Which one is right for you? The answer is it depends. Both may be a suitable option for you at one time or another. Ideally, you can choose to have both on hand, as they both offer many advantages. While synthetic lace wigs and human hair lace wigs can both be a viable option, there are some considerations to keep in mind when choosing which one is right for you.
Human Hair Lace wigs
Lace wigs made of human hair offer the most natural look. It is amazingly soft and offers a movement and shine that can’t be easily duplicated by synthetic hair. Human hair wigs are extremely versatile and can be styled and cut to suit your tastes. It is quite durable and can last for more than a year, which may be the reason for the higher price tag.
Although human hair is made to look more natural and offers versatility in styling, it does go through processing techniques that affect the look of the end product. Some of the chemicals used to strip away the color and produce curl patterns can be extremely strong and can end up affecting the integrity of the hair. With an artful approach to processing and higher quality of chemicals used, results are of a higher quality and that usually means you’re going to pay a higher price.
It is very important to use hair care products that are specifically formulated for processed human hair. Also, you will need to condition and hydrate hair daily.
The main drawback to human hair is the maintenance that is required. Daily styling will be needed. Another consideration is that human hair doesn’t come ready to wear out of the box. You will need to take it to a stylist to achieve your desired look.
Synthetic Lace Wigs
Synthetic lace wigs have come a long way in recent years, thanks to technological advancements. It can be difficult to tell the difference between human hair and synthetic lace wigs. The biggest advantage with synthetic is that it can be worn right out of the box, without the need for professional styling. The fiber that is used has “memory” for curl, wave and volume. This means hair bounces back with minimal effort. It even holds up in the rain and snow, without frizzing or drooping.
There is no need for everyday styling so the overall care of synthetic lace wigs makes it very easy to maintain. You don’t have to buy expensive products to keep the wig in good condition. It actually requires very little maintenance, when compared to human hair wigs.
These are also a much more cost-effective option. Because they look like human hair wigs, it may be a better choice for those on a budget.
The drawback with synthetic lace wigs is that it lacks the versatility that human hair offers. You can’t style or curl it any way you like. This means you will always be wearing the same style and have the same hair color.
With proper care and maintenance, you can expect your synthetic wig to last from 4-6 months.