|Posted by A'Kiyia on September 19, 2011 at 3:15 PM|
I have been Receiving alot of Questions about the difference between human hair and Synthetic Extensions. I love them both. The thing I like about synthetic weave is it don't require daily maintence like human hair do. With that being said you always want to treat both of them like your real hair. You should add moisture to your scalp and to the weave as needed Some people say they like human hair better than synthetic vice versa. So I wanted to answer a few Questions below. I say try them both yourself and see which one you like best.
Synthetic Hair Extensions
Synthetic hair is made from a variety of synthetic fibers, most commonly toyokalon,kanekalon and more recently “monofibre. Alot of people think that human hair is more natural looking than synthetic hair extensions. I can say it has come a long way! Synthetic hair now don't look like plastic. It has had so many improvements in the way they manufacturing it. You can find good quality synthetic hair that looks as good as the real thing. But Heating appliances such as curling irons and straightening combs generally should never be used on most types of synthetic hair. There are newer versions of synthetic hair from some brands that can be heat styled, know your supplier, and keep a strand to test before you install, to check temperature setting on your heat tool. Synthetic Hair is alot more manageable and cheaper in price.
Futura synthetic hair weave extensions have similarities to human hair since it looks and feels just like real hair. Futura hair fibers do not cause any itching since it is not made with chemicals that can irritate the scalp. The hair fibers are very strong and can be styled in various ways. The fibers used to make Futura hair are heat resistant and flame retardant so the hair is curling iron safe and can be heat styled using a flat iron or curling iron. I like to spray water on my synthetic hair before I curl it. It make the synthetic fibers not burn.
The highest-quality extension hair is Indian human remy hair. Remy hair still possesses the cuticle layer, which is the outermost part of the hair strand; it resembles shingles on a roof. All remy hair has the cuticle layer of the hair flowing in the same direction, flowing the way it would naturally. The cuticle layer is important when concerned with hair tangling, longevity of the use(up to one year), and how well the hair shines. When the cuticle layer is intact and lying flat, the hair is capable of reflecting light, so that the hair shines.
Indian hair has its own inherent advantages: it is simultaneously thin and strong. The hair comes most often from people who have had their heads shaved for religious purposes in Tirupati, India. Indian hair is typically available as Remi Virgin hair or Remi hair.
Non-remy hair is perhaps the most popular and commonly available form of hair. It is also known as fallen hair. The roots and tips of hairs are all mixed up in non-remy hair; tangling is therefore a problem as the opposing cuticle layers catch on each other, but as the most inexpensive type of hair, it is the best seller. I have brought human hair for $12 that I Loved. I have also brought hair for $100 that I hated. So don't think you have to pay a fortune to get good quality human hair. It is best to look at reviews online of what ever hair you decided to purchase.
Most human hair used for weaves and wigs is obtained from Asia. It is collected from barbers' floors or Indian temple floors and aggressively treated with acid and other chemicals. These chemicals destroy the cuticle partly or totally. (Lower-quality "human hair" extensions are sometimes even mixed with animal and synthetic hair to lower the price, but this is rare, and uncommon.) In the hair industry, this hair is commonly called stripped hair.
Human hair you can curl it, color it etc.. Since it is human hair you can do so much more stuff with it!
Wearing synthetic or human hair both is great. It gives your natural hair time to relax. It also let you wear what ever color or length of hair you like.