Human Hair Wigs – All the Facts You Will Want to Know

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Hair loss can be a horrible thing to have to endure, especially if you’re a woman. It has been said that a woman’s hair is her crowning glory, so to go without is a really big issue for many females. Fortunately, thanks to modern-day innovations in the cosmetics industry, it is possible to retain your healthy feminine aesthetic by using a convincing wig.

Cosmetic Wigs

When people think of wigs, they tend to think of pantomime dames and stage characters, or failing that, hen parties and drunken lad’s nights out. However, in the world of modern cosmetics, this assumption of wigs couldn’t be further from the truth. Today it is possible to attain a wig that is a real work of art, perfectly shaped to your head, that couldn’t be identified as a wig by any but those you let know.

Wigs are really handy!

In fact, it’s very possible and probably quite likely that you have walked past people in the street who have been wearing wigs and haven’t given them a second glance.

Human Hair Wigs

There are two types of wig that you can choose to wear, synthetic ones and real human hair ones. Synthetic wigs are created, as the name suggests, with synthetic, fake hair. Human hair wigs consist of specially crafted wigs that use real human hairs given by hair donors.

As human hair wigs are made of real hair, donated by people, they are much more life-like and appear more realistic and healthy. There are very convincing synthetic hair wigs out there, but there’s only so far they can go. With a human hair wig, no-one can tell it’s a wig, because it’s still real hair.

Where Do They Come From?

Human hair wigs consist of hair that comes from a hair donor. Hair donors can be found the world over, and human hair usually comes in four main categories: Chinese or Malaysian, Indian, Indonesian or Brazilian and Caucasian/European. However, most human hair is made out of Chinese hair. European hair is much rarer and therefore more expensive as most hair donors are from Russia or Northern Europe.

From Donor Head to Your Head

For those hygiene freaks out there, there’s no need to worry about taking someone else’s hair upon your head, there are many processes it undergoes before being made into a wig.

Alongside incredibly rigorous cleaning processes, all human hair undergoes very aggressive treatment with acids and other chemicals removing any trace of the previous owner stripping it down to its bare essential state as ‘human hair.’ By the time it reaches wig-making stage, the hair is in an entirely neutral objective state, indeed the cuticles themselves of the hairs are usually destroyed in the process.

Although most hair is from either China or India and therefore is black in colour and straight, human hair can be altered in its makeup with chemicals and then bleached and dyed to the appropriate colour.

A Bit of TLC

If you opt for a human hair wig you will need to look after it properly. It is human hair and like any normal hair, needs appropriate care and attention. A human hair wig requires washing regularly and also needs to be looked after as it can be damaged just like real hair (because it is real hair!)

Why Bother?

With the excessive processes required to attain it and the ongoing upkeep and care it needs, not to mention the cost a good wig will incur, you may question whether or not it’s worth investing in a human hair wig. But it really is worth the money you pay. It can help you regain your confidence and self-worth as it looks and feels just like human hair.


Human hair wigs are a brilliant innovation of the modern age that helps revitalise and renew your look if you suffer from hair loss or thinning hair. They come from real human donors, most commonly found in Asia and undergo various treatment processes to ensure that they are perfectly suited for your head, thereby guaranteeing a convincing wig you can be proud of.

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