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Synthetic Wigs or Human Hair Wigs?

Synthetic Wigs or Human Hair Wigs?

Investing in a wig can be a big decision with many options available on the market to consider. There’s colour, texture, style, and of course, Synthetic or Human hair? We have found that Customers across the world usually want to know ‘how long a Wig would last before they make a purchase.’ As you know most people want to rock their wigs for months, if not for years to come.

Generally, Human hair wigs tend to last longer than Synthetic wigs. Premium heat resistant Synthetic wigs can last for up to a year with proper careOn the other hand, Human hair wigs can last for over one year. However, it is important to note that whichever you decide to choose, the frequency of use determines how long the wig will last. Thus, the less you wear it, the longer it will last and vice versa.

How Long Do Synthetic Hair Wigs Last?

Synthetic wigs are a great budget-friendly option that can save you time in styling. Their lifespan varies from about six months to up to a year. Although, a consensus exists that Synthetic wigs usually do not last as long as their Human Hair Wig counterparts. It is important to note the benefits Synthetic Wigs offer when making a decision:

1) No-fuss styling: One of the great benefits of Synthetic wigs is that they keep their style, even when you wash them.

2Affordable: Synthetic Wigs are much more affordable than Human hair wigs. Even though it doesn’t last as long, you can invest in multiple wigs to switch up your look.

It’s important to remember that Synthetic wigs are best left unprocessed after purchasing. Since Synthetic Wigs are made with synthetic materials, dyeing with traditional hair colour will usually not work. Although, it has been suggested that dyeing Synthetic wigs with fabric dyes is feasible. It is important to note that these will likely damage the hair and further reduce its durability.

However, heat resistant Synthetic Wigs, such as what LA ‘BELLO BEAUTY offers, are made to withstand heat better than a traditional Synthetic wig. Heat-resistant fibres are made with different materials than other types of synthetic wigs. Typically, you can use styling tools that go up to 150 degrees, but want to limit the Wig’s exposure time.

How Long Do Human Hair Wigs Last?

When it comes to investing in wigs, without a shadow of doubt 100% virgin, Human hair wigs offer the most longevity. This is because they aren’t chemically processed, and the cuticles remain intact. As previously stated, Human Hair Wigs can last for more than one year with proper care. Most importantly, Human hair wigs that have been coloured or processed also remain a great investment.

Besides being highly durable, here are a few other pros that Human hair wigs offer:

1) Natural Look & Feel: Human hair wigs are just that, Human hair. As such, they look and feel amazing.

2) Abundance of Texture Options: With human hair wigs, you’ve got the freedom to choose whatever texture you wish.

3) Styling Freedom: One of the best things about human hair is that it can be styled. That means colour, curling, straightening, and perms.

How Long Can You Wear a Human Hair Wig?

The durability of Human hair wigs depends on how it’s installed and if it’s a ready to wear, a lace front wig or a 360 Lace Wig. Wigs can be put on and taken off daily but won’t be as secure. If you’re looking for a more secure unit, a professional wig install is the best choice. Thankfully, Silqmist offers professional home installs by leading stylists in the UK. Yes, you read that right, you are able to order for your professional wig installs or Customisations as you place your order via their website.


However, if you’re installing the wig yourself, you can use glue, tape, or even sew-in. Wigs that are well-secured can be worn for up to six weeks but should be removed regularly to care for your wig and natural hair.

Ultimately, how long a human hair wig lasts comes down to how frequently you wear it. The less you wear your wig, the longer it will last. It may be helpful to have 2 or 3 wigs that you rotate so that they always look their best.

Does Chemical Processing and Heat Shorten Wig Lifespan?

Whether you’re investing in a Human hair Wig or Synthetic wig, chemical processing shortens the life of the wig. While Human hair wigs can be styled and coloured, those processes can alter the texture and quality of the hair. Also, using heated styling tools can dry out the hair, while chemical processing (like dyeing the unit) may weaken the structure and damage the cuticles. This may lead to added tangling, making the wig unmanageable over time.

Care for Your Hair to Make it Last

To ensure your wig lasts longer, it’s important to know how to care for your wigA wigs durability depends on how you wash, dry, and store your wig. Regardless of which type of wig you invest in, it is important to note that frequently washing your wigs, will generally shorten its lifespan. It is recommended to wash your wig every 7 – 10 wears. With that in mind, you can use your own discretion as to whether or not you want to wash a unit before you wear it the first time.

Although, when it comes to proper storage, you’ll want to make sure that you keep your wig in a spot out of direct sunlight, on a mannequin or wig head so that it retains its shape. It’s also important to make sure that it’s stored in a cool, dry place to ensure the hair fibres don’t break down.

Choosing the Right Wig for You

Choosing the right wig depends on your personal circumstance, and your goal. LA ‘BELLO BEAUTY’s selection of premium luxury heat resistant fibre wigs are very affordable and are the closest on the Market to Human Hair Wigs. 

On the other hand, Silqmist’s selection of Human hair wigs are not only the best quality, but you are also able to order for your wig customisations. As well as, book a home appointment for a professional install all from their website.


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