When Should I Replace My Wig?

Not Getting Compliments Like You Used To?

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Then, it might be time for a new wig. While all of our wigs are made of the finest quality, like all things, they eventually need to be replaced. As a general rule of thumb, if you wear your wig every day; it should hold for about three months. If you are only an occasional wig wearer, you may get six or more months of wear.

Proper care and maintenance with the right products will extend the life of your wig. Our line of Paula Young hair products are designed to treat, clean and condition your wig, so that it looks fresh longer.

Not sure if it’s time for a new wig? Here are some telltale signs that it’s time for a replacement:

  • Color has dulled
  • Hair looks frizzy
  • Wig has lost its luster
  • Style doesn’t hold its shape all day
  • Wig doesn’t feel as comfortable or secure



The easiest place to spot a wig is starting right at the root. A bad wig’s hair part will usually look like a folded over magazine page, with no visible scalp underneath. Meanwhile, a good lace front will usually cover up any abrupt seam between the wig and one’s forehead…unless it does the opposite and draws attention to itself.


Trying to emulate natural hair’s texture is tough. Most wigs are far too dry and frizzy, like the hair of a Troll doll. A super cheap wig (like most found at a Halloween store) will lie on the opposite end of the spectrum and look as shiny as the most flammable tinsel tree.


To me, this is the most important point. An expensive wig can ace the first two and fall short here. Hair, like life, is not perfect. It can be limp, inconsistent, and sometimes stringy. But often with wigs, none of these features are present. Perfectly uniform ringlets, incredible body, improbably exact hair placement….these are all signs of a wig.

So you’ve identified a wig….why it is bad?

Well okay…spotting a wig at all inherently identifies it as bad. In most all cases, a wig in a movie or TV show is trying to pass itself off as real hair, so if it looks fake…it’s bad.

How Can You Tell If A Wig Is Of Good Quality?

Longer duration

The very first difference between high-quality and low-quality wigs begins with the price you pay for the product. We all want to buy it at a cheaper price, right? But this might have its impact in the long run. A good quality wig must appear like your natural hair and give the feel of it as well. Furthermore, good quality hair should be easy to handle and give you the option of washing and heating just like your natural hair. After all this, the wig will last years to come.

It shouldn’t look like an artificial wig

When the wig is of top-notch quality, it appears to be perfect. The high-quality wigs are designed by professionals customized based on customer needs and demands. To make the hair appear natural, the curls and waves are usually bigger and fuller. The best aspect is that you won’t feel a burden while wearing the wig all day long. Thus, there is charm and comfort combined. You have to understand that your choice of the wig should be the way of your life. Furthermore, the 100% human hair wigs are made of unprocessed virgin human hair, which appears too real to look like artificial hair.

You can use it every day

In case you want to differentiate between a high-quality wig and a low one, the former allows you to wear it daily. You can stylize in different hairstyles, heat it, and even use hair products of your choice. Even the sweat won’t make it appear artificial. This is the beauty of a high-quality wig.

Styling is easy

The human hair wig is way more versatile when it comes to styling. Apart from washing and giving heat, you can colour it as well in your preferred shade. But, it has to be ensured that good quality dye is used which goes with wigs. Usually, it is seen that the synthetic wigs are very hard to touch and styling is not that easy.

When Should I Replace My Wig?

Your wig no longer maintains its style.

Synthetic wigs are expected to keep their style wear after wear. If it’s a curly wig, it should stay curly. If it’s straight, then that style should be straight. If you wash your synthetic wig and it no longer holds its original style, then it’s time for a new wig. Likewise, if your human hair wig can’t hold the day’s style anymore, consider replacing it.

If it doesn’t shine, it may be time.

With biological hair, shine is a huge factor in signaling health. Shiny hair signals a nourished head of hair. You can apply products that add shine to your wig like the Shine Serum from BeautiMark. But, if you’re applying these types of products too frequently, it could be a sign that it may be time for a new wig.

The ends are frayed and beyond repair.

“Beyond repair” is the main takeaway for this point. Minor fraying is fixable with steaming or a small trim to the ends. However, if the fraying reaches midway or throughout the entire hairpiece, it is beyond repair.

The fiber of the wig is now dry and frizzy.

Remember how luxurious your wig felt right out of the box? The fibers were soft and silky. Now, the wig is dry and frizzy and gets tangled and matted easily. If you spend hours of your week detangling, put down the comb… it’s time for a new wig.

The wig cap is stretched out and no longer fits snugly.

A wig should fit snugly without being too tight and squeezing your scalp. If your wig cap has become stretched out and can’t provide a secure fit, it has to go. A sign of this may be that you have to adjust your piece’s placement frequently throughout the day.

The wig has experienced a significant loss of fiber.

All wigs shed with normal wear and combing. This shedding should be minor. If your piece experiences some loss of fiber, you can see an expert at your local wig salon. They may be able to add additional fibers back to your piece. If they can’t fix it, treat yourself to a replacement wig.


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