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Hair Topper 101 - The Different Base Types

January 22, 2019

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For the ladies who are the first time to purchase a Hair Topper, it is very important for them to Familiarizing themselves with the various types of base construction of hair toppers in order to make the right decision. At UniWigs, we offer 3 different types of bases for our Hair Topper collection. Each of them have their own Pros and Cons.

1. Lace Base
The Lace Base features a lace material with individual hairs tied the the base, which can be a great choice if you want to ensure the front hairline simulated your own. It is very light weight and breathable which is perfect for hot days!

lace base

Naturalness: The Full Lace Toppers or Toppers with Lace front are the only base type that perfectly mimics the look of a natural hairline.
Breathability: The Lace Base is considered as the most breathable one among these 3 different bases, due to its well-spaced and large pores of the lace material.
Visible Knots: Strands of hair are individually tied to a piece of sheer lace base using a knot, which can be visible around the hair parting line.

2. Mono Base
With this base type, Individual hairs are tied to a fine mesh material that allows both light and air to pass through. The Monofilament Base allows you to change the part as you like for great styling versatility, which can give you a extremely natural look.

mono base

Comfort: The Monofilament Base, very soft and comfortable to wear, will not irritate your head, so it can be a great choice for ladies with a sensitive scalp because of chemotherapy treatments or other skin issues.
Realistic Looking: The mono base can mimic the look of natural hair growth and provides hair parting for the greatest versatility in styling.
Breathability: The Mono Base is smooth and comfortable, but it is not as breathable as the Lace Base, because the weave of mono base material is tighter that lace.

3.Silk Base
The Silk Top Base is constructed with a layer of lace, and pure silk fabric on the top front of the cap. The Silk Base is The most realistic scalp the market has to offer today. The Silk Base can perfectly hide the knots and you don't need to worry about any other techniques to make the knots invisible or less visible, because the roots of the hair on the wig are hidden under the silk base.

silk base

Realistic Looking: The Silk Base Wigs can bring you the appearance of having a scalp that looks like your own, which is the most realistic topper base on the market today. With Silk Base, you don’t need to hide or camouflage the knots when you part your topper!
Styling Versatility: The Silk Base offers versatile styling options as you can part your silk topper any direction.

Difficulty to Lay Flat: Due to the duo layers or even the triple layers of the Silk Base, the Silk Base Hair Toppers are not very easy to lay flat on the head of wearers, sometimes may get bulky on the crown.
Breathability: Due to its unique layered construction, the Silk Base can lack breathability, compared with lace and mono base. You may find it to be a tad hotter during the summer than the other two bases.

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  • Doris...2019-03-20 18:52:13

    My hair is white and I need topper thick and about 8i inchesDon’t want real hairCould you help me? I wear my j hair in a bob, my hair is getting thin and always had thick heir

    admin 2019-03-22 13:46:40 We would like to recommend you to contact UniWigs Customer Service via Email: [email protected]. My colleauge help you place the custom order. BTW you can also send them some pictures of your own hair.

  • Susan...2019-04-11 15:07:43

    My first time to buy topper. I have small head. Prefer 5”x5”b bass or little small human hair. Not too much density like 110% or 120%. My bio hair is natural black and straight. I want to have 12” long. Silk one. Can you help me to choose? Thanks!

  • Susan...2019-04-11 15:18:58

    Hair loss recently. Please help me to choose a fitable topper for me. I have a small head. Prefer 5”*5” base, natural black, straight human hair, 12”long. And silk base. Thanks!

    admin 2019-04-12 18:29:28

    Hi Susan, You can go to check up UniWigs Claire Silk Top Hair Topper, here is the product link:

  • Diane2019-04-15 18:37:48

    My hair is thinning on top as I take medication for my thyroid please advise which topper would be ok for me and also the price

    admin 2019-04-20 12:20:36

    Hi Diane, in order to recommend the right hair topper for you, we need to know your hair color, length and the base size to cover up thinning hair area. We will contact you via Email as well. Looking forward to your reply :)  

  • Pauli...2019-04-16 04:30:16

    I have short hair , the crown is thin and see through. Is there a short topper to give me some volume ??

  • Pauli...2019-04-16 04:32:41

    I have short hair but thin on the crown. Is there a short topper to give me more volume please.

    admin 2019-04-20 12:17:24

    Hi Pauline, you can choose the hair length for most of our hair toppers. And usually we would like to recommend our customers to let their hairstylist do some trimming and styling for the topper in order to blend with their bio hair.  And we will contact you via Email as well and ask for more infos from you, like hair color, base size, in order to recommend the right hair topper for you.  

  • Chris...2019-04-21 08:56:11

    I am interested.

    admin 2019-04-23 09:05:32

    Thanks dear and hope it's helpful.

  • Pamel...2019-09-05 15:15:39

    Hi - I would like to know if you will be making the Hera topper in Monique Gray?


    Dear Pamela, 

    Thank you for your comment. 

    We can customize our Hera topper into the Monique Grey for you if you are interested, but we have to say sorry that we can only customize that color in synthetic fiber.

    If you would like to do the customized order, please advise me your hair length and density, we will quote the price for you. 

    Contact our customer service at [email protected] if you have any concern about our products. 

    We are happy to help. 

    UniWigs support 


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