What is a synthetic fibre wig?

What is a synthetic fibre wig?

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If you're curious about synthetic wigs and want some easy-to-understand information, here's all the basics what you need to know.

Synthetic wigs are made from man-made fibres using special technology to mimic the look and feel of real hair. Some people mistakenly believe that human hair wigs are always better or higher quality because they are made from real hair, but that's not always true.



Synthetic wigs are a great way to change your look without breaking the bank.

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However, sometimes they can look artificial. But don't worry, there are ways to make them look more realistic. We have the practical knowledge to help you with that.

We've heard people ask if they can be allergic to synthetic wigs, and the answer is yes. Just like some fragrances and preservatives used in cosmetics and hair products, synthetic hair can cause allergies. It may lead to itching, irritation, and redness when the hair comes into contact with your skin. Keep in mind that your scalp is an extension of the skin on the rest of your body, so it can react similarly to certain chemicals.

Depending on your skin type, the chemicals used to give synthetic hair its shine, smoothness, and ability to withstand heat styling, hot water, and styling products may cause a negative reaction. If you're unsure whether a specific style will cause irritation, it's best to start with a silk top synthetic wig. This way, you can wear it and easily remove it if you experience any irritation on the skin where the hair touches your scalp.

Nowadays, there are a few types of synthetic fibres to choose from. At DHair, we offer three options:

  1. Chinese fibre: It has a glossy and plastic feel. It can be heat-styled but not above 120 degrees Celsius. If not properly cared for, it may tangle more easily than other fibres. It's a good option for beginners who want cool selfies or specific makeup looks.

  2. Japanese fibre: It looks more like human hair. It has a slightly more matte finish than Chinese fibre. It's heat-resistant up to 190 degrees Celsius, but we recommend using a maximum of 160 degrees Celsius. This fibre can be worn daily, but we suggest having multiple wigs to switch between to avoid excessive tangling. If the wig becomes too matted, you can use heat to restore it.

  3. Futura HD Fibre: Wigs made with this fibre are a bit more expensive, but they're worth it. It's the most durable and human hair-like fibre you'll find in the synthetic wig market. It can be heat-treated up to 210 degrees Celsius, but we recommend a maximum of 190 degrees Celsius. It tangles significantly less than other fibres and looks very natural, though it's still synthetic.

A Non Popular opinion. You can´t use heat on synthetic wigs!!! Yes you can - 

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Just know what fibre is it, and use the guide we just mentioned to know what is safe.

When shopping for synthetic wigs at our store, pay attention to the materials section to see which fibre was used in your desired model.

To ensure that you always have a fresh look, it's recommended to have at least three synthetic wig models for daily wear. Synthetic wigs may require slightly more maintenance than traditional human hair wigs, but they still have the same natural appearance. Sign Up for our upcoming Synthetic Wig Collection Launch, where you'll find a variety of options to enhance your style.

Also, visit The Hair Basement's YouTube channel for more tips and tricks on styling synthetic wigs.

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