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Can wigs damage your natural hair

Can wigs really damage your natural hair?

We all know the advantages that come with wearing a wig if you are a wig wearer. The pros of wearing a wig can be varied for each individual but can range from using it as a protective style, or to disguise any form of hair loss or could just be simply for convenience.

If you are a regular wig wearer-which is totally fine to wear your wigs daily, then you might want to know if wigs can really damage your natural hair.

Can wigs really damage my hair

 

Can wigs really damage my hair?

The answer to this depends on how you wear your wig and how you maintain it. If you follow proper hair care rituals and take the time to take care of your natural hair and your wig, then the risk of wigs damaging your hair is minimal. It’s important to also note that if your wigs aren’t worn properly, it can cause traction alopecia.

Traction alopecia is a form of hair loss that is caused by constant pulling or applying too much pressure on the hair follicles. This usually is caused by wearing certain types of wigs and not following the right routine.

 

What types of wigs can cause damage to your hair?

Any wig that is way too tight can cause damage to your hair. The bands on wigs can also cause irritability for anyone who has sensitive skin. Lace front wigs and clip-on wigs however offer complete coverage for your natural hair.

 

8 Tips to wear your wig that won’t cause damage to your hair

 
#1. AVOID USING ADHESIVES SUCH AS GLUE
Using glue on your hair and wig can generally irritate the skin, as well as cause an itchy scalp and because glue doesn’t naturally come off easily, it can also cause your pores to block. A combination of all three can lead to traction alopecia but If you can avoid using adhesives then we recommend not using them at all.

Adhesive wig glue

Wigs that are usually best to wear to avoid using glue are glueless wigs. As the name suggests these types of wigs require no use of glue. Another alternative to hair glue is the wig fix which is a breathable and lightweight silicone headband that secures your wig while protecting your scalp and promoting natural hair growth underneath.

 

#2. AVOID WEARING TIGHT WIGS

Your wig should never be too tight. A wig that is too tight can cause headaches and cause breakage to your natural hair. The breakage won’t start instantly but if you do this over time, naturally the tension around the hairline can lead to hair loss.

It’s important to get the right measurements for your wig, this will ensure you have the right and most comfortable fit. Wig sizes usually come in a small, medium or large cap.

The signs your wig is too small is if it feels tight at the temple or if it slips back on your head, revealing your natural hairline.

To ensure you have the right cap measurement, always make sure you have a tape rule handy and measure around the circumference of your head to get the most accurate number. Ensure you get the most accurate measurement if you are ordering a customized wig because custom wigs usually can’t be returned.

#3. CHOOSE A BREATHABLE WIG
Lace front wigs are made using natural lace as the name suggests. The lace material is very soft, and delicate and covers a large portion of the wig. These wigs are usually made with this method by having the lace hand-tied to the front part of the wig which allows for natural movement and creates a nice transition from the forehead to the hairline. The lace on this is usually breathable and allows for air intake which is great during hotter seasons when one tends to sweat a lot.

breathable wig

 

#4. WEAR A WIG CAP
Always ensure you wear a wig cap under your wig. This will act as protection between your real hair and your wig and also beneficial for people with sensitive skin. The benefit of wearing one is that it prevents your hair from breakage when the wig rubs against your scalp and hairline. Plus, an extra benefit is that provides comfort to your hair and holds your hair nicely in place.

#5. WEAR WIGS WITH A SOFT LACE
To protect your natural hair, wear soft lace wigs as opposed to hard lace especially if you have sensitive or easily irritable skin. A hard lace front means there is no likely ventilation through the wig.

Softlace wig

Swiss lace is the most popular type of lace and this kind of lace is soft to touch, easy to apply and breathable. It’s very durable too and available in a variety of colours such as transparent, light brown, medium brown and dark brown lace.

#6. GIVE YOUR HAIR A MUCH-NEEDED BREAK
If you are a lover of wigs, we know it might be hard to take a break from it but it’s essential. It’s particularly important because wearing wigs often can cause tension in your hair and naturally this can cause damage over time. The constant pulling at your scalp doesn’t help either. Give your hair time to breathe, this could be for a few days, weeks or even a month and give yourself the freedom to rock your natural hair.

Try as well not to sleep in your wigs if you can avoid it, why? Because when you sleep just like normal hair- wigs can cause pressure to your hair and scalp and cause damage to them by causing frizz, split ends and tangling. You don’t want that!

#7. MAKE SURE THE APPLICATION IS RIGHT
 

You can put your hair in a bun, do a flat twist or a cornrow style in preparation for wearing your wig. Ensure this is not too tight. We always recommend wearing a wig cap because as we said this will act as a barrier between your hair and the wig. Wear your wig right away and this is one of the quickest application process for wearing your wigs. Always do it right.

#8. GIVE YOUR WIG SOME MUCH-NEEDED LOVE
Sometimes we tend to neglect our wigs but wigs are made from real hair too and it needs the care and attention you give your natural hair. They need to be conditioned, shampooed, dried properly and protected from heat tools if possible. The best way to dry your hair wig is by air drying it and not towel drying cause this can cause breakage. This method is not necessarily the quickest method but will ensure you have a long-lasting wig. After all, when you have an expensive one like a human hair wig-you will want it to last long.

Make sure to wash the lace part of the wig to allow for longevity and the number of times you wash depends on a few factors such as the type of hair, the life span of the hair, the quality of the hair, and how often you wear it.

 

In Conclusion

Ensure to follow the necessary tips and especially get the size of your wig right, wearing tight wigs won’t do your scalp any good. Use a wig cap and ensure you practice the right application method at all times. All of the above if done right wouldn’t cause damage to your hair.

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WHAT IS YOUR RETURNS POLICY

By placing an order, it means you accept our terms and conditions

At Eternal Wigs we ensure that all our products are made with the finest materials and utmost quality.  

We offer  refund for all black or non-coloured units/wig. For black or non-coloured wigs, we are happy to offer a 72 hour refund or exchange on unused items.

For the purpose of hygiene, we request that you wear a wig cap in all cases when trying on a purchased wig. Any item that has been altered chemically or physically no longer qualifies for an exchange or refund. This includes but is not limited to:

  • The wig must have its tag.
  • The wig must not be coloured, styled, bleached, washed, brushed or combed. 
  • The wig must not have been worn. The lace in front of wig must not be cut. The wig must not be in contact with any food smells, smoke, hair spray or perfume.

Please note: Eternal wigs does not offer refund or exchanges for coloured / custom coloured pieces.We dont hold stock wigs,hence all our wigs are made to order and of custom nature.Scenarios where refund / exchange on custom/coloured items will not be accepted includes the following: changing your mind, feeling the colour doesnt suit you or ordering the wrong cap size.  Please ensure you measure your head to know your cap size before placing an order. Cap sizes are measured in inches. If you have any issues with cap size, please contact us for assistance at info@eternalwigs.com

COLOUR DISCLAIMER: KINDLY NOTE THAT DESPITE OUR EFFORT TO PROVIDE CORRECT IMAGES OF EACH WIG,  THE COLOUR OF THE WIG MAY BE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT DUE TO PHONES / COMPUTER SCREENS. A wig with slightly different colour than shown on screen will not be classified as faulty.

ITEMS ELIGIBLE FOR REFUNDS 

For accepted returns, refund  will only be applied where a returned unit has been thoroughly inspected by our team.Eternal Wigs will not take responsibility for any damage caused to the unit. We will return the product back to you.  Where there is a defect with your unit you must   contact our customer service team within 72 hours of receiving the product. Item must be in original condition, unworn, lace uncut, tags intact and wig must be unaltered in anyway. Please ensure the lace is uncut when trying out the unit. Failure to meet the above conditions will result in the returns being sent back to the customer.   

Please note: We are not able to offer free returns for international orders. 

Please note we are unable to refund shipping charges including shipping charges of refused deliveries. These charges will be deducted from your refund.

The value of refund for International non-GBP (£) will be based on the exchange rate at the date of refund.

Please remember to include your name and order number in your returned parcel.
 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY REFUND AFTER I RETURN

We process all refunds within 7-10 working days of receiving returned items. This may take longer during busy periods. An email confirmation will be sent confirming we received the returned item and we are processing your refunds.

Please note: refunds may take up to 10 working days to clear depending on your card issuer or bank.

MY SHIPPING COST HAS NOT BEEN REFUNDED, WHY?

Shipping cost is only refunded if there is an error with your order or your purchased item was faulty. We will not refund the cost of shipping the item to you in other cases. 

CANCELLATION

Once an order is placed on our website, we allocate our wigmakers to start hand knotting your wig. Please take note of the dispatch time frame on our product description.Cancellations can only be accepted within 24hrs of placing your order.

 

FREE RETURN IS GUARANTEED FOR THIS WIG.

 
REQUIREMENT
 
How long do I have to return?
This item must be returned within 7 days from the date of receiving your purchase.
 
In what condition do I return the item?
This item must be unused, undamaged and in their original packaging.The lace must not be cut.
 
What is the return method?
You are liable for organising the return back to us and we do not bear the shipping cost for the return of the item. We recommend using a service that can offer proof of delivery to avoid items going missing in the post.
 
Ensure to email us at info@eternalwigs.com or chat with us in the first option about your return and also add your order number into the parcel with your name.
 
Can I return an item if it has been used,damaged or styled?
No
 
How will I get my refund?
Refunds will be processed typically within 10-15 business days of receiving the item back.Refund will be issued back to the original method of payment.
 
The original shipping and handling fee are not returnable.
 
NOTE- This return policy applies to this particular item, if you have any questions relating to any other items, then email us at info@eternalwigs.com or chat with us through the chat option.