Nine Tips To Minimize Your Lace Wig Shedding
Your lace wig is losing a lot of hair? No one likes to see loose hair in the comb or sliding across your bathroom floor after styling. Keep reading to learn more about why your wig will shed and how to prevent your lace wig from shedding or minimize shedding.
Why Is My Wig Shedding So Much？
As we all know, hair loss is completely normal for wigs, just like your natural hair. But it is deviant to lose much more than usual or much more than expected. After all, the hair loss is actually permanent and the hair will never grow back. Therefore, it is extremely important that you understand why your wig is losing so much hair, thus learning how to reduce hair loss. Here are some reasons why your wig sheds a lot.
1. Brushing Wig When It Is Wet
There is no doubt that whether it is from showering or swimming, the water will cause the base to swell, thus weakening the attachment site (where the wig hair attaches to the base of the wig). In this case, it will make the gripping power of the hair looser and ultimately lead to losing more than it should. Additionally, your wig will be at its most vulnerable state when wet.
Thus, please avoid touching your hair immediately after it gets wet or combing it right after washing it. Keep in mind that you have to wait until it is completely dry.
2. Over Brushing
In order to prevent your wig from tangling, you should always brush your wigs regularly. However, excessive brushing can actually lead to more hair loss. This is because wigs are fragile and with over-brushing, brushing your wig too aggressively, or using the wrong tools, you can end up ripping out knots and breaking hair fibers, or pulling out strands of hair that would otherwise would not shed.
3. Not Attaching It Correctly
While glues, combs, and wig clips can properly secure wigs to your head, they will actually damage your natural hair, skin, and even the wig itself. In particular, the wig glue may not only damage the hair or skin, but also the lace of the wig when used excessively. And even can loosen the hair attached to the lace and lead to shedding.
4. Using Wrong Products
Not only can excessive use of hair care products weigh down your wigs, it can also cause them to fall out. For example, products that aren't suitable for wigs are often too harsh and contain high levels of alcohol that could over-dry your wig hair, damaging it, breaking it, and causing it to fall out. And if you use too much conditioner or hair oil and apply it to the roots of your wig, those oily products such as hair creams, hair oils, conditioner and hair masks will saturate the base of the wig and can loosen the bonds resulting in excessive excretion. So always use products sparingly and carefully to prolong the life of your wigs.
5. Using Too Much Heat
Although the increasing quality of human hair wigs has made it possible to use heat styling tools, heat can also cause hair loss. For example, if you wash your wig in boiling hot water or use heat tools such as hair dryers and straighteners on your wig, the heat from hot water and hair tools may damage hair, damage and weaken bonds, and lead to excessive shedding. Additionally, drying your hair the wrong way, overdoing it, or not protecting your hair before applying heat can either over-dry your hair or make it brittle.
6. Sleeping With Your Wig On
When you sleep in your wig and toss and turn it often, it will produce friction between the wig and the pillow which will damage the hair cuticle (protective outer layer of the hair fiber) and cause the hair to break and fall out. hair. If the hair is long, you risk pulling on the hair and causing it to fall out.
7. Trying Tight Hairstyles
If you may be used to tight ponytails, buns or buns, these tight hairstyles require a lot of tugging and pulling on the hair. When the hair is too tight, the wig hair may break and fall out.
8. Exposuring Your Wig Under The Sun
If your hair is exposed to the sun for a long time, UV rays can damage your hair, such as fading, thinning, frizz, or cause split ends or dry, brittle strands. UV (ultraviolet) light can also cause your hair to fall out. What's more important, your lights at home will have the same effect. After all, fluorescent lights generally emit a small amount of UV light and can potentially bleach or damage your hair.
9. Poor Quality
If you find that none of the previous reasons apply to you, it is more than possible that your hair is falling out simply because of its quality. If the wig is of poor quality, it will lose more than one of better quality. So, if you plan to wear your wig regularly, go for a better quality wig so that it can last as long as possible.
How To Stop Wig From Shedding?
By reading the reasons above, we have already understood why your wig sheds so much. Now, there are some simple tips and tricks that can effectively avoid wig loss in the following.
1. Properly Brush Wig
Never brush the wig when it is wet! Always brush your wig when completely dry and do so with extreme care and make sure you don't pull on any knots. For delicate lace front wigs, it is best to use a wide toothbrush or a professional wig brush to help you gently and carefully detangle your wigs without further damaging them.
Also, always aim to brush your synthetic wig before and after wearing it, starting at the ends and working your way up the hair. If your lace wig is particularly tangled, first use your finger to carefully comb your wig, then use your brush to untangle tangles and extend the life of your human hair wigs.
2. Use Heat Tools As Less As Possible
Always make sure your wig can be heat styled before attempting to use heat tools on it. When using hot tools on your wigs, also be sure to use them at as low a temperature as possible. Otherwise, you run the risk of losing your synthetic wig or even melting the fibers! Of course, if possible, it would be best to air dry or use the cool setting of your hair dryer. You can also invest in heat protection creams or sprays designed to protect your hair when you apply heat. Or try styling your synthetic wigs without heat to keep them looking their best for as long as possible.
3. Avoid UV
If you're outside most of the day, avoid exposure to the sun as much as possible. Or, you can choose to wear a hat with your wig. Also, it's a great option for you to invest in UV-reducing or UV-free light alternatives.
4. Opt For High-quality Wigs
Always read customer reviews before purchasing a wig. Whether on the website, through Google, or even through YouTube videos, always try to search for reviews of the wig brand or the wig itself to help you find a high-quality wig.
5. Don’t Wash Wig With Hot Water
Instead of washing your hair with hot water, wash it with lukewarm or cold water, which can prevent damage and hair loss.
6. Apply A Knot Sealer On The Wig
As a spray product, knot sealer usually comes in a small spray bottle and is used to seal knots and keep them firmly attached. You can spray it on the lace or mesh of the wig when the wig is flipped, which can seal the bonds and strengthen the attachment site. After drying, turn the wig over and wear it. Note that uses this product after every wash and let it dry properly before wearing your wig! Only by doing this can you minimize wig shedding and keep your wig full.
7. Pick Up The Right Products For Your Wig
Avoid using shampoos, hairsprays, sprays, and other hair care products with a high alcohol content, as alcohol makes hair dry and brittle, or even breaks it and begins to thin. When using the products you buy from the pharmacy and supermarket shelves, you should check whether these products have harsh chemical composition or high alcohol content or not in order to avoid causing irreversible damage to the wig.
You should always take note of the pH levels of any hair product you use and stick to hair care products with a balanced pH, such as botanicals. The proper pH range should be around 4-6. Acidic products such as shampoos and conditioners with the right balance will cause the hair to lay down, making it smooth and manageable. As for alkaline products with a pH above 7, the hairs stand up and tangle.
In the end, be careful not to use greasy products at the root of the HD lace wig because they can weaken the hair attachment site and cause hair loss.
8. Don’t Scratch
Avoid scratching your scalp through the wig while wearing your wig. This is because it will trigger the loss. When your scalp under the wig is itchy and you don't seem to feel relief, pat your scalp with your hands. But discomfort is a sign of a dry scalp, so you should try to use moisturizing products on your natural hair and treat the scalp. Of course, using an anti-itch shampoo also helps reduce irritation.
9. Wrap Your Hair When Sleeping
If you plan to sleep in your wig, it's important to protect the hair from friction and prevent it from tangling. Either braiding the hair before sleeping or wrapping your head and wig in a silk scarf or cap is a good choice for you.
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