Should you buy a synthetic wig or a human hair wig? Choosing which option is right for you takes some consideration. Synthetic wigs require the least amount of effort to care for and style. A quality Remy hair wig offers the most realistic look & feel and allows for more styling options.
What is a Remy Hair Wig?
Remy human hair is collected through a method in which hair strands are aligned in the natural direction as they grew, keeping the hair cuticles (think of it as scales) going in the same direction. Non-remy has hair cuticles going in both directions, increasing the instance of tangling and knotting. For this reason, non-remy hair has a shorter life span and can be a headache to care for.
Remy hair is more expensive and looks more natural due to the tedious process that the strands go through to collect and protect the hair cuticles. This process provides a smoother appearance, a softer feel, and a longer life for your wig or topper.
Advantages of a Remy Human Hair Wig
Human hair offers the most realistic look, feel, and natural shine. Wigs can be cut, style can be changed, and in some instances, hair color can be enhanced or modified. A Remy wig can last for years depending on the quality of the hair, the cap construction, and the care you provide.
Disadvantages of a Remy Hair Wig
Styling and caring for a Remy wig requires more time and effort. Although human hair offers styling flexibility, you may need to curl, flat-iron, etc. to achieve your desired look – just like your own hair.
Cost is another factor to consider. Premium Remy hair is not mass produced and the cost involved with collecting, processing, and manufacturing affect the pricing.
Beware of Scams
If you’ve been looking online or at your local beauty supply store I’m sure you’ve seen wigs advertised as Remy hair costing a few hundred dollars or less. Sound too good to be true, right? That’s because it is too good to be true. Many times the hair is not Remy, or is a mix of Remy with other hair types – sometimes human hair, sometimes not. The hair used in these wigs is low quality, highly processed, and will result in a piece that will age out quickly.
Get Advice From a Pro
Schedule a free consultation at A-List. We’ll explain all your options, make certain that you are fitted properly, and educate you on the handing and care of your investment piece. We’re here after your purchase as well to answer any questions you may have and provide ongoing care services.
The customer pictured below is wearing a Remy hair wig from one of our European designers. The thoughtful blend of shades gives this piece a natural, sun-kissed appearance. The custom cut was done by our Master Stylist/Consultant, Michael Katz. NO WAY anyone would ever guess this isn;t her own hair!
Premium Remy Hair Wig