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 Wigs - Should I Get One?
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's easier to style and doesn't tangle as easily. Remy hair has attached cuticle layer is likely to be better quality, all human hair wigs are premium!
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 Wigs
So let's start with the obvious, they are more expensive. If you get good quality human hair, at least. Don't bother paying the money for inexpensive human hair. It usually won't last long and can take much more time to style and care for. Since it is natural hair, you have to style it after each wash, just like you would your own natural hair.
If you have a busy lifestyle or a tight budget, this may not be the choice for you as, just like natural hair, human hair will react to weather conditions and will go flat or frizz if weather dictates.
Synthetic Hair Wigs Pros & Cons
Advantages of Synthetic Hair
Synthetic hair has come a long way! Human hair of good quality is 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 incredibly realistic!
The fact that most synthetic wigs can be worn right out of the box with minimal or no styling makes them 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!
Disadvantages of Synthetic Hair Wigs
The only disadvantage we can come up with is what we feel is it's 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. The pros are that prices are much more reasonable; you can easily have 3 great high quality synthetic wigs for the price of a great human hair wig.
If you think about it this way, not being able to style a wig doesn't matter so much when you can buy 3 different styles (curly, straight, short, long) and still come in under the cost of one human hair wig! The synthetic wig doesn't last as long but the low cost allows you to make up for that in spades!
There are also heat-friendly synthetic options which allow styling more like human hair wigs. Styling can still a challenge because the fiber is hard to change even with heat. They are 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 hair in place. We are looking forward to this technology improving over time!
The Best of Both Wig Worlds!
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 "blended hair". This is a varying blend of human hair to get the softness, style-ability, and perfect movement combined with the long-lasting style, hold, and long lasting colors of a synthetic wig.
This is the best of both worlds and it is available for anyone who wants 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 don't always have to break the bank to get the best for you.
We always suggest (if budget allows of course!) to find a great human hair wig that you can have for special occasions or when you want to feel pure luxury, and have a synthetic wig or two for everyday; or when you don't have time to style your hair but want to look like you did. Remember, if the weather is iffy, always go with synthetic!
It doesn't really matter which way you decide to go. If you take care of your wig (follow recommended instructions) and feel confident with your choice, you will look beautiful!
We would love to know your thoughts on which wigs are best! Leave a comment below and tell us what you think.