Human VS Synthetic Hair
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Human VS Synthetic Hair
Many women choose a wig style and color that are similar to their natural hair, while others take this opportunity to experiment with a new look. 

There are several things to consider when choosing a wig, such as fiber type, style length, face shape - as well as lifestyle. These are all important factors in finding that perfect style. 

Human Hair Advantage

Human Hair offers the most natural look and feel. It is remarkably soft with a shine and movement that is not easily duplicated in synthetic hair. It is also extremely versatile. Human Hair can be cut and styled to suit your personal tastes. And while it can be a more expensive pick, with the proper care, it is also more durable and can last over a year.

​​​​​​​Human Hair Disadvantage

Processing technique is directly related to the strength and quality of the end-product. The chemicals needed, to sanitize and strip away the original color to produce different curl patterns and colors, are very strong and can affect the integrity of the hair depending on method used. When a higher quality of chemicals and a more artful approach to processing is used, the results are higher quality product and thus higher price.

Advantages of Synthetic Hair

Synthetic hair has come a long way in the past 10 years.  Because of the inconsistencies in the human hair market, the focus has been on perfecting synthetic hair fiber to look and behave just like human hair. And the results have been amazing.  The look is pretty indistinguishable from human hair wigs and the feel is pretty darn close!  The fact that most synthetic wigs can be worn right out of the box with minimal or no styling requirements makes it a more attractive choice. And, unlike human hair, synthetic hair will hold its style regardless of the climate. The curl pattern or style is basically baked right in to the wig and will not change no matter how terrible the weather is! 

The most appealing aspect to synthetic hair is it can often be worn right out of the box with little or no styling. The fiber used has "memory" for wave, curl and volume which lets hair bounce back into place with minimal effort -- the curl pattern is permanently set. It can even hold up in bad weather and can guarantee no drooping or frizzing.

However, what synthetic hair offers in ease, it lacks in versatility. It cannot be styled to look many different ways like its human hair counterparts. Only special Heat Friendly synthetic hair 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. Synthetic hair is also less durable than human hair. With proper care you can expect synthetic hair wigs and hairpieces to last about 4-6 months – heat friendly synthetic hair 2- 3 months.

Disadvantages of Synthetic Hair

The only disadvantage we can come up with is what we feel is its biggest advantage… you don’t have to take time to style because the style or curl pattern is set right in and stays that way!  However, this means you can’t change it and so you don’t have the versatility of human hair.  Kind of a plus in my book.  As the prices are much more reasonable, it is easy to afford a straight and a wavy version and not have to put much styling effort in to either one. (but we had to find some kind of disadvantage so this is the closest we could find;)

There are heat-friendly synthetic options which allow styling more like human hair wigs. But styling is still a challenge due to the fiber’s natural resistance to change.  We are excited about the advancements in heat friendly synthetic fiber and look forward to this technology improving over time. 

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