Synthetic? Heat Friendly? or Human? Oh My!! – The Wonderful Wigs of OZ!

Synthetic? Heat Friendly? or Human? Oh My!!

What is the best alternative hair choice for you?


Human hair wigs have longevity, lasting up to a year. You can literally treat them as you would your own biological hair. Colour, cut, change with heat styling and it will last. It can be colored, permed and styled, just like your own hair, preferably by a stylist. Being human hair it looks natural and realistic. You can match your own hair texture with customised density of fibres. 

Remy hair is considered the finest quality of human hair since the cuticles are kept intact. Remy human hair is collected through a method in which the hair strands are completely aligned with the natural direction of growth.

But Human Hair Wigs are High Maintenance. They need to be washed, deep-conditioned and re-styled frequently and often need to be trimmed or cut by a stylist before they can be worn. They do not come pre styled. Remember the stock model photos are shot after brilliant stylists have done their art.

Cost can be prohibitive. Look out for sales


Ready to Wear. Synthetic wigs come pre-styled and ready to wearEasy Care low maintenance with style retention or memory. Synthetic wigs are easy to take care of due to this “style retention.” They never have to be styled. You simply wash, dry and then shake them out, and the wig will return to its initial style. Also means the weather will not make you run for a brolly and your hair won't go limp in the hottest weather. Synthetic wigs hold their style regardless of the weather. Versatile! Try out different hairstyles and colours. Synthetic wigs are relatively inexpensive. It is more affordable to have multiple wigs or to replace your style when you get tired of your current look. High quality synthetic wigs look just as natural as real human hair. 

Low Maintenance. Synthetic pre styled wigs require very little maintenance. This is important to consider if you are experiencing health issues, not feeling well or are generally time poor. 

While human hair can last at least one year, synthetic wigs typically last 4 to 6 months.


Heat-friendly synthetic wigs have the shortest lifespan, usually only two to three months, with daily wear. They do have the bonus of being able to alter the style with heat.

With any synthetic hair fibre, wearing and washing your wig less often will keep it looking newer, longer. The shorter styles, that don't rub against your shoulders or your clothing, will last longer. Friction is your synthetic's enemy.

Whether you have long term or temporary hair loss, alopecia, hormonal or age related hair thinning or you want to change your looks, go undercover or try a new style or colour, the choice of fibre will be unique to your situation.


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