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Synthetic Vs Human Hair Wigs

When it comes to wigs, it can almost feel like you’ve entered into a whole new world. From synthetic to human hair, to the styling and care, there is so much that goes into purchasing and wearing a wig. In this blog post, we are going to be going over the differences between synthetic and human hair wigs, so you can make the best decision for yourself. Keep reading to learn more! 


Synthetic Wigs


To start off, we are going to be discussing the biggest difference between the two types of wigs. Synthetic wigs are made out of a synthetic, or fake, hair material. Now for this blog, we’re going to be discussing higher end synthetic wigs, which are ones that you would purchase from a vendor or wig shop, not a party store or inexpensive costume shop. Synthetic hair has come a long way from where it first started out. Synthetic wigs were created due to the inconsistency of human hair and while that has changed drastically today, synthetic wigs were designed to look and behave like human hair. Depending on the quality of the wig, sometimes it can be a very close representation. 


Synthetic wigs can be worn right out of the box, or packaging, with minimal styling efforts. They may also hold styling for longer periods of time than human hair wigs, specifically with various climate temperatures. The style that you go with is essentially baked or permanently styled into the wig itself. 


Synthetic material wigs are usually less expensive than real human hair wigs. Synthetic hair is much cheaper to produce and manufacture than actual human hair, making the cost of these wigs a more affordable option. 


If you are purchasing a wig made of synthetic materials, make sure that you are purchasing one that is safe to heat style. Some synthetic wigs are made out of materials that could melt or be damaged if there is too much or too high of a heat setting being used on them. 


Human Hair Wigs

Just like the name, human hair wigs are made of human hair from donors. These wigs tend to feel the most natural and mimic the look, feel, and weight of the specific style that you have chosen. Human hair wigs, like human hair extensions, can be made out of different types of human hair. If the hair is virgin, it means that it has been unprocessed and is free of any harsh chemical dying or styling treatments. Remy hair means that the hair is from one singular donor, which allows all of the hair to have the same texture and color. 


Human hair wigs are usually more expensive than synthetic hair wigs due to the fact that human hair (and the type) is more costly to produce. Not only does the hair have to be donated, but it has to be woven into the wig to create the most natural looking appearance. Human hair wigs are much softer and shiner, which is something that can’t be as easily duplicated with synthetic hair options. It can also be styled and cut just like normal hair as well. 


Quality human hair wigs have to be cared for differently, and sometimes it may require a professional wig stylist to help you. Because they are made out of real hair, they will need to be styled more frequently than synthetic wigs. They will also react to specific temperature and climate variants, just like your natural hair would. Depending on the type of hair experience that you have, you may need to take your wigs into a stylist to get the right cut and style for your desire.


In the end, you have to make the decision for what type of wig you want to wear and what is going to be most comfortable for you. At Shair’s Hair Boutique, we have so many different options when it comes to both lace front and full lace wigs! From various colors and tones to textures and lengths, you’ll be able to easily switch up your looks. Wigs can help us feel confident, and when you feel good, you look good! Shop our entire selection of full lace and lace front wigs today, or connect with us for more information!




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