• real or synthetic wig?

    Asked by ashlead on Saturday, November 19, 2011

    real or synthetic wig?

    which is better? ive heard mixed reviews

    10 Answers from the Community

    10 answers
    • Elizabeth's Avatar

      I think this is a good question. My hair is just starting to fall out a bit, and hair is everywhere so I need to start looking at wigs before bald spots start to show. Thank goodness for thick hair. I also heard mixed reviews so I can't wait to see what others have said.

      almost 5 years ago
    • grams2jc's Avatar

      Real for me...I had my stylist colo it to match my hair prior to dx and
      took it to her every 2 or 3 weeks for wash and style. It cost me more money but it saved me a lot of questions at my job and many people had no idea it was a wig as I have gotten many compliments on my "haircut" since I have stopped wearing it.

      almost 5 years ago
    • mspinkladybug's Avatar

      BALD! i had 3 fake hair and 1 real hair the real hair it freaked me out it was weird to be wearing another persons hair...

      almost 5 years ago
    • RebeccaLynn25's Avatar

      I have three synthetic wigs. One of them is a Jon Renau wig and no one can tell it's a wig! Synthetic wigs are cheaper, you can wash them to keep them looking good and you can change your style on a day to day basis. I recommend going to a specialty shop where they can show you different styles, they can change the color to a specific style, they'll show you how to wear it, teach you how to take care of it, and they sell other products as well. Hope this helps!

      almost 5 years ago
    • Janice's Avatar

      I have a fake wig. This is my 4th time losing my hair and my husband wanted to buy me a human hair wig. Personally, I wear it as little as possible - out to dinner, etc. People don't really look at you very closely. I was at a bridal shower and someone I hadn't seen in a while (and was unaware of my baldness), complimented me on my hairstyle - and it was a wig. Real wigs are very expensive. I don't work, but maybe then I would get a human hair wig. There are good stores where you can try them on and they will cut it to look better. The American Cancer Society is affiliated with an online store, I think it is TLC. They have reasonable wigs and also "halos", which I like a lot. It is really a fringe which you can wear under a hat or scarf and the hair is visible. The top is open so there is no itching, etc.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar

      I had a synthetic wig and most people thought it was my real hair. You have to be careful being around hot air with a synthetic wig so as to not damage it. I used an electric floor room heater until I realized it damaged the back of the wig and I had to cut some of the "hair" off the back because if frizzed up real bad. I didn't get a real hair wig because I heard that they take a lot more time to keep them looking nice.

      almost 5 years ago
    • MaryDenise's Avatar

      I also have a synthetic wig which matches my normal color and is a short style. Very easy to wear, I wash it in cold water and special wig shampoo once a week-hang it in shower to drip dry and shake it out the next morning. I would not buy a human hair wig because of the cost and upkeep (syling etc. ) . Also, as Cindy has said, watch out for heat! Don't get close to an outdoor grill or hot oven-you will ruin your wig! A good synthetic wig, if take care of, will last for years.

      almost 5 years ago
    • jamrck's Avatar

      I had a synthetic wig with a mesh cap so it was more comfortable - also more expensive. Thought insurance was going to cover it, then it came under my deductible - but check your insurance anyway. I had asked a hairdresser friend of mine and her comment was a real hair wig was just like your hair, you would have to style it, weather affected it, etc. I could put mine on, straighten it up a bit and was good to go. When I was done with it, I donated it to American Cancer Society. I've had others tell me they got cheaper wigs and had fun with multiple ones.

      almost 5 years ago
    • liznesh's Avatar

      Bald with hats and scarves. I had synthetic wigs, but they just ended up itching or being too hot in the summer. I spent most of my time in the hospital for treatment, anyway, so it didn't matter that much. My cute hat collection because pretty extensive, though!

      about 4 years ago
    • luckyme's Avatar

      synthetic is fine , its to hot so mine 200 dollar wig wasnt worn alot ..just a few times when i went out, for the most part a hat was worn..be proud its just hair and your now gods child...

      about 4 years ago

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