If you frequently wear wigs, you should learn as much about their maintenance as possible. However, there are times when you’ll need to opt for a replacement altogether. As unfortunate as it may be, wigs don’t last forever. Here’s how to know when it’s time to replace your wig.
Significant Fiber Loss
One sign that it’s time to replace your wig is when you notice significant fiber loss. Like your natural hair, wigs experience normal shedding that will occur when wearing or brushing them. Losing a few strands from your wig isn’t necessarily anything to worry about, so don’t panic if this is the case. But if your wig is experiencing a significant amount of shedding or fiber loss where handfuls of hair are coming out, creating bald patches, you may need a replacement.
Won’t Hold a Style
A high-quality wig’s general expectation or standard is that it will hold a style throughout wears and washes. For example, if a wig is curly, it will stay curly. But if you struggle to keep your wig’s style intact throughout the day, finding a new wig may be in your best interest.
Fraying and Breakage
Fraying and breakage can also be a way to tell that it’s time to purchase a new wig. Some minor fraying is fixable through steaming techniques or trimming the ends to remove the breakage. However, if the frayed wig is to the point that you cannot repair it, it’s time for a replacement. For reference, a wig is likely not repairable if the fraying extends midway through the hair or is present throughout the entire hairpiece.
Dryness and Frizz
Another thing to watch out for is dryness and frizz. Ideally, you want your wig to be smooth and silky. Your wig will feel smoothest when new, but it can become dry and frizzy over time. There are many ways to keep your wig hydrated through proper maintenance and upkeep. But if your wig is getting matted and tangled every day and you struggle to comb through it, it’s time to replace it.
Stretched Out Cap
If your wig cap is loose from the jump, you probably have the wrong size. Therefore, knowing how to measure your head for a wig is helpful. But if your wig cap used to fit correctly and is now loose and sliding around throughout the day, it’s likely worn out, and you need a new one. The last thing you want is your wig to fall off while wearing it, so getting another is worth the investment. One of the best ways to make your wig more comfortable is by ensuring your cap fits properly.
Now that you know the signs that it’s time for a wig replacement, you will be able to determine if you need a new wig. Wigs need to get replaced every so often, especially if you wear them every day, so be sure to watch out for these signs.