There are two types of wigs: human hair type and artificial hair type, but many people may not know which is better. In this issue, we will thoroughly compare human-hair and artificial-hair wigs, including their textures, ease of care, and price differences.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of human hair wigs?
If you value a more natural hair texture, there is no hair that can compare to human hair. Not only does it have luster and feel, but it is also less frizzy and can be permed, colored, and styled like your own hair.
On the other hand, the hair is often bleached and then dyed, so the color fades after six months to a year. They also tend to fray easily and may take longer to set than artificial hair, so you may find them troublesome to care for.
The price varies greatly depending on whether the hair is ready-made or fully ordered, but it is often more expensive than artificial hair, costing several hundred thousand yen depending on the product.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of artificial hair wigs?
Nowadays, many artificial hairs are so elaborately made that they are indistinguishable from human hair, but they are generally sold at a lower price than human hair. Also, there is no worry about color fading as with human hair, and because it is lightweight, you will not feel a burden even if you wear it for a long time. In addition, it dries quickly and does not get kinks easily, making it easy to care for.
However, some materials are shiny, do not blend well with your own hair, are stiff, and are sensitive to heat and prone to frizz. Perms and coloring are not possible, so if you want to change the color of your hair, you will need to buy new hair.
Attention! What is a mixed-hair wig?
More and more people are using wigs with a sense of fashion, and recently the mix-type wigs are gaining popularity, created with a balance between the merits of both human and artificial hair and price.
Mixed-type wigs are light, breathable, and easy to care for, while maintaining the texture of human hair. The percentage of human hair varies by manufacturer and product, but products that are close to 100% human hair quality are now available at reasonable prices.
Wigs with artificial hair that have a shape-memory function to make them look more like natural human hair, and wigs that can be colored like human hair, are also becoming available.
It’s not just about the quality of the hair! What is the key to choosing a wig?
Wigs do not always achieve natural hairstyles because they are made of human hair, and the fit can vary depending on whether they are ready-made, semi-custom, or fully custom-made. In addition, there are two types of wig production methods: machine-planted and hand-planted.
In general, machine-planted wigs tend to have more hair volume and heavier weight, but are less expensive than hand-planted wigs. On the other hand, if a more natural flow of hair is important, hand-planted wigs are lighter and fluffier, but the production time may be longer than expected for custom wigs.
There are many different types of wigs. Find your favorite wig by selecting a product that closely matches your needs in terms of hair quality, comfort, and price.