Synthetic or Human Hair? Which is better?

 
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So the advantages of human hair are that it looks as real as you are going to get, because it is, it is going to last longer, and you can style it like you want easier.

The disadvantages are that you have to style it, it is a big upfront investment, and typically this makes it more difficult to purchase a backup wig or to be able to switch styles frequently, like you can with synthetics.

So it becomes a matter of budget, time, and what fits your own personal style. If you like the freedom of not having to style your hair, to change it up often, and the affordability, stick with synthetics.

If you don’t mind styling your hair once a week, like having the same hair everyday, and want something that is truly going to last – invest in human hair. There is no right answer 🙂


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Human Hair Wig Slideshow

 
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Are you looking for a new human hair wig, or are you ready to try one for the first time? Here’s a little something to help you as you’re shopping.

Dazzle all the way with a new ‘do…or two. (Slideshow)

 
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Take on the holidays in style with a new look from CysterWigs. Use this slideshow to get inspired and find the ‘do that’s right for you.

Do colors look the same in heat-friendly synthetics, regular synthetics, and human hair wigs?

 
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While the same textile dyes may be used for most human hair, synthetic, and heat-friendly synthetic wig colors (regardless of the material), the way that these colors show on the wig can vary significantly based upon the material used.

This is because these fibers all have radically different chemical compositions and take to the color differently.

A great example can be seen below . . .

The above is Jon Reanu’s luscious Salted Caramel color (a rooted version of their popular Caramel Syrup FS26/31). As you can see when the two color swatches are held next to each other, there is a slight variation. This will ALWAYS be the case when you compare wig colors in one material versus another.

Some (general) rules of thumb:

  1. Traditional synthetic fibers generally take the textile dyes used for wigs the best. The color in these is the truest and the most consistent.
  2. Heat-Defiant / Heat-Friendly / True2Life / Futura and all other heat-resistant synthetic fibers usually make the colors LIGHTER and BRIGHTER than conventional synthetics. So, for example, shades with a little auburn in them – like the Salted Caramel above – will appear to have a slightly more pronounced copper tinge than their traditional synthetic counter parts. (PS: The color can also dull if you style it aggressively, so be careful about that.)
  3. Most mass-produced, batch-processed human hair wigs (though not all) are also dyed with the same textile dyes used for synthetic wigs. Human hair almost universally takes to this kind of dye in a way that presents SLIGHTLY LIGHTER than traditional synthetic hair. (PS: The color on most human hair wigs will fade with washing and regular wear, so we recommend adding a tinted protein filler to your normal conditioning routine to help keep the color bright in between washings.)

This is an excerpt from our CysterWigs Knowledge Base. Check it out on our private site to see over 500 articles all about our store, wigs, and how to wear the hair!