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    Prolong the Life of Your Hair System: Tips & Tricks

    Even though hair systems have a recommended lifespan, depending on how you care for your hair toupee, it can shorten or prolong the life of your wig. Many other factors such as the climate you live in and daily activities you do also play a huge role in how long your hair toupee will last.


    Let's look at some care and maintenance tips and things to consider to help you get extend the life of your hair system!


    Prolong Your Wig: Decide your Preferred Durability Before Purchase

    (pick a hairpiece that has a lifespan you cant accept)

    It's a fact that the main factor influencing how long your men’s hair wig will last is the materials used to make it. Hair pieces made from ultra thin skin just wont be as long lasting as those hair systems made from sturdier lace materials. Toupee wigs with single or double knots as their ventilation method will also be less prone to hairs falling out than the v-loop method. Therefore, this is a hugely important step to get right before you even receive your hair system. Let's have a look at the average recommended lifespan for each type of men's hair toupee.


    When we say prolong the life of your hair system, we don't mean making a 0.03mm skin hair system, that is expected to last 1-2 months, last 6+ months. Because in general, it will not last that long, although it is not unknown. Check out our Hair to Stay podcast interview with Russell, who mentions the fact that the current system he was wearing at the time had lasted 5 months. When we say prolong the life of your hair system, we mean that you can use correct maintenance tips to ensure that your toupee hair system does not wear out quicker than it is meant to.


    Can I shower in a hair system?

    Check out the Lordhair Podcast today for tips & tricks on your hair system



    If your hair system is a 0.03mm Lordhair UTS Ultra Thin Skin, it lasts 1-2 months. Using the tips we've shared in this blog will help you ensure your hairpiece will last at a minimum 1 whole month of good wear.





     Average recommended lifespan of different hair systems

    1-2 months for 0.03mm ultra-thin skin hair systems and Swiss lace hair systems

    2-4 months for 0.06-0.08mm super thin skin hair systems and French lace hair systems

    4-6 months for 0.10-0.15mm thin skin hair systems and mono(filament) hair systems

    +4 months for NPU (a thicker kind of poly) hair systems


    hair system lifespan



    Once you have decided what kind of durability you are looking for that that aligns with your expectations in terms of how realistic the toupee hair piece looks, you can then think about your habits that can help keep your men's hairpiece looking in tip top condition for longer and prolong hair system life.



    Buy it Now - lasts up to 4 months!


     Lordhair Champion

    Champion is a full French Lace Stock Hairpiece that lasts 2-4 months which offers greater durability and a longer lifespan than skin models whilst retaining an ultra natural look. 

    How to Prolong Hair System Life: Lifestyle Considerations

    What can you do to make your hair system last longer? Avoid situations that may cause you to sweat excessively or plan your activities around your hair system. If you like to go for a run at midday, why not be an early bird, catch the worm and go for an early morning run when the sun is lower in the sky causing you to sweat less? Additionally, if you have an event coming up that might cause greater damage to your hair toupee than regular activities, such as going to a sauna, then why not time it just before you plan to switch out your new hair system? This will help extend the life of your toupee by avoiding damaging activities.



     Mono hair systems for men

    Genesis is a Men’s Toupee made with Fine Mono base material and a PU Perimeter that lasts 4-6+ months, offering a super long lifespan.




    Purchase the Lordhair Genesis Men’s Wig here


    "It's getting hot in here"

    (how to prolong the life of your hair system if you have a sweaty scalp)

    Hot, sweaty climates and strenuous sporting activities can cause you to sweat on the top of your head. This naturally leads to the tape or adhesive used when attaching the hair piece to loosen, meaning you may have to remove it to clean more often and may reduce the toupee lifespan. When cleaning, we always advise good care techniques, such as using a soft hand and washing your toupee hair wig in one direction, yet the act of washing in itself will cause slight wear each time, the more often you wash the greater the wear.



    How to Prolong Hair System Life: Toupee Adaptations

    You can make minor adjustements to your toupee hair system to make sure it can last that bit longer. Let's take a look!


    “Let's clip it on!”

    (use clips on your hair system to make it last longer)

    Of course sleeping with a hair toupee on can cause more damage as compared to not sleeping with it on, however the act of attachment and removal can reduce the life span of your hair replacement system. Men's toupees that use glue or tape can experience wear and tear to a greater extent than wig pieces that have been clipped in, because each time you remove and wash your hair system it causes you to rub and brush the base and pull softly on the hairs when cleaning them.


    Sewing in clips to your hair system can allow you to achieve your desired look with our huge selection of toupee wigs for men without having to worry about scraping the base to remove sticky glue, or pulling on hair strands when rubbing in shampoo, which will help you maintain your hair system for longer. You can simply clip the toupee onto existing hair and remove when undertaking any damaging activities, such as showering or sleeping, again helping to extend the hair system lifespan greatly.


    Check out our recent video about how to sew on clips yourself 

    At Lordhair we also provide the option to have our hair stylist sew in the clips for you for just $10.


    Stop Stratching

    (We know you can't help wanting to scratch that itch, but here is how you can resist!)

    It is inevitable that at some point your scalp will have an itch, as all scalps do occasionally. We all know vigourous scratching is BAD for your toupee. But what can you do? You've just got to scratch it, right? 

    Wrong! When you have an itch that you just can't seem to scratch, this tip will help relieve some of the head-crawling tension on your head (excuse the pun). Here it is - cold water. When you have an itchy head, try pouring some cold water on the area for instant itching relief.

    If you really want to itch your hair system, of course you can, however it will do much to shortern the lifespan of your toupee. You want to avoid this as much as possible as it can cause clunks to break out on the area of your system that you have been scratching.

    Make sure when it is fitted that the scalp is completely dry so as to avoid any dirt or bacteria getting in the glue and on the scalp, which can cause itching once the hair system is on the head. 


    Best Tools to Extend your Toupee Hair System Life

    If you want to make your toupee last just that bit longer, you will need to treat it delicately. That is easier said than done. Above we discussed how you could adapt your lifestyle to accomodate your hair system. Now let's look at a few tools to help you make your toupee hair system last much longer!



    1. Prolong Hair System Life: “Nights in White Silk”

    (Use a silk pillowcase to avoid hair pull)

    Our last tip is to be mindful of the natural fallout of your wig hairpiece and take steps to reduce the pull. Of course, it is only natural that men’s hair systems will experience wear and tear and fallout, it cannot be avoided. However if you sleep with your wig hairpiece attached then you can switch your regular pillowcase for a silk one.


    hair system silk pillowcase 


    This not only makes you feel like a king and is soft on the face, it also helps to avoid the pull on the strands of your hairpiece, thereby helping to reduce the fallout.


    2. Extend Hair System Life: Tangle Teazer

    (Use a Tangle Teazer to get knots out of your system)

    No, this miracle brush is NOT just for women with hair. As you have a 100% human hair hair system, it'll react the same way to your hair system. In other words, this miracle brush will glide past the biggest of knots which excess pull on the hair. If you have never tried one before you'll be suprised at how well they glide along your hair system.

    The perfect match to the soft natural hair on your hair system. You hair system is the best way to help you recover from hair loss, and your Tangle Teaser helps take care of your toupee hair system.


    hair system tangle teaser

    Tangle Teaser for your toupee hair system


    If you experience knotting, it may be that you are not brushing your hair correctly. Try a soft brush and brush it once a day to keep your system in tip top condition.


    3. Make Your Hair System Last Longer: Conditioning and Shampooing

    (Use a GOOD conditioner & shampoo to care for your system - cheap will NOT do!)

    Shampooing and condition is something you should do regularly to dissipate the oils that build up on your hair system. In general we recommend washing everyday or every other day, if you do not experience excess scalp sweat, you can go 3-4 days between washing your toupee (however you may wish to wash the very front hairline every day). If you do not wash your toupee regularly, the oil from your scalp will break down the glue (grease attacks grease), so you want to try to keep it clean and dry. However too much scrubbing will also lead to your hair system wearing out fast. So when you wash it, you should use a soft hand and you cannot wash your hair system like your regular hair. Olaplex is expensive, but your hair system deserves it. 


    hair system shampoo



    Watch our customer, Juha, washing his hair system. He shows you that it is important not to attack the head or rub vigorously, but let the water run down the head, and to use soft  motions in a downward direction. You should also avoid drying the hair with a hair dryer until the very end, when your hair is 95% dry.




    Get Your New Hair System Today with our Friendly Staff

    (we are here to guide you, and pick out the best piece for you)

    Even if you are a begginner, have no fear, we will help you pick the right piece for you.


    Get Your Hair System Today with Our Friendly Staff!

    You can buy our full range of men’s hair pieces, such as monofilament wigs and thin skin hair toupees on our website at lordhair.com. If you have more questions about which hair system is best suited to your lifestyle and toupee care tips, our support team is always happy to help and provide a super quick response.


    Online 24/6 - Chat with us now HERE




    To sum up:

    • Different materials and ventilation methods can contribute to different life spans of different hair pieces
    • Hot climates and heavy duty sports cause you to sweat more and clean your hair toupee more often
    • Clips can increase the lifespan of your toupee wig by avoiding glue and attaching directly to hair
    • Sleep with a satin pillow case to avoid pull
    • The Lordhair full range is extensive, meaning you will always find the perfect hair system suited to your lifestyle



    Do you still have any hair care questions? Email us at support@lordhair.com and we’ll be happy to help you with your query.


    Do you have any more tips? We would love to hear them, let us know in the comments below and help out a fellow hair system wearer.



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