So you’ve made the decision to buy a wig. What’s next? Well, you’ll have to pick the material you want it to be made from! There are two main wig materials: synthetic and real, or “remy.” Both of these wig types come with their own advantages and disadvantages. Which one is best for you depends upon your needs and lifestyle. Keep reading to learn about all of these factors so you can come to the best possible decision.
While synthetic wigs used to be made from flimsier materials, they can now be constructed to feel nearly as real as human hair! This type of wig is perfect for those who are constantly on the go. Synthetic wigs can be worn immediately. You don’t need to style them as you would a human hair wig because it’s already been styled and is designed to hold its shape for an indefinite amount of time. Best of all, you won’t have to worry about your wig losing its shape under the same circumstances human hair would. This enables you to carry on with your day and look great in the process!
Synthetic wigs, however, aren’t necessarily the best choice for those looking to style their wigs every so often. As stated before, the styles of synthetic wigs are made to last. However, they don’t have a long lifespan in general. The most you can hope to maintain your wig is six months. In order to wear a new style, you’ll either have to buy a new wig or special tools to style the wig without damaging it. Many synthetic wigs are sensitive to the heat from styling tools and will distort if exposed to it.
Remy wigs are made of human hair, meaning they’re the most lifelike you can get. They’re the perfect choice for those who want the full effect from their wig, from texture to being able to manipulate it as you please. Compared to synthetic wigs, remy wigs sport a higher price tag, but with the larger price comes greater benefits!
Due to how human hair wigs are made, with their need for stronger processing chemicals and other treatments, you will ultimately receive a much better product than you would if you bought a synthetic wig. You’ll need to invest in wig care products, such as wig shampoo and conditioner, to own a remy wig. You may want to consider leave in conditioner for its regular care. You will need to take care of it in the same way you care for your natural hair to maintain its life span. You also will have to style the wig before you can wear it. Luckily, remy wigs can be worn for more than one year, allowing you more flexibility in how you wear your wig and more longevity for your buck!