How Long Do Human Hair Systems Last - Lifespan Insights


How Long Do Human Hair Systems Last? | Lifespan Insights


Note: This blog on lifespan of hair systems was last updated in January 2022 to include new insights, data, and product recommendations. Happy Reading!


The lifespan of hair systems varies 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 men’s hairpieces is best done by injecting or knotting 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:


Men's toupee, hair systems


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.

best human hairpiece


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 wigs for men. 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:

 How long does hair system lasts


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. Check out these toupee shampoos for your next purchase.           

Want a completely natural look with your hair system? Invest in 100% human hair wigs for men


 Watch the video to witness a full attachment from Michael and how he thinks about the system:



best men's hairpiece


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.


lifespan of hair system


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.


Buy multiple units: One of the most useful tips to extend the hair system lifespan is to keep multiple hair toupees in your cabinet. Hair experts believe that rotating your hair systems from time to time can help avoid heavy wear and make the hairpieces last for a longer time.


Store correctly: Unlike real hair that gets nourishment from the scalp, hair systems don’t produce any oil or sebum to protect the hair strands from dust or damage caused by harmful UV rays from the sun. Neither can they generate new hair strands to replace damaged ones.


That’s why properly storing your hair toupees goes a long way when it comes to extending the lifespan. Consider the following tips to store your non-surgical hairpiece properly:

  • Store your hair systems in a cool dry place away from sunlight.
  • Use wig stands for your collection of hair replacement systems
  • If you don’t want to buy a wig stand, a clean and spacious box will do.


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.


Follow Lordhair on Slideshare to discover infographics, presentations, and media on hair loss and recovery.

We create new hair care, wig maintenance, and product resources from time to time. Check out the latest ones from Lordhair:

FUE vs. FUT hair transplant

Everything about scalp biopsy for hair loss

Best hair restoration methods for men 




  Tel: +86 532 80828255

  WhatsApp: +8618561569662

  Skype: Lordhair


Find us on social media


We couldn't find any records

Write a comment