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Human Hair vs. Synthetic Hair - The Benefits of using Real Hair Extensions

When it comes to hair extensions everyone wants to know if there is a huge difference between human hair and synthetic hair. Obviously, one of the benefits with human hair is that it is human, but keep in mind, even the human hair often has to undergo chemical treatments to get the texture thinner, as is the case with Asian hair because it is naturally thicker than other types of hair. Many people prefer synthetic because they do not want to think about where the real hair came from, but for the most part the clear preference is human hair and it has benefits over synthetic.

Real Hair Extensions Benefits

First, human hair is versatile, because it is human and therefore, it comes in a variety of colors, textures, and thicknesses. Since human hair extension is real hair, it can be chemically processed and colored to match the color of the client perfectly. What's more, the chemicals added to the hair extensions do not cause damage to your own hair. Some human hair extensions can last up to one year, but most hair extensions will last up to two months or more depending on how well you care for the hair.

Secondly, real human hair extensions are much more expensive than synthetic hair, but it can also be worn up to four times longer than synthetic hair, so when it is all said and done, the human hair is clearly the better deal, cost-wise. Moreover, you can style human hair extensions much like >you can your own hair, whereas with synthetic hair, you have to be careful with some types of styling because the hair can become damaged faster.

Synthetic Hair Extensions

Synthetic hair extensions, on the other hand, are typically no heat-resistant, which means you could easily burn your extensions if you used a regular curling iron, for example. It is not versatile, so you cannot chemically treat it as you can human hair extensions. There are newer synthetic hair extensions coming on the market that are heat resistant, but even with this, comparing synthetic to real hair is like comparing apples to oranges, real hair will win out every time for the versatility and the "real" feel to it.

Real Human Hair Extension Attachment Techniques

If you are thinking of having hair extensions, you should know that the synthetic and human hair is attached the same way, so if you are going to have to endure the process, you might as well spend a little more and get a much more natural look with real hair. You might save a few bucks with synthetic hair, but in the end, it is very difficult to style and work with and will not last you as long as real hair extensions will.

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