Haarteilmontur: Silktop versus Monotop

Hairpiece montage: Silk Top vs Monotop

Anyone who wears a hairpiece or wig due to hair loss wants one thing above all: naturalness! The hair replacement should look as natural as possible and not be recognizable as such. I will be completely honest: People who know about hair replacement will always know that you are wearing a hairpiece or wig. But how often do you encounter these people? In the wild, extremely rarely. So it's a matter of convincing your colleagues, strangers on the street, and maybe even your acquaintances and friends. And that is definitely possible!

The type of mounting determines the naturalness of the hair replacement

The mount is the base of a wig or hairpiece. It is the surface on which the hair is tied. As already described in another article, there are different possibilities for this. In Germany, monofilament is very widely used as a mounting. This yarn braid is supposed to imitate the scalp and provide a natural look. The problem, however, is that you can clearly see where the hair is linked to the montur (cap). So as soon as someone is taller than you or is standing behind you at your desk at work, they will clearly see these supposed hair roots. However, when you are actually standing on the scalp, the hairs disappear into the skin - the hair roots are, of course, not visible. So, at a shorter distance, the Monotop is not convincing and will be perceived as a hair replacement even by "non-professionals".

Nevertheless, countless women in Germany and worldwide wear wigs and toppers with Monotop. Why? I assume because it is sold as state-of-the-art by second hair specialists. I too have worn such hair replacements because I did not inform myself and did not know any better. You can't even say that it would be a cheaper solution - I had to pay 1,600 euros for such - in my eyes - an inferior hairpiece.

Silk Top: Hair that grows out of the "scalp"

When I finally informed myself out of sheer desperation about the poor quality of my Hairpiece at the time, I came across hairpieces with Silk Top. Again, the basic principle is the same: The hair is tied onto a tulle top. The important difference is that they are still pulled through a piece of silk fabric afterward. This prevents you from seeing where the hair is connected to the tunic. It makes it appear as if the hair is "growing out" of the silk. For even more naturalness, the silk fabric is dyed to resemble the skin tone of the wearer.

Left: Monotop, right: Silk Top

For me, Silk Top hairpieces are the most natural thing on the market right now. So don't be fobbed off with a Monotop if you don't explicitly want one. From my own experience, I can say that monofilament is not an adequate montage to create a natural-looking parting. On the other hand, if naturalness is not important to you, then there is nothing wrong with a Monotop. In any case, let your second hair specialist show you both and convince yourself of the effect on outsiders.