Real vs. synthetic hair extensions - comparison

If you plan on getting hair extensions, you will have to choose not only the technique, but also the type of extensions. Natural hair or synthetic hair - for many women this is a source of quite a dilemma. In this article, we discuss the special features of natural and synthetic hair extensions. We also discuss the specifics of natural and artificial hairpieces and tell you which is the better choice.

Dopplers are not all the same. This is especially true for women who have had the opportunity to test both synthetic and natural hairpieces on their heads. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Which one is the best choice depends on individual expectations and preferences.

Natural hair, regardless of the method tape in hair extensions or micro ring hair extensions work best. However, regardless of the method and type of hair used for the extensions, it is extremely important how you take care of it. Check the offer of Viola Hair store - you can find it here hair extension brush and hair extensions beads, that will help you with proper care of your hair. 

Natural versus semi-natural hair - Styling options

Natural hair extensions are UV and heat resistant. You can blow-dry, straighten, curl and colour your hair to your heart's content. Most synthetic hair is not heat resistant. Blow-drying or straightening may therefore be very risky and may end up with a burnt hairstyle.

The behavior of hair under the influence of heat is one of the factors that allow to accurately distinguish natural and synthetic hair extensions. When burned, natural hair gives off a characteristic, unpleasant smell. Artificial strands usually burn with a distinct flame and simply melt.

Natural vs. Hairpieces - Durability

It is generally accepted that natural hair is much more durable and damage-resistant than synthetic hair. Properly cared for, natural hair lasts longer and looks beautiful. When used for hair extensions by means of rings or keratin they provide a wonderful effect even for 3-4 months. Synthetic hair strands are very sensitive. They may fade under UV light, discolor, break, darken, and often simply fall off at the attachment site.

Natural versus Attached Hair - Appearance

The structure of natural hair extensions, especially Slavic hair, is deceptively similar to that of Polish women. How natural hair strands look therefore depends primarily on proper care. Using gentle, moisturizing shampoos and conditioners and applying liquid silk regularly will keep your hair healthy, beautiful and natural looking.

A characteristic feature of artificial hair extensions is sometimes the shine. Often, the shine is too intense. Such hair tends to look unnaturally glossy and plastic-like to the touch.

Synthetic hairpieces require more frequent shampooing and brushing. Synthetic hair strands may frizz and tangle. Even Japanese synthetics, despite their really good quality, do not fully imitate natural hair. Ladies who prefer a natural, classic look may feel pretentious and kitschy with synthetic hair extensions.

Natural versus Semi-Natural Hair - The Price

As a rule, natural hair is more expensive than hairpieces. Artificial hair extensions are therefore a good choice for women who want to save money on extensions. From another perspective, it is often worth paying a little more for the natural, completely satisfying effect of natural strands. After all, hair is one of the most important attributes of femininity. Plenty of care and shine give you the confidence to admire not only your nearest and dearest but also strangers passing by on the street.

Who wears natural or synthetic hair?

Synthetic hair is the best choice for demanding customers and women who are just beginning their adventure with hair extensions like the self-made clip-in method.

They are the ones who usually choose the cheapest sets of synthetic clip-in extensions. This is a good way to gain experience at a relatively low cost. Synthetic hair is also suitable for a wild outing with friends or for a beach party. With synthetic hair extensions you can create your most original and colourful hair style, and then enjoy your hairstyle the next day.

Natural hair extensions are suitable for the most demanding women. Hair extensions provide an elegant, stylish, and natural look. Hair extensions provide long-lasting, dreamlike results.

What is the main difference between natural and synthetic hair?

Many women ask themselves about the differences between synthetic hair and natural hair, which is known to be many times more expensive. Is it worth investing more money in natural hair? Which is more durable? With proper care, natural hair can serve for up to a year (sometimes it is even 2 years), while synthetic hair max 2-3 months, although in most cases these are products for one use. Natural hair definitely "works" better with our own hair, with the right choice of set/color it is practically impossible to find out whether a person extends their hair. On the other hand, synthetic hair, which is hair only in name but in reality a kind of plastic, is visible from a distance and unfortunately it does not look good. It is a terrible idea to wear synthetic hair to weddings and graduations when you want to look your best.

While natural hair can be curled/straightened at up to 230 degrees Celsius, synthetic hair burns at 190 degrees Celsius. Another difference is the ability to color. While natural hair can be colored, synthetic hair cannot. To sum up, buying natural hair is a much bigger expense, but it is definitely an investment worth making. You'll get an incomparable result and you'll enjoy your hair for much longer.