Human hair wigs are extremely flexible and have greater durability. You can style and colour them just as you would your own hair and they can tolerate heat from styling appliances.
However, just like real hair, they can react to the climate and may get frizzy in humid weather and can break and go out of condition if mistreated.
Synthetic wigs require less ongoing care and offer more styling choices, colours and practical benefits. For example shorter synthetic wigs can simply be ‘shaken’ and will look great and longer styles can just be finger-styled or just combed. Synthetic hair wigs are easy to pack and go anywhere with you, and the fibre is resistant to humidity, so your style will hold in any weather. However, any type of direct heat can damage the fibres and ruin the wig.
You may be wearing your wig every day or occasionally, so you should consider what a typical day, or week, for you involves. Where you work and if you participate in a particular sport or social activity can all have an effect on what type of wig is right for you.
Be aware of the shape of your face and the colour of your skin as you do not want to choose a wig that will overpower your features or be too dark. The goal is to find a shape and shade that complements your skin tone and brings out your natural beauty.