Wigs are an easy way to get the hair you want, instantly. Modern synthetic wigs have also come a long way, giving a natural look that’s hard to differentiate from real hair. If you’re looking for a fun wig or a cosplay wig, we have some beautiful fantasy colours available too.

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Real hair versus synthetic wigs

Real hair wigs might seem more appealing but there are some definite downsides.

For starters, they can be exorbitantly expensive. Also, they aren’t necessarily better quality just because the hair is real.

High-end synthetic options are made from man-made fibres that have the appearance and even the same feel as real hair. They can also be more durable and less prone to breakage.

Can they be heat styled?

Most modern synthetic wigs can be heat styled.

Modern synthetic fibres are heat resistant and can be heat-styled into curls or straightened.

However, make sure to check the manufacturer’s specifications first. Cheaper synthetics choices might not be heat resistant enough to withstand a hair straightener or curling tongs.

Wigs also need much less heat-styling than real hair because they aren’t washed as frequently and hold a style indefinitely.

Can a synthetic wig be washed?

Yes. However, synthetic options don’t need frequent washing like real hair.

Generally, a synthetic wig should be washed after you’ve worn it about 30 times. If you’re in constant contact with cigarette smoke, dust or strong perfumes, you might need to wash it more frequently.

Wigs should be washed in cool or lukewarm water with anti-static wig shampoo. If you can’t find wig shampoo, anti-frizz shampoos also work well.

Don’t forget to detangle your wig with a wide-tooth comb before washing.

Different types for women

There are as many different types of wigs for women as there are hairstyles.

If you were wondering where to get them in South Africa, we can help. At Hairhouse Warehouse, we stock a range of the most popular types for women. In our store, you’ll find long or bob cut wigs, and straight or curly wigs, in a range of colours.