5 Most Popular Wig Types

5 Most Popular Wig Types


Everyone owns a wig these days, and if you don’t, you’ve surely had your eye on 1 or 2 styles recently. This goes to show how insanely popular wigs have become. Just as incredible as they are in terms of popularity, wigs are also extraordinarily diverse when it comes to all the types of wigs we have today.

From the different hair sources, qualities, lengths, colors, volumes, styles, textures, price points, and so on, wigs vary in almost every way you can think of. So if you’re new in the wonderful world of wigs, or simply searching for a new unit or style to add to your collection, this post will help to steer you in the perfect direction.

In our opinion, there’s no better source of inspo than looking towards social media platforms such as Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube. If you’re in the market for a new look, here are the top 5 most popular wig types today. You’ll never have to worry about looking “out-of-style” once you opt for any of the wigs below!


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1. Full Lace Wigs
One of the reasons why wigs are so popular is that the newer styles and types of wigs make it possible to achieve a completely natural look with hair that isn’t really yours (although we do believe that if you paid for it, it is indeed yours)! Full lace wigs take this to the furthest level as these units are made with the entire base or cap of the wig consisting of lace.
The name of the game is versatility when it comes to full lace wig. Trust us, you can achieve absolutely any style and look with a full lace wig. No doubt, this is why they are one of the most popular wig types today.


2. Lace Front Wigs
Most people have heard of lace fronts and only half of those people know what this wig type really is. A lace front wig is exactly what the name implies—a wig with a piece of lace attached at the hairline section of the wig. The size of the lace differs per lace-front; this is where you hear terms such as “13x4” and “13x6”.
Lace front wigs are extremely popular today because a natural looking hairline is a must in today’s world of wigs. In addition, thanks to YouTube, Tiktok, and the millions of quick-and-easy tutorials available on the internet, installing lace fronts is no longer a feat only trained hairstylists are capable of handling. DIY installs are all the rage now, and just another reason why you’ll want your next wig to be a lace front!



3. Closure Wigs

If you're a newbie with wigs, we’d recommend starting out with a closure wig for a number of reasons. This popular wig type is similar to a lace front, the main difference being that closures are made of smaller patches of lace or cloth– usually 4x4” or 5x5” in surface area. Closure wigs are popular and particularly beginner-friendly because they are less expensive, easier to maintain, and require less techniques for customization and installation.

Yes, they do offer less styling options than lace fronts and full lace wigs. But when you can slip your wig on and be ready to step out in 5 minutes, that’s easily the smallest concession for you to make. The convenience is priceless and like the wigs mentioned before it, when installed correctly is a great protective style.


 4. U-part Wigs

The best description of a U-part is a cross between natural hair extensions (sew-in) and a wig. A U-part wig consists of hair extensions that are sewn onto a U-shaped wig cap. Because the goal with U-part wigs is for these units to blend in with your natural hair or leave-out, they usually come in every size possible. You can also get a center, middle, or side U-part to achieve the style(s) you want. In the end, your natural scalp stays exposed through your part to give a more natural looking hairline (regardless of where you locate your part).

Just like closures, this popular wig type is also quick and easy to install with the added benefit of giving your natural hair more of a chance to breathe. You’ll undoubtedly adore U-part wigs if you like to keep things really natural but with some added volume, length, and a u-part wig may be the perfect solution for you.



5. V-part Wigs

The last popular wig type on our list is a sister-variation of the U-part wig. V-part wigs, in their own style, are made with V-shaped caps. These kinds of wigs run with the same premise; they allow you to blend your own hair through a V-shaped opening at the top of the wig. Again, this wig makes for a more realistic hairline—which is why so many people have hopped on its trend.

Many people see the V-part wig as an upgrade of the U-part as it accommodates more head and face shapes. It is equally easy to install and blend with your natural hair, as well as super breathable and comfortable for your natural hair too!


Now that you’re in the know of what’s hot and what’s trending in the world of wigs, you can make all the right hair choices without any doubts or trouble. But don’t forget; your wigs and hair extensions will only serve you as much as you take proper care of them!

Want to share your experience or your favorite wig type, please feel free to comment below. Still not sure which wig type would be best for you? Contact us here for more support. 




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