Many human hair wig wearers are using a wig to disguise hair loss, alopecia, and bald spots. Unlike synthetic wigs, human hair wigs are built to last a lot longer. However, there are some common mistakes that could quickly reduce the life length of your wig. Taking good care of your wig is essential to prolong its life and make it worth the investment!
So how long do human hair wigs last? How can you make a human hair wig last longer?
These are questions we hear all the time, read on to find out some of our answers!
Using High Quality Hair
There are basically three different types of human hair that are used in making wigs. Chinese, Indian and European. The vast majority are made from Asian hair, this has a thicker feel to it and results in being straighter and resistant to curl.
Chinese hair has a finer texture than Chinese hair, with European hair having the finest denier (unit of measurement that is used to determine the fibre thickness of individual threads or filaments) thus, has the most limited supply and hence making it more expensive.
Once the hair has been sourced, it has to go through further processing. The hair has to chemically stripped back so that the manufacturer can determine the end product. This processing will determine the overall strength of the hair as the chemicals needed to clean and strip the original hair can vary between manufacturers.
Wash and condition regularly
Human hair wigs will usually come with usage and cleaning directions. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for how and how often to care for the wig. Remember that it is made from human hair, so it needs good washing and conditioning sessions to ensure that it retains its moisture, bounce, and shine.
Use the right products
Using the right hair products and tools for your wig will prevent drying out, thinning, and other forms of damage. This way, you get the best use of your wig for a longer period.
Minimize processing treatments
Hair processing such as colouring and other chemical treatments can offer you a variety of styles with your wig. However, processing your human hair wig often makes it likely to thin and shed quicker.
To preserve your wig cap construction, proper storage is vital. Use satin or silk wig bags, or keep them in the original packaging. Wig stands and hangers are great options to consider but to keep your wigs dust free and prevent drying out, you might want to cover it over with a bag.