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The Differences Between Synthetic Hair and Human Hair Wigs and Hair Pieces

by / Friday, 20 December 2013 / Published in Articles
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Have you ever wondered what are the differences between synthetic and human hair wig and hair pieces? The information below may help make your decision easier. Synthetic hair is a man-made product, and because it is man-made, there are limitations, for example style choices are limited. A time saving advantage is that synthetic hair is pre-cut and pre-styled. When synthetic hair is washed, it will naturally fall back into the original style, whether that is straight or curly. However, longer styles of synthetic hair tend to frizz at the nap of the neck and usually has to be restyled by a synthetic hair professional. Usually, the longer the style, the more likely it will frizz at the nap of the neck. When this happens, what hair that cannot be fixed, will need to be cut off.

The shorter styles (above the shoulders) usually stay true to form and can be shampooed and conditioned by you or a specialist to fall back into its original state. Synthetic hair should always be dried naturally. If you do use a blow dryer or curling iron, it should be on the lowest settings, unless the blow dryer or curling iron has a steam option. I do not recommend using curling irons and blower dryers, because once damaged, it is almost impossible to get the hair back to the original form. When you wash a synthetic piece, you can only use shampoos and conditioners made for synthetic hair products. You should never use mousse, gel or any other styling products other than specifically made synthetic hair spray to hold the style.

Now when it comes to human-hair pieces, whether we are talking about wigs or any type of additions (clip on, extension, any type of permanent bonding), you can treat them much more like your own hair. Most quality shampoos, conditioners, hair spray, mousse can be used, even though some products are better than others. With human hair you can use a flat iron, hot rollers, blow drier, curling iron or any style utensil normally used on your own hair. Once human hair additions have been properly cut in by a professional trained specialist, the hair will react in the same way as the hair on your head does by humidity and rain. Human hair will fall out of shape when wet.

Human hair can come in straight, light body, curl or extremely curly. And just like synthetic hair, you can purchase in any color or highlight. If a color change is needed, it can be done after the hair has been purchase and worn. You can never change the color of a synthetic piece. With human hair you can have much longer hair without the problem of frizz at the nap of neck. The hair will last longer in longer styles than with a synthetic addition. When using extensions to achieve length, you should use human hair only.

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