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Human Hair Wigs and Synthetic Hair Wigs: A Comparison

If you’ve come upon a situation where you’re in need of a wig, such as medical diseases or treatments, you may be wondering about the difference between human hair wigs and synthetic hair wigs. Both are wonderful options for those in search of a natural-looking, comfortable wig, but there are differences. We’ll do a comparison below to help you decide which option is right for you.wigs-human-synthetic


High-quality, heat friendly synthetic hair wigs have similar function to human hair wigs. Both can be heat styled, washed (with wig-friendly products and less often than scalp hair), and even colored. Synthetic hair wigs have the benefit of coming already-styled (if desired) and holding that style even through washing, but sometimes it can be a little more difficult to style them differently. Both options can look and feel natural, although lower-quality synthetic wigs may be coarser.


Human hair wigs tend to shed less, and with proper care, can last over a year. The expected lifetime of synthetic hair wigs is about half of that, but your mileage may vary. Both options rely on proper care to last as long as possible, which could potentially be longer (or shorter) than the expected timeframes. The best way to get the most out of your wig, human hair or synthetic, is to purchase it from a reputable stylist who will educate you on how to care for your wig.


While human hair wigs are considered to be top quality and tend to last longer, they are generally more expensive due to limited supply. Synthetic hair wigs are a wonderful, close alternative for those put off by the price of human hair wigs. However, before basing your choice on price, consider your options. If you’re searching for a wig due to medical conditions or treatments, many insurance companies cover the cost of a wig. Talk to your insurance company to find out which wig options are covered.

Explore your options with Wigs and Hair Solutions

Bonnie Grauer, owner of Wigs and Hair Solutions, has been a breast cancer survivor for 10 years, and is invigorated by helping cancer patients and hair loss suffers to feel confident through her wig services.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. If you find yourself experiencing hair loss, call us to discuss options. We specialize in custom synthetic and human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, our stylists will be able to create the look you want with a high quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule an initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can also visit us in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County.

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