Wig construction has advanced significantly and rapidly over the past 50 years. Cap construction is one of the primary ways wigs have changed. Wigs are now constructed with a focus on lighter cooler front hairlines with moderate stretch for a customized fit.
Caps are designed with materials which allow a completely cooler air flow to the scalp to avoid overheating and discomfort. The ears and sides of the wigs, which used to be a concern for many wearers are now often crafted with soft, expandable fabrics. They are attached to the inner ear tabs which not only add to the comfort of the wig, but provides a nicely contoured and very customized fit.
The nape of the neck was often a challenge in the past for wig makers since no two necks are ever identical. Current wig caps are constructed to gently and securely hug and conform to the wearer's neckline. In some cases tiny flexible combs are added to provide a better and more secure fit. There is less risk of a wig becoming easily dislodged. The options for advanced wig cap construction technologies continue to change and evolve quickly.