Human Hair vs Synthetic Hair: Which One’s for You

Human Hair vs Synthetic Hair: Which One’s for You

If you’re reading this, it’s probably safe to assume you’re stuck between two different types of hair extensions. We’re here to make the job easier, babes. Consider this your guide for the differences between synthetic versus human hair. 



Why synthetic hair?


Synthetic hair is perfect for all hair lovers, but especially those who’re beginners at wearing fake hair. INSERT NAME HERE’s synthetic INFINI-FLEX™ hair is a budget-friendly, low-effort vegan alternative to human hair.

With technological advances made in recent years, synthetic hair has come a long way. What was once considered costumey, is now extremely comparable to natural hair with a highly realistic look and feel. In most instances, if you’re purchasing from a reputable company it is nearly impossible to tell high-quality synthetic hair from human hair. 

INSERT NAME HERE's INFINI-FLEX™ hair fiber, made by experts with over 20 years of hair experience, is considered the top tier of synthetic hair. Our synthetic hair pieces are pre-styled, so you don’t have to worry about giving them perfect curls or straight strands — the work is already done for you! And unlike curled or waved styles on human hair, they hold all day, everyday & won't fall flat no matter the weather conditions.


They’re easy to care for & low maintenance so they’re always ready to wear when you want added length and volume (some INH Babes even wear theirs daily!). After frequent wearing, washing or brushing your extensions, you can revive the original style by spraying (with water or misting with our Revival spray) & shaking them back to life.

For more information on synthetic INFINI-FLEX™ hair, read our synthetic hair guide here.



INH Babe @ilene.anabeth wearing XTRA INCHES synthetic hair extensions 


Why Remy human hair? 


If you’re looking for a luxurious, pro-quality hair extensions option, human hair may be the best fit for you. This option is an excellent choice for those who don’t mind spending a little extra to level up their hair game, and is a popular choice for major events like weddings. 


You’re also going to love 100% Remy human hair if you love experimenting with your look. Human hair has ultra versatility, with the ability to dye, straighten and curl it — just like with your own hair. We recommend taking your extensions to a hairstylist and have them perfectly matched to your hair for the ultimate celebrity look.



What’s the best kind of human hair extensions?

When it comes to real human hair extensions, many people assume that all hair types are relatively the same, which is not the case. Some brands mix their human hair extensions with low quality hair, animal hair or other synthetic fiber fillers.


100% Remy human hair is considered the best human hair because it requires an extremely careful collection of hair from a hair donor. What makes this process different from other human hair collections is the unique preservation of Remy human hair where the cuticles are kept intact and unilateral (always going in one direction). When all hair strands follow the same direction, it minimizes tangling and matting (if processed properly). Remy human hair is made of the finest quality human hair and craftsmanship.


The reason that Remy human hair is so popular is because of its ability to create a totally natural look. Our Remy human hair in particular, is the highest quality, ethically-sourced human hair on the market. They’re investment pieces that last 3x longer than other brands’. 



INH Babe @alysilverio wearing Lux Remy Hair Extensions in shade jet black


What’s the difference between synthetic hair vs human hair? 


The main difference is that Remy human hair extensions & bangs can be customized, with the ability to heat style & dye just like your real hair.


Synthetic hair cannot be dyed. If you straighten or curl INFINI-FLEX™ synthetic hair (though it is heat resistant up to 320 F), its original pre-styled texture will not come back. If you straighten prestyled curls they will be forever straightened and vice versa with straight hair pieces that are curled. 


Remy hair extensions are considered premium & high quality — which means it's more expensive. Human hair also requires additional maintenance–  as with natural hair, it requires effort & styling. Keep in mind that human hair rarely comes out of the box ready to wear. You may choose to have it customized by a professional stylist to get exactly the look you want.


How to take care of human hair extensions

Just like your real hair, human hair will require some love & care every now & then.  But if properly cared for, you should be able to keep your Remy human hair extensions looking perfect for years.  Here’s what our team of hair experts recommend: 


Brush your human hair wigs & extensions before and after each wear.
Wash your human hair pieces when you feel that there is residue buildup on them. However, do not over wash them. Washing them too frequently will remove moisture from the hair strands. Wash your human hair pieces only when needed.


Store your human hair pieces when they’re not in use! Keep them soft & safe by using the super cute reusable satin pouch that comes with every INSERT NAME HERE purchase! It helps prevent tangles and extends the life of your hair.



Does synthetic hair last longer than human hair?


It varies per company. At INSERT NAME HERE, we make sure both our Remy human hair extensions and INFINI-FLEX™ extensions last for years (assuming proper maintenance is involved). 


For more information, read our tips & tricks for caring for synthetic hair and for caring for Remy human hair. 



INH Babe @k3chocolate wearing medium Remy Human Hair in shade honey. 




Can you dye synthetic hair?


We do not recommend dying our synthetic fiber — just like with real hair, dying poses risks of damage. However, some INH Babes have been successful in doing so (please join our INH Babes community group to learn more).


Will people be able to tell if my hair pieces are human hair or synthetic? 


When wearing INSERT NAME HERE’s INFINI-FLEX™ synthetic fiber, no one should be able to tell that it’s not real! It’s the most realistic person-made hair on the market (and it’s vegan)! INFINI-FLEX™ is made with real feel fiber that, like healthy human hair, reflects light on an even & thus “healthy” surface where the cuticle is smooth. The light reflected from our INFINI-FLEX™ strands creates color depth & dimensional shine.




Is synthetic hair more ethical than human hair? 

It depends on where you buy your hair extensions from. Here at INSERT NAME HERE, we use the highest quality, ethically sourced human hair. It’s never mixed with animal hair or synthetic hair, and we exclusively work with distributors who have been vetted and verified to operate ethical and sustainable practices.  


That being said, our INFINI-FLEX™ synthetic fibers are vegan & crafted in a lab. We strive to give you ethical hair, regardless of which hair fiber you choose. 



Which hair fiber did you choose? Let us follow along in your hair journey by tagging us on Instagram, Tiktok, Pinterest, Twitter & Facebook and use the hashtag #INHBabe!

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