What Type of Wigs Last the Longest?

What Type of Wigs Last the Longest?

If there's one thing that many women need, it’s a good wig. Wigs are sometimes a staple for those undergoing hair loss or those who just want to give their look some extra flair. Wigs also save you money on dying or styling services, helping you avoid expensive trips to salons or purchasing expensive hair products and tools. Unfortunately, however, they don’t always last as long as we would like. 

Wigs come in a variety of materials. Each material can last for a different time based on how the wig is worn and cared for. So, which type of wigs last the longest? Read on to find out below.


Synthetic Wigs

Synthetic wigs are less expensive than human hair wigs, but they are not as durable. Most synthetic wigs last anywhere from 4 to 6 months, depending on daily wear and care.

Synthetic wigs can lose their style when washed, so it is best to wash them infrequently every 3-4 weeks. To maintain freshness, you can use Purifi Spray by BeautiMark on both the inside and outside of the cap. Also, try out the Styling Trio for Synthetic Hair by BeautiMark for an optimal look.  


Turn by Ellen Wille - Synthetic


Heat-Friendly Synthetic Wigs

Heat-friendly synthetic wigs allow you to style them with a blow dryer or curling iron at low settings. They can look a lot like natural hair and come in a variety of colors. But, because the fiber gets a lot more wear and tear each time you style it, you can only expect them to last 2-3 months if worn daily.  

Scene Stealer by Raquel Welch - Heat-Friendly Synthetic


Human Hair/Synthetic Blended Wigs

Human hair blended with synthetic fibers lasts 3-6 months of daily wear. The human hair portion allows it to be cut or heat styled, and the synthetic part holds the style through washing.

These wigs are great for those who want the best of both worlds. The downside is that they can become frizzy with friction, like heat-friendly synthetic wigs, so you’ll want to be careful while wearing this type of wig.

Veronica by Envy - Human Hair/Synthetic Blend


Human Hair Wigs

Human hair lasts much longer, and even though they tend to be more expensive, it can last up to one year if treated with proper care and styling. In addition, a human hair wig has more flexibility than a synthetic wig, so it can be styled using heat tools and will hold its style better over time. They are less likely to become frizzy and tangled, which is good news for their longevity. Always use a heat-protectant spray when styling, and try BeautiMark shampoos and conditioners on human hair wigs to help maintain their shine and texture.

High Profile by Raquel Welch - Human Hair


Wigs and hair toppers made of human hair are the most quality and durable kind you can buy. They give you the most realistic look and feel you can find. Most of them come with seamless lace front hairlines that can provide you with confidence!

For the best, shop all human hair wigs on Wigs.com

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