What's The Difference Between Human Hair And Synthetic Fiber?
1) BURN FOR SMELL AND ASHES.
Choose a small strand of hair and burn it. If the hair is 100% human, it smells like a barbecue and the ashes can be twisted into powder; if not, it smells like plastic and the ashes will stay as a caking.
2) THE PRICE.
That is very obvious: with the same style and length, Human hair wigs are much more expensive than synthetic ones. Therefore, If your human hair wig is relatively cheap, you may need to consider whether it's blended with synthetic fiber or the hair that collected to make this wig is not of a healthy quality.
3) THE ABILITY TO STAND HEAT.
Use a flat iron to heat the hair. If the hair can be heated at 220 degrees without a paste, it is real human hair. Well, a small strand of hair is enough for the test.
What's The Difference Between A Wig And A Hair Topper?
Perhaps you are suffering from thinning hair or anticipating major hair loss from chemo. Selecting a perfect hair product can be very confusing and time-consuming for the first-time buyer. The question is whether you should opt for a full wig or a hair topper?
Whereas a wig provides total head coverage, hair toppers provide coverage for one targeted area. Hair toppers clip into the existing hair, while wigs are work with a wig cap or overtop a grip. Both wigs and hair toppers can be made with synthetic or human hair, and both are available in a variety of colors and styles.
What's The Difference Between Hair Extensions And Hair Toppers?
Toppers and extensions are a great way to add some “umph” to your hair if you're just starting to experience hair loss. Even better, they're easy to use, too.
Hair extensions are ideal for people experiencing overall hair loss, rather than hair loss in several specific areas. Extensions attach underneath a top layer of hair, adding all-around volume.
Sometimes called “half wigs” or “top pieces,” toppers are hair pieces that sit on top of your head and blend in with the natural hair below it. There are multiple sizes and styles of toppers, but there is generally only one type: a top piece that covers the part of your hair and sits on the top.
Heat Friendly Synthetic Fiber VS Kanekalon Synthetic Fiber
Synthetic hair is a man-made fiber. There are different types of synthetic hair fibers, such as acrylic, polyester, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and Kanekalon. Lower quality fibers are shinier in appearance and tend to be less realistic in texture and movement.
Heat Friendly Synthetic Fiber
Just as the name implied, heat-friendly or heat-resistant fiber can be styled using a low/medium heat setting and can be curled, blow dried, or flat ironed to achieve a different hairstyle. Heat friendly/resistant synthetic fiber can withstand heat up to 350°F/180°C. Synthetic hair should not be colored.
Kanekalon Synthetic Fiber
Light and soft with natural body and luster, Kanekalon is the highest quality of synthetic fibers available. All our Kanekalon synthetic wigs and hair pieces offer styles with soft, light, natural-looking hair with gorgeous body and vibrant, resilient color. For kanekalon fiber wigs, you should try to avoid all heat sources while wearing your wig. Heat will damage the synthetic fibers of the wig as they will become singed and partially melted.
Virgin Remy Human Hair VS Remy Human Hair
All our human hair wigs, hairpieces, and hair extensions are made from 100% human hair. Human hair has more versatility when it comes to styling, as it can be styled in various ways, just like your own hair, and will maintain the most natural look.
Virgin hair has been defined as hair that has never been chemically processed in any way, making the hair far more superior to Remy hair. A set of virgin hair must come from a single donor and all follow the same direction with an intact cuticle which means it is completely natural, healthy and beautiful.
Remy hair is of the high quality and comes from a single donor, which ensures consistency in texture. Also, the hair cuticles are intact, in one direction and consists of cuts which are the same length. Remy hair is the most popular hair on the market with high quality and reasonable price.
- What's The Difference Between Human Hair And Synthetic Fiber?
What's a Hair Topper?
A Hair Topper, also called a "wiglet" or "hair enhancer", is a natural-looking hair piece that you can clip or secure on your head to blend in with your own hair. Toppers are good for coverage on one targeted area of the head. They are smaller and lighter than wigs and you don't have to wear a wig cap or hide your existing hair when you wear them. A Hair Topper can be an easy & perfect solution for ladies suffering from hair loss or thinning hair. Hair Toppers will add volume and coverage at the top of the head where hair extensions can't reach!
Hair Toppers come in different base types, shapes and sizes, which are designed to disguise hair loss or thinning hair at various stages and different areas of the scalp. Some of them can offer more coverage over the crown or top area, while others may help conceal the hair loss in the front.
How To Select The Right Hair Topper?
Step 1 - Select the Base Type
Discover the different base types for Hair Toppers
For the ladies who are looking to purchase a Hair Topper for the first time, it is very important to know the different types of topper base constructions, so that you can find one that suits your needs. Please read the following blog post about all different types of toppers bases. (https://www.uniwigs.com/blog/hair-topper-101-the-different-base-types.html)
Step 2 - Choose the Base Size
How to choose the right base size for Hair Toppers
Choosing a Topper may seem easy, but it is important to consider your stage of hair loss, area of coverage needed and the condition of your biological hair when choosing a base size. Measuring correctly will prevent the topper from shifting, pulling or creating more hair loss. Please read the following blog post about how to choose the right base size. (https://www.uniwigs.com/blog/hair-topper-101-choose-the-right-base-size.html)
Step 3 - Choose the Hair Color
How to Choose the right Color for Hair Toppers
The color of your Hair Topper should match your own bio hair color as closely as possible. With years of experience, we highly recommend that customers utilize the following options to select the right hair color. Please read the following blog post about how to choose the right color. (https://www.uniwigs.com/blog/hair-topper-101-how-to-select-the-hair-color.html)
How To Wear a Hair Topper?
All the following videos will guide you to apply a topper correctly.
Applying a hair topper for a thinning top or crown
Wearing a hair topper for a thinning hairline
Change the hair parting on a hair topper
Watch all hair topper videos & tutorials, please click here
Customer Reviews On Best Selling Hair Toppers
I purchased my first human hair silk topper and absolutely love it! This is the Bella in 12". I like it much better being parted with the side bang look rather then the straight part that I was kind of hoping for. I as well had the issue where it didn't lay flat on my head but when I parted it off to the side it then gives it that volumized look. Other then that just added some curls and that was it.
"I've been wearing helper hair for a little over a year now and, as a result, my hair feels healthier than it has in years! My stylist noticed and we think it's because I'm washing less often and no longer heat styling my bio hair. :) Don't get me wrong, it's still thin as ever, but I'm now wearing my hair longer than I used to because it's healthier. I was recently ordering another topper (I know, I know...I gotta stop at some point...just not yet!)"
"Between the ER and the firehouse, my hair is always pulled back so no one really knows how horrible it truly is. But with my husband's work Holiday Party coming up, I wanted to look like a girl. So, I took my second Claire Remy to my stylist (magician) who cut her into this gorgeous bob. I sent a snap to my husband who told me (for the first time in our relationship) that I looked "amazing"! No words can describe how pretty I feel — and how grateful."
"Obviously right out of the box, HOPE TOPPER in Almond Frost. This Uniwig, synthetic topper looks and feels better, or at least as good as ANY human Hair Topper I've worn over the past 15 years! She needs a little trim but she's FABULOUS!"
How to Choose the Right Base Size?
Choosing the proper topper base size is not only going to make your hair piece look more natural, but also ensure that you are not pulling on hair causing further hair loss. The base size depends on your coverage needs.
First, you should measure the size of the area on your head you want to cover.
- Take the front of the tape measure to the front of the hair line.
- Take that back to the balding area where the balding area ends *to the back of the head
- Hold finger on the correct like and get your first size
- Now to get a side length, take the tape measure to the other angel to get the width *same way as above
Then you can choose a topper on our website with the base of a little bit larger size. Be sure to factor in clip attachments on base. There must be a sufficient amount of hair to attach clip to. Adhesive is a secondary option.
Here is a video to show you how June Penny chooses the right size of the hair topper:
How To Create A Natural Looking Hairline And A Parting?
If you're wearing a hair topper as a daily protective style, you want your piece to look as natural as possible. But most people don't have a celebrity stylist on call to create a flawless fit.
Here are some tricks to make your fake hair look as authentic as possible
CREATE A NATURAL HAIRLINE
CREATE A NATURAL PARTING
How To Cut Lace?
Toppers with lace front means there is a pieces of lace allocating in the front of the topper. The lace is the secret weapon to a flawless undetectable hairline. When worn properly the end result is an undetectable hairline giving the illusion that the hair is actually growing out of your own head. When you get a topper with lace, you need to cut the extra lace before you put it on.
Here is a video as a reference to how to cut lace.
How To Choose The Right Density?
Hair density refers to how thick the hair is. The hair density that you order is really based on personal choice and what looks best on you. Most women achieve a natural appearance with light to medium or medium density; however your choice will depend on your styling preferences and individual profile.
Know the density of your naturally grown hair:
It is very crucial to know the density of your naturally growing hair in order to effectively choose a hair system flawlessly matching your own one.
Age is also a factor determining an effective hair system:
Age is another crucial factor helping you to choose the correct hair density. To be more specific; say you are a young man then thicker (medium) type of hair density will suit you more than an old man who will look better in lighter hair density.
Hair Style also plays a vital role in choosing an effective hair density:
Hair styles contribute in giving your hair a natural and real look. Thick pattern of hair shall suit better to a layered hair style. One can go for adding bouncy curls to a thin hair density to make it look fuller and thicker
- How To Care For The Hair Toppers?
What Is Hair Return?
You may notice that your alternative hair piece, be that a wig or a topper, has shorter hair that may look like breakage. In most cases, this is not breakage and your wig is absolutely healthy. What you are seeing is something that is called a "hair return". Watch this video from our education experts to learn what a return is.
Can I Swim Or Shower With A Hair Topper?
We do not recommend this. It can put too much stress on the hair and create unmanageable tangles. Also, pool chemicals and salt can damage the hair and affect color.
- What's a Hair Topper?
What Is A Wig?
A wig is a head covering made from human hair or synthetic fiber. People wear wigs to cover hair loss or baldness or change their hairstyle and color. Obviously, human hair wigs are wigs made from real human hair. They will give you the most natural feeling compared to the synthetic wigs.
What Is The Difference Between Human Hair And Synthetic Hair?
1) BURN FOR SMELL AND ASHES.
2) THE PRICE.
3) THE ABILITY TO STAND HEAT.
How To Choose The Cap Size?
Step I Measure cap size
Measuring your head size is very important to do prior to ordering a wig. Here are the 5 measurements you will need to make.
Step 2 After finishing the 5 measurements, you can check the cap size of UniWigs wigs below:
In UniWigs, the Lace cap, Mono top (Hand-tied) Cap, Silk top cap are average sized with Circumference 22.5".
- This is a guide to understand the cap size.
- It does not mean that each wig will come in all cap size options.
- Sizes will vary slightly due to different types of wigs.
How To Choose The Right Cap?
So, how many cap constructions does UniWigs offer? And what are the differences between them? How do you choose? Well let’s explain this!
The wig cap constructions we offer are the lace front cap, full lace cap, glueless full lace cap, monofilament cap, and the silk top cap.
Lace Front Wig
Lace Front Wig cap construction is very natural-looking, creating an invisible hairline and giving the illusion of hair growing right out of your scalp. Lace Front Caps have lace in the front and traditional wefts in the back. In the front lace area, you can part your hair freely. For the weft area, we also add an elastic net inside of the cap which makes the wig comfortable and durable. Our lace front wig has clips and combs pre-sewn into the cap and an adjustable strap in the back which can be tightened an inch. The lace, after all, is delicate, so be careful not to pull or stretch it out.
- Natural-looking front hairline
- Closed weft with elastic net inside of the cap
- Clips/Combs already sewn in
- Competitively less expensive
- Handled with care
Mono top wigs
For Mono Top Wigs, the top portion of the cap is made from a very fine, sheer material called monofilament. Monofilament wigs have been known as the best wig for cancer patients as it is a perfect combination of style and comfort. A monofilament wig creates the illusion of natural hair growth and offers you natural hair movement.
- Soft comfortable cap
- Friendly on sensitive scalps
- Natural hair movement
Full Lace Wigs
Full Lace Wigs are 100% hand-tied human hair wigs. Each hair is hand-tied onto a mesh base to create the most natural hair growth and provide a super soft fit. With a full lace wig, wherever you part your hair, you will have the natural appearance of scalp. A full lace wig imitates most successfully the natural movement of real hair and can be worn in a variety of styles such as a high ponytail or updo. A full lace wig takes 40 hours of work to make, so they are pricier. However, it is a worthy investment considering its unique features.
- 100% Hand-Tied
- Allows a free parting anywhere
- Natural hair movement
- Can be worn in a high ponytail or updo
- Higher price
Glueless Lace Wigs
Glueless lace wigs don't need to be secured using glue. Glueless lace wigs are 100% hand tied and have all the benefits of a full lace wig. A glueless lace wig has combs and clips already sewn into the cap, as well as an adjustable strap at the back which can be tightened by an inch. For beginners, a glueless lace wig is recommended.
- 100% Hand-tied
- Clips and combs pre-sewn
- Adjustable Strap
- Great for beginners
Silk Top Wigs
Our luxurious silk top wigs offer a life-like skin toned base that resembles a real scalp, as well as maintaining all the benefits of a lace and mono cap construction. Using a tri-layer system, when the hair is knotted, the knots are made below the silk concealed between the layers, the hair is then injected through the silk material making the knots 100% invisible, giving the illusion that the hair is actually growing out of your scalp.
- Looks just like your own scalp
- 100% Hand-tied
- Higher price
Please check the video of all cap constructions.
How To Cut The Front Lace?
It is strongly recommended to try on the wig first to make sure it will look good on you before cutting the lace. Once the lace is cut the wig will not be eligible for return.
For lace front wigs, the front lace should be cut to make the hairline look natural.
To cut the lace, pull down the lace gently and using scissors, cut the extra lace carefully and a little at a time. Treat it as your own hairline which is not perfectly straight but natural. Cut slowly, so you can see if you are cutting it in the right way.
- How To Make The Natural Hair Line?
- How To Change The Hair Parting?
- How To Straighten And Curl The Hair?
How To Care The Human Hair Wig?
- Gently brush the wig to remove tangles with a wide tooth comb. When brushing, start at the ends and work your way up to the roots.
- Fill a basin or sink with cool water and shampoo. Never use hot water.
- Soak your wig for 3-5 minutes, Gently swirl without rubbing.
- Remove your wig from the sink, and thoroughly rinse in cool water.
- Gently squeeze the excess water and towel blot hair. Never twist or wring your wig.
- Place the wig on a wig stand, spray with leave-in conditioner, and allow to air dry.
- When the wig is completely dry, it is ready to style. Never style a wig when wet.
- What Is A Wig?
What are Synthetic Wigs?
Synthetic wigs are made from man-made fibers that are much more durable than human hair. By using specialized technology to give synthetic wigs overall appearance and feel of real hair.
Pros of Synthetic Wigs:
- Wide Color Selection. Synthetic wigs have large color selection - from bold & vivid colors to natural balayage colors – you name it! You can even find a color that human hair can never be, for example, pure white (unless it has turned that way biologically). Alternative human hair will always have a warm appearance because warm underlying pigment is always present in human hair.
- Affordable. Synthetic wigs are relatively inexpensive. It is the most cost-efficient way to change your style/hair color by purchasing and putting on a synthetic wig.
- Low Maintenance. Synthetic wigs are easy to maintain. Synthetic wigs hold their style regardless of the weather and they will not become frizzy and limp when it rains.
- Strong Style Memory. You don't have to spend lots of time to style and care synthetic wigs. Just simply wash, dry and then brush and shake them out, and the wig will return to its initial style.
Cons of Synthetic Wigs:
- Shine. Some synthetic wigs may have an unnatural shine. You can apply a dry shampoo or baby powder on the synthetic wigs to reduce the unnatural shine.
- Longevity. Synthetic wigs do not last as long as human hair wigs. They typically last about 6 months with daily wear, and can last up to 10 months with proper care.
- Cannot be colored. Technically, synthetic wigs can be colored, but we highly don't recommend re-coloring them, as traditional hair dye might not adhere to the synthetic hair fibers and might cause damage to the fiber permanently without proper procedure.
How Long do Synthetic Wigs last?
UniWigsSynthetic wigs typically last about 6 months with daily wear, and can last up to 10 months with proper care.
How Does an Adjustable Strap Work?
Adjustable straps are located inside of the wig around the back of the wig cap. The function of the straps is to alter the size of the circumference of the wig, for a fit and snug fit. The straps inside of a wig are made of elastic with 2 hooks, that hook onto different loops inside of the wig, that's how it is adjusted.
What Do Hard Front/Skin Top Wigs Mean?
Basically, UniWigs Hard Front/Skin Top Wigs are machine-made wigs with no front lace. However, unlike the other cheap machine-made wigs on the market, UniWigs Hard Front/Skin Top Wigs are made of an innovative skin top cap, which offers a realistic hair part. The reduction of the hand-sewn part means a reduction in the cost, making UniWigs Hard Front/Skin Top Wigs affordable and quality pieces.
What Do Lace Front Wigs Mean?
Lace Front Wigs are fully or partially handmade wigs. Each hair that are hand-tied into a thin, clear and nearly invisible lace material at the front hairline. This technique results in an undetectable hairline and gives the illusion that the hairs are growing right from the scalp.
Lace front wigs usually come with a few inches of excess lace that hangs over the forehead. This lace needs to be trimmed for the most natural look.
How To Cut the Front Lace Off a Synthetic Lace Front Wigs?
- Use a white eyeliner pencil to mark where you want to cut the lace when the wig is placed on. Then, look in the mirror to ensure that you're happy with this point.
- Remove the wig, turn it inside out, and use scissors to cut the lace along the marked line. It's important to line up the blades as you trim to ensure an even jagged pattern.
- Place the wig onto your head to see how it looks. If further alteration is needed to the lace front, repeat the previous steps.
How To Secure a Synthetic Wig?
Using a wig cap is the most popular way to secure a wig. You can do it whether you have hair or not. It can prevent your wig from moving and hold your own hair in place. What's better is that wig caps can keep your wig clean!
An adjustable wig band can secure your wig easily. They are made from soft material and are very comfortable to wear. When wearing the band, you don't have to worry about the wig slipping or moving. The band is also gentle on hair loss and may prevent headaches caused by wearing wigs.
All synthetic wigs from UniWigs have combs inside so that you can secure them onto your own hair. You can also sew extra combs on the cap for extra security.
Double-sided tape is perfect to use where you have no hair, for instance in front of your hairline. If you feel the wig is moving, you can use double-sided tape to tape it down. What's best is that you can cut the tape to the amount you want.
Glue is also a popular way to secure wigs. If you search wig tutorials on YouTube, you will find many women glue down their wigs, especially for those who want to wear wigs for a long time.
- How To Apply Synthetic Wigs & Make It look Natural for Beginners?
How To Detangle Synthetic Lace Front Wigs
To detangle a synthetic wig that are not too frizzy, you can gently detangle the knots with your fingers. After doing this, gently comb through the hair with a wide tooth comb.
To detangle very tangled and frizzy wigs, use a steamer. You also can spray hair moisture such as a leave-in conditioner or a detangling spray to help untie the knots.
You can also check this great video out to learn how to STOP SYNTHETIC WIGS TANGLING
- How To Wash & Care Synthetic Wigs?
Can I Straighten or Curl a Synthetic Wig?
Our heat-friendly or heat -resistant fiber can be styled suing a low/medium heat setting and can be curled, straightened, blow dried to achieve a different hairstyle. Heat-friendly or heat -resistant straight wigs can withstand heat up to 280°F/140 °C. Heat-friendly or heat -resistant wavy/curly wigs can withstand heat up to 320°F/160 °C. Please kindly note that the heat may change the hair style permanently.
Can a Synthetic Wig be Colored or Bleached?
Technically, synthetic wigs can be colored, but we highly don’t recommend re-coloring them, as traditional hair dye might not adhere to the synthetic hair fibers and might cause damage to the fiber permanently without proper procedure.
- What are Synthetic Wigs?
What Type of Hair Extensions Available At UniWigs?
UniWigs Hair Extension Collection includes Classic Clip-ins, Invisible Clip-ins, Halo 2-in-1 and Tape-ins. Our extensions vary from Virgin Remy Human Hair, Remy Human Hair to Synthetic Fiber Hair. Extensions are the easiest, fastest, and safest way to get long, thick hair in just a snap!
What Are The Best Hair Extensions For Me?
Here we have laid out the features of each of our four types of extensions, to help you make your perfect choice!
Clip-In hair extensions are a simple do-it-yourself technique that can be easily applied. You can simply clip the wefts into your hair all by yourself without any hassle.
The hand-stitched fabric base adds slightly more volume than a regular weft base to your hair to achieve a voluminous hair look.
Silicone wefts with light clips lay completely flat against the head, meaning the hair all smooths and blends together evenly, achieving a natural glamourous look.
Halo Extensions have both clips and a wire, which is a new alternative to the classic clip in extensions. The wire helps to comfortably secure and relieve scalp tension. Halo Extensions are a perfect choice for people who have finer or thin hair.
A Tape-in sample hair with one double sides tape for an exact color match or it could be a perfect way to enhance and highlight your hair color.
Choosing the best hair extensions can be overwhelming, but it is important that you choose one that is best suited for you. This depends on several factors, including your hair type, lifestyle, and budget.
How Long Do Hair Extensions Last?
The lifespan of hair extensions depends on the hair quality you choose, how well you take care of them, and how often you wear them. With proper care and regular wear, Human Hair Extensions can last from a year or more; Synthetic-fiber Extensions can last from 4 to 6 months
Do Hair Extensions Damage Your Hair?
Hair extensions will not damage your hair. Clip-in Hair Extensions are lightly clipped into your hair like any other regular hair clips so they will not cause any damage to your hair. We highly recommend that you go for Halo 2-in-1 extensions if you have fine thin hair because the wire will help to comfortably secure the extensions and relieve scalp tension.
How To Choose The Right Color of Hair Extensions?
To choose your perfect UniWigs shade, please check out our UniWigs Color Chart, which shows the variety of available colors.
If you are still having trouble choosing your shade, you may prefer to purchase a Tape-In hair sample to color match with your hair accurately, or feel free to email us at [email protected] with your recent photo taken in natural lighting without direct sunlight and filters added, where we can see you hair from top to bottom. The UniWigs Support team will be very happy to make a recommendation for you!
How Do You Style Hair Extensions?
All human hair extensions can be curled, straightened or blow dried with heat styling tools. Our extensions can also be styled in limitless hairstyles, such as up-dos, braids and ponytails! The styling of hair extensions is limitless and completely up to you and how you want to make your look!
- How Do You Wash Hair Extensions?
How Do You Avoid Tangling In General?
Always take a brush or a comb with you when you go out and regularly brush through your extensions (gently).
Never ever sleep or swim with your hair extensions on.
Store the extensions in your original box or a plastic bag after you take them off.
Please feel free to email [email protected] if you have any other questions or concerns about Hair Extension Care Instructions. We will be very happy to help!
- What Type of Hair Extensions Available At UniWigs?