How To Know it's Time to Get a New Wig

All good things come to an end - even your favourite wig. Now some wigs just need some extra loving and if you want to know how to do that, then check out our blog post here. Whilst some wigs just need some reviving others, quite frankly, need a burial. We'll show you how to tell when your wig needs replacing. 



The longevity of a wig is linked to two things: it highly depends on the quality of the wig and maintenance. For example synthetic wigs can last a little over a couple of months, yet good quality human hair like the one used in CDB London wigs, can last for years. Furthermore, the way you maintain the wig will have a huge impact on how long the wig lasts. Even with these things in play eventually your wig will come to an end. You have to remember that wigs aren’t attached to a scalp, meaning that it doesn’t have access to the nutrients real hair does and needs, so over time it deteriorates. 

There are a few telltale signs that signal it’s time to replace your favourite wig. One of the biggest signs is that it doesn’t maintain styling. Whether you curl it or straighten it just doesn’t seem to hold. If that’s the case it could mean that it’s time to get a new one. For styles to hold, hair needs to have some moisture but if the hair is damaged it loses its moisture. This is what prevents the wig from holding styles.

Washing hair

Damaged ends can also mean that it’s time to get a new wig. You can trim your wigs, but there comes a time when no matter how much you cut it just doesn’t seem to help. This is usually because of excessive heat, manipulation and styling, plus normal wear and tear. The ends of all hair are the oldest parts so it becomes weaker over time. When you start seeing frayed ends and find yourself trimming your wig constantly, it’s time to get a new one from CDB London. 

Another sign that it’s time to part ways with your wig is dryness. When your wig struggles to maintain any type of moisture, it’s usually because the strands of the hair have become damaged and the hair cuticles are completely open. Meaning that any moisture added to it doesn’t actually stay. It will result in the wig becoming less shiny and more dull. It’s not actually possible to repair this kind of damage, but you can prevent it from happening quickly. To avoid this, make sure you’re not using too much heat and you deep condition your wig often.



Your wig should always fit and should always be secure - to avoid any mishaps of course. With time the wig can get looser which is part of normal wear and tear. The adjustable straps can lose its elasticity and you’ll find yourself often readjusting your wig. The materials used to build the wig are getting tiring, and as this is something anyone can ‘fix’ to avoid any accidents it’s best and safe to get a new one.

Lastly, when your wig has lost a lot of volume, then yes, please, get yourself a new one. All wigs like everyone’s hair sheds, it’s totally normal. However, wigs don’t grow new hair which can result in your wig looking, well, a little sparse. When you start seeing patches in your closure and your wig looking flat - it’s definitely time to say bye.

So, if your wig has ticked several of these boxes it’s time to move on. It’s out with old and in with the new. Treat yourself to a new CDB London wig!