A Brief Introduction to Wigs and Hair Extensions in the UK

A lot of women are very particular about their hairstyle and many want great versatility when it comes to their look—like having the freedom and ability to go from a short bob to a mermaid-length hairstyle overnight or sporting pastel shades every now and then, all without touching or causing damage to their natural hair. Now more than ever, it is easier to do crazy style experiments with fake hair, thanks to a high quality wigs and hair extensions that are available in the market. Wigs and weaves, however are not only great tools for pulling off great hair styles. They are also useful in creating protective styles, which are perfect for those who have sensitive natural hair. Here are some things you should know about wigs and hair extensions:

Weaves and extensions are often used interchangeably in the hair styling world. However, they are not all the same. A weave refers to hair that is sewn directly onto cornrows. On the other hand, extensions are attached to natural hair using clamps or adhesives. Some use keratin bonds to help fake hair adhere to natural hair, while others use wig clips. For more clarity, weaves are a form of hair extension, but not all hair extensions in UK are necessarily weaves.

Wigs, weaves, and extensions are typically made out of different hair or hair-like materials. Virgin hair is sought after for its quality. This type of hair is natural human hair that has not in any way been altered by dye, bleach, harsh washes, or chemicals. Virgin hair is harvested from a single donor and then formed into different types of wigs, weaves, and extensions.

Synthetic hair on the other hand, isn’t made from human hair. Instead, it uses hair-like materials like plastic fibres, which look and feel like real hair, but have significantly different quality than natural hair.