Wig Help - Types of Fibers
Every wig wearer has to consider the question of which type of fiber best suits their needs. In order to answer that question, you have to consider some basic facts about each type of fiber.
Synthetic wigs are made from a varierty of modacrylic synthetic fibers. Two of the highest quality synthetic fibers are Kanekalon and Tokokalon, although many other synthetic fibers are quite good as well.
- Easy care – no curling or styling needed
- Lower cost
- Dry faster
- Deeper, richer colors
- Cannot be restyled
- Cannot be exposed to heat like ovens or steamy heat like saunas as the fiber will be ruined.
- Do not last as long as Human hair wigs
- Can look shiny or fake to some
Human HairA human hair wig is the most natural looking option.
- Most natural look
- Longer life of the wig
- Most versatile styling options
- Higher priced
- Must be styled daily
- Susceptible to humidity
- Hair can look dull
- Limited color options
Human Hair Blend
Recently the wig industry has experienced an advancement. This advancement combines Human Hair with new type of heat resistant Kanekalon fiber called "Futura". These new human hair blends combine the best of both Human Hair and Synthetic giving the wig wearer the flexibility of human hair styling with the lower price and ease of Synthetic fiber. Currently there are limited styles being made in this new Human Hair blend. We expect more styles will be introduced quickly.