Lifespan of hair systems vary from product to product. Some human hair wigs last for few weeks and some for several months. Polyurethane, a lace-type of material, is popularly used to build the base of hair replacement system. This part rests on your scalp.  At Lordhair, long lasting hair replacement systems are made using 100% human hair. The finishing of wig is best done by injecting or knitting the hair on the base.


Popular techniques of creating long lasting hair replacement system are weaving, fusion, cabling beading, and bonding. The wig then can be attached to your scalp by using water proof adhesive. It is best to opt for hair wigs that come with skin friendly adhesive. But the question we are trying to answer here is ‘how long will a human hair wig last?’


Though depending on multiple factors, the lifespan of your hair system is greatly affected by below 4 factors:


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Base materials

The raw material plays a crucial role in determining the durability of any product. Hair replacement systems are also affected by the material they are built of. Different base materials have different levels of durability. The general rule is ‘less detectable a hair system is, the shorter the lifespan’. If you want your hairline to look natural, then, durability will be compromised as these wigs will not last for a long time. Conversely, the more durable a hair system is, the less natural it looks.

Base materials for human hair wigs can be divided into four categories. The lifespans listed are general indications only:

  1. Swiss Lace and Thin Skin hair systems last 4-6 weeks
  2. French Lace hair systems last 4-6 months
  3. Combination Mono with Poly hair systems last 6-9 months
  4. Poly hair systems last 9-12 months

Hair quality 

Hair, whether black or blonde, whether red or brown, the quality andtype of hair used in hair system production is a major factor in its life span. Lordhair ensures strict quality control when it comes to selecting the hair we use. This extends the lifespan of our hair system.  Another factor is the level of processing your hair system requires.

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Color of hair

Darker colors and straight styles require less processing, while lighter colors and curly hair requires more treatment. This will impact the lifespan of your system. However, processed hair will still easily last 3-6 months with proper care, which is a good lifespan for a wig. It can be said that straight and dark coloured hair systems are termed as high quality hair systems.


The longevity of your hair system is affected by how you take care of it. Because we want you to get the most out your hair system, we provide tips and ideas on how best to take care of your hair. Learn how to maintain your hair color and maintain the natural look of your hair wig.

With a little patience and effort, you can easily take good care of your hair system. Just have a look at this infographic which will help you in maintaining your hair system:

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Tips to extend hair system lifespan


Even though brands like Lordhair have made modern hair systems affordable, users still should take every precaution to extend their lifespan. Below 5 essential human hair wigs maintenance tips will help you in increasing the lifespan of your hair system: 

Prevent Oxidation: Sun releases harmful radiation that can damage your hair by reducing its green pigment and turning it into red or orange. As your hair replacement system is made from 100% natural human hair, it will also be vulnerable to oxidation. It will deteriorate sooner and won’t last long.  We strongly advise you to wear a hat or a cap when you go out for longer hours in sun.

Shampooing: Want to increase lifespan of your wig? Start shampooing it twice a week and you will get shinier and healthy hair system with an increased life span. Shampoo also eliminates the foul smell which may result due to moisture or dirt particles. This will make your human hair wig last long.           

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Hair System Cleaning: Whether your hair system is polyurethane based or lace based, both require cleaning as adhesive used to bind the system on your scalp may spread on your strands, affecting its natural look. Therefore, it is necessary to cleaning hair systems properly from time to time to avoid the deposit of adhesive on hair system.

Untangling hair systems: This often happens with hair systems designed using long hair. It takes time to de-tangle hair and sometimes it results in hair loss. A human hair replacement system is vulnerable to wear and tear and also irreversible damage. It is therefore beneficial to de-tangle your wig in such a way that your hair strands don’t get damaged.


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Hair Colouring: Lordhair creates 100% human hair replacement systems that gives your scalp a phenomenal look. As the hair used are natural, it is possible that exposure to heat, dirt and other factors may lead to colour loss. But don’t worry, you can colour your hair system by using good quality hair colour options available in the market and make your hair system beautiful as well as durable.


As you can see, a variety of factors impact the lifespan of yourhair system. Before deciding on your base material and hair type, you need to consider what you value more, a longer lifespan or a more natural look. With this information, we hope your choice is made a little easier. Just remember if you need some help making your decision or have any other questions, get in touch with us.


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