Human or Synthetic Hair?
Now you’re ready to choose your hair type. While you may have preconceived notions about human hair vs. synthetic hair, the truth is they both have advantages and limitations which make them the right choice in different situations. See below for some highlighted differences between the two.
100% HUMAN HAIR AND SYNTHETIC HAIR
Women wear wigs for a variety of reasons, and choosing a wig can be difficult. Do you buy Human Hair or Synthetic Hair or maybe both! Either can be a great choice for you based on your time, budget and individual needs.
Wigs are available in a variety of styles and colors, from very natural-looking to outrageously fun, costume style. A wig is an investment that many women keep for some time, and there are many decisions to be made when narrowing down the options to a final purchase, but the choice between synthetic and human hair is one of the most confusing for women. Each type of wig has pros but still needs evaluation before you can make the right purchase.
When choosing hair type, you need to determine the factor(s) behind the purchase. For example; it could be for medical reasons, a new look, saving time, for fun or a simple change of colour. Let us help you make an informed decision before purchasing a wig.
HUMAN HAIR WIGS
There is much to be desired about a human hair wig. These wigs are considered the cream of the crop, and especially in the case of monofilament, lace front, full lace, and hand-tied wigs. Human hair is heavier in weight than synthetic fibre and can be cleaned and styled in many ways, but it does require more care when it comes to washing and conditioning. Human hair is also heat resistant and hair dryers and styling irons can be used on the low to medium settings without damaging the hair.
From a visual perspective, wigs made from human hair look the most natural. The hair has a natural sheen and texture to it. Human hair wigs act like human hair, they can get a tiny bit messy, frizzy, or windblown, this is natural and are the factors that make a wig look like one’s own hair. Nobody has perfect hair with every strand in place all the time. Also, natural hair has more organic color dimension than synthetic hair.
Only a good quality human hair wig feels like natural hair. This may be an important factor for the individual who wears the wig as well as to the wearer’s significant other. You may instinctively prefer the feel of human hair when putting on the wig and styling it. Human hair is slightly finer and softer than synthetic hair and therefore just like your own hair!
Human hair can be styled with heat appliances, just like your natural hair. That means a human hair wig can be flat ironed, blow-dried, curled, and crimped without issue (excessive heat can still damage hair). Human hair wigs can also be coloured (deposit only). Only by a professional hair stylist familiar with wig products, as that is the only way to guarantee success. Human hair is very strong and can tolerate heat well. Most Human Hair wigs are pre-styled, it is important to note that unlike synthetic hair products, most human hair styles should be enhanced with a professional cut and style personalized for the wearer. Again, we recommend using a professional hair stylist familiar with wig products.
All synthetic wigs are made of artificial fibers, and with recent technological advances, these fibers have come a long way. In some cases it’s extremely hard to tell the difference between human and synthetic hair wigs.
From a visual perspective, Synthetic wigs are appealing for their ability to be worn right out of the box. They hold up against the environment and won’t droop or frizz.
New advances with synthetic wigs made with state-of-the-art fibers make it hard to distinguish them from human hair. Technology is constantly improving as well, which means that there is the possibility of even more natural-looking choices appearing on the market.
Women who do not want to be bothered with styling a wig on a daily basis may prefer a synthetic wig. Synthetic wigs are less expensive than human hair wigs, which gives you the option of purchasing more and styling less. Special Heat Friendly synthetic hair (BIOLON) is heat styleable to change the curl pattern. Keep in mind, even the heat friendly fiber can be difficult to style as synthetic fiber is more resistant to change.