For many, a human hair wig is an investment that the wearer hopes to be able to use for along time. 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 lace wigs. Taking good care of your wig is essential to prolong its life and make it worth the investment!
How long does a human hair lace wig actually last?
The lifespan of human hair wigs depends on two main factors.
1. THE QUALITY/ORIGIN OF THE ORIGINAL HAIR
There are basically four different types of 100% human hair that are used in making wigs. Brazilian Hair, Indian Hair, Malaysian Hair and Peruvian Hair. The vast majority are made from young girl hair, this has a thicker feel to it and results in being straighter and resistant to curl.
Brazilian hair is collected from donors in the South American region. Most of the donors come from small, rural places within Brazil, where the donors are paid for growing and then donating strong, healthy hair.
Brazilian virgin hair is 100% unprocessed Brazilian hair that has never been chemically processed, meaning that the hair has not been dyed, bleached, or permed to change the color or texture. All cuticles are kept intact and run consistently in the same direction. These provide a natural appearance and give you great looking. It styles very easily, and although not recommended, handles heat well and can hold a curl all day. Virgin Brazilian hair blends well with most natural ethnic hair textures like African Americans and can last up to a year or more with proper care.
Brazilian human hair wigs are the most popular hair type in South Africa. The hair is typically soft, relatively thick and very durable. For this reason, the hair is suited to any style so it is always a great option whether you prefer a straight, wavy or curly style.
Brazilian hair also handles color extremely well so if you buy Brazilian virgin hair you can color the hair to any color you like. Due to the natural density, the hair has it is also less likely to frizz which is a big plus and you can also use fewer bundles to still maintain a full look.
Indian hair is very high-quality hair and is highly regarded in the beauty industry. In India, hair is donated at temples as part of a religious ritual. Individuals who participate in this process do so voluntarily as a sacrifice to the presiding deity and without any expectations of monetary compensation. Temple authorities then sell the collected hair to extension manufacturers, and the funds collected from the shaved hair are used for the well-being of the community that participates in this process.
Indian hair is very light, airy, full of bounce and easy to style. If you are looking for a natural wave style then this is the hair for you. One important reason that Indian human hair wigs is very popular because it does not tangle, shed easily or lose its natural wavy look.
Raw Indian hair is versatile, naturally silky and lustrous – and blends well with African American hair. It can be obtained in multiple textures – such as straight, wavy or curly, and does not need to undergo harsh chemical treatments to attain a particular style. The diversity in Indian hair textures and its naturally dark color makes it a great fit for the hair weaves industry.
Malaysian hair is collected from the Hindu temples of Malaysia where women give their hair as part of a ceremony that affirms their spiritual commitment. Even though this practice happens annually, it is not as common in Malaysia as in many other countries, such as India. This makes true Malaysian hair extremely rare and the label 'Malaysian' is primarily used as a descriptor for hair with a silky texture and medium to a high luster.
If you want volume and thickness, Malaysian hair is your best choice. The hair has a very luxurious feel to it and has a great natural shine. The shine is however not excessive and after a few washes looks even more natural.
Virgin Malaysian curly hair is very popular for African American women due to its thickness, shinny texture, natural-looking, beautiful and long-lasting curl pattern. The curls of Malaysian curly human hair wigs do not drop or loosen but will maintain its original form for the rest of the day after you wearing it. And you do not need any hair product to keep the curls in shape.
Curls will not loosen or drop with time but maintain their form for the entire day. No product is required to maintain the curl. Avoid using too oil spray on this hair as it will make the hair very shiny and appear 'wiggy'. Malaysian hair is softer and silkier in texture than Indian hair. If you want volume and thickness, Malaysian hair is your best option. It gives great bounce and a heavy body. It is great for all styles. Malaysian hair comes naturally dark in color and natural straight. Due to its fullness, it can have a tendency to be dry if proper care isn’t taken. We recommend that sufficient moisture in the form of a good leave-in conditioner be used after the second re-use of the hair. The good thing is that this type of hair requires less wash because of its heavy density.
Peruvian hair is world-renowned for its sleek looks and soft texture. Peruvian hair originates from the South American country of Peru. Peruvian hair has a low density which makes it very light. That means you can have over 4 bundles of hair but you still feel very lightweight. Peruvian hair flows freely which looks beautiful on every woman who chooses to wear it especially the Peruvian straight hair textures. Of course, Natural Wave Peruvian Human Hair Wigs is also very popular, depending on the individual choice.
Because it looks so natural and blends well with African-American hair. The hair looks like it is coming right out of you because of its natural look and feel. This hair is a little coarser and thicker in texture than Malaysian or Brazilian hair. If you are looking for extensions that you can easily maintain with very little maintenance, Peruvian hair is perfect for you! It is extremely manageable even in times when hair isn’t maintained properly. Peruvian hair is great for sleek straight styles as well as short & edgy styles.
This kind of hair is popular because of its length, texture, and softness. Just like the Brazilian type, it is not only bouncy and naturally airy but also can be styled easily. It is very good for lace wigs and hair extensions. However, it has a tendency to become frizzy and swelled up in foggy and humid weather. That is why needs anti-frizz products.
In better-quality human hair wigs, the hair has had the least processing, color treatments and will not include silicone additives (used to make the hair softer). One of the highest quality of hair is Remy 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 hair looks and feels silkier.
2. HOW WELL THE HUMAN HAIR WIG IS LOOKED AFTER
Although the lace wigs 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 wig in the best condition possible.
Blow-dry your wig with caution. The majority of 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 lace wig on a wig stand away from excess heat and direct sunlight.
When traveling 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 human hair wigs:
♥ Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle the wig
♥ Place under a tap of running lukewarm water
♥ Avoiding the roots, gently massage the shampoo into the wig
♥ Use your fingers to gently disperse the shampoo through the hair
♥ Rinse hair by running under the tap
♥ Repeat with conditioner
♥ Gently squeeze water out of the wig whilst holding over the sink
♥ Place on a towel, placing another towel or excess towel over the top
♥ Press down on the wig gently to remove excess water
♥ Place the wig on a stand to dry thoroughly
You now have the information to know just how long human hair wigs have the potential to last and know how to choose, you can make your fabulous wig worth the investment! If you’re still unsure then make sure that you vie us a call on (626)248-7420 and a member of our team can advise you.