If there is one thing about wigs that customers demand, it is quality.
As with any other product, clients expect their wigs to be of quality make upon purchase.
There are several things that go into the issue of quality assurance, when it comes to manufacturing wigs.
These include, among others, machinery quality, employee training, manufacturing facility quality, quality control systems, etc.
And then there is the quality of the raw material. In this case, the raw materials may range from natural to artificial fibers, which are used for the manufacture of wigs. One of the most sought after materials happens to be a material called Mink hair.
For those who are not familiar with ‘mink’ hair, the most important thing to know is that it is a reference to a natural material, an opposed to an artificial one.
It is not derived from animals, as often confused by many people. Many people mistake the term ‘mink’ to be a reference to the ‘mink’ animal, a small mammal commonly raised to produce fur. This is however, just a misnomer, for in the case of wigs, it is a reference to human hair.
To be precise, mink hair is any kind of hair used in the wig industry, which is 100% human hair, and which hasn’t undergone any kind of extensive processing or treatment.
Mink hair is very popular in the wig industry, for a variety of different reasons.
Some of the most important ones for choosing mink hair are given in the list below:
This is by far one of the most important reasons for choosing mink hair.
Mink hair tends to be very strong and sturdy, making it an ideal material to work with, both during the manufacturing process, as well as daily use.
This is not something that can be expected from other materials, as they may have problems ranging from breakage to brittleness.
2. Flexibility & Versatility
Another advantage of using mink hair has to do with the fact that it is very flexible and versatility, when it comes to everyday use.
Artificial problems have one major problem, which is that many of them aren’t as flexible for styling. Quite often, it is very difficult to style them the way it is needed, and give less than desirable results.
This is where mink hair can prove to be advantageous. Given that they are made from real human hair, they allow for a great degree of flexibility, the likes of which simply cannot be expected with synthetic materials. In turn, it allows for a wide range of styles to be created, in a way that is both appealing and natural.
This is another great advantage of using mink hair.
Due to the fact that it is real hair, they give a more natural appearance to the wearer of the wig. If the wig was manufactured using the highest quality standards available, it would be almost impossible to know whether the hair was real or not.
This is not always going to be the case when it comes to synthetic hair. Since they are manufactured from artificial materials, it is rather easy at times to figure out that the hairstyle is that of a wig, and not something which is ‘natural’.
Also, this is something that is often the case if the wig was manufactured without adequate quality control systems in place.
This is yet another advantage when it comes to mink hair.
Mink hair is naturally shiny, making it an ideal choice for those who want a very natural appearance.
While artificial materials do provide this ‘shine’ in the wigs, it is rather difficult to emulate the real thing. Since much of the shine is due to chemicals applied on the synthetics, there is also the possibility that they may wear off over time, giving the wig a very dull appearance; this is however, not going to be a problem with mink hair wigs.
5. Easy to Dye
If there is one thing that is to be said about many of the hair dyes available today, it is that they are meant for natural hair.
While you do get dyes for synthetic hair, it is far more common to come across those meant for natural ones. Due to this reason, mink hair is the perfect candidate if you would like to go for a bit of customization, before flaunting your fashionable hair piece.
Simply put, mink hair is the perfect candidate, if you are interested in customizing it with dyes every once in a while.
6. Easy to Wash
Just like in the case of dyes, it is pretty much true for washes as well.
Mink hair is very easy to wash, with everyday shampoos, as opposed to special cleaners. Since they are natural hair, they react the same way to the shampoos, as they would if they were naturally present on someone’s scalp.
This makes it very easy to maintain them in the long run. It is not something which can be said to be true for wigs made from synthetic hair, as they may require washes with special solvents or chemicals.
7. Long Lasting
Another advantage of mink hair is that it tends to be very long lasting.
When used and stored properly, mink hair wigs can last a very long time, to the tune of several years. This is because they are no different than natural hair on a person’s scalp, where they last for a long time when well taken care of.
This means that a single wig can last for several years, if one takes good care of it. The end result is that one saves a lot of money as well as time in trying to get a new wig every once in a while.
In all, it can be said that mink hair is an excellent choice of material, when it comes to choosing the right kind of wig.
Also to note here is that mink hair has a lot more utility than just in the case of wigs. They are very useful in the manufacture of hair extensions, eyelashes and more.
As a whole, this is one of the best materials to work with when it comes to fashion, and is something that will remain so for a very long time.