Synthetic hair wigs look virtually the same as human hair, except to a trained eye.
Synthetic hair wigs are easier to care for and are lower in price. The “hair” used to make synthetic hair piece or wig have a “memory” which means it will maintain its wave or curl, texture and volume, requiring minimal upkeep after washing. Synthetic hair wigs are not designed for chemical changes like a permanent wave or color change and they can be permanently damaged by the use of curling irons, blow dryers or hot rollers. High heat synthetic wigs can be blow dried and tend to loose their style like human hair. The hairs have less shine than a normal synthetic.
Human hair wigs is the most natural looking.
Completely customizable and can be cut, styled, permed, or colored like its your own hair. Human hair wigs are more durable than synthetic. Human hair wigs is more expensive than synthetic hair and require more care. They can be shampooed, dried, styled and conditioned, just like your natural hair. Like your hair, they can lose their style if they get wet and frizz on humid days. If you feel that you are not able to put time into the caring for a human hair, there are human hair-synthetic blended that offer a natural look and will retain the style better than a 100% human hair.
There are four basic types of human hair used in wigs: Asian, Indian, Indonesian and Russian (also called European hair).
Most human hair wigs, hair pieces, and extensions are made from Asian or Indian hair. Russian hair is not as readily available and is the most expensive option. Remy hair is kept in the same direction when making a wig or hairpiece as when cut from the donor’s head. This additional attention to detail maintains the hair cuticle in the same direction for each hair, which, in turn, reduces tangling which is what makes human hair superior to synthetic.
A standard or machined cap is the most common and most affordable cap design. The layers of hair are machine-sewed onto the cap, which has a closed lace layer at the crown. The hair has a specific style and the crown is often lightly teased or crimped so you cannot see down through to the cap at scalp area. This type of cap often gives the hair a natural lift at the crown for volume.
A capless wig or combo is very similar to the standard cap. But instead of the closed lace layer at the crown, it has vertical lace strips with open spaces between the wefts. The open-wefting in the crown, back, and sides allows for maximum ventilation. This makes the cap lighter weight and cooler than a standard cap.
Monofilament caps/ Hand tied are constructed with using a thin, breathable nylon or polyester mesh material at the crown. It gives the illusion of your skin by partially revealing the scalp below. Hand tied caps offer the most natural look as well as styling versatility because each hair is individually hand tied at the crown so the hair can be parted and brushed in any direction. The entire wig may be hand tied, or the wig may have a monofilament crown with wefted sides and back. Monofilament wigs are an especially good choice for those with severe or total hair loss as the cap is soft, unlike cloth material, which can be itchy to those with sensitive scalps.
Synthetic and Blended Wigs
Only use shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays and other styling accessories designed specifically for synthetic wigs should be used to take care of synthetic hair or blended (synthetic/human) hair wigs. After shampooing and conditioning, make sure to rinse your wig thoroughly in cool water. Use a soft towel and carefully blot dry (do not scrub). Allow your wig to dry naturally overnight on a wig stand.
Human Hair Wigs
Special products should also be used on human hair wigs because the hair in human hair wigs has been processed several times and is vulnerable to damage. We strongly recommend you use the products made especially for wigs to protect your investment.