Human Hair Wigs

30 March; Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Human Hair Wigs

Article by Lynne Henderson

What is best, a human hair wig or a synthetic wig? Some people prefer the simplicity of synthetic wigs and they can often look as realistic as human hair wigs. Human hair wigs are notoriously difficult to deal with. They tend to wash straight and they are hard to blow dry back into the style they were purchased. With time and patience, a lot of people grow to prefer human hair wigs. They like the fact that they can look far more realistic and more like their own hair. Quite often, a human hair wig will benefit from being cut into a desired style. The human hair used for wigs is generally Asian hair and is thicker than European hair so by having the wig cut or trimmed it will be more like your own style and if the hair appears too thick, it can be thinned or layered. A good hairdresser is invaluable!

Human hair wigs can vary in price. For a good wig you will probably be paying between £350 – £800. Cheaper wigs are available but may not be good quality. Generally, human hair wigs last longer than synthetic wigs, but remember that how long a wig lasts is really down to the person wearing it and how they treat the wig. Lots of back combing and general brushing, washing and the use of heat will reduce the life of the wig, whilst one person may make a wig last for 12 months, another may find they need a new one every 6 months or even less.

There are lots benefits for human hair wigs. You can use heated appliances on them. You can re-style them and dye them if necessary. They can be washed in hot water and normal hair products can be used on them. You do not have this option with synthetic wigs To get the best from your human hair wig, when washed, use good quality conditioner and leave in for up to an hour if possible although less time will be fine. Once all products are washed out of the wig, leave to part dry before attemting to blow dry it. Once the wig is approximately 80% dry it will be easier to get into your desired style. You can blow dry the wig by holding it in your hand (it won’t stay on your head!) or use a wig stand. Once dry the wig can be straightened to finish. If you want a curly style, curling tongs can be used or heated rollers. Remember that whist heat can be used on human hair wigs, the wig is not going to grow like your own hair so over use of heat will reduce the life span of your wig.

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