How To Prevent Wig Hair Shedding? ANSWERED!

Hello ladies. Today we are going to talk about a few tips on how to prevent wig hair shedding. 

Caring for your wig requires proper routine maintenance because hands make lace wigs and hang individual hairs to lace material. They are very fragile, and shedding can be expected while this is a common problem.

There are definite ways to eliminate excessive shedding through proper care. What's more, it may lead to the breakage of the lace mesh. 

First, you should learn about why does your hair shedding.

Reasons for wig hair shedding

Reason 1: Applying oily and greasy products

Reason 2: Combing a wig roughly

Reason 3: Combing a wig from the root to the end

Reason 4: Combing a wig while it's wet

Reason 5: Excessive heat

Second, let's talk about how to prevent hair shedding.

Tips for preventing wig hair shedding

Tip 1: Use knot sealer

Knot Sealer is a product that comes in a small spray bottle. That is used to seal the knots on your lace wig. Turn the wig inside out, spray on the mesh or lace, and let it completely dry before wearing it. It's also important that you Reseal the knots after every wash and wait for the unit to dry before spraying the knot sealer completely. 

Using knot sealer before install a wig

Tip 2: Do not scratch your scalp through your lace way

Scratch your scalp through your lace way will loosen the knots and lead to excessive shedding. Instead, pat your head with your hand or remove your unit and treat your scalp with an anti-inch shampoo.

don't scratch your scalp through the lace

Tip 3: Use a wide-tooth comb or wig cushion brush

Comb from the tip and work your way up while holding the hair above so that you will avoid pulling at the knots. Prior to washing the hair, make sure you comb it out thoroughly. Never comb your wig while wet.

using wide-tooth comb and peddle comb

Tip 4: Use a mild shampoo

Avoid using care products with high alcohol content. These products can damage the hair causing breakage and shedding. 

using mild shampoo to wash your wig

Tip 5: Clean up the glue from your lace

To prevent excessive shedding, you must remove all glue residue from the lace before washing. Letting glue buildup on your unit can lead to bald spots. If you don't know how to remove glue from your lace wig, watch this video:

Tip 6: Let your wig air-dry

We highly recommend letting your unit air-dry after washing. Dryer heat can split the knots, causing shedding. If you must use your dryer, make sure it's in a cool setting.

Tip 7: Use a silk or satin scarf when you sleep

When sleeping, it's crucial you wrap a silk or satin scarf around your head. This helps prevent friction which is a major cause of tangling and shedding.

make sure you take care of your wig when you are sleeping

Tip 8: Remember to moisturize your wig

The products you use on your lace wig determine how your hair looks and, more importantly, how long it will last. The hair on a lace wig does not receive the natural moisture from the scalp. Moisturizing with the proper products on a regular basis will prevent drying and tangling.

Most hair care products are not made for lace wigs because they have high alcohol and chemical content. Alcohol severely dries the hair while chemicals cost tangling. You should always use products that are made for lace wigs. The wrong products can cause the cuticles to rise, which leads to tangled and unmanageable hair.


Besides the wig hair shedding, our natural hair may also have shedding problems or even worst situations, such as breakage. So here comes a question: how to tell the difference between shedding & breakage?

The difference between shedding & breakage

A lot of times, maybe you think that you are just naturally shutting your hair, but it could be that your hair is damaged and breaking off. So we are going to help you figure out what the difference is between the two and how we can solve the breakage problem.

the difference between shedding and breakage

According to the research of AAD(American Academy of Dermatology), most people shed between 50 and 100 strands a day, so don't freak out when you do. Shedding can also depend on medication, health, and stress as well. 

If you feel like you have a large amount of shedding like it's out of control, it can be a few things. It could be your health, diet, or medication. You are taking surgery. It can be hormonal. 

Your hormones have a lot to do with your hair falling out after you have the baby. That's why a lot of moms were like, "oh, I am losing so much hair", Because your hormones are just out of whack.

Lots of experience shedding from heat damage, chemical damage, and colour damage. 
If you are manipulating your hair for a lot of the majority of the week or a longer period of time, maybe you have a protective style, you will notice the number of hairs that you lose will dramatically increase. That's nothing to freak out about. It's totally normal.
do not freak out about the hair shed on your comb
When your hair is curly, your hair doesn't have like open access to the shed and fall. So it's kind of like sometimes it's trapped in your curls and your coils or in your protective style. You may notice on wash days. You are shutting way more than 100 a day.
Even on days that you are not combing or manipulating your hair, it's shedding. But you also could be asking yourself: is this shedding or is this breakage; is this normal or is it unhealthy.
There is a quick little test that you can do to answer that question and hopefully ease your mind. You need to take a strand of hair that has already fallen out and look on either end of that strand.
If you can see a little light bulb, that means that your hair is naturally shedding and it's healthy. 
breakage hair without white bulb
But on the other hand, if there is no white bulb and this strand is a bit shorter than your natural length, then I am sorry to say that this is probably breakage.
An obvious way that you can see if you have had breakage is if you can visibly tell in your hair, you can see like one section is kind of going up a little bit shorter than the rest, and obviously, you know that is breakage.
 split ends of breakage hair
Suppose you can visibly see split ends with your curly hair, you have problems with breakage, and we need to handle that case. As far as the breakage, it could be caused by a bunch of factors. If your hair lacks moisture and gets too dry and brittle, it's going to break off. 

How can we fix breakage well? 

Tip 1: Keeping moisture balanced and nice and high

keep moisture balance in high level

It helps out with preventing breakage and stopping breakage in its tracks. Make sure that hair moisture balance is nice and high, which means proper conditioning on there for three to five minutes. And you need periodic deep conditioning to keep that moisture and protein balance.

Tip 2: Minimize the heat that you use on your hair

The more heat that you are using, the more dryness you are going to see. Heat itself is going to remove some of that moisture balance in there, so protein and moisture balance should be kept high on a frequent basis. The number one area you should be investing in your hair routine is not in styling products. It is actually in shampoo and condition.

Tip 3: Make sure that you are trimming that hair as needed

trim the split breakage hair

If you have the split end and be able to see what the deal is, the reason why this is important is that split ends actually cause breakage. And breakage causes a split end which means it's a never-ending cycle.

Tip 4: Never ever put heat on dirty hair

I see so many people do this. What is going to go on when you are flat ironing or curling hair? All the dirt, all the debris, and all the old product matter are going to be baked onto that hair, which makes it harder for you to increase the moisture balance.

Tip 5: Moving the positioning of the ponytail

use different ponytails style

This tip is going to be for our ponytail wearers. If you find that you are wearing your hair pulled up quite a bit, make sure you are not wearing that all the time. Try moving the positioning of that ponytail to different areas of the head. That way, you are not putting stress in that same spot every single day.


Tip 6: Wear a satin scarf when you sleep

silk pillowcase is good for your hair

In terms of your sleeping patterns, sleeping on satin or 100% silk is going to be crucial. The reason why is because not only is it a low absorbency fabric, but it's also a low friction fabric which means your hair is not rubbing up against a rough surface. It's less likely to break. So it's important to wear a satin scarf and sleep on a satin bonnet, a satin pillowcase.

We have talked a bit about breakage and shedding, hope these tips are helpful for you. If you have any other questions, make sure you leave them down below, and we will do our best to answer them.

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