Natural vs Synthetic Hair Systems

Whether you’re looking for hair extensions, wigs, or hair replacement, this guide will help you establish the difference between natural vs synthetic hair systems.


the story behindWigs are available in a whole range of colours, types, and styles. Selecting the perfect wig for you depends on your choice of human or synthetic hair.

Natural Hair Wigs

These are actually made from harvested human hair, so they look and feel exactly like your own hair. Many can be coloured, permed, and styled as you would normally – you may need the help of a professional wig stylist to help you! You can match your own hair texture very closely, giving you a natural look that lasts for at least 12 months. They’re more expensive than synthetic types, and also react to weather, will damage if treated roughly, and need to be washed, conditioned, and re-styled often!

Synthetic Hair Wigs

If a synthetic hair wig is of high quality it’s difficult to tell the difference between the two hair fibres – these wigs are created from man-made fibres using modern technology that gives the appearance of real hair. They’re easy to take care of as the style retention feature means they can be washed, dried, and shaken to return to their original shape. They’re inexpensive, low maintenance, versatile, and natural looking. However, they don’t last as long as human hair wigs, and you can’t colour them.

hair replacement womenHair extensions

These can add volume and length to fine or thinning hair. They can be woven, glued, or braided in, and can be coloured. Hair needs to be long and healthy enough to take the weight of the pieces that are heavier than your own hair.

Human Hair Extensions

The benefits of natural hair extensions are that they only need the same treatment as your own hair – so you can easily wash and style them in the same manner. To prevent the damage it’s advisable to wash hair with your head up, shampoo gently, and avoid brushing aggressively.

Synthetic Hair Extensions

Synthetic hair is sensitive to temperature so styling needs to be done with care and tools set at the right temperature to avoid burns and damage. In some cases, you may simply have to forget the curling irons and hair dryer altogether!

Hair Replacement Systems

Hair Replacement SystemsAdvanced hair replacement products combine a membrane base with real human hair offering a breathable, comfortable solution with lifelike results. Only the highest grade of human hair is implanted into the hair systems which are then gently bonded to the bald scalp. You can sleep, shower, swim, and exercise, with up to 13 weeks of continuous wear. When you’re searching for hair systems London, Cochrane & Co London is a salon that offers quality custom hair replacement systems – you’ll be able to maintain your usual active lifestyle and still style and groom your hair exactly the way you want to!