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Human Hair Wigs or Synthetic Wigs... Which is Best for You?

Posted on March 15 2017

Human Hair is More Expensive.  So its the Best... Right?

It is easy to see wigs made of human hair are generally more expensive than synthetic wigs. But are human hair wigs are better than synthetic fiber wigs?  Which one really is better for you?

The truth...  Human hair and Synthetic hair both have their advantages and disadvantages. Let’s take a look at the facts about human hair first:

Human Hair

Emotion by Ellen Wille | Remy Human Hair Wig

 

Advantages of Human Hair

Human hair looks and feels the most natural. There is nothing  like the feel and movement of quality human hair.  Remy human hair is considered a premium option because it is easier to style and tangles much less. Remy is made with much care and extra cost so a remy wig is likely to be better quality but keep in mind... the hair quality is a huge factor so consider both when buying.   Human hair is remarkably soft with a shine and movement not easily duplicated by synthetic hair. Its versatility allows you to style it like your own hair curly or straight with a durability that can outlasts synthetic hair.

Disadvantages Of Human Hair

So let's start with the obvious...they are expensive...if you get good quality human hair at least.   Dont bother paying the money for inexpensive human hair.  they wont last anyway and are harder to style.  .  It takes much more time to style and care for.  Since it is natural hair, you have to style it each time you wear it just like you would your own natural hair as the style doesn’t really hold like a synthetic wig would. If you have a busy lifestyle or a tight budget, this may not be the choice for you. And just like natural hair, human hair will react to weather conditions and will go flat or frizz if weather dictates;(

 

Synthetic Hair

Center Stage Wig Worn by Raquel Welch | Synthetic Hair

Advantages of Synthetic Hair

Synthetic hair has come a long way Babey!.  Human hair of good quality it becoming harder to find and more expensive when you do find it!  The focus has been on perfecting synthetic hair fiber to look and behave just like human hair. The results... 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 makes it a great 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!  Bonus!

Shyla Wig by Envy | Heat Friendly Synthetic Hair

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 the style and so you don’t have the versatility you would with a human hair wig.  A plus if you ask me!  Prices are much more reasonable.  You can easily have 3 great high quality synthetic wigs for the price of a great human hair wig.  So the fact that you cant style it doesn't matter so much when you can buy 3 different styles (curly, straight, short, long)  and still come in under a human hair cost of one!  The synthetic wig doesn't last as long but the low cost allows you to make up for that in spades!  Sorry... we cant really find a negative for synthetic.  

By the way.....There are heat-friendly synthetic options which allow styling more like human hair wigs. Styling is still a challenge because the fiber is hard to change even with heat.  it it stylable, but will take longer to style as you have to work with lower heat and take the time to let it cool while holding the curl in order for it to stay..  We are still looking forward to this technology improving over time. 

  

The Best of Both Worlds!

Spirit Wig by Ellen Wille | Prime Power Hair Collection | Human Hair Synthetic Hair Blend

Imagine all the benefits of human hair and all the benefits of synthetic hair got together and had a baby...The product of this union would be only the advantages of both human hair and synthetic hair and virtually none of the disadvantages!  Well... it does exist.  This is what is called in the industry "blended hair"  which is a varying blend of human hair to get the softness, style-ability, and perfect movement with a long lasting style hold and the most vibrant long lasting colors.   This is the best of both worlds and it is available for anyone who wants it.  The pricing is still more like human hair... but totally worth it.



So... feel informed?

You are going to get advantages with both human hair wigs and synthetic wigs.  Figure out your needs, wants, and budget to go with what suits you best.  You dont always have to break the bank to get the best for you.  We always suggest (if budget alows of course!) to find a great human hair wig that you can have for special occassions or when you want to feel pure lux... and get a synthetic wig or two for everyday or when you dont have time to put in to your hairstyle but want to look like you did.   Remember... if the weather is ify... always go with synthetic!  

Doesnt really matter which way you decide to go... if you take care of your wig (follow recommended instrucitons) and feel confident with your choice... you will look beautiful!

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