What is the Difference Between Synthetic Hair Extensions and Real Human Hair Extensions?
Are you still using synthetic hair extensions? Read this article, let us understand the difference between real human hair extensions and synthetic hair extensions.
What is synthetic hair extension?
Synthetic hair extensions are using man-made fibers, fine threads are manufactured to create synthetic hair which is formed from polymers and designed to look and feel as similar to human hair as possible. These threads can then be made into a wig, weave, or extensions to create an alternative to human hair products.
What is real human hair extension?
Real human hair extensions are made of 100% real human hair. It can be divided into remy human hair extensions and virgin human hair extensions.
Remy hair extensions are made from human hair collected from different channels. Therefore, the direction of hair scales is different.
However virgin hair extensions are made of 100% human hair cut from the head of an adult. Therefore, the direction of the hair scales is the same. In the production process, they only undergo very slight chemical treatment, and the hair scales are preserved intact. The use time will be longer.
The advantage of real human hair extensions?
Can be dyed
Real human hair extensions can be dyed from light to dark, while synthetic hair extensions can not be color treated, as theywill cause irreparable damage.
The use time is longer
The use time of synthetic hair extensions is only about 4-6 weeks, the use time of remy human hair extensions could be used for about 12 weeks even longer. However, the virgin human hair extensions. The use of virgin human hair extensions will even exceed 12 months.
Therefore, although real human hair extensions are a little more expensive, the use time is 2-3 times longer than that of hair synthesis. Virgin hair extensions and even more. So it is more cost-effective to use real hair extensions.
Synthetic hair cannot be heat treated
Synthetic hair will also be melted when heated, so it cannot be straightened or curled like real hair extensions.
It looks more natural
Real human hair extensions are entirely made of human hair. Because it is real human hair, they will blend perfectly after wearing it.
Can be arbitrarily shaped
Synthetic hair is very effective in maintaining the shape of the hair, so it is difficult to re-style. In addition, heating Synthetic hair can cause serious damage. Human hair extensions, especially virgin hair extensions, can be styled arbitrarily.
How to distinguish between real human hair and synthetic hair?
The most common method is to use the burning method to distinguish between synthetic hair and real hair. Synthetic hair feels like plastic, has an unnatural sheen, and when burned, the hair melts like plastic. During the test, you can burn a few hairs. If the hair melts, it’s synthetic hair. If the hair hisses and becomes fluffy, then the hair is real human hair.
How long can real hair extensions last?
If you follow the correct care methods to take care of your hair extensions. Virgin hair extensions will be used for more than 12 months. Remy hair extensions will be used for more than 6 months. Of course, the better you care for your hair, the longer you will use it.
Another thing you need to know is that the use time of remy hair extensions has a lot to do with the number of times you wash your hair. We recommend that you wash your hair extensions 1-2 times a week. Take good care. Some categories of remy hair extensions can be used for 6 months or even 12 months, such as clip in hair extensions.
Finally, you need to pay attention to synthetic hair is synthesized through certain chemical materials. If you are prone to allergies, you need to use them carefully.