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Synthetic Wigs vs Human Hair Wigs

Confused or curious about the difference between Synthetic Hair vs Human Hair Wigs? Not to worry! We have your back!
Wigs come in all different styles, materials and lengths, so choosing a wig can be overwhelming when you have no clue where to begin but is also an exciting experience.... who doesn't love wigs right?  Understanding the basics of synthetic wigs vs human hair wigs is key to selecting the right wig for you. Let’s take a look at the difference between synthetic hair and human hair. This should help you to look out for the right things whilst wig shopping, helping you to make the best decision for you.
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Human Hair Wigs

The key difference between synthetic hair and human hair is that human hair wigs offer the most natural look and feel because they're real human hair. The hair is soft and can be treated as your natural hair using the same treatments and hair wash products and have less maintenance compared to synthetic wigs.

 

Advantages of Human Hair Wigs

 

Styling versatility – Many human hair wigs can be styled, permed, brushed and coloured just like your own hair. If you wish to alter the colour of your wig you can freely do so just as you would with your own hair.

Longevity – With the correct care, human hair wigs can last up to a year or more even when worn daily. The lifespan is longer because the hair will not start to matt and can tolerate hair products and washing.

Natural look – human hair wigs will look and feel incredibly natural and are a perfect choice for those wanting to wear a wig that doesn't look like a wig.

 

Limitations of Human Hair Wigs

 

High maintenance – just like real hair, human hair wigs need to be washed and re-styled frequently if hair products are used on them daily. Follow a weekly hair wash regime to maintain your wig.

Cost – human hair wigs are typically more expensive as they are made from real hair but are worth the money considering the versatility.

Reacts to weather – just like natural hair, human hair wigs react to the weather. Yes, that means that the frizz can come out in wet weather too!

 

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Synthetic Hair Wigs

The difference between a synthetic wig and human wig is that the synthetic wig is made up of synthetic hair or synthetic fibres. Synthetic wigs do not have as much versatility as a human wig and cannot be dyed or washed as harshly, extra care is required to maintain your synthetic hair wig.

Synthetic hair wigs have come a long way in recent years. The texture and look of our synthetic wigs almost feels like human hair itself! and customers have loved their experience and new customers always seem shocked by our quality.

 

Advantages of Synthetic Hair Wigs

Weather-proof – one of the key advantages when looking at the synthetic vs human hair wigs debate, is a synthetic wigs ability to retain its style, regardless of the weather, Which means no unwanted frizz!

 

Versatility – there are endless colours options with synthetic wigs, ranging from natural to abstract, wild to wonderful colours. Our customers love our wigs with pops of colours as much as our natural styles 

Cost – depending on the quality or style, synthetic hair wigs are by far, less expensive than human hair wigs. You can buy non-lace wigs or a lace front wig depending on your budget and preference.

Low maintenance – as the hairs are synthetic, they require less care than human hair. Generally, synthetic wigs require a wash after every 6-8 wears. When brushing your synthetic wig use a wide tooth brush or comb to avoid putting pressure on the hair

 

Limitations of Synthetic Hair Wigs

Shine – some synthetic wigs can have an unnatural shine, but don’t worry, you can check out our wigs where we have worked very hard to produce wigs that do not have high shine!

Lifespan – synthetic wigs actually don’t last as long as human hair wigs, so you might find yourself needing to replace your wig more frequently about every 3-4 months. Your Synthetic wigs lifespan can vary and it all depends on how you take care of it, however its still cheaper to buy.

Cannot change colour – recolouring is not recommended for synthetic wigs, so make sure you choose a colour you will want to stick to.

 

 

 

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