Synthetic fibers can look very realistic. They have come a long way over the years! For synthetic hair fibers, there are two main types. Regular synthetic and heat resistant synthetic.
There are pros and cons of synthetic, the biggest pros are the price tag and ease of styling. Synthetic fibers are significantly less expensive than human hair fibers. Synthetic hair is also very easy to care for. All you need to do is wash and let it air dry, with a professional refurb when it starts to look a little rough. Traditional synthetic hair is not able to be heat styled with a curling iron or flat iron, so if you want more flexibility of style, it might not be the best option for you. If you are around heat a lot, you may want to go with human hair since you might melt your wig! Synthetic styles often wear out faster than human hair as well, especially in longer styles, so they will need to be replaced every few months depending on how much you wear your style.
Heat resistant synthetics are fibers made to withstand the heat of traditional curling irons and flat irons, unlike regular synthetics. This can give you more flexibility in your styling, although they often wear out faster than traditional synthetics.
You can get all sorts of textures, curl patterns, and lengths in each fiber type. Because synthetics keep their style, if you have a wavy style, it will maintain it’s wave once washed.
Think that synthetic may be best option for you? Talk to your stylist today about getting a synthetic style.