Human Hair vs Synthetic
Human Hair Wigs & Hairpieces
Human Hair wigs are incredibly beautiful and come in a wide variety of styles, constructions, colours and price ranges. Human Hair wigs can also be custom cut into other styles. The care of Human Hair wigs is just like caring for your own hair, using professional quality products and styling tools like hot rollers, curling tongs or flat irons – bearing mind that the hair has been highly processed. We recommend the use of professional quality shampoo, conditioner and regular protein treatments on human hair wigs and they will need to be re-styled after washing just like your own hair. Human Hair wigs will last longer than synthetic fibre with proper care and if split ends occur over time, can be trimmed. Most of Our 100% Human Hair wigs are REMY so they can be professionally deposit only coloured darker but cannot be bleached, lightened or permed. Note that any cutting or chemical application is done at your risk and there are no implied guarantees.
Synthetic Fibre Wigs & Hairpieces
While there are various qualities of synthetic fibres on the market,
our synthetic wigs are manufactured with the finest fibre available for wigs and we offer various construction options to suit every need. Synthetic Fibre is lighter in weight than human hair, and the style is “built in” to the fibre so there is never any need for re-styling. We do not recommend custom cutting synthetic fibre wigs (other than a simple fringe trim) and that is the reason we carry so many different styles. Because synthetic fibre does not have cuticle, it does not collect or hold dirt; does not need to be washed as often as Human Hair; and cannot be coloured. Synthetic fibres create beautiful colour blends; highlights; and even “rooted” or gradient colourations. All long synthetic wigs will tend to “fray” at the ends and/or under at the nape from rubbing on skin and fabric and it is important to brush out any matting after wearing and regularly use synthetic conditioner in this area to prolong the life of your synthetic wig. There are different qualities of fibre used to make wigs and cheaper fibres do not look as good or perform as well as our top quality fibre.
“Curlable” Synthetic Fibres
Relatively new to the wig and hairpiece market are heat resistant “curlable” fibres, and once again these come in various qualities. Without a lot of history to rely on, we have found this type of fibre acts and feels like regular synthetic with the additional benefit of being able to use heated styling tools. However, this fibre can be burned and will frizz if the heat is too high, or held on the fibre too long. In light of this, it would make sense that applying heat repeatedly would also have an effect and “wear” the fibre more quickly. We will have more detailed information as time goes on and we can get a better idea of the durability of the curlable fibres.
We are carrying a number of hairpiece styles and wig styles in curlable fibre and are looking for feedback on performance.
To learn more see our Frequently Asked Questions
The BIG WIG constantly researches industry trends in wig styles, wig construction and wig fibres to bring you the newest and best quality wig and hairpiece products available at reasonable prices. Our factories automatically send us samples of new products to test and try before we stock them so we know we are supplying our customers with the very best the industry has to offer. Being the biggest isn’t enough, we strive to be the BEST in selection, quality, service and price.