Mohair, which comes from the Angora goat, is smaller in diameter than human hair or the fibres of most ready-made synthetic wigs, so it is more in scale for the size of dolls. Also, the variation in colour that naturally occurs within a strand of mohair creates a soft, natural look. Mohair Locks, which have already been washed, dyed, sewn to a cord in a strip (wefted) and combed, come pre-packaged in 36” lengths, in twenty-three different colours.
Q & A How to do you tell the difference between GENUINE and SYNTHETIC mohair? One solution which is very effective for individuals that have trouble identifying mohair from synthetic fabric is the “burn” or “ash” test. Pull a few fibres off the mohair and twist them between your fingers together to make a larger piece. Take a cigarette lighter or match and burn the strands. Synthetic mohair will burn with a crusty substance left similar to melting plastic, simply because it is "synthetic". Mohair & other natural fibres will burn but leave an ash. Picking the remainders up after cooling and feeling them between your fingers and smelling is the best way to help identify the difference. The burnt fibres will also smell like burnt human hair. Can mohair be styled like real human hair using water, heat and hair products? Yes, being a natural mohair can be styled just like human hair. Be very careful using curling irons or flat irons- it will burn just like human hair. Conditioner actually relaxes the mohair. If you want it back to the original curls, just spray some water on the hair and scrunch it up and let dry naturally. NEVER blow dry mohair…IT WILL frizz terribly. Hair products: NEVER use heavy chemical products. use use products that have natural oils in them. The dryer or coarser the hair, the more you need.