch® is a lightweight, non-allergenic, silicone-like gel material developed by medical professionals. The material gently cushions the scalp, allowing your wig to fit securely and comfortably, without tape or glue.

Thin wefting
Wig fibers are sewn to a thread base, creating what is called a weft of hair. Thin wefting means that a single layer of thread and fiber is used instead of two, resulting in a lighter, cooler wig.

Velcro® sizing adjustments
Many wigs feature tabs that allow customization to fit by adjusting the wig’s circumference up to 1″ larger or smaller.

Velvet comfort band
A soft velvet-like lining inside the front of a wig provides extra softness against the skin. Perfect for sensitive scalps.

WhisperLite® fiber
The lighter the wig, the more comfortable it feels! Many wigs feature our revolutionary WhisperLite fiber, which is softer, finer and half the width of traditional fiber, resulting in an exceptionally light and more natural-looking wig.

Wig Sizes
Many wigs come in multiple sizes, ranging from mini-petite to extra large – and PaulaYoung.com carries the largest selection of sized wigs available. Sized wigs guarantee a perfect fit for the ultimate in comfort and security. The difference between a petite and an average or an average and a large is typically about 1″.

Yaki Texture
The Yaki feature has a micro kink texture added to the hair strands to mimic African American hair.

7 Responses to Glossary

  1. Artis Tiedemann says:

    What does ‘no extended neck’ mean? It sounds like there’s a sudden stop at the neck. If so, wouldn’t this mean it would be difficult to tuck up your own hair at the neck so that it wouldn’t show?
    Thank you.

    • Patricia says:

      A wig without an extended neck does not include an added extension that is usually sewn to the bottom of the wig cap base just below the Velcro adjustments. An extended neck allows for more coverage of the nape hairline. Hope this helps!

  2. How do you measure your head to determine the size of wig to order?

  3. JIll Myrick says:

    Im desperate for you to bring back the clor SF 33/24 on annabella…i dont understand as a long costumer of this wig..why they would discontinue color w/ out telling us wearers…what can be done about this?

    please email me : at : atsa77@aol.com

  4. Kathleen says:

    I recently purchased the Wig Clips. It clearly states that the Clips can be sewn in. Where is the best placement for the Clips to be sewn in? Does it vary from style-to-style? I am currently wearing ‘Paige’ style in ‘average’ size.

    I am so excited about finding the Wig Clips – I didn’t know there was such a thing.

    I hope I will get some fast replies from you “experts”. I want to use them ASAP.

    • Patricia says:

      Wig clips can be sewn into any wig. Typically clips are sewn into front & sides for added security. It really depends on wherever you feels you need the added security.

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