Wigs available at wig outlets vary according to their cap size, color, composition and cut, but a few examples include mid-length wigs, petite wigs, synthetic wigs and colored wigs. Wigs often differ based on the length, the hairstyle and the hair texture.
When buying a wig, the cap size refers to the measurement of the circumference of the head taken from the front of the head, passing the ear to the nape and the other ear, and back to the front of the head. Ultra-petite, petite, average and large are the commonly available cap sizes. Some wigs have an adjustable strap that provides for half an inch of cap size adjustment, and therefore a comfortable fit. Colored wigs are available in a wide range of shades that can be selected from color swatches or color rings.
Wigs are generally classified into the following two types: synthetic hair wigs and human hair wigs. Synthetic wigs are less expensive, but provide minimum styling options and are less durable than human hair wigs. Remy human hair and heat-friendly synthetic hair are two subcategories. Both synthetic and human hair wigs are available with different cap construction features, such as basic, mono filament, lace front and 100-percent hand-tied.
Long, short and mid-length wigs are wig types based on length. Pixies, boy cuts and bob wigs, with or without bangs, are a few varieties based on the hairstyle. Curly, wavy and straight are wig types based on the hair texture.