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Synthetic Hair Vs. Kanekalon Hair

Updated April 13, 2018

Synthetic hair can enhance the locks you already possess or overhaul your appearance for an entirely new look. Fake hair comes in a variety of colours ranging from natural shades to those not found in nature. Synthetic hair also comes in a variety of textures for easy blending and styling.

Types

Synthetic hair is a broad term used to describe hair extension material that isn't made of a natural fibre. Kanekalon, monofilament, polypropelene and toyokalon are specific types of synthetic hair.

Identification

Synthetic hair is made from artificial materials. It will often have a feel similar to plastic.

Benefits

Kanekalon hair can be styled with heating implements such as steam, hair dryers and curling irons. When styled, kanekalon will not lose its shape. Other synthetic fibres cannot be styled in this manner.

Considerations

According to the website Doctored Locks, kanekalon hair is considered a higher quality synthetic fibre than other materials available for hairpieces.

Warning

All varieties of synthetic hair will melt if too much direct heat is applied to it while styling.

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Elizabeth Tumbarello has been writing since 2006, with her work appearing on various websites. She is an animal lover who volunteers with her local Humane Society. Tumbarello attended Hocking College and is pursuing her Associate of Applied Science in veterinary technology from San Juan College.