Thin Skin Wigs

Full thin skin wig cap Full thin skin around perimeter only


Thin Skin

Thin skin wigs also known as polyurethane are available in several colors to match your skin tone. Thin skin can be purchased around the perimeter or the entire wig. The thin poly material is ventilated by hand, using a looping technique so the hair will stay secure longer. Because hair is not knotted but injected into the thin skin material, there are no knots in that area and hair appears to be growing right out of the scalp and gives the illusion of skin.

Thin skin is not made of breathable material and may best used in cooler climates. Some clients find full thin skin caps to be very warm and opt to use thin skin only around the perimeter of the cap. For those who decide to wear a full thin skin cap, it provides the illusion of your scalp and the knots are hidden throughout the entire cap. You can part your hair from the front to the back and the base will look like your scalp.

When placed directly against your own skin, thin skin is very smooth, less visually detectable, durable and virtually undetectable to touch. For those suffering from extreme hair loss (alopecia, cancer patients), when attached and the measurements are extremely accurate, thin skin feels very secure and almost like it is vacuum-sealed to your scalp. However, many clients will still need to use some form of adhesive. Air pockets present underneath the cap will cause the wig cap to move around.

Silk top wigs must be custom ordered.

Super Thin Skin also sells wigs made with a super fine thin skin base. It is more translucent and thinner than regular thin skin. Super fine thin skin is virtually invisible to the eye. It looks extremely natural and blends nicely with skin. Clients who select this cap generally have no hair at all or they shave their entire head. Super fine thin skin is not as durable as regular thin skin. Because it is so thin, it is easier to tear.
Silk Top

Another option for a a skin top wig is a full or partial silk top wig cap. Like thin skin, the knot knots are hidden and completely undetectable. Silk top is made of cloth material which allows air to flow through the cap and throughout your scalp. This helps prevent extra warmth and sweating.

A wig can be made with an entire silk top cap. The entire base of the wig will look like your scalp. There is a little lace with a small amount of hair added around the front perimeter to camouflage the borders where the silk top begins. Silk top also comes in sizes 4x4 in., 5x5 in. and 6x6 in. Unless they are parting their hair from front to back, most clients purchase a section of silk top (4x4. 5x5, or 6x6 in.) instead of the entire wig cap.

We have limited in stock wigs available with silk top. Custom ordering is recommended. For more information on silk top wigs, please click on this link.

Ordering Thin Skin

Other than hair loss patients, people who choose a thin skin wig cap typically have allergies to the lace, another material used to create wigs.

If you order a FULL thin skin cap, you do not need to order silk top also. However, if some customers order thin skin around the perimeter and silk top. Adding silk top is optional and based solely on personal preference.

Thin skin hairline around perimeter


Thin skin wig cap with silk top


Thin Skin


super fine thin skin wig cap base



Thin Skin wigs are custom made only. Any of our wigs can be custom made with thin skin. Wigs can be made with a full thin skin cap or only around the perimeter. To order select, your hair style from our custom wig section. Then on the order page, go to "Cap Type" select your thin skin option.