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Is a Synthetic or Human Hair Wig Right for You?

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If you have decided to purchase your first wig due to hair loss or because you simply want to have fun with new hairstyles, then you may find it difficult to decide between human hair and synthetic wigs. Thanks to advancements in synthetic hair over the years, both types of wigs look very natural and some synthetic hair wigs are even produced with heat-friendly hair that can be styled with heat styling appliances. 

While human and high-quality synthetic hair wigs are both great options today, read on to learn a few questions to ask yourself that can help you decide which is best for your lifestyle. ‚Äč

Do You Enjoy Styling Your Hair?
The first factor to take into consideration when choosing between a synthetic and human hair wig is whether you enjoy styling your hair or would prefer a wig that requires little styling.
Synthetic wigs are made with style retention technology, which means that after washing them, they spring back into their original style as they dry. This makes them ideal if you seek a wash-and-wear wig that you don't have to spend much time styling. 
If you enjoy styling your hair and creating different looks on a regular basis, then a human hair wig is a better option for you. Wigs made with human hair can be styled daily just like you can style the natural hair on your head. The styles you create will last about long as they would last on your natural hair. However, once you wash your human hair wig, you will have to re-style it. 
If you want the best of both worlds, then a heat-friendly synthetic hair wig may be best for you. This type of synthetic wig retains its shape after washing like a traditional synthetic wig but can be styled with traditional heat-styling appliances set on a low temperature when you would like to change up your look on occasion. 
Would You Like to Be Able to Change Your Wig Color? 
Both synthetic and human hair wigs come in a wide variety of colors, so you can find one that is the perfect color for you no matter which type of wig you choose. However, if the ability to change the wig color in the future is important to you, then you will want to choose a wig made from human hair. 
Synthetic hair cannot be colored with traditional hair coloring products, but human hair wigs can be colored just like the natural hair on your head can be. 
However, if you want your human hair wig to stay in great shape as long as possible, you should avoid lightening the color too much too often because this will dry and weaken the hair. You will damage the fibers less if you limit how often you color it or if you color it with peroxide-free or low-peroxide semi- or demipermanent hair color. 
Do You Want Your Wig to Be Virtually Weather-Resistant?
You should also take your local climate into consideration when deciding between a synthetic and human hair wig. Human hair wigs react to weather just as the natural hair on your head does. That means that when styling them, you will have to take steps to combat high humidity levels that can take a toll on any hairstyle. In addition, if you get caught in a rainstorm after styling your wig made from natural human hair, you will have to re-style it after it dries. 
On the other hand, synthetic hair wigs are very resistant to humidity and simply do not frizz like natural hair can. In addition, if you get caught in a rainstorm while wearing your synthetic wig, of course, it will become wet. However, after it dries, you can look forward to a return of its original hairstyle without you having to recreate it with styling tools. 
If you are having trouble deciding between a synthetic or human hair wig, then take these facts into consideration when making your final decision. Contact the staff at Elite Designer Wigs & Hair Extensions to buy your first wig today. 

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8243 S Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33143

Phone: 305-661-7550


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12685 W Sunrise Blvd.
Sunrise, FL 33323

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