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Synthetic Hair: To Love or Not To Love?

For various reasons, synthetic hair has received a bad write off by hair extension consumers.

When it comes to the various types of hair extensions on the market synthetic hair is normally the cheapest.

Some say synthetic hair is difficult to maintain after long wears and is unsustainable due to unwanted tangles and after a while, coarse texture. It explains the reason why most people like to wear human hair instead.

Human hair allows a more natural look and feel providing more volume and movement. These factors alone offer more versatility for styling and with proper processing of the hair, allows for more durability.

Even though the option to wear human hair may put a little dent in your pockets, some believe it’s worth the investment.

But, what about synthetic hair? Can we talk about the pros of this type of hair?

I’d like to share three benefits of using synthetic hair and five different hairstyles you can rock that provides much versatility.

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Benefits of Synthetic Hair

Easy on the Pockets

We all love things that are affordable and don’t do much damage to our wallet so synthetic hair is always an excellent option for this benefit.

While some say you get what you pay for as synthetic hair is on the lower priced end, you can still get quality synthetic hair with conventional hair fibers. After extensive research, I’ve found that the cost of the hair can vary from prices as low as $50.00 to $100.00.

The costs for the hair can vary based on brand, length, quality, and if you’re looking specifically for a wig or just natural extensions.

Style Durability

Unlike most human hair, synthetic hair will hold its style regardless of the climate. Come rain or shine; your synthetic hair will do its job by maintaining your desired look because of those hair fibers.

The most appealing aspect of synthetic hair is it can often be worn right out of the box with little or no styling which makes it a more attractive choice because there is less maintenance and work. Depending on the brand you choose, some synthetic hairs are heat friendly!

Can we talk about how far it has come over the years?

Most hair companies provide labeled information on the front of packaging guiding you on how to style synthetic hair with heat with the recommended temperature setting. Even without heat, most packaged synthetic hair extensions come pre-styled. Even though this does not allow for much flexibility and options to switch up your look, just know that the pre-styled look is there to stay.

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Easy Hairstyle Enhancement

I have found the beauty in using synthetic hair for styling, which is the ease of style enhancement.

The fact that you can easily switch up your looks and enhance your desired hairstyle whenever you like without spending too much money is very appealing to many consumers. The inexpensive factor not only allows the ease of style enhancement, but it also allows you have to have many options for many looks.

If you’re like me, you’re constantly looking for different ways to change your look. Using synthetic hair allows you limitless ideas on styling and what works best for you. Some people find synthetic hair to be a bit more intimidating to manipulate versus human hair, but that is simply not true.

You may choose to have a wide variety of styles on hand and ready to wear!

Below are five various hairstyles using synthetic hair that allows you to change your look and be effortlessly fly!

Jumbo Braid

The jumbo braid is a super fun, flexible and fly style for any occasion! Rock your long braided ponytail using synthetic hair, preferably kanekalon braiding hair, up top or down low.

As a natural girl, my hair gets hard to maintain so the low braided ponytail is a go-to for me. It’s classy and chic and allows my natural hair to breathe with a nice enhancement.

Using my favorite edge control to lay my edges for this style helps pull it all together, and I’m ready to go!

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Ninja Bun

The ninja bun kicks butt when it comes to being different with your hair. Walk into the room and make everyone stop and stare with this easy go-to hairstyle.

Synthetic hair is a great option to use for the ninja bun look considering it can be used time and time again. For those with relaxed or chemically enhanced hair, human hair may be a better option when you consider texture.

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Crochet Braids

This look gives me Diana Ross! Big, wavy hair full of volume is a perfect style of synthetic hair, specifically meant for crocheting.

Crochet braids are super easy to maintain and very simple to achieve. Simply have your hair braided into cornrows and use a crochet needle to install your synthetic hairpieces.

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Crown Braid

The infamous crown braid gives the complete feel of elegance. Headed to a high-end event or need a chic look to enhance your natural look? The crown braid using synthetic hair is ideal and long-lasting.

Make sure to grab some edge control to hold your edges in place for days to come.

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Kinky Fohawk

The kinky fohawk is super elegant and adding your favorite synthetic hair makes the look pop. The bigger, the better! If you are looking to rock an edgy look, this is a great option as well.

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With technological advances over time, synthetic hair has come a long way in the past few years. The main importance has been on perfecting the fibers to look, feel and behave just like human hair.

Perfecting synthetic hair has created many opportunities for consumers to have different styles while keeping your bag secured!

Private Label Extensions offers a wide variety of hair types. The hair starts at great prices for you to achieve your desired look. Either way, it’s important to identify with what options work best for you.

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One thought on “Synthetic Hair: To Love or Not To Love?

  1. Chevyree Akridge says:

    I have a love-hate relationship with synthetic hair although it’s easy on the pockets and great for a quick style it doesn’t agree with my skin and I’m always left with a breakout, but it does come through in the need of an emergency.

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