Synthetic wigs are made of fibers that resemble human hair. However, these wigs lack ‘breathability’, which is essential for human hair. This means that they will ‘fade’ over time. Another drawback of synthetic wigs is that they cannot be recycled, and they will not degrade naturally over time. However, synthetic wigs are easier to care for and are cheaper.
They are cheaper:
The best thing you should know about synthetic wigs is that they are more affordable than real hair. Human hair wigs cost $1,300 to over $3,000. Synthetic wigs, on the other hand, cost around $200 to $700.
However, there are a few things you should know about synthetic wigs before you start wearing them. For one, synthetic hair is not real, so you should avoid putting hairspray on it. Regular hair dye can also run off synthetic hair because it doesn’t absorb it as human hair does. It is also not very breathable, so synthetic wigs can be very hot during warmer weather.
They are easier to care for:
Synthetic wigs are very similar to human hair, but they don’t last as long as human hair. They usually last from four to six months, depending on how often you use them. They also can’t be curled or straightened, and traditional hair color won’t adhere to synthetic fibers.
Human hair offers the most natural look and feel. It’s soft, shines, and has movement. It is also incredibly versatile. Human hair can be styled and cut to fit your preferences and can last for a year or more with proper care.
Synthetic wigs are less able to ‘breathe’ than human hair:
A synthetic wig is made from polymers made from fine plastic fibers, which is what gives it its resemblance to human hair. However, synthetic hair does not ‘breathe’ like human hair. Therefore, they need to be regularly shampooed and conditioned. This is because the strands of synthetic hair are not as absorbent as human hair. This means that they will lose their luster and become limp and frizzy. Moreover, excessive brushing or prolonged use of heated styling tools can cause them to break easily.
They fade over time:
If you’ve ever bought a wig and noticed that it has faded after a few washes, you know that the synthetic hair fibers used in these wigs are made of lower-quality fibers. These fibers lack the natural movement and texture of human hair and tend to look waxy and plastic. Higher quality fibers, on the other hand, are similar to human hair in texture and look. They also have smooth or silky surfaces.