The Reason Why Human Hair Wigs Are Expensive

Wig's cost differ based on construction, features, and material. If you're first exposed to a wig, you will find a big price difference between wigs. You may be shocked and question why a wig looks similar at a completely different price. If you want to buy a genuine wig, this article might help you.

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What are the kinds of wigs?

According to the wig products on the market, wigs can be divided into three types. They are animal hair, synthetic hair, and human hair.

What type of wigs are the best?

From among the various types of wigs, most agree that human hair wigs are of the highest quality. That quality tends to come with a higher price tag. To appreciate the cost of human hair wigs, you need to understand the types of hair used to make them and their benefits. For the most natural-looking wig, opt for one made of human hair. Human hair wigs are made with real human hair. And because it's real hair, these wigs offer unmatched realism and styling potential. You can curl, color, and cut human hair wigs just like your own locks, giving you complete control over the final look.

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Human hair can be divided into four types.

Virgin Hair

Virgin Hair

Virgin hair refers to 100% human hair that has never been touched by synthetic dyes or chemical treatments. It means that 100% head-end reversal, guarantee never knot, can be arbitrarily dyed hot roll. It means the hair is directly cut from the girl's head, with no oil, no disrupted hair, and then tied up with a rubber band is called virgin hair, domestic call this hair is much more expensive than 100% human hair. Virgin hair wigs are virtually impossible to find in the current marketplace. Why? Because most people have at least some level of hair damage, whether it's from heat styling, coloring, or chemical treatments.

100% Human Hair

100% Human Hair

100% Human Hair---meaning that it is all human hair. It can only guarantee that there is no animal hair or chemical fiber, but it cannot guarantee that there will be no head-to-tail upside-down.

Remy Hair

It means that the hair scales are removed, it is not guaranteed to be untreated, and it is cheaper than virgin hair. The order of the head and tail of the hair is the same, and it feels smooth, but it will still get tangled after a long time of use. Even though Remy's hair is likely to have been chemically treated, it's still considered high-quality human hair.

Non-Remy Hair

The purchased clumps of hair are processed and made of the lowest-grade human hair. The ones that have not been inverted are relatively cheap, and the finished product is easier to tie.

Remy Hair

Why are human hair wigs so expensive?

Like our own hair, wigs come in a variety of types, textures, and colors. The source of hair, processing, and care are the most expensive wigs.

1. Quality

According to the origin of the wig, the quality of the wig is also different. Common wigs come from: European hair, Asian Hair, and Indian Hair.

European Hair

European Hair

European Hair is incredibly soft, silky, and easy to maintain. Its natural luster is much finer than other types of human hair, giving your wig a light, airy feel that still offers plenty of volume and movement. Despite its popularity, European human hair wigs are quite rare due to the scarce donor population. European hair is undoubtedly the most sought-after type of hair on the market.

Asian Hair

Asian Hair

Asian hair is high quality, so it can stand up to heat styling and other types of hair manipulation. This makes it a good choice if you're looking for a wig that's easy to style and maintain.

However, this kind of hair is only available in black. So if you want a wig with lighter hair, it may be difficult to find an Asian hair wig that matches your natural or desired color.

Indian Hair

Indian Hair

Arguably one of the most readily available hair types on the market, Indian hair is collected from Hindu temples where women donate their hair as part of a religious ritual. But that’s not the only source for Indian hair. Some Indian women volunteer and sell their sleek, thick locks to create fine human hair wigs. Because the donor population is so large, Indian hair is relatively inexpensive and easy to come by. Unfortunately, though, most Indian human hair is “waste hair,” collected from hairbrushes and salon floors.

In short, because the raw material purchase price of a wig is different, the quality is different, so the price of the wig is also different. The better the quality of the market, the more expensive the wig.

2. Time Cost

time cost

It takes many steps for recycled hair to be processed into wigs, each step of which requires a lot of manpower and material resources. In especial, the meticulous process of hand-tying each hair onto the wig cap. Skilled artisans spend hours painstakingly tying each strand of hair to the base of the cap, forming a secure knot. For a full lace wig, the process can take at least 2-3 days of work to complete. The time required can even be doubled when features such as monofilament tops or silk tops are added. Also, wigs with a higher hair density, such as 150% or 180%, require additional time due to the greater volume of hair that needs to be tied.


Human wigs look more natural and real, and they are more durable than other wigs, so they are liked by many people. The high recovery price of its raw materials and the high manpower, time, and money required for the processing process also explain the high cost of human wigs.

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