Wigs vs. Weaves vs. Hair Extensions: Which is the Best Option?

Wigs, weaves, and hair extensions are the words that most young ladies nowadays have at least heard of in the modern world of fashion. Such things are worn on the head to achieve some sort of makeover of women’s appearances. In spite of that, those who have not actually used any of these products do not seem likely to be aware of how they indeed differ from one another.

For those ladies who are thinking about having a beautiful makeover through the use of some hair wig products, it is reasonably necessary to gain an insightful understanding of the differences between wigs, weaves, and hair extensions if they want to make the right decision on what to get for themselves.

What are the Differences Between Wigs vs. Weaves vs. Hair Extensions

Wigs should probably be the most well-known and prevalent out of these three options. And that is totally justified given they are used by a much larger population than both weaves and hair extensions.

A hair wig refers to a hairpiece made of natural human hair or synthetic hair that is worn on at the top of the wearer’s scalp for complete coverage.

Wigs are worn mainly by women with hair loss or hair thinning problems who hope to gain a full head of hair to appear the way they want. However, more and more people of both genders are wearing hair wigs for fashion purposes.

A wig is what can instantly give them a considerable transformation of appearance they desire, and it allows them the option of experimenting with different hairstyles as they please. As a wig is used to offer complete scalp coverage, it takes a lot more hair material and hair knotting job to make it.


Speaking of hair weaves, it is also a very user-friendly and effective hair transformation method that allows women to experiment with new hairstyles.

Unlike wigs, a hair weave is a bundle of artificial hair or real human hair that is fixed into people’s own hair by sewing, gluing, or clipping. So it is more of a versatile option that does not come with a base, which makes it much lighter and handier.


Hair extensions are similar to both hair wigs and hair weaves to some extent. They are used to give women more freedom in how they want their hair to appear.

It works by adding extra hair length to women’s existing hair in most cases. It can also be worn for other purposes, such as adding hair volume, covering up a bad haircut, and adding new hair colors to the hair of the wearers.

There are many types of hair extensions with different characteristics on the market to cater to the users’ needs, such as clip-in hair extensions, sew-in hair extensions, tape-in hair extensions, and pre-bonded hair extensions.

That said, a hair weave is a kind of hair extension, but not all hair extensions are hair weaves.


Reasons to Choose Wigs

By wearing hair wigs, you have a large number of ways of styling your hair as you please, and it is known as a very customizable option. Things like hair length, hair color, hair density, hair curl can be easily tailored to your own needs.

Besides being very durable, it is seen as a really value-for-money option with a lifespan of a few months. Generally speaking, wigs are recommended if you experience hair thinning across the head since it offers complete coverage of your head.

Reasons to Choose Weaves & Hair Extensions

Both hair weaves and hair extensions are low-maintenance options compared to wigs. Once a weave or hair extension is sewn in, it can last up to two months with proper care, meaning that you don’t have to spend as much time styling it.

Similar to hair wigs, wearing a hair weave gives you a large number of options to experiment with your hair as you wish. Whether it be hair color, hair length, or hair volume, a hair weave or a hair extension are what can make that big difference in the way your hair is presented.

Lastly, hair weaves, and hair extensions are widely favored for being very compatible with your natural hair. When wearing a hair weave, your hair is typically braided into cornrows close to the scalp, and extension hair is added in wefts. Your natural hair is protected from things like blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons, or hot rollers. It won’t be affected by hot weather either.

Final Thought

The above sums up what you need to know about the differences between hair wigs, weaves, and hair extensions. It is also very critical to be aware of your own situation when deciding on what to choose. Because what is best for others might not be what is best for you.

If you have not got much experience wearing hair wig products, it can be hard to figure out the right option. That is why it is recommended to go for an experienced hair wig expert that can offer you the most practical advice. Should you have any questions about choosing or using wig, weave, or hair extensions, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@newtimeshair.com.

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June Chen

Sales representative


June is detail-oriented, excellent at simplifying complex issues, making them understandable to all our clients, particularly those new to our services and products or unfamiliar with China.

Originally from Weifang, China, known as the hometown of kites, June moved to Qingdao in search of a better work-life balance. This has been her first job ever since. Over the years working at Newtimes Hair, she has cultivated a friendly demeanor and a sense of humor. June considers Newtimes Hair her second home, a place where she invests her passion wholeheartedly.

Her role extends beyond just solving problems; June acts as a bridge between our team and our clients, embodying our commitment to impeccable customer service.

● What hobbies and interests do you have?

I enjoy exercising. That’s a very important part of my life. I’m a super active person.

● Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

No, not that I know of. I’m a very realistic person. If you mention outlandish stuff like aliens, monster in the bush, I’d be out of my mind.

● What is something you would love to do in the future?

I want to learn how to swim. I know it might sound a bit sarcastic, as I just mentioned that I enjoy doing exercise. Unfortunately, swimming hasn’t been on my list. I think I better catch up on that.

● What wig would you wear if you wore one and why?

I’d give HW1 a try. It looks natural and beautiful. Though we categorize it as a medical wig, almost any female can wear it. It’s got a lace mesh base, breathable, and flexible. You don’t need glue or tape to fix it to your head. Pretty easy, and it gives you all the long hair look a girl could want.


Sherry Sui

Sales representative


Are you new to China or the hair-making industry and feeling a bit lost about where to start? Sherry is your go-to expert. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of our products and services, Sherry will help you identify the perfect product combo aligning with your business needs and client requirements.

Grew up in Yantai, and moved to Qingdao in 2015 with a medical background, Sherry’s thoughts are beyond simply selling hairpieces. She cares about the end user’s health, too. In the process of sourcing the most suitable hairpieces for your clients, it’s worthwhile to pay attention to what Sherry says in terms of scalp health and hairpiece maintenance. You can think of her as a comprehensive, yet concise hairpiece encyclopedia, equipped to offer you top-notch recommendations and ideas for exceptional customer service.

  • How would people in the office describe you?

At our end-of-year conference, my colleagues agreed that I’m a warm hearted, positive, and easy-going teammate. It gives me a sense of reward.

  • Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

I don’t like being confined in a very small space. I believe it was due to a childhood experience. When I was six years old, I accidentally tripped and fell into a shallow well. I had to wait for two hours before I was found. Since then, I’ve found I just can’t tolerate the idea of being alone. I guess that makes me an active team player.

  • You are happiest when…

This may sound boastful, but it’s true. It’s just part of my nature to help others. When I actually see that what I did for them has helped them achieve something, it just makes me excited.

  • Which mens/womens hair system do you sell the most? Why that model?

I recomend HS25V. Oftentimes I’d introduce this model to my new clients to start with, so they can introduce this to their new clients see if hair systems are what really suit them, before they carry on with lace or mono hair systems.


Winni Yu

Sales Representative


Born in Weifang, China’s kite capital, and moved to Qingdao in 2013, Winni has never looked back. Since joining Newtimes Hair, Winni has been a dynamo of efficiency and innovation. She is a problem-solver brimming with ideas and has become a vital part of our team.

From your first contact with Winni to the moment your orders are delivered, Winni ensures a smooth and exciting experience. With her at the helm, the business isn’t just easy but exhilarating, and every challenge becomes an opportunity for innovation.

Transitioning from a client developer to a retention specialist, throughout the years, Winni has successfully assisted numerous clients in solving their issues, particularly concerning product details, logistics, or custom hiccups.

  • What hobbies and interests do you have?

I’m into so many things. All the popular stuff you name: Swimming, badminton, running, all for keeping me in good shape.

  • How would people in the office describe you?

They keep calling me “pretty Winni pretty brainy.” I’d take that as a compliment. I’d say I’m generally pretty fast in term of thinking and figuring out solutions. My teammates often turn to me for help, too. And It turned out that most of the time my ideas worked for them.

  • Do you have any pet hates?

I’m a typical town girl, you know. I’m into cats and dogs. But things like snakes, all sorts of insects, and hamsters; they are not my cup of tea. So, never get them near me.

  • Which mens/womens hair system do you sell the most? Why that?

Most of my clietns are after Q6. And their clients happened to be guys who are into hair systems that are durable and natural. Q6 is a pretty good pick for them. With proper care, it should easily last 6 months.


Tori Zhang

Sales Representative


Tori or Victoria to be exact, originally from Heze, brought her passion for life to Qingdao in 2016. An avid reader with a Teacher’s Qualification Certificate, Tori is known for her professional yet intriguing persona at the office.

As a quick learner, Tori always looks at customer’s needs from a tutor’s perspective. She has a sharp mind, is capable of picking up anything her client is unclear with, and offers the explanation in detail, making sure you understand it.

At Newtimes Hair, Tori thrives on the thrill of a sale, her triumphs now fueling the empowerment of her peers. Her journey at Newtimes Hair is marked by three profound words: abundant, proficient, and revolutionary.

  • Tell us an interesting fact about yourself other than your qualifications, your job.

I’m always fascinated about an exotic lifestyle. I really wish I could travel a lot, go to many different countries, and try their local gourmet food, and get in touch with the locals to actually have a feel of their culture.

  • Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

I’m always afaid of heights. With any tall buildings, be it a chimney or TV tower, I look at it, and imagine I’m looking down right from the top, it will give me sweaty palms.

  • Do you have any pet hates?

Not at all. I generally love all pets. Dog, cats, guinea pigs, rabits, etc. I love them.

  • Do you have a favourite quote?

When you feel tired,it means you are walking uphill. I believe this quote as a truth that gives me a lift whenever I’m down. I believe there’s no gain without pain. Without trying, we can’t achieve anything.

  • Which men’s/women’s hair system do you sell the most? Why that model?

With me personally, the best-selling hair system has been HS1. It has what it’s required out of a good quality hair system, in terms of a natural-looking hairline, undetectable scalp, etc. Most wearers and salon owners are familiar with it. Plus, all our clients have faith in the quality of this hair system. According to their feedback, this is an easy-to-attach, easy-to-maintain hair system for both men and women.


Ivan Mu

Sales representative


Born and raised in a quiet town named Binzhou, China, where the Yellow River whispers its final secrets to the ocean. Ivan’s life was set to transform in ways he could hardly imagine. After completing college in Qingdao, young Ivan little knew that this vibrant coastal city would capture his heart and chart a new course in his life.

Ivan joined Newtimes Hair in mid-2022 soon after his graduation from his master’s. As a trilingual and someone with a professional understanding of Western cultures, Ivan plays a critical role in establishing customer relations in the US and Europe. His approachable nature and a mind of precision make him an invaluable asset to the team.

  • How would people in the office describe you?

I eardrop, and I hear them talking about me. I’m optimistic, proactive, and very friendly, and eager to help.

  • What is something you would love to do in the future?

I love basketball. And I’m a basketball freak. You can call me that. That’s just me. I’m looking at organizing a basketball team in the near future. 

  • Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

I don’t know why I share the same gene with Doraemon. I’m scared of rats. I’m a 6’3″, but I hate rats; seeing one really freaks me out.

  • Which men/womens hair system do you sell the most? Why that model?

New Australia. When it first came out in early 2023, it made me top of sales. I think most wearers like it because at the design statge, our experts considered all possible aspects people could want from a hairpiece, such as a natural look, a level of comfort, and affordablity; it’s similar to lace, but most wearers can afford.