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5 Reasons to Choose a Human Hair Wig Over a Synthetic Wig

October 24th, 2023 | 10 min. read

5 Reasons to Choose a Human Hair Wig Over a Synthetic Wig

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Are you tired of the endless battle against hair loss? Do you find yourself searching for a solution to regain your confidence and feel like yourself again? If so, you’re definitely not alone. Countless women facing hair loss seek out wigs as a viable solution. But choosing the right wig isn’t always easy and you might be wondering whether you should pick a human hair wig or a synthetic one.


In this article, we will explore why choosing human hair wigs over synthetic alternatives can be a game-changer for people looking to reclaim their confidence and feel more like themselves However, we want to be clear from the outset that Daniel Alain’s commitment is not just to human hair wigs, but to you, as the reader. While we are passionate about the natural beauty and versatility of our human hair wigs, we also understand the importance of presenting you with impartial information.


We acknowledge that making a decision about wigs is a deeply personal one, and what’s right for one person may not be the best choice for another. Therefore, we are dedicated to providing you with a balanced view of the options available.


So, whether you ultimately choose a human hair wig or a synthetic one, our goal is to equip you with the knowledge you need to make the choice that aligns with your unique preferences and needs. In fact, we even have an article about the three advantages of synthetic wigs, even though we don’t make or sell synthetic wigs. Your satisfaction and confidence matter the most, and we’re here to guide you on your journey towards the perfect solution for you.



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Reason #1: Human hair wigs look and feel natural


When you’re dealing with hair loss, maintaining a natural appearance is something most people searching for a solution prioritize. High-quality human hair wigs offer unparalleled realism. Wigs crafted from genuine 100% European human hair mimic the look and texture of a natural head of hair. Unlike synthetic wigs, human hair wigs can be styled, curled, cut, and even colored to match your unique style. The result is a wig that’s virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. 




It's worth mentioning that not all human hair wigs are created equal. Just as with any purchase, quality can vary significantly. Premium quality human hair wigs, like the ones we make and sell at Daniel Alain, will outshine competitors on all counts. These wigs are designed to offer a completely natural look. On the other hand, lower-quality human hair wigs can prove to be as disappointing or artificial-looking as a synthetic wig. 


Real-life Daniel Alain customer Kelly, lost much of the density of her hair through androgenetic alopecia and has been wearing a human hair wig for four years. At the beginning of her search for an alternative hairpiece, Kelly knew she wanted a wig that would look the most like her natural hair.




“I wanted the most realistic look and I wanted it to be similar to my natural hair before I experienced hair loss. I knew I’d find that with a human hair wig rather than a synthetic one,” Kelly explains. 



Reason #2: Human hair wigs are durable and can last a long time


Buying a high-quality human hair wig is investing in a solution that will likely last several years. Unlike synthetic wigs that tend to wear out quickly and need to be replaced after a few months, human hair wigs are incredibly durable and can last for years with proper care. So while they may have a higher cost upfront, their longevity makes them a cost-effective choice in the long run.


“I’ve had my first wig for 4 years, and it still looks as good as new,” attests Kelly. “My consultant always tells me that I’m taking very good care of it, and that if I continue, I should be able to wear it for a decade!”


Of course, how long your wig lasts depends on how you care for and maintain your piece. Best care practices aren’t complicated and mostly require common sense, but they are incredibly important to maintaining the longevity of your piece.  At Daniel Alain, we advise our customers to wash their piece every 7 - 10 wears and to use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner. We recommend regular gentle detangling with a wide-tooth comb or brush to keep knots at bay, and to avoid swimming or sleeping in your human hair wig.




If you’re unsure about how to care for your human hair wig, seek advice from a professional stylist or the manufacturer for specific care instructions.



Reason #3: Human hair wigs are versatile and can be styled


One of the fantastic advantages of human hair wigs is their versatility in styling. Whether you prefer a sleek, straight look, bouncy curls, or a chic updo, human hair wigs can be tailored to your liking. You can even use heat styling tools to achieve your desired look - but always be sure to keep the temperature below 350 degrees and to always use a heat protectant.




Sure, if you’re not used to having a lot of hair, it might take some time to get used to wearing a wig and learning how to style your new hair in a way that feels natural to you. One of our greatest pleasures is seeing customers gain confidence in their appearance and enjoy switching up their hair styles now and then. 



Reason #4: Human hair wigs are comfortable


When you’re choosing a solution to your hair loss, comfort is extremely important and the best human hair wigs are usually made with high quality materials that are kind to delicate skin. A brand should be focussed on comfort and wearability instead of a quick sell. For example, at Daniel Alain our wig caps are made from the finest Swiss lace in the world. Unlike some mass-produced synthetic alternatives, high-quality human hair wigs are tailored for extended use to ensure you can go about your daily activities with ease and confidence. We believe that a wig should easily fit in with your lifestyle.




“Personally I have had no issues with irritation or discomfort,” says Kelly. “I really feel comfortable in my wigs.”


A well-crafted wig will have a breathable wig cap that allows your scalp to breathe and will be made from skin-sensitive materials that reduce the likelihood of scalp irritation. We recommend working with a brand that allows you to try on your piece before purchase and offers a generous return policy in case you’re not happy with your piece.



Reason #5: Human hair wigs can provide a sense of normalcy


Human hair wigs go beyond just covering hair loss; we’ve seen them provide a sense of normalcy and self-assurance. For many people losing their hair, the emotional impact can be profound and lead to a huge loss of self-esteem and confidence. However, the right human hair wig has the power to transform lives.


Finding the right wig helps people restore a part of themselves they feel they have lost and allows them to enjoy life to the fullest without the burden of the stresses and insecurities associated with hair loss.




“Wearing a wig gives me an extra confidence boost and makes me feel like my old self before my hair loss,” explains Kelly. 



Is a human hair wig right for me?


If you’re experiencing hair loss and considering a wig, we hope this article has helped you narrow down your options and cleared up some of the misconceptions you may have had about human hair wigs.


To continue your research, you may consider reading about the differences between synthetic and human hair wigs, or even reaching out to one of our consultants to see if one of our pieces might be a good fit for you.


Whether you ultimately choose a synthetic or human hair wig, we hope you find the perfect match for your needs as well as a renewed sense of self-confidence. 


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