When shopping for a wig you will notice different hair types that include human, synthetic wigs and a mix of both. We have recently covered human hair wigs and you can visit that blog post to learn more before buying. Today we would like to talk about synthetic wigs.
What is a Synthetic Wig and What are the Benefits?
A synthetic wig is manufactured with artificial hair fibres that are designed to look and feel like real hair. Fibres use the latest technology to give women and men a wig that is high quality and natural looking. The idea is to create a finished wig that looks almost identical to natural human hair.
Human hair wigs are definitely more enjoyable to wear for longer term wig wearers and the more luxurious option however, there are many great benefits to synthetic wigs. We have listed the things you need to know below
Low Price – If you are on a tighter budget a synthetic wig may be a better option. With a synthetic wig you get a high quality wig that is lower in cost than a human hair wig. Do bear in mind though, that the synthetic wig will last half the length of time as the human hair wig, generally about 3 to 4 months.
No Styling – Synthetic wigs do not require styling as they hold their style no matter the weather. Even after washing, the wig remembers the style and it will return back to it’s original style. Synthetic wigs are a low maintenance option for cancer patients who may be undergoing chemotherapy treatment. If you are feeling tired, are not feeling your best or just need an easy to wear hairstyle with no fuss, a synthetic wig is the way to go.
Term of hair loss – A synthetic wig is a great choice for anyone who is going through short term hair loss. Human hair wigs can last for years so if your hair is not going to grow back, such as with Alopecia or money is not an object, then you should consider investing in a more natural human hair wig. However, if your hair is going to grow back, say after chemo treatment or is already starting to grow back, then a synthetic wig might be sufficient for this short period of hair loss.
Natural Look – Even though the hair is artificial, well made synthetic wigs will look natural and give you a confidence boost. Don’t get caught in the trap of feeling that synthetic wigs will not look natural and that everyone will know you are wearing a wig. With a synthetic wig you can have beautiful hair where you won’t be able to tell the difference.
When buying a wig it is important that you know how to take care of it. This is so you are not stuck with unexpected maintenance. By looking after your wig you can keep it looking it’s best for longer. Here are some wig care tips you need to know.
Brushing – It is important to give your wig a gentle brush to get any tangles out before washing. For longer hair, use a wide tooth comb through the hair, be careful not to pull on the hair too much
Cold Water – Never wash your wig in hot water! Use cold or lukewarm water with gentle shampoo. Here is a wig shampoo and care set we recommend
Drying – After washing never wring the water out of your wig. Instead gently towel dry or even better, let the wig air dry on a mannican head
Here’s a video we created on how to wash your synthetic wig for more in depth information
Synthetic Wigs at HairWeavon
At HairWeavon we have a beautiful selection of synthetic wigs. We have a choice of many different colours, cuts and styles. Here are some more of our favourites
We have now covered some of the basics of synthetic wigs from why you should buy one to easy care tips. You can view the full collection of synthetic wigs on our website. We are here to help so feel free to ask us anything about your synthetic wig purchase or book an appointment at our wig shop. We are always happy to help.