Synthetic wigs and real human hair wigs both have benefits and drawbacks, depending on what your client desires. When helping your client make the best choice, there are a few things you should mention so that they are fully informed. Your client may even choose to try both, keeping each option for various scenarios.
Synthetic VS. Real Hair Wigs
Synthetic wigs are less expensive than real hair wigs. However, they offer fewer options in terms of flexibility in styling. Synthetic wigs are pre-styled, and the fibres are resistant to changing drastically, even if the wig is heat friendly. Synthetic wigs are not as durable as human hair counterparts, and will need to be replaced more often.
Some synthetic wigs are high quality enough that they look very similar to real human hair. If your client is just trying out the world of wigs, or wants to save a bit of money while attempting a new look, this might be the best choice.
Real hair wigs are more expensive, offering a very natural look and feel along with styling versatility. These wigs can last a lot longer than synthetic wigs, but do require proper care to extend their lifetime as much as possible. These wigs are not the type that can be worn right out of the package and left alone – they need the care that real hair calls for.
In terms of quality, real human hair wigs are superior, but the price tag and maintenance required may dissuade some people. Synthetic wigs are a great choice if that is the case.
To help your clients choose between synthetic wigs and real human hair wigs, ask what they want to spend, what their end goal is for looks, and what time commitment they can put forth.