With so many styles, colours and textures on the market, choosing the right wig has become harder than ever. Wigs have come a long way in recent years, becoming more realistic than ever and a more socially acceptable way to change up your look or enhance your beauty.
One thing that you must know before deciding on a wig is the difference between synthetic and human hair wigs. While synthetic wigs are more affordable and do have their benefits, nothing can beat the quality, look and feel of human hair. In this article, we’ll explore the reasons why human hair wigs are the superior choice and why they’re the best investment you can make.
- A more natural appearance
One of the most obvious benefits of human hair extensions and wigs is that they look much more natural and believable than their synthetic counterparts. While synthetic wigs can often look too shiny, stiff and dry, human hair wigs have all the natural beauty that you would expect from them.
Silky, smooth to touch and light as a feather, human hair wigs are the only way to seamlessly integrate wigs into your beauty routine and still achieve the same results as you would with your own hair. Although they do require a bit more work and maintenance than synthetic wigs, the payoff is well worth it every time.
- More styling options
With human hair wigs, you can use the products that you already own to style them. Regular shampoo and conditioner, hair straighteners, blow dryers and curling irons can all be used on human hair wigs and they can easily be styled however you please.
On the other hand, synthetic wigs are more sensitive and require special products to style and treat them. More sensitive and unpredictable than human hair wigs, you’ll have to go out and buy an entirely new range of products to take care of your synthetic wigs properly and have to teach yourself the various dos and don’ts.
- Easily stand-in for your natural hair
Thanks to their incredibly realistic appearance, human hair wigs are a great stand-in for your natural hair if you need them. Whether you’ve lost your hair due to health issues or simply gotten a regrettable haircut, human hair wigs can help boost your confidence and make you feel like yourself again.
- They can last for years
Understandably, if you’re going to invest in a human hair wig you’d want it to last you a long time. With the right care, human hair wigs worn daily can last over a year, while they can last for over three years if they’re worn occasionally. While “virgin” human hair wigs (hair that hasn’t been coloured or processed) will last the longest, you’ll still be able to get an impressive lifespan from human hair wigs that aren’t virgin.
On the other hand, synthetic wigs can struggle to last for more than 6 months as they’re highly prone to tangling and other damage. This is still the case with synthetic wigs that are labelled as heat-resistant, as they will still melt or be destroyed by high temperatures from ironing or curling.