Why Do Wigs Shed?

JANUARY 12, 2023

Wig Caps & Maintenance

Unfortunately, wigs can be prone to shedding – this is due to the fact that the hair is attached to a wig cap either by sewing the weft of hair on to it, or hand tying each hair to the wig cap. To minimize shedding, make sure you keep it detangled, so brush your wig regularly (using a wide-toothed comb or a special wig brush designed for the fiber of the wig you have) and take extra care when styling it with heat, if it allows heat styling. Just like with our biological hair, shedding is totally normal. It only becomes a concern if it is excessive shedding (handfuls of hair at a time). With proper care and maintenance, however, your wig should stay looking its best for a long time! 

Here are a couple of tips to decrease shedding:

Use the right tools

Use proper styling tools, and use them gently


Wash and condition your wig, every 6-8 wears.


Use specially formulated care products.  

Avoid Soaking

Never soak your wig, and definitely do not soak your wig in conditioner. This will loosen the knots and accelerate hair loss. 

Don't Over-pull

Do not pull too hard when styling or when putting your hair up in an up do. Over pulling will also accelerate hair loss.   

Finally, remember that any wig-no matter how carefully you care for it- will eventually start to shed. This is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about!

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