How to identify human hair and synthetic hair
Human hair wigs offer the most natural look and feel. And while they can be the more expensive pick, with the proper care, they are also more durable. Human hair wigs can last between 1 and 3 years. They are remarkably soft with a shine and movement that is not easily duplicated in synthetic hair.
With technological advances, synthetic hair has come a long way in recent years. In some cases it is difficult to tell the difference -- the density and texture are such that they feel almost like human hair. As a matter of fact, with some of the higher quality synthetic pieces, you would never know they were not natural human hair if you didn’t have the human hair right next to it to compare!
What is the fastest way to tell if a strand of hair is synthetic or human hair? Pull a strand and burn. Human hair will burn slowly and smell. Synthetic will ball up and melt or continue to burn out quickly.