Whether you like natural or synthetic hair fibres, wigs are a great way to experiment with a new look without committing too much time or risking damage to your real hair. Wigs, in contrast to other options, may be quickly and easily put on, making them the go-to for morning rush-hour fashionistas.
Wigs have a lengthy lifespan, but how long it lasts is mainly dependent on how well you take care of it, just like anything else in life. If cared for properly, a wig can last for more than 10 years. However, this does imply that special care must be taken with your wig. The wig's durability depends on factors such as the wig's material, your hairstyling expertise, your rate of hair growth, the degree to which you adhere to the wig's care instructions, and the adhesive's chemical composition.
Signs that it's time to replace a wig
Your wig has lost its style
A synthetic wig has the advantage of not needing to be restyled as often as a human hair one. One would expect a curly wig to maintain its curls. If it's straight, then so should the style be. If after washing your synthetic wig, it no longer retains its shape, it's time to buy a new one. This applies to synthetic hairpieces in general. It is common knowledge that wigs made from human hair may be styled in virtually any way. Curling a human hair wigcan add volume and length, but after a while, you may find that it becomes difficult to maintain the curls you've created.
The ends are frayed and the fibres are dry
We can't avoid fraying and split ends in our wigs if we wear them frequently. In particular, human hair wigs that have been regularly fashioned with high-temperature tools like flat irons and blow dryers are prone to this problem. The ends can be steamed or trimmed to fix minor fraying. Fraying is repairable until it spreads to the midsection or the entire hairpiece.
Do you remember how sumptuous it was when you first put on your wig, just out of the box? The fibres had a velvety and silky texture. Over time, the wig has become dry and frizzy, and it tangles and mattes very quickly. If you find yourself spending hours every week detangling your wig, it's time to invest in a new one.
The wig isn't comfortable or secure anymore
The wig shouldn't be too tight that it causes discomfort to the scalp, but it should be secure. Stretched wig caps that no longer fit snugly should be discarded. Your wig may become less secure and require more frequent adjustments and pinning as time goes on. The elastic straps may also have degraded. There comes a time when a wig no longer fits snugly on your head because of wear and tear, signalling the need for a replacement.
When the wig has become dull
Shiny hair is a sign of a healthy scalp. Human hair, as opposed to wigs, receives a steady supply of natural oil from the scalp. If your wig has lost its shine or the colour has faded or washed out, it is time for an upgrade. Shine is an especially important indicator of hair health when it comes to human hair wigs. You know it's time for a new wig when you have to resort to using shine sprays or serums on a regular basis to get the style you want.
The wig has lost hair
As you wear and comb your wig on a daily basis, even the fullest wigs will thin and shed. In other words, this amount of shedding is completely normal. However, if your wig has thinned significantly due to hair loss, you may want to consider replacing it. The good news is that if the shedding is the only issue with your wig, it can be fixed by a professional. Many wig shops offer alterations, such as adding hair to bald spots. If it can't be fixed, then you should definitely get a new wig.
You need something new
The first and perhaps most appealing advantage of using wigs is the wide selection of looks available to you. You can choose a wig that complements your natural hair colour and style, or you can try something completely different, like a platinum pixie cut or a brunette bob. The best part is that it's all temporary, so there are no long-term commitments and your wig collection can expand and evolve as your sense of self and personal style does. Because wigs come in so many different styles, your mood and current situation will tell when it's time to get a new one or give your current one a break.