Human hair or synthetic hair, which one should you get?
While some may swear that one is more superior than the other, the truth is that both human hair and synthetic hair have their pros and cons. Ultimately, it all depends on your lifestyle, needs, and budget. Here's a rundown on what you should consider before making a purchase:
Different hairpieces come with different types of attachment methods. Below is a list of the essential attachments you should know about.
Pressure Sensitive Hair Clip
One of the most popular, and widely found attachment options out there. These small metal clips are designed to blend in with your hair and keep your hairpiece in place. They’re lightweight, easy to attach. Just bend the metal clip one direction to open, slide the teeth side to your hair, and bend the other direction to secure it close.
Oh yes, monofilament wigs. High quality and definitely not on the cheap side. These babies are the miracles in the wig industry that combines hand-tied technique with quality material to give you the wig that doesn’t even look like a wig. Which is precisely why these wigs are becoming more popular by the day!
What do Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna have in common? Here’s a little hint: it has nothing to do with their great talent but everything to do with their hair
In order, from left to right: GLAAD 2014-Jennifer Lopez-Casper-27 Flickr photo by dvsross, Rihanna flickr photo by avrilllllla are licensed under CC by 2.0. Beyonce Flickr photo by Martin licensed under CC By-SA 2.0. The original photos has been cropped from original.
There was a time when lace front wigs were reserved for the Hollywood movie industry. Today, it is one of the most popular wigs used and is more affordable than ever. And why wouldn’t they be? Unlike traditional wigs, lace front wigs are light weighted, comfortable, and natural looking if you wear it correctly.
So What are Hand-Tied Wigs?
Hand-tied wigs can be made with human or synthetic hair, but the process of attaching the hair or fiber to the cap are the same. Skilled wig makers would spend hours manually tying individual strands of hair fibers to a soft mesh cap. Depending on the craftsperson’s levels of experience, the process can take up to three days to finish.
A short video by Lars Carlsson of Makeup-FX.com putting a new front on an old wig. Now imaging doing that to the entire cap!