Artificial hair that is used to make wigs comprises of tiny threads that are similar, and almost identical to natural human hair. Hair extensions and wigs e.g. gothic Lolita wigs are made either using monofilament fibers or poly-filament fibers. The main reason why synthetically manufactured hair is used is due to its affordability.
Heat and Wear Resistant Artificial Hair
Synthetic hair that has a high thermal resistance is produced through a process that involves the chemical disturbance of the hair structure. An alkaline solution is applied on the surface at high temperatures. The result is a wear resistant hair product.
The hair fibers are then joined together in bundles using ultrasonic vibrational energy. This energy may also be used to join together synthetic and human hair to form bundles. The synthetic and human hair threads are held together using a thermoplastic material that acts as the bonding agent.
Taking Care of Artificial Hair
Once you have had your synthetic hair extensions fixed, there are some things that you need to do in order to keep the hair looking and feeling just like human hair.
When you take proper care of your gothic wig, the wave and curl patterns remain that way for a relatively long time. Here’s what you need to do to make your artificial hair last as long as possible:
- Wash your hair extensions using mild shampoo
- Comb out the tangles gently using a wide tooth comb
- Whenever you wash the hair, use a detangling conditioner
- When styling, set the hot tools to a cool setting
- When the wig starts to get old, trim off the fizzy ends
- Rub some oil onto the wig for a natural shine
Pros and Cons of Wigs Made With Artificial Hair
Hair extensions and wigs have a long luxurious look that makes the wearer the center of attraction. Before investing in artificial hair, you first need to weigh the pros and cons so that you can make a well-informed decision afterwards. Let us look at some pros and cons:
i. Fast Results
You literally do not have to waste so much time while putting on a wig. This is really beneficial for women who are always on the go and those who like to change their look every once in a while. Wigs come in different colors and lengths so you can get to look different in an instant.
ii. Instant Length
Wigs provide an ideal solution to women who have trouble growing their hair either due to genetic reasons or illnesses. All you need to do is go shopping and pick out the length that you desire. This means that you don’t have to wait for your hair to grow naturally to that length that you want.
iii. Natural Hair Protection
Our natural hair tends to get damaged and thin when we put it through years of harsh treatments such as perming and braiding. It is advisable that you take a break from that every once in a while to let your hair breath and get stronger.
Wigs are a great way to protect your natural hair during this period as it gains strength and heals from damage.
Wigs are quite an expensive investment. They’re an expensive habit to start and an expensive routine to keep up.
- Issues with Quality
Unfortunately, not all wigs are of the same quality. With these, the idea is that you get what you pay for. Cheap wigs have a bad texture and look fake.