When is it time to replace your hair wig? How professional care can restore a hair piece and when it may be time to look for a new wig to wear.
A human hair wig or a synthetic wig, short or long, each comes with an expiration date. Is it possible to revive its quality easily? Sometimes a simple trim or professional care can restore them. However, that’s not always the case.
Here are some signs that will give you a better understanding if your wig needs replacing.
It has lost its style.
One of the key reasons why people wear wigs is to try different ways of styling their hair, such as curly, wavy, and straight. A wig should maintain its form, wear after wear, no matter what kind you have gone for. It helps in changing hairdos without actually changing your natural hair. If your wig is not holding up to the style, it’s time to get it replaced.
It has become dull
Shiny hair qualifies as healthy hair, whether it’s a synthetic wig or a natural hair wig. To enhance its luster, you can use serum and other products. However, if your hairpiece is asking for too much serum too often, it means that your wig has become dull, and it’s time to invest in a new one.
The end of the wigs is damaged.
Just like your natural hair, the end of the wig gets damaged too. These minor damages can be fixed with little steaming or cutting. However, if the damage has increased to the middle part of the wig, then it’s time to buy a new one.
The fitting is becoming uncomfortable.
A wig should fit properly and comfortably. If the cap has stretched, does not fit properly, and you are spending most of the time adjusting it on your head, then it’s time to buy a new one.
There is a loss of fiber.
It’s quite normal for a wig to lose some fibers while wearing and combing it. However, if the wig is shedding a lot of fibers, you need a professional hand that can replace the threads. But if the damage is extensive, you should think about investing in a new one.
Tips and Tricks!
Here are some tips for maintaining and caring for your wig to increase their longevity. Take a look at a few ways you can maintain and store your wigs to avoid damage.
- Detangle the wig before washing.
- Always use a wide-toothed comb for brushing the wig.
- Comb gently from the bottom to roots.
- Make sure that you wash the wig twice or thrice a week if you wear it every day.
- Do not use hot or cold water; hot water loosens up the wig’s construction, and cold water does not remove any dirt.
- While rinsing, make sure to wash the wig in the same direction as the flow to avoid tangling.
- Give extra attention to the area near the face as it accumulates more oil, dirt, and makeup.
- Avoid twisting or rubbing your wig while washing and conditioning the hairpiece.
- Avoid excessive sun exposure.
- Do not place a wet wig on a mannequin or a headstand, as it can stretch the cap.
- Use a wig stand or place the wig on top of a spray can as a platform for drying it naturally.
- Always keep a backup wig. So that when you end up washing one, you have something to wear if you have to go out.
- While choosing hair care products, choose sulfate-free formulation if your wig is chemically treated. And it’s the same for human hair bob wigs. This will keep them soft and manageable.
- While storing wig, make sure that it is properly washed and completely dry
- Keep the wig in a net bag, which you probably received with it.
- In case your wig is long, before storing, get rid of tangles and braid it to keep it that way.
When it’s time, it’s the time! So if you feel that your wig has been showing the above signs for a long time, replace them!