What is the difference between human hair and synthetic hair?

The hair extensions and hair wigs can make your hair look longer and thicker, and make your hair look more layered. It is a good news for people with hair loss or thinning hair. The main materials used to make hair extensions and hair wigs are real human hair and synthetic hair. The most common types of hair extensions and hair wigs on the market are 100% human hair, 100% synthetic hair, and the blend of human hair and synthetic hair. This article introduces what is human hair and synthetic hair, and the difference between them.

What is human hair?

The human hair is real human hair, which is hair purchased and collected from various places. There are three types of human hair, they are virgin hair, remy hair and non-remy hair. Depending on the source, the quality between them are also different. Among them, virgin hair is close to the source hair and is almost unprocessed, while remy hair and non-remy hair are human hair processed through different procedures. The quality of virgin hair is the best, followed by remy hair, and non-remy hair is the worst of the three. Learn the difference between them.

What is the difference between human hair and synthetic hair
Human Hair

Since virgin hair is scarce and expensive, remy hair and non-remy hair are common in the market. The human hair is the same as your own hair, it can be dyed and permed and looks realistic and natural. The human hair is suitable for those who need to wear hair wigs frequently or fashionistas.

What is synthetic hair?

The synthetic hair is made from chemical fiber and can be classified as non flamable fabric hair (high temperature resistant) and flammability fabric hair (not resistant to high temperature) according to the flammable properties of the material. The former is safer and the quality is better than the latter. Due to the high temperature resistance of the non flamable fabric hair, it can perm and dye hair under certain conditions.

What is the difference between human hair and synthetic hair
Synthetic Hair

The synthetic hair has various colors and bright colors. For a new synthetic wig, it can reflect the charming color under the light. Synthetic hair is more common in cosplay occasions, and the price is low, it is easy to shape and the hairstyle is not easy to mess.

The difference between human hair and synthetic hair

Whether it is a human hair wig or a synthetic hair wig, they can increase your hair length and the hair volume, and are powerful tools to enhance the fashion sense and image. However, they are quite different types of hair wigs, the following are the biggest differences:

price

Their prices vary greatly. Depending on the length and hair types, the price of human hair wigs ranges from tens up to thousands of dollars. Synthetic wigs are much cheaper, usually a few dollars up to 30 dollars.

appearance

Since human hair wigs are made of real human hair, its appearance is the same as your own hair, natural and realistic, and the hairstyle can be changed at will. The synthetic wig looks much brighter, its hairstyle is not easy to mess, but once changed, it is difficult to restore the original look.

Comfort

Due to cost reasons, the materials of human hair wigs, including the inner net and lining, are all excellent materials, which makes it very breathable and comfortable to wear. Due to material limitations, synthetic wigs are not as comfortable as human hair wigs.

Quality & How long do they last?

If worn every day, human hair wigs maintain their best condition for 6 months to 1 year. The best condition for synthetic wigs is 2 to 4 months. With good care, they can maintain their best condition for longer.

In addition to the differences listed above, their weight and touch are also different. In terms of the same hair length, human hair wigs are lighter than synthetic wigs and have a softer and smoother touch. If you have both human hair wigs and synthetic wigs, you can easily find the difference between them.

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