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About Silk/Lace Tops

The Basics

Silk top wigs make for a very realistic hairline.Forget trying to hide or camouflage the knots at the hairline! The knots are completely hidden so you can confidently wear your unit, even without a wig cap! The silk base basically does what the wig cap would – it creates the illusion of a scalp.

The silk top base is placed on the top of the cap as shown in the photo. Lace Top and Single lace placed in the front lends a natural hairline and realistic scalp look. This works for clipping or taping, a great option for wearers who are dealing hair loss in the top/front areas.

An overhead shot of silk top and a lace top wig.

What is a Silk Top Wig?

Silk Top Base is the most realistic technique on the market today. You gain the appearance of having a scalp that looks like your own, because the roots of the hair on the wig are hidden under the silk base. The Silk Top Base is constructed with a layer of lace, and pure silk fabric on the top front of the cap.

By hand sewing/injecting the roots/knots of the hairs under the silk base, the scalp area where you have the silk base, provides the illusion that the hair is coming from your own scalp. Making the knots 100% invisible. You don’t need to bleach the knots, you don’t need to worry about any other techniques to make the knots invisible and undetectable.

Our Silk Top Bases are available in 5 different sizes: 4″x 4″, 5″x 5”, 6″x 6″ 13″x 4″ & Full Silk Based Cap. The sizes listed below determine the amount coverage of the silk base.

Whatever size you choose the silk material begins approximately 1/2 a centimeter from the hairline. (There is 1/2 a centimeter of Swiss Lace before the silk top begins). All of the Virgin Lace wigs can have a silk base added to them.

What a standard silk base wig looks like.

4″ x 4″

Standard Silk Base size in stock and ready to ship. Has just enough coverage to part the hair in the middle, on the side, & off center, which is where most clients part their hair. goes back 4″ from hairline and across 4″.

5″ x 5″ or 6″ x 6″

Standard Silk Base size in stock and ready to ship. Has just enough coverage to part the hair in the middle, on the side, & off center, which is where most clients part their hair goes back 4″ from hairline and across 4″.

Full Lace Cap

What a lace top wig cap looks like.Full Lace Cap, they are typically recommended to the veteran lace wig wearer and very discerning client who may want lots of styling options and parting options from hairline all the way to the nape. This is also perfect for clients who have complete hair loss, or medical needs etc and in need of a total hair replacement system. For the best coverage, we recommend a full silk base unit it is a little pricey but It’s well worth the investment.