The difference between real hair wigs or synthetic hair is that human hair looks natural and real whereas synthetic hair has an unnatural feel. We can differentiate human and synthetic hair on the basis of some factors such as price, longevity, styling, maintenance and feel.
If we compare them on the basis of styling than synthetic hair can not be styled with the help of hot styling tools whereas real hair wigs can be styled with curling irons or rods. Human hair can be blow-dried but with synthetic hair you cannot even think about doing this. Another advantage of human hair is that it resists heat whereas with synthetic hair you ought to remain extra careful near open ovens or fireplaces etc. Synthetic hair can be potentially very dangerous as they have poor resistance to heat.
The origin of the real hair wigs not the only factor, however. Processing technique is directly related to the strength and quality of the end-product. The chemicals needed, to sanitize and strip away the original color to produce different curl patterns and colors, are very strong and can affect the integrity of the hair depending on method used. When a higher quality of chemicals and a more artful approach to processing is used, the results are higher quality product and thus higher price.
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.It cannot be styled to look many different ways like its real hair wigs counterparts. Only special Heat Friendly synthetic hair is heat styleable 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 real hair wigs. 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!