When shopping for hair extensions and wigs you will see options that are labeled Human Hair, Synthetic Hair, and Heat Friendly Synthetic Hair extensions and wigs.  We all know what human hair is, but here we will touch on the differences between human hair, synthetic hair, and heat friendly synthetic hair.  Here is our FAQ and answers to your questions about synthetic hair extensions and wigs.

Human Hair


Human hair extensions and wigs are made from real human hair that is identical to the hair that grows on our own selves. It can be washed, heat styled, over and over until the hair is over-processed and needs to be replaced. For professionally installed hair extensions, the only option to ever consider is a human hair version. This is an absolute must because we have to wash our hair, and you will most likely heat style your hair regularly. Both synthetic options are not intended for such use.

What are Synthetic Hair Extensions and Wigs made of?


Synthetic hair extensions and wigs are made from non-human materials that mimic the look and feel of natural hair. They are made from acrylic, nylon or polyesters that are heated and are thrusted out through special micro tubes that make the look and feel of individual hair fibers.

Why would you consider synthetic clip in extensions or wigs?
Synthetic hair is the most popular and most used type of hair extension and wig in the industry because they are affordable and reliable. Synthetic hair also offers ease-of-use because you can wear them without any styling effort because they come pre-styled. The style pattern (wavy, curly, straight etc.) are permanently set and will go back to its original shape even after washing.

With the advancement in technology, synthetic hair can now compete with the real thing. High quality synthetic hair (like kanekalon) can almost imitate the look and feel of protein-rich natural hair and fool even some of the most experienced hair stylists. As a matter of fact, you will not think of them as faux hair until you put it side by side a human hair for close inspection.

What is the difference between Synthetic and Heat Friendly Synthetic?


Both synthetic and heat friendly synthetic wigs and hair extensions are made from similar materials that are not human hair. The main difference is Synthetic hair can not tolerate the heat from hot tools like a blow dryer, curling iron, or flat iron. Heat friendly synthetics, however, are able to be blow dried, curled, and flat ironed to change the style on an as needed basis. Generally, heat friendly synthetics require a low-heat setting so as to not melt the fiber.

The benefit of a synthetic fiber is that you don’t ever have to worry about styling the hair. The drawback is you are limited to one style. This can also be seen as a benefit if you are looking for ease of use. Synthetic hair is the most simple of options since you aren’t required to style it to have a believable look.

The benefit of a heat friendly synthetic fiber is you have flexibility in the style and can alter it from one look to another using your hot tools. Some, who are looking for ease of use, can see this as a drawback since these fibers can require some styling after each wash to get the perfect style you chose when purchasing your hair extensions or wig.

Raquel Welch wigs & extensions is one of the top brands in the wig and hair addition market under the Hairuwear umbrella of brands.  We are proud to offer Raquel Welch Wigs & Extensions at our wig hair salon in Dallas.  Raquel Welch has been a notorious celebrity for many years, and she has always been known for her beauty.  Today, she is the namesake to one of the best wig companies in the world.  Here is a brief snippet into the Raquel Welch brand, and what types of hair additions they offer.

Wigs | Human Hair, Heat Friendly Synthetic, and Synthetic options


Raquel Welch wigs offer a huge variety of options for just about every woman looking for wigs, and temporary hair extensions.  The company focuses on wigs for every face shape, age, and lifestyle.  They offer hair types in synthetic, heat friendly synthetic, and 100% human hair.  With a variety of cap constructions and lengths, this company has some of the best wig options available to date.

Raquel Welch is a real woman who focuses on real wig results without the fake wig looks.  This brand offers a multitude of cap constructions to fit just about every type of need.  On top of that, these wigs are some of the lightest, most comfortable available today.

Wig Accessories


For a frequent wig wearer, the tolls and accessories you have on hand to maintain and style your wigs can either make or break your love for wig wearing.  From stands, combs, to steamers, Raquel Welch offers the perfect accessories for your wigs.

Clip-In Hair Extensions & Toppers


Raquel Welch also offers salon inspired clip in hair extensions and toppers for added coverage, or a quick go-to style addition.

Complimentary Consultation


We offer free wig consultations to hear what you are looking for, and show you options we feel would best suit your needs.  We work in a professional salon environment with zero judgement, a door for privacy, and a promise of professionalism.

If you do not live near the salon, one of our wig specialists will gladly answer any of your questions over e-mail.  Many questions are answered via our wig blogs, and on each wig in our Bigger Better Hairshop to better help you understand each wig.

Human Hair Wigs in Dallas are something I almost always recommend to clients looking for alternative hair.  The reason I recommend human hair over synthetic is because of its ability to be styled, and the more natural appearance they give.  Synthetic wigs are good for some people, but here is a look into why I almost always recommend Human Hair wigs in Dallas.

 

Why is human hair better?

 

Synthetic wigs are made of plastic fibers that are to resemble human hair.  The problem with synthetic hair is that it is overly shiny, and is not able to withstand most heat styling.  Human hair wigs offer the most versatile hair styles as you can change them as you see fit.  Human hair wigs also have a longer life, and last longer than synthetic.

 

How do I maintain Human Hair?

 

Wearing a human hair wig is something that needs shampoo, and style just as our own hair does.  Most of the time, the hair doesn’t need to be cleaned and styled on a daily basis.  You can either style the wig while you wear it, or you can style it on a stand – which ever is more comfortable for you.  Many times, clients will purchase more than one wig and will rotate wearing it while the other(s) is cleaned and styled in the salon.

 

How long does it last?

 

Depending on how often you wear, wash, and style the wig will determine its life.  In general, most human hair wigs will last between 6 months to 1 year.  If you choose to rotate through  multiple wigs, this life span obviously is reflected in the amount of times you actually wear and style the wig.

 

How much do they cost?

 

Since human hair is more of a luxury, the price reflects this when compared to synthetic.  Depending on the cap construction, length, and style, you can expect a human hair wig to cost from $400-$3,000.  For a true and accurate price quote, I recommend a free alternative hair consultation.

Established in 1969, Jon Renau has evolved into the world’s leading international manufacturer of wigs, hairpieces, and hair extensions.   The Renau family began its journey in the alternative hair industry in South Africa, and moved to California in 1984 where they are currently headquartered.

 

Jon Renau strives to deliver the most natural fiber options, from synthetic, heat friendly synthetic fibers, and the highest quality human hair.  Their offerings include fashion forward, current hair styles, and the most comfortable cap designs and innovative hair solutions for every woman looking for hair additions and wigs.

 

Jon Renau’s portfolio currently features 1500+ different wig styles, hair extensions, hair additions, hairpieces, and headwear.

Options


Jon Renau Wigs offer options from clip-in, to full wigs.

 

They offer multiple hair types:

  • Heat Defiant Synthetic
  • Synthetic
  • 100% Remy Human Hair

 

This allows us to offer all types of solutions for every budget, and every hair need.

 

Check out the 2016 Spring Trend Collection from Jon Ranau Wigs


 

 

 

 

The industry leader known for manufacturing the highest quality premium human hair wigs is Follea.  Follea wigs use the best European hair and are ideal for someone looking for long term, high end quality solutions for alternative hair.   Follea has the highest quality standards that offer extremely long lasting cap construction and hair quality.  We are proud to offer Follea Wigs in Dallas at our Wig specialists hair salon.

Finest Hair Quality


Follea human hair wigs are something that require a free consultation so as to truly offer the best options for your individual circumstance.  There are several different cap construction options that offer different results for different scenarios.

Options


Working with Follea wigs, I can consult with you and offer you the best solution for your individual hair needs.  Once we decide on a cap construction, hair type, length and color, we will order your custom wig.  Upon arrival, we schedule a customization appointment where we then cut it into the style you are looking for.  Furthermore, I will educate you on proper maintenance, application, and options throughout the life of the wig.