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Synthetic Fiber - Pros and Cons

Traditional synthetic wigs are made of fibers designed to hold their style and shape. Synthetic wigs are a great choice for clients needing the following:

  • Staying within a limited budget

  • Have little time or capacity to provide home care and maintenance to a wig

  • Are experiencing temporary hair loss (chemotherapy treatments, stress, etc.)

The major benefits of purchasing a synthetic wig is that they are reasonably priced, the color is permanent, and styling and maintenance is easy. Also, synthetic fiber will hold its style through washing, environment/weather, and being stored. If you wish to change the style of the fiber, a steamer can be used. You cannot apply any heat and it will not accept human hair dyes, as it is does not absorb anything. The fiber generally is not flammable, but will melt from high heat.


  • Minimal maintenance

  • Low investment

  • Permanent color

  • Style memory


  • Style is permanent

  • Can tangle easier

  • Color cannot be altered

  • Warmer than human hair

  • Cannot be heat styled

*Information provided by Jon Renau

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