Posted on August 21 2018
Wig caps have been a point of contention ever since their creation. While if you are in the theater wig caps seem to be an essential tool to help keep the wig on your head and protect your natural hair, for some wig caps hinder instead of add to the security and overall comfortability of the wearer.
Wearing a Wig Cap Is Up To Your Personal Preference
As with your choice of whether or not you are wearing a wig in the first place, wig caps are a personal preference. Similarly to specialized makeup techniques or skin care regimens, it is up to your scalp and your desired look as to whether or not wearing a cap is the best decision to achieve what you want. Below is some more information as well as some pros and cons to help you decide if this is the path for you.
If You Have Hair...
My personal belief - as someone with natural hair - is that wig caps are an essential to keep your natural hair protected and out of the way - especially if with the wig you are changing up your hair color dramatically. However, at the same time, wig caps can be incredibly sweaty and uncomfortable if you wear them for long periods of times and based on how long you are wearing it, some people complain of headaches after long term wearing. To prevent sweat from damaging your wig, and to improve comfort, we do offer a fantastic wig liner!
If You Don’t Have Hair...
One of the greatest pros for wig wearers without hair is that wearing a cap can provide a protective barrier to protect against any scratchy or uncomfortable feelings you may experience. It can also help keep the wig from slipping throughout the day and give the wig some structure it may otherwise be lacking. However, at the same time, wearing a cap can sometimes get a bit warm; and with the weight of the wig, the heat can feel uncomfortable and for those who have sensitive skin, the nylon fabric can cause the scalp to sweat more or even cause a rash to flare up.
At the end of the day, it really does all come down to personal preference. Based on comfortability and desired effect, wig caps may be the totally wrong choice for you or may be the best choice; or it may even depend on the wig and on the day. Regardless, I believe it is good to have at least one on hand for days where wearing a cap may be essential, however, do what is best for you and the look you want to achieve.
So, what do you think? What is your experience with wig caps? Let us know in the comments below!
Special thanks to guest writer Alyce Eyer for this article!