The Difference Between Human Hair Wigs and Synthetic Wigs


WigsThis time of year, puts the spotlight on your hair while leaving you with little time to fuss with your style or disguise problems. Investing in wigs can ensure that your hair always looks great with little effort. Wigs come in many colors and styles, but they do have other differences. You must choose between synthetic wigs and human hair wigs. Both have their advantages, so you will need to take several factors into consideration before buying.


Human hair wigs are more durable and can last for several years if you care for them well. Synthetic wigs are actually more fragile and may only last six months or less. If you are just looking at durability, then human hair wigs win.


Cost is an important factor in your choice. Human hair costs more than synthetic hair – often a lot more.

You can choose from several types of human hair, including Chinese hair, Indonesian hair, Indian hair, and Caucasian/European hair. These hair types have different textures and thicknesses which help determine their durability and look. They also style differently and have different price points.

Synthetic wigs are generally inexpensive but do not last long. Quality synthetics look very natural, however. You will need to calculate whether synthetic wigs actually save you money in the long-run and whether you are satisfied with their look. Comparison shopping is the key to making the right decision.


Synthetic hair requires little or no styling. If you buy a curly wig, it will stay curly. You can almost wear these wigs straight out of the box. In contrast, human hair requires styling. Many of these wigs will be straight, so you might need to heat style them before wearing. You cannot just stick them on your head and be happy with your appearance.

Wigs are a convenient and attractive way to jazz up your style and disguise hair issues such as thinning and balding. You can find attractive, practical choices in both human hair and synthetic hair wigs. Custom Hair Tampa Bay specializes in 100% Remy human hair wigs. To schedule a free consultation at one of our three locations click here.



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