differences between human hair and synthetic hair

What is Human Hair Wig?

Human Hair is gathered from the hair of donors, which includes Remy hair, Non-remy hair and Virgin hair.


  • Remy hair: Hair that has been cut, and maintained with the roots aligned and bound together at the top of the bundle. The follicles all run in the same direction reducing the amount of tangling. These bundles are carefully preserved throughout the export process and arrive at the factory still intact.
  • Non-Remy hair: Hair that does not have its roots aligned. It may have been collected off the floor, or there may be some other reason they were unable to keep the roots together and running in the same direction. This hair is sold at a much cheaper price than remy hair.
  • Virgin hair:Virgin hair is chemically unprocessed human hair, which is collected from a single donor (the donor could be Indian, Malaysian, Brazilian, etc). The virgin hair is remy hair that has not been dyed, permed and bleached. We only sell good quality hair on the market.

Remy hair is the best kind of hair you can buy which is considered to be the finest quality of human hair because the cuticles are kept intact and not stripped. It’s a preferred choice for hair extensions because its the longest lasting and the silkiest to the touch. And really, it looks the most natural and matches human hair quality that includes the texture, the shine and just the way it moves. Sunwell human hair uses only the finest quality of remy human hair, which means that the hair has been carefully sorted after collecting from the hair donors to ensure that all the cuticles are of the same length. It is by far the best quality human hair on the market because of the care that is required and the time it takes to sort the hair so meticulously. 

What is Synthetic Hair?

Synthetic Hair is man-made and it is made of different fibers. This often includes different types of plastic. Synthetic is much cheaper than human hair. Because it is manufactured, you don’t have to source it from the human head. Majority of Synthetic Hair cannot be heated styled. If you put a curling iron or hair straightener or hot blow dryer anywhere near a synthetic piece. The Synthetic Hair is going to fry like nothing you have ever seen before. The fiber just melt together. Wearing synthetic hair, some people don’t feel natural and usfortable. It’s just something about it feels fake. It’s like you have fake plastic hair on your head. And what’s more, Synthetic Hair has shorter shelf life.  

identify human hair and synthetic hair

Human Hair VS Synthetic Hair

There are a lot of choices out there when it uses to wigs and weaves. The biggest decision is whether to go with synthetic or human hair. There are plenty of differences between Human Hair and Synthetic Hair which are listed as follows.


With Human Hair products, you can treat it just like your own hair. You can do whatever you want with human hair and you can get the most natural look because the hair uses from a human donor. So hot styling tools can be used on it like a curling iron or flat iron. And basically, style it just like you would your own hair, which makes it extremely versatile. The hair is soft and shiny and moves like human hair typically does. Whereas with the Synthetic Hair, it will most likely crackle and burn and fall apart, if you use styling tools. Majority of synthetic hair cannot be heated curled, heated and permed. If you put a curling iron or hair straightener near a synthetic piece. The synthetic hair is going to fry.


So another thing you need to think about when looking for the right kind of extension for you is the price. Obviously, you want to get a low price, but you know you want it to be high quality so that you could wear it. Human hair is a pretty good choice. If you do a experiment on a cheaper Synthetic Hair with styling tools, the hair will get a sort of straightened but it feels very coarse. It looks like the ends have frayed. If you continue to style, they will probably fall apart after a few times. That’s a kind of a waste of money.


Sometimes, you want to color your hair. With Synthetic Hair, you cannot dye them because it will cause too much damages to the hair and it will just pretty melt. When you get remy hair and virgin hair, it is a natural hair, so they can dye to the specific color that you order. Furthermore you can dye darker because it was very good quality hair and it will take the color.


Because Synthetic Hair is man-made, which doesn’t feel anything like your hair. It feels like very plastic. And when it’s in our hair, you can tell the differences. It doesn’t move the same way is your hair would. And there is a difference shine to it because it has plastic in it. It just doesn’t natural and doesn’t match the same texture as human hair which looks very natural. In addition, Human Hair feels silky, soft and shiny.


That basically means how long the hair is going to last. The Human Hair is going to last over one year or more if you take care of them properly. It has longer shelf life, which saves a lot of money in the long run. And what’s more, it can be custom-made. And Synthetic Hair really depends on how often you wear them. They could last a month to three months max, or five minutes if you use a curling iron or flat iron.

The feedback from some customers: In summer time, Human Hair wig is definitely cooler in the hot weather. It is kind of cool to touch and it breathes more somehow. Wearing a Synthetic Hair is like wearing a plastic bag on your head.

Human Hair takes a little bit of extra efforts but is worth it. If quality is the major factor in your choice, then it’s no contest to using human hair. Once making the decision for Human Hair, trust Sunwell to provide you with the best selection at the best price.