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  • Posted on April 25, 2016 by Wig Expert


    The Truth

    You’ve heard the phrase, “You get what you pay for.” And if you’ve spent any amount of time with wigs, you've noticed that the ones made of human hair are generally more expensive than the ones made of synthetic fiber. But does that necessarily exclude one over the other as the better choice?

    The truth is Human hair and Synthetic hair both have their advantages and disadvantages. Let’s take a look at just a few of them.

    Human Hair

    Remy Human Hair: Angie Exclusive Colors by Jon Renau

    Human Hair: Emotion by Ellen Wille

















    Of all the hair types, human hair looks and feels the most natural. Remy human hair is considered a premium option because its easier to style and stays relatively tangle free due to all the follicles being kept in the same direction during construction. Human hair is remarkably soft with a shine and movement not easily duplicated by synthetic hair. Its versatility allows you to style it like your own hair with curls or bone straight with a durability that can last over a year!


    Not only is it more expensive than synthetic hair, but just like natural hair, human hair wigs requires a lot more time and effort to style and maintain. If you have a busy lifestyle or a low budget, this may not be the choice for you. And just like natural hair, human hair will react to weather conditions.

    Synthetic Hair

    Synthetic Hair: Sparkle by Raquel Welch 

    Heat-Friendly Synthetic by Raquel Welch
















    With all the technological strides the wearable hair industry is making, synthetic hair looks and behaves more and more like human hair. The fact that most synthetic wigs can be worn right out of the box with minimal or no styling requirements makes it a more attractive choice. And, unlike human hair, synthetic hair will hold its style regardless of the climate.


    It’s just this resistance to change that makes this type of hair a poor choice if you desire the versatility of styling. In most cases the synthetic fiber has “memory” which means that the wave and curl patterns are permanently set; styling any other way is nearly impossible. There are heat-friendly synthetic options which allow styling like human hair wigs. But styling is still a challenge due to the fiber’s natural resistance to change.

    Bottom Line

    Ideally, you want both types of hair on hand as both are great choices for different situations. The best one depends on your budget, time and needs.

    Final Words of Wisdom

    Regardless of which type of hair you choose, remember that it is always important to follow our care recommendations in order to get the optimal life span from your hair!

    New to wigs? Check out our 4c’s-our buyer’s guide designed to make your wig shopping experience easier. Don't forget to write below and give us your thoughts.

    This post was posted in Brands, Ellen Wille, Human Hair Wigs, Jon Renau, Raquel Welch and was tagged with advantages, disadvantages, durability, expensive, follicles, heat-friendly synthetic wigs, human hair wigs, movement, natural, natural hair, premium, Remy, shine, soft, style, synthetic fiber, synthetic hair, tangle-free, versatility, weather conditions

  • Posted on April 6, 2012 by Wig Expert

    What's the difference?

    Have you ever found yourself shopping around at only to get stuck on two very similar styles with extremely different price tags? Take these two styles by Jon Renau, other than one being slightly longer than the other, why is there a difference of more than $400 between the two? Simple: Haute is a synthetic hair wig, while Nicole is a human hair wig. But you may still be asking, “Why so much?”

    Haute & Nicole by Jon Renau wigs

    Haute by Jon Renau – synthetic Nicole by Jon Renau – human hair









    The simple answer goes back to the basics of economics: supply & demand. As wigs become more commonplace, people are becoming more knowledgeable about the quality of wigs. Human hair wigs are highly coveted by customers; they know human hair wigs are the best, so they want the best. And the number of human hair wig customers keeps increasing every day. There are more people buying these wigs than there are human hair wigs available. You’ve heard the saying “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” Well, guess what? Neither does hair.

    Where does it come from?

    Did you know that hair from eight different people is needed to make just ONE human hair wig? That’s right, you read correctly - eight. It may also take up to several weeks to complete one human hair wig. The number of people willing to sell or donate their hair to make wigs is not increasing as fast as the number of people who want to purchase them.

    The human hair used to make these wigs can be Chinese, Indian or Caucasian (European) hair. Chinese and Indian hair is the most durable due to their texture; they can withstand the most chemical processing. Caucasian, or European hair, is desirable because the fine texture is silkier, and feels the most natural.

    What’s so great about human hair?

    When it comes to the most natural look, nothing beats human hair. Nothing looks or feels better than the real thing. Human hair wigs can almost be treated the same as your own hair. You can cut, style – using a blow dryer, straighter and curling iron – and in some cases even dye your human hair wigs. If a natural and versatile look is what you are looking for, you cannot go wrong with a human hair wig. Also, human hair wigs last much longer than synthetic hair wigs – in some cases they can last up to a year!

    The use of remy hair is another reason why the cost is greater. Usually human hair goes through a process called ‘stripping’ in which the hair strand is stripped of its cuticle and forced to fall into an unnatural direction. Although remy hair does go through a cleansing treatment, it does not go through this stripping process. That means the hair strand’s natural protective cuticle layer remains intact, maintaining the hair strand’s natural health and strength. The resulting texture is the closest to your own natural healthy hair. An added plus to remy hair is it provides long-lasting, tangle-free wear.

    Human hair wigs are definitely an investment. This is why you should take extremely good care of your human hair wigs. You paid good money for them so make sure to give them plenty of TLC! If you have questions regarding how to properly care for your human hair wigs, please refer to this helpful guide.

    Human Hair Wigs We Recommend:

    Human Hair Wig - Angie by Jon Renau


    Angie by Jon RenauHuman Hair Wig - Beguile by Raquel Welch









    Beguile by Raquel Welch






    Human Hair Wig - Christina by Wig Pro


    Christina by Wig Pro

    This post was posted in wigs and was tagged with hair, human hair wig, human hair wigs, Wig,

  • Posted on August 2, 2011 by Wig Expert

    Keep hair healthy and revitalized with the BeautiMark Pure Care System for human hair extensions, wigs and hairpieces... even your own hair!

    This 5-piece system cleanses, conditions, protects, and adds shine to chemically processed hair. The system comes complete with everything you need to care for human hair:

    • 8 oz. Hydra Shampoo
    • 8 oz. Hydra Conditioner
    • 6 oz. Intensive Recovery Mask
    • 8 oz. Daily Protect Leave-in Spray
    • 2 oz. Shine Serum
    BeautiMark's Pure Care System specifically addresses the needs of human hair extensions and wigs, extending the life of the hair and keeping it looking refreshed. Focusing on toxin-free care products and eliminating parabens and sulfates, BeautiMark Paraben-Free and Sulfate-Free care products are revolutionizing alternative hair care. This system even does wonders for chemically processed or damaged hair!
    To learn more or to purchase the 5-piece Pure Care System, visit here.


    This post was posted in Tips & Tricks and was tagged with beautimark, clip in hair extensions, hair care, hair care system, hair extensions, hair trends, human hair extensions, human hair wigs, wig care

  • Posted on September 21, 2010 by Wig Expert

    Perhaps you have worn synthetic wigs before, and you want to try a human hair wig...
    What are the benefits of human hair wigs?

    • last longer than synthetic
    • the hair looks the most natural... because it is!
    • the wig moves like your own hair
    • you can cut and heat style the wig just like your own hair

    Darla - Human Hair Wig by Jon Renau
    Janet - Human Hair Wig by Wig Pro
    Knockout by Raquel Welch

    There's no doubt, human hair wigs are luxurious and a great investment for frequent wig-wearers.
    Shop human hair wigs amd remy hair wigs at

    This post was posted in Human Hair Wigs and was tagged with hair, human hair wig, human hair wigs, Wig

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