How Long Does Your Wig Last?
2020-08-05

There are lots of things to consider when it comes to investing in a wig, like color, texture, style price and the like. But before you start the wig journey, you should probably ask the question first: How long does your wig last? If you think the wig will last forever, then you are so wrong. Even the priciest wigs can start breaking down after several months.


Why wigs can’t last forever?


Normally, human hairs wigs last longer than synthetic wigs after all they are made from real human hair. Human hair wigs can last over one year with proper care. Synthetic wigs can last up to six months. But the lifespan of your wigs also depends on how you care and use them. Frequent use of heat styling tools will certainly shorten their life cycle. Also the less you wear it, the longer it will last. You should probably not just have one wig and wear it every single day from morning till night and expect it to last for you.


Besides, you shouldn’t wash it very often as it will break down very quickly. Manufactures try to give you the most realistic fiber that they can but they have yet to find or make one that will not break down so fast even for the HD fibers. HD fibers have the most realistic feel, touch and look. But they are much more delicate and break down for sure. And if you love styling you wig, the more you work the fiber the more friction is involved. It will break down whether it’s HD or not.


How to make wigs last longer?


To extend the life of your wigs, it’s important to know how to care for your wig. How you wash, dry and store your wig determine how long a wig last. Regardless of which type of wig you invest in, human hair or synthetic lace wig, keep in mind that control the washing frequency and use the right wig products will help your wig last longer.


If possible, let your wig air dry instead of using hair dryer. If you heat style your wig often, do remember to use protective spray and make sure the hair fiber is heat-friendly. Meanwhile, you cannot just throw your wig on the ground when you finish your day. Proper storage of your wigs will help retain the wig shape and reduce tangles and frizz. Never put your wig under direct sunlight. Put it on a mannequin or wig head or it’s original box.




When should you replace your wig?


Nothing lasts forever after all. No matter how expensive your wig is, a wig will eventually be replaced. Then how do you know when to replace your old wig and get a new one? If you notice the following signs, then you should probably say goodbye to your wig.


It no longer maintain the style. A wig should keep its style after you wash it. If it no longer holds its original style, whether straight or curly, then it’s time for a new wig.


It doesn’t shine. For our bio hair, shine signifies healthy hair. Likewise, if the wig lacks certain shine, consider replacing it. You can apply products to add shine to your wig. But do not apply these products too frequent.


The ends are frayed and beyond repair. Minor fraying is fixable with steaming or a small trim to the ends. However, if the fraying reaches midway or throughout the entire hairpiece, you should get a new wig.


The fiber is dry and frizzy. When the is straight out of the box, the fibers are silky and smooth. After wear and wear, the fibers will undoubtedly become more dry and frizzy. It gets tangled and matted easily. Daily detangling and brushing will be helpful. But when it gets heavily tangled and you need to spend hours to detangle, then you should probably throw it!


The wig cap is stretched out. A wig should fit snugly without being too tight and squeezing your scalp. Every time you wear the wig, you’ll definitely stretch out the wig cap. Once it loses its elasticity, the wig cap can’t provide a secure fit anymore. Then you may need to change a new wig.


There is significant fiber loss. All the wig fibers are sewn into the lace. If you pull it violently, the fibers will break down. All wigs shed with normal wear and combing too. That’s why shedding is normal issue for both human hair and synthetic wigs. So when you notice significant hair loss, get a replacement wig!

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