Natural Hair Wigs

A common question in this business is about natural hair wigs. Wigs are worn for a number of reasons, ranging from wanting a new style or different hair color to medical conditions like thinning hair or balding. Whatever your reason, the very first decision you often need to make is whether you want a wig made from natural or synthetic hair.

Natural Hair Wigs

Both natural and synthetic options come with their own pros and cons. While more expensive, natural hair wigs generally look more realistic and provide more styling options. In this post, we’ll learn more about natural hair wigs and how to decide if they are the right option for you.

Natural Human Hair vs. Synthetic

Synthetic wigs are made using plastic or acrylic that is heated to a certain temperature and strung into hairs that mimic real hair fibers. While early synthetic wigs tended to look very fake, they have come a long way in regard to texture and style.

Natural hair wigs, on the other hand, are crafted using real human hair, giving them a more realistic look. Human hair wigs also have a longer lifespan than synthetic and can be cut, colored, bleached, and styled just like your natural hair. Since human hair wigs last longer and provide many more options, they are typically more expensive.

Styling Versatility and Color Options

Being made from real hair, natural hair wigs provide many more styling options compared to synthetic wigs. The fibers of synthetic wigs are often already set into a style and can be severely damaged if exposed to heat. In contrast, human hair wigs can be blow-dried, curled, and flat-ironed without causing any harm.

There are now more color options for wigs than ever before. This greatly increases the chances that you’ll be able to match your new wig to your natural hair color. On the off chance that you can’t find the right color, natural hair wigs can also be dyed. Keep in mind that it is better to dye your wig darker (rather than bleach) to avoid damaging the hair fibers.

Caring for Natural Hair Wigs

Since natural hair wigs are made with human hair, they need a little bit of extra care. As wig care has become more of a consideration, there are now lots of products formulated specifically for natural hair wigs. Human hair wigs need to be shampooed and conditioned just like real hair, to preserve their natural softness and shine.

Remember to always wear a well-fitting wig cap to avoid breakage of your natural hair or irritation of your scalp. Wearing wigs may help to protect your natural hair but can also cause damage if not worn correctly.

The Best Natural Hair Wigs at Rosalind Stella’s

Natural hair is a great option if you want your wig to be as realistic as possible. While human hair wigs are a bit more expensive, they offer greater durability and far more styling and color options.

Here at Rosalind Stella’s, we have many years of experience helping customers find their ideal wig. Our knowledgeable stylists will take the time to work through all of your options to help you achieve the look you want.

If you’re ready to start looking for a natural hair wig, reach out to us at (215) 725-3930 to schedule a fitting appointment!

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