US20130025612A1 - SwigCap - Google Patents

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US20130025612A1
US20130025612A1 US13/555,125 US201213555125A US2013025612A1 US 20130025612 A1 US20130025612 A1 US 20130025612A1 US 201213555125 A US201213555125 A US 201213555125A US 2013025612 A1 US2013025612 A1 US 2013025612A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41GARTIFICIAL FLOWERS; WIGS; MASKS; FEATHERS
    • A41G3/00Wigs
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A42HEADWEAR
    • A42BHATS; HEAD COVERINGS
    • A42B1/00Hats; Caps; Hoods
    • A42B1/04Soft caps; Hoods
    • A42B1/041Generally peakless soft head coverings, e.g. turbans, berets

Abstract

The present invention discloses a wig cap comprised of pure silk that is stretchable for various head size. A cap has a soft elastic band along the bottom edge covered in silk material for hair protection. The wig cap has several benefits in that it is highly effective in protecting hair and hairline damage due to the wear and usage of full wigs, half wigs and lace wigs.

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    FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • This invention relates to hair wigs in which a cap is used underneath the wig to aid in preventing hair breakage, thinning hairlines, and wig cap slippage while providing a comfortable fit to the wig wearer.
  • BACKGROUND
  • Wig usage has become a popular cosmetic accessory in the beauty industry. This industry has innovated different types of wigs which are sold on the market today, such as full wigs, half wigs, lace wigs, U-shape wigs, and partial wigs. Wigs are worn for various reasons both by men, women, and children. Such wigs are worn to frequently change hairstyles, however, wigs are also used increasingly for anyone of a variety of medical reasons, therefore resulting in every day usage.
  • Wig wearers generally wear a wig cap or wig liner underneath wigs to keep the wig wearer hair compacted and confined closely to one's head as well as an aid from keeping the wig from shifting throughout the day. However wig caps sold on the market today are made out of cheap stocking like synthetic fibers, such as cotton, polyester, nylon, or wool which is damaging to the hair. The stocking like wig cap tears very easily and will not remain its shape after a good number of uses thus allowing no protection. Continual uses of these type of wig caps causes hair breakage and thinning around the perimeter of the human hair line due to the synthetic fibers rubbing against hair, removing necessary hair moisture and drying out a wig wearer hair natural oils. In addition, the wig caps sold on the market today do not provide a secure fit for all day usage because of the thin-like fibers, resulting in wig cap slippage underneath a wig wearer's wig. The wig cap slippage then causes the wig itself to shift.
  • There are various techniques that are still being used to secure a wig to the head of an individual who is wearing a wig. A reasonable technique is the use of wig clips, which is clipping the wig to the hair. This technique causes hair tension on the scalp and/or base of hair leading to baldness or temporary hair loss. Another technique is the use of double-sided tape adhesive and glue when applied to the perimeter of the hairline and human skin. This technique does not allow the wig wearer the ease of removing the wig daily and nor does it prevent hairline loss.
  • SUMMARY OF INVENTION
  • The Swigcap is a washable and reusable wig cap comprised of pure silk, a natural fiber, stretchable material which effectively protects hair from damages of wearing full wigs, half wigs, and/or lace wigs. Its intended purpose is to aid in the prevention of thinning and breakage of hair around the human head hairline. It also provides the purpose of retaining moisture and luster in hair while providing a secure comfortable fit that does not cause wig slippage. Because the cap is made out of stretchable silk, the Swigcap provides long lasting durability and strength unlike other wig caps sold on the market today, which allows users to use for many months. Worldwide stylists have recommended the use of silk head wraps for years. Silk natural fibers have been known to help keep hair in top condition and have been used for years to keep hair looking beautiful. Hair naturally glides on silk which allow it to grow healthier and longer. Silk is also known to be anti-fungal and hypoallergenic. The Swigcap is a flexible cap shaped to fit a human head. This cap has two moon shaped sections, a front and a rear, are affixed together to create a bottom opening. The bottom opening edges are rolled to create an inner channel on the inside of the cap to be used as a protective band measure for the elastic. Soft elastic band is tunneled through the inner channel and extended through the inner opening and each ends are secured together. After elastic has been secured to inner channel, the opening for the elastic channel is secured and closed off.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION DRAWING
  • FIG. 1 is a pictorial view of the front and rear sections of the swigcap with the inner elastic band mounted on a human head.
  • FIG. 2 is a pictorial view of the front section of the swigcap with inner elastic band mounted on a human head.
  • FIG. 3 is a pictorial inside view of the swigcap front and rear sections with the inner elastic band.
  • NUMERAL DESCRIPTIONS
  • 3 Front Section, 5 Rear Section, 7 Center Stitch, 9 Front Band Covering, 11 Elastic Band, 13 Rear Band Covering
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE CAP EMBODIMENT
  • FIG. 1 shows are main pieces of the cap. The cap itself is comprised of silk material. The Swigcap is made of two sections, namely a front section 3 and a rear section 5. The front section 3 and the rear section 5 are stitched together on the outer moon edges creating the center stitch 7 leaving the bottom straight edges opened to create the cap opening. The center stitch 7 is serged to enforce strength between the font section 3 and the rear section 5. The bottom edges of the cap opening are stitched upward to create an inner channel for the elastic band 11. The inner channel now becomes a front elastic band covering 9 and a rear band covering 13 for the front section 3 and the rear section 5. A small opening is left open in the channel to provide a way for the elastic band 11 to be tunneled through the channel leaving enough elastic band 11 from the opening to create a secure stitch on each ends of the elastic band 11 to provide secure fit around the perimeter of hairline. Once elastic band 11 is secured together the opening in the inner channel is closed off with stitches.
  • It is to be understood that he drawings and description matter are in all cases to be interpreted as illustrative principles or scope of the invention and not limited to these embodiments or elements. It is contemplated various changes may be made in various elements to achieve like results which, nevertheless, fall within or without departing from the spirit of the invention or whose scope is defined by the appended claims.

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1. A SwigCap is an effective washable and reusable wig cap providing protective barriers from damage while a wig wearer wear full wigs, half, and lace wigs. Its design intended purpose is to help prevent thinning and breakage around the perimeter of the hair, better insulator which retains moisture and luster in hair, a secure comfortable fit that does not cause slippage underneath a wig while wearing throughout the day, longevity, and durability. The swigcap is comprised of a cap having a bottom edge shaped to fit a human head. The cap has a bottom opening with a front part and a rear part; a soft elastic band located within and covered by the front and rear parts which forms an inner channel.
2. The SwigCap according to claim 1, wherein has two sections, namely a front section and a rear section cut into moon shaped pieces serged to form one piece stretching from ear to ear.
3. The SwigCap according to claim 1, wherein is comprised and made out of stretchable pure silk fabric for cap longevity, durability, moisture retention, and prevent hair and perimeter damage.
4. The Swigcap according to claim 1, wherein includes a band covering for the elastic band covered by the front and rear part wherein the bottom edges of the front and rear parts is stitched and sewn to the inner surfaces of the front and rear parts to create an open inner tunnel.
5. The Swigcap according to claim 1, wherein has a soft elastic band that is channeled through the inner tunnel of the front and rear parts allowing covering of the band to protect hair and hairline from elastic band and the elastic band provides secure flexibility for various head sizes.
6. The Swigcap according to claim 1, is washable, reusable and aid in preventing wig slippage.
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US9526292B2 (en) 2005-05-17 2016-12-27 Michael Waters Power modules and headgear
US9585431B2 (en) 2007-12-18 2017-03-07 Waters Industries, Inc. Lighted hat
US10117476B2 (en) 2010-04-30 2018-11-06 Michael Waters Lighted headgear and accessories therefor
US9872530B2 (en) 2010-04-30 2018-01-23 Michael Waters Lighted headgear and accessories therefor
US9609902B2 (en) 2011-12-23 2017-04-04 Michael Waters Headgear having a camera device
US9526287B2 (en) 2011-12-23 2016-12-27 Michael Waters Lighted hat
US9568173B2 (en) 2011-12-23 2017-02-14 Michael Waters Lighted hat
US20140101827A1 (en) * 2012-10-08 2014-04-17 Radi Dennis Wig cap
US10159294B2 (en) 2012-12-19 2018-12-25 Michael Waters Lighted solar hat
US9717633B2 (en) 2013-03-15 2017-08-01 Michael Waters Lighted headgear
USD760481S1 (en) * 2013-11-27 2016-07-05 Michael Waters Beanie with means for illumination
USD734925S1 (en) * 2013-11-27 2015-07-28 Michael Waters Beanie with means for illumination
USD770143S1 (en) 2014-05-23 2016-11-01 Michael Waters Beanie with means for illumination
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