Hair Types

Synthetic or Human Hair?

Modern manufacturing methods makes it difficult to tell the difference between synthetic hair wigs and human hair wigs supplied by Simply Wigs, but here we compare:

 
Choosing a Wig
Hair types
Cap Construction
Size Chart
Choosing a Colour
Consultations
   
  Synthetic Hair Human Hair
Pros
  • No styling is needed -  just shake and go
  • Easy to care for and keeps style after washing
  • Lower priced
  • Many more designs
  • Can be more natural looking
  • Can be cut, styled, permed and coloured
  • More durable than synthetic hair wigs
Cons
  • Less durable, lasts 6-12 months
  • Cannot be permed or coloured
  • Fibre is sensitive to heat and is damaged by curling tongs, blow dryers, hot rollers and heat from ovens. Heat Defiant synthetic Wigs are less sensitive to heat.
  • Much more expensive
  • Needs more care and maintenance
  • Can frizz in wet and humid conditions
  • Far fewer designs