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Heat resistant synthetic fiber is a relatively new development on the market. The race to create the perfect and most human like fiber has lead to many new and cutting edge heat resistant fibers.Before this fiber was on the market you could not use any…
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Heat resistant synthetic fiber is a relatively new development on the market. The race to create the perfect and most human like fiber has lead to many new and cutting edge heat resistant fibers.
Before this fiber was on the market you could not use any type of hot tool on synthetic hair. This was one of the biggest disadvantages to synthetic hair. I have heard many horror stories of ladies trying to curl synthetic hair and of the resulting melted plastic in their hair and on the hot tool. Not cool.
When heat resistant fiber hit the market their were many disadvantages. It was flammable and shiny. Yep, if you got it too hot or if you were blowing out your birthday your hair could burst into flames.
Shiny hair, in theory, is great. However, the shine on synthetic can be fake and the tale tale sign that you are indeed wearing hair extensions.
Lucky for all of us technology has caught up. The new heat resistant fiber hitting the market is amazing. It is so close to the look and feel of human hair it almost indistinguishable. Almost. There is still a subtle difference.
The shine factor has been acknowledged and the flammable nature has been neutralized.
The biggest advantage to heat resistant synthetic fiber is the cost and availability of it. It is a fraction of the cost of human hair.
The biggest disadvantage is that it has a tendency to wear out faster than human hair and can tangle a bit easier than human hair.
When you are curling this fiber their is a little trick that gets overlooked. You will need to curl the hair and then leave the hair in the curl pattern until it completely cools.
Most people will curl and then let the hair fall into place. If you do that the fiber does not have time to completely cool and therefore will not hold the curl.
If you set the curl in the fiber correctly it will stay even through washing it.
When taking care of heat resistant fiber it is important to use products specifically for synthetic hair. Shampoos and conditioners for human hair will leave a residue and make the fiber lifeless and hard to brush through.
An exception to this rule is the use of hairspray. I find hairsprays for synthetic hair do not hold the hair the way it needs to set into place.
The new synthetic fiber is amazing, however, the race still continues to create something that is exactly like human hair.
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