What is wig density?

Lace Fronts Australia blog What is wig density

When it comes to wigs, one term you’ll frequently encounter is “wig density.” But what exactly does it mean? Let’s break it down.

What is Wig Density?

Wig density refers to the amount of hair that is meticulously added into the cap of a wig to achieve various looks and styles. It’s like the secret ingredient that determines how thick or thin the hair on your wig appears and feels.

Hair Density vs. Hair Thickness

Hair thickness refers to the width of individual hair strands, while hair density relates to the number of hair strands present in the wig cap.

This means that you could have thick hair strands but a low density, resulting in a wig that feels light and airy. Conversely, you could have thinner strands packed densely together, creating a wig with high density and a fuller appearance.

Understanding the Numbers: 130%, 150%, 180% Density

Now, let’s delve into the specifics of wig density percentages:

130% Natural/Fine Density Human Hair Wigs

At 130% density, these wigs offer a natural and fine appearance. They provide just the right amount of volume to mimic naturally fine hair. With a luscious, healthy look, these wigs are incredibly comfortable to wear, making them ideal for everyday use.

150% Natural/Everyday Glam Density Human Hair Wigs

Stepping up to 150% density brings you into the realm of everyday glam. These wigs offer a fuller and more voluminous look compared to the 130% density option. They strike the perfect balance, providing additional thickness in all the right places while maintaining a lightweight feel. This density level is immensely popular, delivering a natural yet glamorous aesthetic.

180% Full Head of Hair Density Human Hair Wigs

For those craving maximum volume and drama, the 180% density option is the ultimate choice. These wigs provide a full and glam look that’s perfect for anyone accustomed to thicker hair or aiming for specific styles that demand extra oomph. If you’re a big hair enthusiast, the 180% density wig will undoubtedly fulfill your desires, ensuring you stand out with confidence and style.


Should you find a wig with a density that feels too thick, fear not! Our expert stylists at Lace Fronts Australia are here to help. With their expertise, they can tailor and style your wig to suit your individual preferences and needs perfectly.

Before making your human hair purchase, we highly recommend taking advantage of our complimentary consultation services. Whether over the phone or in-store, these consultations provide an invaluable opportunity to discuss your personal requirements with our knowledgeable staff. By doing so, you can ensure that your human hair wig from Lace Fronts Australia is not just a purchase, but a personalised solution that exceeds your expectations.