If you’ve ever invested in a wig, you know just how transformative and empowering it can be. Wigs offer the opportunity to effortlessly switch up your style, experiment with new looks, and boost your confidence in an instant. But have you ever wondered how long your beloved wig will last? How can you ensure its durability and keep it looking fabulous for as long as possible? In this blog, we delve into the mysterious world of wig longevity and share the secrets to unlocking prolonged beauty. Join us as we explore the factors that affect wig lifespan and the maintenance techniques that can extend its life to help you make the most of your wig investment.

 So before we go to the best wig care tips to ensure your wig maintains its flawless style. Let’s look at two frequently asked questions: “How long do human hair wigs last?” and “How long do synthetic wigs last?”

I. Wig Lifespan of Human Hair Wig and Synthetic Hair Wig

 There is no definitive answer for the wig lifespan because two factors determine it. The first is how well you treat them, and the second is your opinion on when they should be replaced. However, when it comes to your synthetic or human hair wig, it’s critical to be as gentle and delicate as possible while wearing, caring for, and storing it.

Human Hair Wig Lifespan

 You may already be aware that human hair wigs are crafted from authentic, naturally sourced human hair. This remarkable quality enables them to mimic the appearance, movement, and action just like your own hair. Just like natural hair, human hair wigs require restyling after washing to maintain their desired look. For those who invest in a human hair wig, longevity is a key consideration.

Human Hair Wig
Human Hair Wig

 Fortunately, with the right care, these wigs have the potential to last beyond a year when worn daily and can endure up to three years with occasional use. By implementing proper maintenance techniques, you can extend the lifespan of your human hair wig, allowing you to enjoy its beauty and versatility for an extended period of time.

Synthetic Hair Wig Lifespan

Synthetic Hair Wig
Synthetic Hair Wig

 When used as a daily option, synthetic wigs typically retain their quality for approximately 3 to 5 months. However, it’s important to note that synthetic wigs have a shorter lifespan compared to human hair wigs due to their susceptibility to tangling, which affects their overall durability. If you find that your wig is losing its shape, experiencing excessive shedding of synthetic hair, or displaying an undesirable level of frizz, it may be a clear indication that it’s time to explore new wig styles and consider investing in a fresh wig.

II. How To Extend The Human Hair Wig Lifespan?

 A human hair wig does not receive the oils and vitamins from the scalp that natural hair does in order to stay revitalized after styling and daily life. So here are a few hints and tips to help you keep your human hair wig in the best possible condition:


Extend Wig Lifespan #1. Washing The Wig Delicately

 To keep your wigs durable and lasting long, you should wash them in lukewarm water with special wig shampoo, avoid vigorous washing on the roots instead gently massage in a circular motion and run the suds through the ends. Though washing the wig with the right products is the key to great wear and keeping the wig fibers in the best possible condition, beware, over-washing your wig can have the opposite effect. Don’t wash your wig after every wear. Usually, you should wash your human hair wig every 7 to 10 wears.

2. Styling Products

 Whilst human hair wigs are made to be versatile, steering clear of heated tools such as hair dryers, curlers, and straighteners is a sure-fire way of making your wig last longer. Heat may make your wig and its style more controllable in the short term, yet long term, hair can become damaged, brittle, and dull, and it won’t repair like your natural hair!

 *If you have to use heat styling tools, just remember to adjust them to a low temperature and make sure to use a heat protection spray, and avoid using styling products near the roots of your lovely human hair wig.*

Extend Wig Lifespan #3. Blow-dry Your Wig With Caution

 Individual hair strands of human hair wigs are typically attached to the cap via a tying technique. Excessive use of a hairdryer can cause knots to become loose, resulting in human hair shedding. If possible, keep the wig on a wig stand and let it dry naturally before using it.

4. Store Your Human Hair Wig

 Care for your human hair wig is not just about styling, shampooing, and conditioning, but also about how you store it when you’re not wearing it. It is always best to keep your wig away from any source of heat. Also, make sure to keep your wig in a dry place. Humid environments, such as a bathroom, will only shorten the life of your wig.

III. How To Make A Synthetic Hair Wig Last Longer

 Luckily, synthetic wigs are easy to care for as they are intended to hold their shape with the minimum effort required.

1. Brush Your Wig After Taking Off


 It’s helpful to get into the habit of brushing through your wig after taking it off. Gently removing any tangles, and smoothing and separating out the hair fibers with a wide-tooth comb or paddle brush before storage. Always brush small sections of hair, starting at the tips and moving toward the crown, holding each section to prevent any pulling at the wig cap.

2. Store Your Synthetic Wig


 To prevent tangling and maintain a nice, smooth feel to the hair fiber, it’s good practice to store your wig in its box. Twist the ends of the hair around your hand while holding the wig at the cap and fold it into the hairnet provided for extra protection.

3. Don’t Wash Your Wig (Unless It's Absolutely Necessary)

 If absolutely essential, let’s use silicon-based products on your wig. There is a range of silicon-based products to choose from, a coating of silicon softens tangled, dry hair, smoothing out the fiber and adding a natural shine to the wig.

IV. Why Do Human Hair Wigs Last Longer Than Synthetic Wigs?

 Human hair wigs are great for everyday use as they tend to last longer than synthetic wigs due to the quality and origin of the original hair. Better-quality human hair wigs have had the least amount of processing, and color treatments, and will not contain silicone additives (used to make the hair softer). Remy human hair is a high-end type of human hair. Hair follicles are kept running in the same direction when collecting and crafting the wig, which makes tangling greatly reduced, and the hair looks and feels silkier.

V. Wrapping Up

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