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Here Are the Differences Between Synthetic Hair Wigs and Human Hair Wigs

Dec 21, 2015 5:43:01 PM

There are two main choices when choosing wigs today for both men and women: synthetic hair wigs and human hair wigs. So what are the differences between the two? Why would you choose one over the other? Here are the differences between the synthetic hair wig and the human hair wig and the benefits of each.


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The Synthetic wigs are generally less costly, as you might expect, that the real hair wig. But they look and feel great. They are designed today to wear well and only you know that a wig is being worn.

Synthetic wigs are durable and are made to last. Because they are made of synthetic materials, up close and to the touch, they will not feel exactly like natural hair. The synthetic wig, because it is made of thicker material, will also not breath as well as the human hair wig alternatives.


The synthetic wig can be washed but generally not styled. That is probably the biggest drawback. However, if you are looking for a quick wash and wear wig the synthetic version can be a very functional choice.


The human hair wig, on the other hand, is by far the more popular choice today. The biggest drawback is that it will cost more than most synthetic versions. The wig of natural hair will look and feel more real, because after all it is real hair. It can be washed and styled into different looks.


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When someone runs their fingers through a wig made of human hair, it will not be easy for them to tell it is a wig.


The human hair wig comes in a variety of natural colors and lengths. It can be washed, conditioned, blow dried and styled just like real hair. If there is any draw back to the real hair wig it is that it takes time to maintain and prepare, just like real hair.


In summary, if you are looking for a low cost wash and wear hair piece, the cheap synthetic wig will probably do. But if you have a little more to spend and want something that will look and feel more natural then the qualified human hair wig is the way to go.

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