Daily Wig Wearing: Dos and Don'ts for Your Everyday Wig

Written by: Christina Jones



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Woman wearing everyday wig

Master the Art of Wearing a Wig Everyday: Essential Dos and Don'ts for Maintaining Your Everyday Wig

Wearing wigs daily can be a convenient and versatile way to enhance your style, but it requires proper care and attention to maintain their natural appearance and longevity. Whether you are new to wigs or an experienced wearer, understanding the dos and don'ts of daily wig wearing can help you achieve a flawless look every day. This guide will provide essential tips to ensure your wig remains beautiful and comfortable with daily wear.


Proper Wig Care Routine: Regular care is crucial for maintaining the appearance and longevity of your wig.

  • Quick Tip: Establish a regular cleaning and maintenance routine. Wash your wig every 6-8 wears with a gentle shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for wigs. Always air dry your wig on a wig stand to preserve its shape and texture.

Invest in Quality Wigs: High-quality wigs are more durable and comfortable for daily wear.

  • Quick Tip: Choose wigs made from durable materials like heat-resistant synthetic fibers or human hair. High-quality wigs from reputable brands are designed to withstand the rigors of daily use while maintaining their style and comfort.

Adjustable Fit: A secure and comfortable fit is essential for all-day wear.

  • Quick Tip: Opt for wigs with adjustable straps or clips to ensure a snug fit. An adjustable wig cap helps prevent the wig from slipping and ensures it remains comfortable throughout the day.

Variety in Styles: Rotating between different wig styles can extend the lifespan of each wig and keep your look fresh.

  • Quick Tip: Have multiple wigs in your collection to switch up your style regularly. This rotation prevents overuse of a single wig and keeps each wig looking its best.

Protective Styling: Protecting your natural hair and scalp is vital when wearing wigs daily.

  • Quick Tip: Use wig caps or liners to protect your natural hair and scalp. Wig caps absorb sweat and oils, keeping your wig cleaner for longer and reducing friction against your scalp.If you have mid to long hair, a wig cap will keep you hair flat and in place. 

Why Wear Multiple Wigs: Owning multiple wigs offers several benefits.

  • Quick Tip: Explore the advantages of owning multiple wigs, such as versatility in styling, extending the lifespan of individual wigs, and matching different looks to various occasions.

Gentle Handling Techniques: Handle your wig with care to prevent damage.

  • Quick Tip: Avoid excessive pulling or tugging on your wig. Gently adjust and position your wig to maintain its integrity and prevent stretching or tearing of the fibers.

Regular Detangling: Keep your wig free from tangles to maintain its appearance.

  • Quick Tip: Use a wide-tooth comb or wig brush to gently detangle your wig daily. Start from the ends and work your way up to the roots to minimize stress on the fibers.

Use of Wig Grips or Adhesives: Ensure your wig stays in place throughout the day.

  • Quick Tip: Consider using wig grips or adhesives for added security, especially during active daily wear. These tools help prevent your wig from shifting or slipping.

Protective Hairstyling Underneath: Minimize friction and protect your natural hair.

  • Quick Tip: Opt for protective hairstyles underneath your wig, such as braids or twists. These styles reduce stress on your natural hair and provide a smooth surface for your wig.


Sleeping with Wigs On: Sleeping in your wig can cause tangling and damage.

  • Quick Tip: Avoid sleeping with your wig on to maintain its shape and prevent tangles. Remove your wig before bed and store it properly.

Overexposure to Heat: Excessive heat can damage both synthetic and human hair wigs.

  • Quick Tip: Minimize exposure to direct heat sources like hair dryers, curling irons, or flat irons with regular synthetic wigs. Use heat tools on human hair and heat-friendly synthetic only and always apply a heat protectant when necessary.

Skipping Maintenance: Neglecting regular care can shorten the lifespan of your wig.

  • Quick Tip: Don't skip regular cleaning and conditioning. Dirt and oils can accumulate over time, affecting the wig's appearance and durability. When the color looks dull and the hair feels stiff, that means it’s time to wash. 

Ignoring Scalp Care: Your scalp needs care too, especially with daily wig wear.

  • Quick Tip: Give your scalp a break from wearing wigs occasionally and use scalp-friendly products. Keeping your scalp healthy is essential for comfortable wig wear.

Neglecting Wig Storage: Proper storage is crucial to maintain your wig's shape and quality.

  • Quick Tip: Avoid storing wigs in cramped spaces or under direct sunlight. Use a wig stand or mannequin head to store your wigs and keep them in a cool, dry place.

Excessive Product Build-Up: Too much product can weigh down your wig and cause buildup.

  • Quick Tip: Do not use heavy styling products made for human hair on synthetic wigs and avoid over-applying products to your wig. This can lead to product build-up, making the wig look dull and heavy.

Neglecting Wig Caps or Liners: Wig caps and liners are essential for hygiene and comfort.

  • Quick Tip: Don't skip wearing wig caps or liners. They help absorb sweat, oils, and odors, keeping your wig clean and fresh for longer.

Wearing Wigs in Extreme Weather Conditions: Extreme weather can damage your wig.

  • Quick Tip: Refrain from wearing wigs in heavy rain, intense heat, or strong winds. These conditions can cause frizz, tangling, and damage to the fibers.

Ignoring Comfort Signals: Listen to your body and address any discomfort.

  • Quick Tip: Pay attention to any discomfort or irritation while wearing your wig. Adjust the fit, take breaks, and address issues promptly to ensure comfort.


Proper care and attention ensures that each of your wigs remains in top condition, providing you with a variety of beautiful styles to choose from every day.

Care Requirements

When wearing multiple types of wigs, it's essential to understand and cater to the unique care requirements of each type to ensure their longevity and maintain their natural appearance. 

Rotate Your Wigs

  • Quick Tip: Regularly rotate between different wigs to minimize wear and tear on any single piece. This practice also helps in maintaining the freshness of your look.

Scalp Care

  • Quick Tip: Take care of your scalp between wig wears. Use a gentle scalp exfoliator and moisturizer to keep your scalp healthy.

Don't Mix Up Care Products:

  • Quick Tip: Avoid using human hair products on synthetic wigs and vice versa. Each wig type requires products formulated specifically for its material to avoid damage and buildup.


Incorporate these tips into your daily wig-wearing routine to ensure your wigs remain natural-looking and last longer. With the right care, you can enjoy a flawless and comfortable wig-wearing experience every day.

The Author: Christina Jones

Recognized as THE Wig Expert at The Wig Company. My fascination with wigs began at age 6 when I wielded scissors on Barbie's head. Since then, I've immersed myself in the world of wigs, utilizing my hairstylist background to explore endless possibilities. Now, I have the privilege of sharing my knowledge with you!

Engaging with remarkable women who embody bravery, courage, and beauty has been invaluable. I am humbled to meet each and every one of you and provide assistance in any way possible.