How to distinguish virgin human hair wigs from synthetic wigs?

    Hi there, this is UWigs. With all the wigs that are out, there sometimes it's hard to know. What you're looking at so many different lengths, so many different blend types, so many different terms, hopefully after this blog, you'll be able to understand and compare the basics between the human hair wig and the synthetic hair wigs. 


 How to distinguish virgin human hair wigs from synthetic wigs|UWigs

1. Quality

    The perfect place to start this discussion is going to be talking about quality. Many people assume that human hair is of superior quality to synthetics. That's not the case. Within synthetics. Some of them are cheap synthetics, which stretch and get gnarly fairly quickly to higher mode acrylics. But some of the synthetics wigs are high-quality, have a nice sheen, and a nice consistency throughout their lifetime.

    With human hair wigs, you have cuticle intact and cuticle in stripped hair. We have a gamut in between those two ends of the spectrum. With human hair, you're going to need to know whether it's cuticle intact or cuticle stripped. Cuticle stripped hair will require many sheen and laminates to be put back into the hair to coat it. So that it has the shine and the softness that it did with the cuticles intact. 

    But for you, what that means is that, when you take that hair, you wash it, wear it, those laminates come off. The hair tends to get dry and snarly reasonably fast. If you have intact cuticle hair or Remy hair. That means that those hairs are all cuticle going in the same direction, so they should last for a much longer time. The only thing that will need to be put back into those hairs is that you will have to condition it and manage it just as your natural hair. The only difference being it's not being nourished by your scalp oils. So you have to be a little bit more delicate with that. 

    With the synthetics, it's a little more straightforward. that hair doesn't necessarily need to be conditioned, but over time it will tangle, it will need to be brushed. And what that does with the synthetics is, it leads to those fibers individually being stretched and then snapped back over time. When synthetic fibers extend and spring back, it creates tiny bits of frizz. Those individual pieces will frizz mixed in with other ones that aren't frizzy. Over time that will lead to it having a more of a frizzy look and appearance. This generally happens underneath at the nape. Also, it will happen with human hair. It will also occur underneath at the nape first. Or if you have bulkier clothing that is rubbing it, you can likely see those areas where the on those aspects first.

2. Heat style ability

    One of those crucial aspects is heat style ability. There doesn't tend to be much of a difference with human hair from treating your natural hair. When you're curling it. But if you try to curl a synthetic wig. You're going to get a whole different reaction. High heat synthetics need the cool-down process to set that curl low-temperature. Synthetics wigs can't take the heat at all, and it'll melt. So knowing how to distinguish the human hair wig and synthetics wig is incredibly important. 

3. Sheen

    The next thing that you'll want to know in comparing the two wigs is that you'll need to look at the shine. With synthetic wigs, if you're doing lots of shooting in front of a camera, or planning on being an event where flash photography is taken, sometimes the synthetics can give off an unnatural glare. You won't notice it in everyday lighting. But if there's any photography, or where there's light coming at you in a blast, the synthetics will shine back at the camera and will give it a little bit too much sheen to look natural.  

4. Price

The last thing is going to be the difference between prices. Price is going to be an essential factor when you're comparing anything. Synthetics wigs are arguably much cheaper than human hair wigs. Human hair is hard to source. However, in synthetic, it's not going to be the case. Typically your blondes and mixes are generally about the same price as you would expect from your regular dark brown or black shades. So you have those two blonds that are also much hard to source. In human hair, it takes more processing to get the blonde colors because most of the base material is dark, so that it's going to be harder to find, and expect that you're going to pay a little bit more for that range.

The last thing with these is length price is a significant factor with length. The longer the length, the more of a high quality that you'll want. I don't necessarily recommend synthetics for anything long because that movement will create those tangles much sooner. I also don't recommend low-quality human hair for anything with the length for the same reason, the more activity, the more it's going to tangle.

The higher quality that you're going to want or expect, you're going to have much more work that will go back into it, so if you're using the synthetics, you'll need to steam them out so that they have a long life span and pull out a lot of that kink and frizz. You can do a similar process with the human hair by flat ironing it and putting it back in those laminates to keep that longevity intact but expect to have a little more work if you don't want to pay for the price.

With all of these tips in mind, I hope you'll be able to compare the virgin human hair wig from synthetic wig a little bit more efficiently and get what you pay for. Thanks for reading, and if you liked this blog, make sure that you subscribe to our channel so that you never miss a beat. If you need more information and cheap human hair wigs, check out for all your hair lace wigs needs.

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