Synthetic vs. Human Hair Extensions

Synthetic vs. Human Hair Extensions

What is the difference between synthetic and human hair extensions?

If you are on the edge on whether or not you should go with synthetic or real Remy human hair extensions, then here are some of the characteristics that should help you to lean towards one or another side.

There are actually quite few differences and as of 2016, the technologies of producing synthetic hair have very well surpassed those used in the late 00s.

For example: the more expensive synthetic hair can now be treated using a low to medium heat, something that was never heard of before.

How is the Synthetic Hair Made?

Synthetic hair ingredients include around 10-15 different chemicals (depending on the color and manufacturer) as well as “flexible” plastics, that are then blended together and processed through a special machine, which molds them into a hair like shape.

Synthetic vs. Human Hair Extensions

Synthetic vs. Human Hair Extensions

Now here is a shocker for you: synthetic hair can cost as much as real hair (unless you buy from “premium” brands that hike up the price).

For example: AiryHair’s extensions (that are always made of 100% real Remy human hair) start only at around $26. Why so cheap? These are manufacturer prices, with special subsidies from the government and without any third party profits.

So the only “real” advantage that synthetic hair has had is price, which is no longer the case. However, as far as disadvantages go: real hair tends to last longer, can be dyed, bleached, curled, and treated using any reasonable temperature. In addition to that, real hair will always blend better with your own and won’t look like a bad quality wig.

Anything else? Yes, there are few syndetic hair advantages that we should mention: the shape will last longer and there will be no split ends, because you know, synthetic hair. However, assuming you go with AiryHair, there is little to no reason to wear plastic on your head.

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Synthetic vs. Human Hair Extensions

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