Human Hair Wigs

When you start your search for a wig or hair piece, you’ll discover that you have many options in endless style choices. Before determining if you need a full wig or just a hair piece, or what style of cap will be best for you, you’ll have to determine if you want a human hair wig or a synthetic hair wig. There are benefits to both options, however a human hair wig will give you the most natural look.

Human Hair Wigs

Benefits of Human Hair Wigs

Aside from their natural appearance, one of the biggest benefits of human hair wigs is their versatility. A human hair wig can be treated much like your own natural hair. You can take the wig to your hair stylists and he or she can cut, color and style the wig. This adds to the natural looking factor, since you can adjust haircuts and styles based on your own facial shape and features. You can also dye the hair to complement your own skin tone.

Once you have the perfect human hair wig, you can then style your wig with traditional hair care tools, like hair dryers, curling irons and flat irons. Synthetic wigs have a low heat tolerance and need specialty tools for styling. You can also use standard (yet gentle and formulated for processed hair) hair products on human hair wigs, like shampoos, conditioners and hair sprays.

Hair Basics

Wondering where the hair comes from to make human hair wigs? While Caucasian and European hair is traditionally the strongest, it is also the rarest and thus the most expensive. Most of the hair for human hair wigs comes from donors in the Chinese, Indian and Indonesian cultures and regions.

Remy hair wigs can be made from any type of human hair. This specific style keeps all the hair fibers and cuticles going in the same direction throughout the process, from the donor’s hair cut to the hair attached to the wig cap. This keeps the hair lying smooth and reduces tangling.

With all the benefits of a human hair wig, the biggest downside is the cost. Because of the higher quality of hair fibers and the ways that the hairs are sewn into the cap, human hair wigs cost more than synthetic hair wigs. There is a large price range of human hair wigs, depending on the source of the hair, Remy hair and how the cap and wig are constructed.

Maintenance and Care for Human Hair Wigs

Human hair wigs require care and maintenance, just like washing and caring for your own hair. Human hair wigs actually require a little more maintenance and upkeep than synthetic wigs, but with the proper care they can last several months longer.

While you can use standard hair care products, using products made specifically for human hair wigs can increase the life of your wig. These products should be available where you purchase your wig. You’ll want to also follow your wig manufacturer’s instructions on how often to wash the wig, but a general rule of thumb is to wash after wearing the wig about 8-10 times.

There are three main steps for caring for your human hair wig. First, detangle the wig gently from the tips to the roots. Use a wig brush or your fingers for curly styles. Then wet the wig in cool water and apply shampoo. Rinse and apply conditioner. For wash out conditioner, rinse before patting dry with a towel. Let the wig air dry as much as possible before combing or using a hair dryer.

Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique in Philadelphia

When you’re ready to select the perfect human hair wig for you, be sure to stop by Rosalind Stella’s Wig Boutique in Philadelphia (on Bustleton Ave. between Rhawn St. and Loney St., just west of the Lincoln Highway). Our professional stylists will make your appointment an enjoyable experience with the best selection of human hair wigs in Philadelphia, PA. We’ll even show you how to style and maintain your wig. Call (215) 725-3930 or see us today!

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