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How to Prolong the Lifespan of Your Wigs

Written by sherrry

One of the most crucial factors affecting the lifespan of toupee wig is hair material. On average, the lifespan of human hair wigs is much longer than synthetic wigs, and if you wear them daily and take good care of them, the lifespan of human hair wigs is 8-10 months or even more than one year and that of synthetic wigs is only 3-4 months. Wigs made from human hair are less likely to get tangled and shed and would not require lots of maintenance, because they have not undergone any chemical processing and the cuticles are intact. Synthetic wigs which are made from synthetic materials have a shorter lifespan, but, of course, they are a budget-friendly choice.

Base material also has a significant impact on the lifespan of wigs, and among the most common base materials, monofilamentand silk bases contribute to a longer lifespan. A tight weave of monofilament base and layered structure of silk base make wigs more durable. By contrast, the lace base is lightweight and breathable but the soft material and single-layer structure make wigs less durable.

Apart from intrinsic factors that determine the lifespan of wigs to a large extent, extrinsic factors can affect the durability significantly. The way you take care of wigs will determine how long they will last, and if cared for properly, your wigs may last beyond the normal lifespan. The durability of wigs mainly depends on maintenance in two aspects, namely washing and storage.

The lifespan of a wig is affected greatly by the washing frequency, so you should have great control of the frequency. Remember, over-washing and improper washing will definitely reduce the lifespan of wigs. The frequency of washing a human hair wig is normally once every 6-8 weeks, and as for a synthetic wig, you can wash it once every 4-6 weeks.

The first thing you need to do is make sure the surface area where you intend to apply the glue is clean. The skin on the scalp is full of little particles or naturally secreted oil that may interfere with the adhesiveness of the glue. Clean the area by soaking a cotton ball in alcohol. For people with more sensitive or dry skin, it would be best to use witch hazel so that you do not irritate your skin. Once the skin is clean, you can proceed to apply the glue.Before applying the glue, make sure to read any warnings or directions on the bottle. Also, make sure to read how long you have to wait before putting the toupee on.

If you would like a longer-lasting hold, it would be best to choose glue. Glue is the preferred choice for people with oily skin or those who sweat a lot since glue does not lose its adhesiveness in moist conditions. For people who still have few hairs in the balding area, you might want to opt-out of the glue option, as it can pull out those little hairs.

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