When making the decision to buy a wig for the first time, it’s a good idea to do some research first. Below is a simple guideline to the three types of wigs on the market for you to choose from.
1. Synthetic Hair Wigs
Wigs that are made out of synthetic hair are less expensive than wigs made with real human hair, however, this type of wig is more realistic looking nowadays and can provide an attractive look at inexpensive price.
Synthetic hair wigs typically don’t last long and aren’t ideal for those who use utilize heat styling tools on their wig— even if it is considered to be heat safe. Often, a wig made out of synthetic hair consists of many different types of hair and fabrics and you can’t treat it the same way you would treat a wig made of human hair.
Synthetic hair wigs usually work best for those who: aren’t looking to spend a lot of money, prefer short- to mid-length hair, don’t require a lot of styling or maintenance for the wig, and are looking to use the wig for a very short period of time.
2. Virgin Hair Wigs
Virgin hair wigs look more realistic and natural because they’re made from real human hair. Most virgin hair wigs are manufactured from China and processed for texture. This allows for a more sleek and controlled look. Quality virgin hair wigs are only made with 100 percent real human hair. Popular celebrities who wear virgin hair wigs include Instagram influencers such as Ari @therealkylesister and Jayda Cheaves, as well as rapper Nikki Minaj.
While virgin human hair wigs are more expensive than synthetic wigs, they last longer and can be styled using heat and product. Celebrities wear this option of wig because they are an inexpensive option to a quality raw human hair, and they don’t keep them as long. Virgin hair wigs are made from human hair bundles that have been processed for texture and are sometimes made from scrap hair sent from India to China. When purchasing your virgin hair bundles or wigs that are manufactured from china, it is important to pay attention to the quality of hair to avoid getting wigs or bundles made from scrap hair. The top quality virgin hair grade ranges from 9a – 12a., a grading system adopted by Chinese vendors.
Generally speaking, those looking to buy a wig made of human hair usually want shoulder-length to long hair; desire the freedom to change their hairstyle frequently; want the best-quality hair texture out there; and/or are looking to wear the wig for a very long time. Typically, once a person purchases a human hair wig, they find it difficult to go back to wearing any other type of wig.
3. Raw Indian Hair Wigs
Raw Indian hair wigs are the best quality wigs on the market. They can be easily styled, cut, curled, straightened, or dyed to your liking. Raw Indian Hair can be lifted to a level 7, toned and can be treated just like your natural hair.
What sets this type of wig apart from regular virgin hair wigs is the fact that the hair has never been processed for texture and hair is exclusively imported from India. Raw hair is so natural that you may even find a few grey strands in it from an older donor. Raw Indian hair wigs will last at least two years or longer, and the texture doesn’t change with washing. (Some Indian hair is water steamed for a curlier texture, of which this texture may loosen after a length of time.) Most raw hair is also from one donor and will be in its most natural state. Celebrities who wear raw Indian hair wigs include Beyonce, Ciara, Kim Kardashian and La La Anthony.
This kind of wig is healthier and has more volume than the standard virgin human hair wig. When purchasing a raw Indian hair wig, it is important to see your purchase as an investment. These units are more expensive than virgin hair wigs and are often custom made by a local stylist or hair store.
When you’re looking to buy the highest quality wig that gives you the complete freedom to treat it as you would your own hair, then you should definitely invest in a raw Indian hair wig.
Stitch Virgin Hair Boutique offers a variety of the highest grade virgin hair wigs and custom made raw Indian hair wigs. Visit our store in Long Beach or call (562) 212- 2923 for more information.