Human hair wig or Synthetic wig?

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Human Hair Wig or Synthetic Wig?

Synthetic wigs are everywhere and come in many different styles and colours.. Like everything, you get what you pay for so be careful with the very cheap wigs……

Good quality synthetic wigs are very realistic but human hair are the best if you can afford it…

I have listed below the main advantages and disadvantages of both…

Human Hair Wigs:


  • Natural appearance
  • Can be restyled
  • Heat resistant
  • Natural texture and fall


  • Colour fads
  • More expensive
  • Heavier than fibre hair
  • Needs to be styled
  • Dries slowly

Synthetic Wigs:


  • Has the appearance of human hair
  • Cheaper
  • Lightweight
  • Dries quickly
  • Colour does not fad
  • Easy to maintain


  • Friction Frizz
  • Cannot be restyled
  • Prone to heat damage
  • Life expectancy is less

New on the market are flexi-fibre wigs which are heat defiant synthetic wigs which can be blow dried and even straightened but styles are limited at present

Please contact me if you need any more advise or book a consultation