Q. Re- question 3215 above. Like other women that wear sheitels, I’m very familiar with many kinds of them. I purchased one of these new Lace Top Sheietels months ago after an extensive search. My experience with them is that they truly do look natural. However, your answer quoting many Rabbonim is incorrect, since you cannot see the natural hair or scalp while wearing the wig. If this would be true, the wig would probably look terrible since natural hair usually is different from the wig, and besides if you could see the hair underneath, it would look nothing like a scalp.
Many wigs today look natural whether or not they have a lace top. So why should this type of wig be more prohibited than other natural looking sheitels?
By the way, I did return the new Lace Top sheitel, after I heard that Rabbonim prohibited them.
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit”a opinion is that, even if you are correct (as it likely is), one should avoid wearing this new kind of wigs.
One should not sponsor the effort to make sheitels even more natural than they already are.
As mentioned above, it also induces other women not to wear a sheitel at all, since they think that those Frum ladies are not wearing a sheitel.
Rabbi A, Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a