Types of Human Hair used in Lace Front Wigs

Users of lace front wigs can choose between 2 types of hair – the synthetic or human hair. Synthetic hair is good for first-time users and those who cannot or don’t want to pay for the more expensive type of wigs. However, if durability and flexibility are your major concerns, then you should invest on a lace front wig that’s made of human hair. Yes, its price can be much more costly than the synthetic counterpart but the satisfaction that human hair gives is incomparable – you can style, color, or trim it in whatever way you want. True to its name, human hair lace front wigs replicate the natural beauty and flexibility of our real hair. It can also withstand natural heat or other forms of heat applications.

But your selection does not stop after opting for human hair wigs because you will still need to choose what type of human hair is best for you. This article will discuss the types of human hair that lace front wigs are made of. Human hair lace front wigs differ in terms of manufacturing or racial origin of the hair donor.

The 4 major types of human hair wigs are Chinese (or Malaysian), Indonesian (or Brazilian), Indian, and Caucasian (European). As you can see, most of the human hair used in wigs comes from Asia mainly because there are lots of hair donors in this side of the world and wig industry in these places is very lucrative. The most used among these types are the Chinese and Indian hair. Caucasian or European hair is considered to be the finest among the four but it is very rare and expensive. Hair donors of European hair come mostly from Northern Europe and Russia, but they are very few only.

The Truth about Hair Cuticles

Another fact that we need to know about human hair is that its cuticles are usually taken out during the wig making process. Because the cuticles have been removed, the end-result is a wig that’s not susceptible to tangles. This can be exemplified by doing an experiment on your own hair. Run your fingers through your hair in a downward direction and you will feel the smoothness of your hair. Then do the opposite, run your fingers in an upward direction. Does it still feel smooth? Definitely not, this is because of the outer hair layers or otherwise known as the protective hair cuticles that face away from your scalp. Since the cuticles are facing downwards, it will definitely feel rough if your run your fingers in an upward direction. If your hair is combed or rubbed in an upward manner, tangling happens but most human hair wigs have taken care of this problem by removing the cuticles.

With cuticles being removed, the human hair wig is definitely silkier but it is no longer as strong because it is thinner without its outer layer. If you have this kind of lace front wig, careful combing, washing, and styling needs to be observed always to avoid breakage or damage. But with the popular Remy type of human hair wig, the cuticles are intact which makes it much durable than the cuticle-free human hair.

You surely have a lot of choices when it comes to human hair lace front wigs. You just have to assess yourself and decide what option best suits your lifestyle and preferences.


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