Silk Base Toupees: An Overview: Silk base toupees are hairpieces that feature a silk base construction at the top, where the hair is attached. Unlike traditional toupees, which use materials like lace or monofilament, silk base toupees utilize a thin layer of silk fabric as the base. The hair strands are individually hand-tied onto the silk base, creating a realistic appearance that closely resembles natural hair growing from the scalp.