How to Keep Your Wig From Shedding & Embarrassing You

"In your highest moments, be careful; that's when the devil comes for you!" - Denzel.

Ain't that the truth?! You've got your hair installed, going about your business looking all cute, and then you start to feel or see loose hair strands on your outfit or seat. Sometimes, you're not even the one who notices the shedding. Maybe your man ran his hands through your hair, or someone made a joke about knowing you had been there because you left your hair on your seat… It can be rough when your wig or hair extensions keep shedding!


Luckily, there are ways to prevent shedding and even minimize it once it starts. And we're right here to inform you everything you need to know.

P.S: now please note that a bit of shedding is normal and should be understandable if you've had your units for a long time.

What Causes Wigs to Shed In The First Place?

The most common reasons that wigs shed fall into two categories: damage to the lace, wefts, or wig caps and damage to the actual hair strand.

How Do I Keep My Wig From Shedding?

  • Take Care of Your Lace, Wefts, and Wig Cap

  1. Don't scratch your scalp through your unit

It's tempting, but don't do it, sis. Whenever you attempt to reach your scalp without first taking off your unit, you cause a lot of stress on the lace or fabric on your wig. It will tear the lace and cap, resulting in the shedding of the strands around that wig section.

  1. Be gentle with your lace

Lace is quite fragile, so if you're rough with it, e.g., yanking your wig off your head might cause a tear in your wig. Which leads to lace tearing and hair shedding.

Tip: If you decide to sleep with your wig on, secure the lace portion down and sleep with a satin bonnet. In our sleep, we toss and turn, so we can loosen the glue or even damage the lace if we don't protect it adequately.

  1. Use a knot sealer on your unit

Knot sealers work by forming a layer on the knots at the base of your unit, which keeps them from unraveling. Use a knot sealer to prevent shedding or minimize shedding if you're already struggling with it. 

  • Take Care of Your Hair

  1. Don't brush your hair excessively or roughly

When your wig gets tangled, it's easy to be a bit rough trying to get the tangles out, but try to avoid it. Keep in mind to comb your hair from the ends to the roots gradually. If your hair is quite tangled, start by finger detangling, move up to a wide-tooth comb, and then move to a brush or tangle teezer to help you gradually take care of those tangles.

  1. Be careful with sources of heat

Like your scalp's hair, the hair on your wig is sensitive to heat and chemicals such as relaxers. So avoid using a lot of heat on your wig and when you do use heat, use a heat protectant and keep it as low as you can.


Some other things worth noting

Generally speaking, the smaller the texture of the wig, the easier it is to fall off, which is a matter of process, can not be avoided. For example, straight hair through many processes before the production of 4c wigs, these processes will destroy the strength of the original hair. So small texture of the wig you should be more careful care.

But sometimes you will find that even if you try all the methods, but the results are not obvious. Here we have to consider, the wig you bought has quality quality prolem. We recommend that you to consider buying your wig from a trustworthy store to avoid quality problems.

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