By Stephan Serrano 2020-5-12

There is a growing misconception that wearing a wig can damage your natural hair. This is why most of the questions we get from our users are some variation of "Can I wear a wig every day?" When most people purchase a wig, they do it either because they want to protect their natural hair from damage or because they want to manage hair loss that can occur as a result of illnesses such as cancer.

This is why it can be quite problematic when you find out that wearing a wig every day can be damaging. It is however important to note that you can wear a wig every day without damaging your natural hair, you just need to care of the wig properly to avoid some of the pitfalls that can arise from daily use. The following tips will help you easily wear a wig on a daily basis.

1. Buy The Right Size

When buying a wig, it is important to purchase the right size for your head. Measure your head effectively to determine the best size you should be buying. When you wear the right size wig, it is less likely to slide off your head and cause problems like itchiness in your scalp that can hinder your efforts to wear a wig on a daily basis.

2. Keep Your Styling Tools Clean

If you have a wig that can be styled using heat styling tools, it is very important to clean these tools before use. This will keep the wig from contact with old product residue and dust. This will not just protect the wig from damage, but it will also mean that you will not need to wash the wig on a regular basis, a factor that can increase the lifespan of the wig.

3. Use Wig Cap Liners

If you want to wear a wig every day, we recommend wearing a wig cap liner underneath the wig. Liners can be made from a variety of materials including nylon and mesh. They are essential in keeping the wig clean, which can increase the lifespan of the wig, allowing you to wear it every day. Wig liners are particularly helpful when you're completely bald as they protect your scalp and the wig at the same time.

4. Wash the Wig after 8-10 wears

You should take care of the wig just as you would your natural hair, especially if you are going to be wearing the wig on a daily basis. One of the best ways to ensure it stays clean and healthy is to wash the wig at least every 8-10 wears. The average time it takes for you to wash the wig depends on several factors including how much you sweat daily and your level of activity. Ensure you was the wig in lukewarm water and use only the most gentle of shampoos and conditioners.

5. Switch up Your Wigs

If you are going to choose to wear a wig every day, it is important to have more than one wig. We recommend having at least 3 wigs so you can switch up your look every once in a while. Rotating the wigs in this way can also reduce wear and tear, keeping the wigs clean and increasing their lifespan.

6. Avoid readjusting the Wig through the Day

It is important to avoid readjusting the placement of the wig through the day. This can only be prevented by making sure that you actually wear the wig properly in the morning. Sliding the wig around or constantly readjusting it can cause your natural hair to tangle, which can irritate your scalp.

7. Carry a Wide Tooth Comb

Depending on the type and texture of your wig, it is bound to get tangled up as you go through your day. Therefore, we advise that you carry a wide tooth comb with you to detangle the wig or restyle it as needed. Wide tooth combs are ideal since they are less likely to cause damage to the wig's strands.

8. Use Static Electricity to Tame wayward strands and Excess Volume

If you already wear your wig on a daily basis, you may already have had to deal with these strands that can all out of place at inopportune moments. One of the easiest ways to put them back in place is to use a static electricity. Just rub your hands together until they are war and then quickly press them down on top of the wig. This will pull the wayward strands back in place and also remove excess volume.

9. Remove the Wig at Night

At the end of the day, before bed it is important to take the wig off and place it safely on a wig stand. We strongly advise against going to bed with your wig still on your head. This can cause the wig to tangle and we all know removing tangles on the wig can cause significant damage.

To comprehensively answer the question; "Can I wear a wig every day?" Yes, you can. In fact in some instances it may become necessary to wear your wig on a daily basis. But it is important to take care of the wig, so that it continues to look presentable when you wear it, but also so it can be durable enough to be worn on a daily basis without damage.

As usual, your feedback is very important to us. If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to ask.