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Is human hair blend wig good?

MARCH 2,2023

Are you stuck between human hair and synthetic? The good news is that there is a compromise – human hair blend wigs! With this type of wig, you get to enjoy both worlds. However, there are some downsides to combining two different fibers into one wig. Before taking the plunge, read through our pros and cons list so you can decide if it's the right fit for you.


1. Style that holds

Synthetic hair holds its style even in the most inclement of weather, whereas human hair needs to be touched up and restyled much more often. Combining the two fibers, heat friendly synthetic and human hair, creates gorgeous, secure looks that last longer than using all-natural strands on their own. This means straight styles like Ellen Wille’s Adore and Amaze will hold their sleek looks much better than if they were 100% human hair.

2. Lighter weight

If you’ve ever switched from a human hair wig to synthetic and noticed the difference in weight, this is because of the materials used in synthetic wigs. You’ll also notice that human hair blend wigs feel lighter and are a great option if you’re in a warmer climate or season. A fan favorite is Envy’s popular pixie, Olivia, with its short, spiked layers and open cap design for ultimate breathability.

3. Price

Because synthetic hair costs less than its natural counterpart, and synthetic fiber makes up a good portion of human hair blend wigs, they’ll be more affordable than 100% human hair. Ellen Wille’s human hair blend Image, for example, costs almost $1k less than human hair Spectra Plus, and the two are similar styles in terms of cap design and overall hair length.


1. Different fibers means different lifespans

With proper care, human hair can last around a year whereas heat friendly synthetic fiber generally only lasts 3-6 months. Because the synthetic hair in your blend wig will break down quicker than human hair, there will be some visible contrast between the different strands over time. Furthermore, color fading on only the human portion is also likely so it's important to take extra care when washing or exposing your wig to sunlight.

2. Human hair doesn’t like weather changes

Human hair wigs are easily affected by humidity, rainstorms and more. This can make it a bit more challenging to manage upkeep and you can expect to have more styling sessions in your wig-wearing future.

3. Higher maintenance

The more frequently you style a human hair blend wig, the more the heat friendly fibers will break down. This makes them more prone to frizzing and matting. It’s super important to use proper handling techniques and care products for better longevity.

While human hair blends might fit your budget and style needs, it’s important to consider all of the factors mentioned before investing in one. We hope this info has been helpful!

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