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Understanding the various kinds of fibers used to make wigs

Excerpted from: VogueWigs.com – WHAT ARE THE DIFFEENT TYPES OF WIG HAIR FIBERS?

Synthetic: Synthetic fibers are more easily cared for and also lower priced. The synthetic fibers can hold a “pre-styled” texture: curly, wavy, or straight. Higher quality synthetic hair wigs are practically impossible to differentiate from human hair. Avoid styling synthetic wigs with heat or chemicals not designed specifically for those fibers.
Heat-Friendly: Want the styling flexibility of human hair combined with the affordability of synthetic hair? Heat-friendly synthetic fibers are the answer! This is an amazing breakthrough in hair technology, where you can style the synthetic fiber with your favorite heat tool (up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit). This is great for the woman on the go, who still wants to customize it to fit her style.
Human Hair: If you want the ultimate in realism, then human hair is just for you. The cost of human hair products can vary from the quality of the fiber. Regular (non-Remy) human hair wigs have cuticles that have been removed. The more luxurious, Remy human hair wigs have all the “Virgin” hair cuticles facing one direction, providing the ultimate in softness and less tangling. The best thing about human hair? You can style it with heat or have your stylist color it!

💎 Tru2Life Heat-Friendly Fiber (Raquel Welch/Hairdo)

Amazingly versatile, Tru2Life Heat-Friendly synthetic hair can be curled, blow-dried, or flat ironed to create a new look in minutes. Luminous, hand-blended, salon-inspired colors provide the look and highlights of natural hair. Tru2Lifte®, Heat-friendly synthetic fiber up to 180C or 350F.  You can find an example of this type of fiber in Hairdo's (Raquel Welch) Tru2Life series.

💎 Vibralite Fiber (Raquel Welch)

Synthetic hair – gives the natural look and feel of glossy, protein-rich hair. Vibralite fiber even holds its shape after washing. With our incredible color palette of nuanced Shadow Shades ®, highlights, and spotlight colors, it’s easy to see why Vibralite is regarded as one of the best fibers in the world for wigs and hairpieces.

💎 REALTRESS FIBER (Uniwigs)

Different from previous collections, the new LaVivid wig arrivals possess a new fiber called ‘realtress’ synthetic fiber. This fiber has the same amount of shininess as human hair, for a more natural appearance. Realtress fiber can also be heat styled to temperatures at 280°F/ 140°C, enabling it to be more heat resistant.