How Much Do Human Hair Wigs Cost?
Human hair wigs are the most sought after wigs around. Mainly because they are made out of, well, real human hair. And because of that, you won’t be shocked to learn that human hair wigs provide the closest look and feel of the real thing. They’re also so popular because, as with your natural hair, human hair wigs can be colored and styled to give you the exact look you’ve been wanting so you can be your best you.
That all sounds great but you’re probably thinking there’s got to be a catch here. And there is… The Cost.
There are several varieties of human hair that can impact the cost. Below we’ll take a look at the different types of human hair wigs and what you can expect to pay for them, on average.
Virgin Human Hair
Virgin human hair wigs are collected from a single donor. Typically these donors are European women whose hair is chemically unprocessed. This means no bleaches, dyes, perms or salon washes.
Since the hair from these wigs is collected from a single donor, they are only available in limited quantities. This greatly impacts their price and means that virgin human hair wigs are often the most expensive wigs around.
Average virgin human hair wigs cost: $3,000 – $5,000
Some of the most popular brands like Dimples and Follea offer amazing virgin human hair wigs that cost in the $3,000 to $5,000 range. Depending on the look and style, some wigs can cost even more than that.
Remy Human Hair
Remy human hair wigs are also high quality. However, they typically come from multiple donors. And, unlike virgin human hair wigs, they may have been processed at some point.
Remy hair means all the cuticles are intact and are aligned in one direction. These wigs may be permed, colored or otherwise processed to create the exact look you’re after. Even with the processing, remy human hair wigs offer a smooth, healthy option. And they are a highly sought after wig option.
Average remy human hair wigs cost: $1,000 – $2,500
While still a great quality option, remy hair wigs don’t cost as much as virgin hair wigs. Remy hair is offered by most major wig brands with costs ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. Sometimes more depending on the style and brand.
100% Human Hair
Often collected from hair brushes and salons, 100% human hair wigs come from multiple donors. Their cuticles tend to run in many different directions. To account for this, the hair will go through a process to remove the cuticles (sometimes referred to as an acid bath). After that the hair is then dipped (usually in silicone) to make it shine and add some weight.
Average 100% human hair wigs cost: $500 – $1,500
On average, good quality human hair wigs will run from $500 to $1,500, again, depending on brand and styles.
Take Care of Your Investment!
Human hair wigs should be considered an investment and taken care of accordingly. While they can be washed and styled just like real human hair, pay attention to the products you use and how often you use them. You could potentially ruin your wig if you don’t care for it properly.
Most local wig stores offer care and styling options just like a salon. So, before doing anything too drastic, it’d be a good idea to check with a local expert.
Also, we highly recommend you take you wig in to a local store on an annual basis (at least) to make sure it’s being care for properly.
Best Place to Buy a Human Hair Wigs
Some high end wig brands, such as Follea and Dimples, are very restrictive about their wigs being sold online. The reason why is simple… they want you to have the wig customized and fitted by an expert so it looks and feels the way it was meant to!
Local wig cosmetologists will also make sure you know how to care for your new wig properly. Trust us, you don’t want to accidentally use the wrong product on a $5,000 wig!
Now, yes, you can find quality human hair wigs online and potentially save some money that way. However, you have to consider whether it’s worth the savings if your new wig isn’t fitted or styled correctly.