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How Long Do Human Hair Wigs Last?

2021-06-23

For many, a human hair wig is an investment that the wearer hopes to be able to use for along time. Many real human hair wigs wearers are using a wig to disguise hair loss, alopecia, and bald spots. Unlike synthetic wigs, best 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 real human hair wigs actually last? How can you make your best human hair wigs last longer? These are questions we hear all the time, read on to find out some of our answers!


The Lifespan Of A Human Hair Wig Depends On Two Main Factors:


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1. The Quality And Origin Of The Original Hair


There are basically three different types of human hair that are used in making wigs. Chinese, Indonesian, Indian and European, Caucasian. The vast majority are made from Asian hair, this has a thicker feel to it and results in being straighter and resistant to curl. Indonesian hair has a greater supply, and can commonly be found in ethnic style human hair wigs.


Indian hair has a finer texture than Chinese and Indonesian 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 the human hair wigs 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 real human hair wigs 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.


Stripping back the hair will then give the opportunity to produce varying colour and curl patterns that are required in the production of the wigs. Using higher quality manufacturing processes will result in a product that is superior and will have a greater price for the hair.


In better-quality human hair wigs, the hair has had the least processing, colour treatments and will not include silicone additives (used to make the hair softer). One of the highest quality of hair is raw human hair, which is considered a premium option. Hair follicles are kept running in the same direction when collecting and crafting the wig. With cuticles all running in the same direction, tangling is greatly reduced and the human hair wigs looks and feels silkier.


2. How Well The Wig Is Looked After


Although the wig is made from human hair, meaning that it can seem stronger than synthetic hair, it doesn’t receive oils and vitamins from the scalp like your natural hair would, to keep it rejuvenated after styling and daily life. So here are a few hints and tips to keep your human hair wigs in the best condition possible.


Blow-dry your wig with caution. The majority the individual hair strands can be attached to the cap by a tying technique, the overuse of a hairdryer can cause the knots to come loose, resulting in the hair to become loose.


When using styling products such as hair straighteners and curlers, always use them at a low temperature. When you do use these, also make sure to use hair protection spray and avoid using styling products near the roots of your lovely human hair wig.


It’s best to style when slightly damp. If you want to achieve a curl, it’s best to put rollers into the hair when wet rather than using heat styling products! This avoids damage to the hair.


Store your best human hair wigs on a wig stand away from excess heat and direct sunlight.


When travelling with your wig, use a wig stand and a wig box to protect the wig from damage throughout the journey.


Wash your human hair wig with extra attention and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.


These Simple Instructions Are Suitable For Most Real Human Hair Wigs:

1. Use a wide tooth comb to detangle the wig.

2. Place under a tap of running lukewarm water.

3. Avoiding the roots, gently massage the shampoo into the human hair wig.

4. Use your fingers to gently disperse the shampoo through the hair.

5. Rinse hair by running under the tap.

6. Repeat with conditioner.

7. Gently squeeze water out of the wig whilst holding over the sink.

8. Place on a towel, placing another towel or excess towel over the top.

9. Press down on the human hair wig gently to remove excess water.

10. Place the wig on a stand to dry thoroughly.


You now have the information to know just how long the best human hair wigs have the potential to last, you can make your fabulous wig worth the investment! If you’re still unsure then please feel free to contact us, and we will serve you.

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