• greenebo
    16
    Hi Ladies-
    I am as bald as they come and wonder what you all suggest for wig caps. I have got the cheapies on Wow wigs/Wig.com but they squeeze the heck out of my head...I don't have a large head..Any recommendations....
  • Samantha
    134
    Hi there! I, too, am bald, and have never used a wig cap. I assumed they’re for people with hair, to contain the hair underneath the wig, which is obviously not an issue for us smoothies :joke:
  • greenebo
    16

    oh, I am not very "wig smart" yet...working on educating myself..I did not know that... I thought they were for sweating...Also which wig brands have you found to be most comfortable...I have Jon Renau, Raquel Welch, and a few others...Let me know what you think...I would love to stay in touch with you as we are equally yoked by a bald head...thank you for answering...I need the education and encouragement....Joye
  • Samantha
    134
    I currently wear Raquel Welch, but also have a Gabor, and used to wear Jon Renau exclusively. I find them all to be pretty comfortable, for the most part.

    Unfortunately, this forum has all but died...it used to be quite lively. I still check it from time to time and can always use the encouragement and camaraderie myself!
  • Misty
    391
    Hello ladies, I have alopecia and other medical issues which have resulted in huge hair loss for many years, but I am not totally bald.
    Just wondering if you were wearing a wig cap to try and stop the wig creeping up?
    Fyi - I am currently wearing Jon Renau Zara, but have worn a number of different brands over time, Noriko, Henry Margu, Belle Tress just to name a few.
    Yes, sadly the forum is very quiet these days, and I only check in occassionally as well.
    I believe when you have hair loss, it is good to be able to share with others who have experienced it as well. The understanding and empathy is special. :hearts:
    Best wishes to you both.
  • greenebo
    16
    Yes it is Misty I need that understanding. I do wear a wig cap and I am completely hairless. It seems to help my wig stay in place and the wig isn't so itchy. Not all are itchy ,but more than others...Blessings....Joye
  • Misty
    391
    I have never worn a wig cap so can't help much there. I found with the Jon Renau wigs that they "creep up" at the back of my neck. I think my cap size is between a small and averagae. One of the lovely ladies who was active here told me about the Jon Renau silicone sheet you can buy. Wigs.com stock it, as well as other places. You cut a small piece to fit along the nape of the neck and sew it in place, and voila, for me, no more wig creeping up the back of my neck. It is so soft and comfortable as well, I was amazed. I think there is a full link here on the website if you have time to have a read. You can also sew into other places in the wig cap if you find your wig is slipping or moving. Hope this might be of some help. :hearts:
  • Deborah
    5
    I have a large head and I buy the panty hose at the dollar store cut the legs off and sew the legs shut...also wear inside out or the seam will be uncomfortable. Since you said your head was small try small nylons and adjust with so you are comfortable.
  • Rainbow18
    25
    I'm in the same boat as you are, bald. When it first happened and I had a bit of hair still, I used a cap to hold 'all' the hair in. But not since. I did buy some of the cap liners that are sold on wigs.com for sweat because we attend a lot of outdoor events here in Texas and it can get pretty hot if I'm wearing a wig instead of a hat. However, I've found, that if I put that cap liner under my wig, my wig no longer fits right and I'm tugging at it all day. So I gave up on the cap liners altogether.

    The wigs that fit me best are the Ellen Wille. While I like a lot of the other brands, it's rare to be able to find a petite, and my head is small. Wig Pro has some petite styles but nothing I'm excited about.
  • Jnc
    15
    I too am bald - mainly because I shave my head about every 3 months, but I have never worn a wig cap. When the little amount of hair I have grows back, it does make it a bit uncomfortable with the wig. I love using the Got 2 Be Ultra Glued to secure the wig to my head. No slipping from the front. I think I'll look into getting a silicone sheet. I hate it when the wig creeps up the back of my head. I just shaved my head yesterday and my wig was so much more comfortable. Don't know why I even try to let it grow. I am totally bald on top and super super thin over the rest of my head. :)
  • JanetG
    9
    Hi Ladies, I am on here so infrequently but generally due to time constraints. I would love to know of a comfortable wig cap. I still have hair along the sides not much on top or at the crown any more, but the wig caps from wigs.com kill me. I end up with a ridge in my head. I am not sure what happened to the forum. Do you think it is disinterest? Or lack of a moderator? I would hate to see it die. I know there are other "communities" out there but the ones I checked on charge a monthly fee :(
  • PennyC
    22
    I get "creep" in the back, which makes me crazy. I thought my head was large...it's not. I just have a flat occipital ridge (nothing to hold the wig in place). So I broke down and got The Wig Grip. It's magic! It holds perfectly; in fact, my shorter wig now seems to be an inch longer LOL! And I'm using it without a cap.
  • goldcapp
    58
    My hair is sparse and thin. I tried to wear a wig cap once, but it was a disaster and uncomfortable. The best thing I have found to prevent your wig from slipping is the "IT STAYS" Adhesive from Patti's Pearls. You just roll it on. It is fantastic and water soluble, very easy to use!
  • greenebo
    16
    thank you for your input...yes I find they squeeze my head. the wig grip bands; which one do you recommend. I would like to try that...thank you.
  • Vee1028
    1.1k
    I keep trying these wig grips but find them so hard to use as well as uncomfortable. I'd love to be able to use one with my Ignite wigs as the nape is so short on those.
  • buckeyegal1963
    621
    I have a wig grip but have yet to use it, I haven't had any creeping issues with any of my wigs. I wear a regular nylon wig cap, tho I don't like they way the feel, especially when brand new they are tight. I do have bio hair, crappy thin bio hair, that falls below my shoulders so I wear one to contain it.
  • buckeyegal1963
    621
    I think there are cotton/bamboo wig caps that are supposed to be more comfortable than the nylon caps.
  • linda
    14
    I actually look forward to Sunday’s to read the blog. But I have noticed an ncrease in repetive questions and a decline in comments and new questions. I’ve learned a lot from this blog plus watching videos. From example, just pursuing this discussion I’ve picked up a few good tips.
    Thanks for hanging in there.
    Linda
  • Nikilet
    8
    My problem with wig caps is that they slide right off my head. How do you keep them in place?
  • Happy to ve Retired
    241
    Misty - curious - do you have hair at your nape? I have been using a clip at my nape and that does the trick. But - I have to say - not having a metal clip has appeal both for TSA issues and also just for comfort. I think the early comment on the silicone sheet came from someone who has no hair. I have some in the back of my head by the nape so wondered if the silicone sheet would work for me.
  • Misty
    391
    Hi Happy to ve Retired, I have very little hair at my nape, and since using the silicone strip, I trim back the little I do have. I have nowhere near enough I could use a clip. Yes, the person who recommended this to me has no bio hair, and that is why it works very well. If you have hair I do not think this would work so well for you.
  • AnneM
    1
    They are expensive ($28) at Amazon, but the only one I’ve used that stays put for me is the Milano Collection All-in-1 WiGrip Comfort Band and Wig Cap. They also have considerably cheaper band that you can use by itself or could probably add around a regular cap. One of these days I’ll try sewing one to it. I’m not completely bald, but don’t have enough hair on edges to clip well. The Stay Put glue is worth a try too.

    The bands have a gripping fabric and Velcro closure. I’ve bought a cheaper brand band before, and though it looked like the same fabric, it didn’t work as well for me, so I’m sticking with Milano.
  • DonnaK
    8
    I don’t wear a cap. My wig grip is all that I need. I’ve even gone down roller coasters with them.
  • Jnc
    15
    I have a wig grip and it moves all over the place. Maybe I should use the Got2b Ultra glued on it. Hm. Interesting thought.
  • BeatA
    672
    @Greenbo@Samantha
    Another Baldie here. I do t wear wig caps or bands. Wasted some money on a bunch of different kinds and not being ever worked. I buys the Jon Renau silicone sheet and stitch some in the nape of the wig it takes care of the riding up problem and I usually put it in other strategic areas of the wig. It helps a lot. I wish they made more wigs for us that already had this integrated in the wig cap. RW makes some caps that are pretty good and some of the Ellen Wille HH wigs have them as well. But they are usually the high end ones. Which is why I bought the Jon Renau silicone sheet. I convinced wigs.com to start carrying it. They have the 5X7 and 8X10 sizes. I think it is totally worth the money!
  • PennyC
    22
    Are you sure you're wearing it the right way? The idea is that the nap of the fabric is opposite your hair and it "locks" in place. I know I've been quite surprised by how well it works -- my short wig is an inch longer when I use my Wig Grip lol! Mine has a label inside that explains how to wear it.
  • Jnc
    15
    Could be wrong. I tried it today, but it made my wig too tight. I have a big head. :) I'll try it again one of these days. I think I'm wearing it the correct way, but I will check out videos.
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