Virgin Human Hair VS Synthetic Hair

Which is right for you? Maybe both. Human Hair and Synthetic Hair have advantages and limitations which make them the right choice at different times. Both are great choices for you depending on your budget, time, and needs. Optimally, you will choose to have both on hand as they each have their pluses! Here are the facts so you can know what circumstance is most beneficial for each.

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Human Hair:

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Human Hair is by far the superior choice if quality is the only consideration. Human Hair offers the most natural look and feel.  It is remarkably soft with a shine and movement that is not easily duplicated in synthetic hair.  It is also extremely versatile.  Human Hair can be cut and styled to suit your personal tastes.  And while it can be a more expensive pick, with the proper care, it is also more durable and can last over a year.

Other than price, the main drawback to human hair is required maintenance — as with natural hair, it requires effort.  For many, daily styling is actually preferable as it allows for more control over the appearance as well as a sense of normalcy that can come with the daily hair styling ritual.Keep in mind that human hair does not come out of the box ready to wear.  You may choose to have it customized by a professional stylist to get exactly the look you like. When you burn human hair it kind of fizzles up and ashes. When you burn synthetic hair it burns very cleanly, does not ash and it much harder to ignite.

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It does take a bit of extra effort… but is worth it!

It is extremely important to use care products specifically formulated for highly processed human hair.  Also keep in mind that wearable hair does not benefit from naturally occurring oils from the scalp.  It is important to hydrate and condition hair daily.

Synthetic Hair:

synthetic hair has come a long way in recent years.  In some cases it is difficult to tell the difference — the denier and texture are such that they feel almost like human hair.  As a matter of fact, with some of the higher quality synthetic pieces, you would never know they were not natural human hair if you didn’t have the human hair right next to it to compare!

The most appealing aspect to synthetic hair is it can often be worn right out of the box with little or no styling.  The fiber used has “memory” for wave, curl and volume which lets hair bounce back into place with minimal effort — the curl pattern is permanently set.  It can even hold up in bad weather and can guarantee no drooping or frizzing.

However, what synthetic hair offers in ease, it lacks in versatility.  It cannot be styled to look many different ways like its human hair counterparts. Only special Heat Friendly synthetic hair is heat style-able to change the curl pattern. Keep in mind, even the heat friendly fiber can be difficult to style as synthetic fiber is more resistant to change. Synthetic hair is also less durable than human hair. With proper care you can expect synthetic hair wigs and hairpieces to last about 4-6 months – heat friendly synthetic hair 2- 3 months. It is important to follow our care recommendations in order to get the optimal life span from your hair!

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