How long do human hair wigs last?

Updated by Encelia Support Team

The lifespan of your human hair wig will vary between 16 and 24 months, depending on its maintenance and frequency of use. It is crucial to bear in mind that, unlike natural hair, human hair wigs cannot absorb the natural oils and hydration that our biological hair does. Therefore, the wig's hair dries out faster than biological hair, so we must often replenish the moisture that has been lost. Proper hair care products will help keep your human hair wig soft and silky while prolonging its lifespan.

Below is a list of curated hair care products that will help repair and restore the moisture needed to keep your human hair wig looking and feeling great.

To prolong the lifespan of your human hair wig, we recommend using color-safe products that repair moisture. Human hair wigs can be styled and washed just like your regular hair; however, keep in mind that the more you wash it and the more heat that is applied to the hair, the drier the hair will become. On average, we suggest washing & styling your wig every seven days or so.

To help ensure your human hair wig has a long and happy life, consider these three things:

  1. Products specifically formulated for dry and damaged hair; these products will help keep the hair moisturized.
  2. Products that add moisture to the hair, like argan oil.
  3. Sulfate-free and Color-Safe: this is crucial because products that are not sulfate-free typically have ingredients that strip the hair, which will, in turn, make the hair drier and more prone to tangling or matting.
If you own a human hair wig from Encelia and you're having trouble, or if you have products at home that you aren't sure about, we would be happy to help advise you. Chat with us or email us at

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