Synthetic hair is simply very fine plastic filaments made primarily of modacrylic fibers that have the look and feel of real hair. We stock a huge variety of the finest synthetic hair fibers available. You can choose from shiny or matte, and soft or coarse. Although we do not recommend artificial hair, in some rare instances it is requested. We use only the finest synthetic hair, manufactured by Kanaka Fugi, Japan.
Synthetic hair is very easy to wear and requires little maintenance. Unlike human hair, the synthetic fibers need minimal or no styling after washing. Shorter synthetic hair styles are often referred to as "Shake & Go", meaning that all you do is shake them out and they look great. Longer styles may simply need to be combed or finger styled.
Generally, one important thing to remember is to avoid heat sources when wearing synthetic hair, i.e. hair dryers, curling or straightening irons, even an open oven may ruin the fiber. Also, synthetic hair can be easily damaged by friction. Constant friction from a pillowcase, or wearing hats and helmets can cause the hair to deteriorate and result in a frizzy appearance.
With proper care, the life of synthetic hair is good and can last between 1-2 years. Synthetic hair is much less prone to oxidation compared to human hair, so the color will last longer as it's more resilient to the damaging effects of UV rays.
Synthetic hair is also a very popular option if you have a percentage of grey hair mixed with your natural color because it will not absorb the hair dye if your system is colored.
How to Distinguish Synthetic Hair And Real Human Hair ?
1. Burn the hair for the smell.
Choose a small strand of hair and burn it. If the hair is 100% human it smells like a barbecue; if it’s synthetic, it will smell like plastic.
2. Check the ashes after burning the hair.
If the hair is 100% human, you can twist the ashes into powder; if it’s synthetic, the ashes will stay as a caking.
3. Heat the hair.
Use a flat iron to heat a small strand of hair. If the hair can be heated to 220 degrees without becoming damaged, the hair is 100% human hair.
2. Normal Human Hair
There are two main types of human hair used in hair replacement systems – Chinese hair and Indian hair.
1) Chinese hair
Chinese hair is manageable and sleek without having a shiny doll hair look because of its low luster. Hence it's the best choice for African Americans. Chinese hair ranges in color from off black to dark brown. It is naturally straight and does not wave up after being wet. It also does not swell of frizz in the humidity.
Chinese hair is very well behaved. It’s relative coarseness makes it an excellent match for African American wearers. Chinese hair is extremely strong, so it can be processed from virgin near black to platinum blond. It is the only hair type that can withstand extreme processing without degrading the hair quality. So wearers with light blonde hair or silver hair can consider Chinese hair.
2) Indian hair
We utilize the finest quality Indian hair in most of our hair replacement systems. The texture is very smooth and soft. Genetically, Indian hair is very similar to Caucasian hair in its basic structure.
With fine follicles, Indian hair is highly adaptable to color and texture processing. It holds curls perfectly and works very well with all ethnicities. Indian hair is widely available and the standard in the wig and hair replacement industries.
Ordinary Indian hair is collected on mass, where the hair lies disorganized in all directions. At this stage, the cuticle layer is still in place, but unless the cuticle layers are all facing in the same direction, the hair would tangle and you would not be able to use it. In order to use this hair, it is necessary to remove the cuticles, which prevents it from tangling when used in hair replacement systems.
The ordinary Indian human hair is a great entry level option and represents excellent value for money. It is also perfect for those clients who change their hair replacement systems frequently, switching to a new system before the signs of wear & tear begin to surface.
3. Remy Hair
Remy human hair is the highest grade of real, human hair that is a preferred choice for hair extensions, hairpieces and wigs because it achieves the most natural look.
SO WHAT DOES REMY HUMAN HAIR MEAN?
Remy hair is considered to be the finest quality of human hair because the cuticles are kept intact and not stripped, like in most other non-remy hair systems. Preserving the hairs’ cuticles and aligning them in a unidirectional fashion creates extensions that are completely natural in appearance. This process ensures that the hair remains super soft, shiny, silky and completely tangle-free throughout its lifetime.
Remy hair can be Indian Remy or Chinese Remy and is good for long hair systems.
4. European hair
NewHairLine can also make your order with REAL EUROPEAN HAIR.
European hair is considered as the softest and finest one among all hair types. It is silky and feels sleek; you can get a very natural movement. All our European hair is non-processed virgin hair, with all cuticles intact and hair in the same direction.
However, not all lengths of our European hair are available, please consult us before placing an order if you need a hair length longer than 6 inches.
To keep the hair in good condition, we usually use the original color of the hair to match your hair color, so there might be a slight color difference if you choose European hair.
For further information about our European hair, please contact our customer service.