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How to Care and Maintain Your Men's Hair Replacement

Oct 27,2022

A hair replacement system becomes an important part of your daily life because it helps you hide balding, thinning hair, or a receding hairline. Your hair system gives you natural-looking hair that will last for a long time. This helps you feel better about yourself. A good hair system is a great investment that you can get the most out of by taking good care of it.

Most men have a simple way of taking care of their hair that works for them. But this simple step-by-step plan might not work for a hair system. To keep hair systems looking natural and healthy, you have to do more than just wash and brush them.

Here are some important things you need to do to take good care of your hair system.

Cleansing Hair Systems

This is a big deal. One should clean their hair system to get rid of product buildup, pollution, adhesive residue, or even dead skin cells and germs that may have been transferred from their hair when brushing. If you don't clean the toupee well, all the gunk that gets stuck on it can kill the roots of the hair and damage the base. Don't wash your hair too often, because that can weaken it. As a general rule, the hair system should be washed every 7–10 days. That depends, though, on how dirty the hair is.

To clean the men's hairpiece well, use a gentle shampoo or a shampoo that is well-formulated and suggested by the wig manufacturer. Read the list of ingredients on the shampoo bottle to avoid harsh or harmful chemicals. When you use the best shampoo for hair systems to wash the hair system, be gentle and don't rub it hard. Don't use too much shampoo, and use only warm water. Hot water can hurt the roots of your hair, making them weaker and leaving your hair dry, dull, and frizzy. Rinse all the shampoo out of your hair. Let the hair air-dry or use a microfiber towel to gently remove the excess water. This will keep the toupee from getting tangled or damaged.


Since plastic fibers are used to make synthetic hair, it tends to be dry. Human hair wigs are porous, which means that they can open up and let moisture in. So, toupees made from real hair are better. For a human hair wig to stay shiny and healthy, it needs to be moist. So, it's important to make sure that the hair system gets enough water. A wig that isn't kept moist will be dry and brittle, which will cause it to mat and probably get damaged.

The best way to make sure the hair system is hydrated is to use a rinse-out conditioner that the wig manufacturer recommends to help replace the moisture that was lost during the shampooing process. Deep condition the hair system maybe once a month and use a leave-in conditioner before styling. Avoid using alcohol-based products, like hairspray, because they can damage the wig's structure and leave the hair very dry.

Don't wash the toupee too much. If you use too much water, your hair will swell and the cuticles will be left open. Over time, hair can feel dry, weak, mushy, and limp if it gets too much water.

Wet Hair

When hair is wet, it is at its weakest and most likely to break. Don't try to untangle the toupee when it's wet because it's easy to rip the base material or break hair strands. The people who make wigs say that you should never sleep in a wet toupee because it could mat and get damaged.


Male wigs don't make sebum, so both synthetic and real hair tend to be dry on their own. If there is no sebum, there is no oil going down the hair strands to feed, protect, and coat them. So, putting some light oil on the wig will be very helpful. The oil will seal and lock in the moisture, coat the hair strands, and make the hair soft and shiny. Don't put oil on the base or roots of the wig. Pay attention to the middle and the ends of the hair.


Too much sun can be bad for our own hair, and too much sun can cause UV rays to reach the toupee. This and getting more oxygen can make the hair color look orange or red. This is what is called "oxidation." It happens slowly over time and can change the color of both real and fake hair. The wig will not last as long if it is exposed to too much light and air. If you spend too much time in the sun, the top layer of your hair will get damaged over time. To stop this, it is suggested by;

  • Don't spend as much time outside.
  • Use hair products that protect against UV. A lot of good leave-in conditioners have SPF, and some are made to fix hair that has been damaged by the sun.
  • Wear a cap.


Try to avoid heat as much as possible. Don't use a hair dryer on the hair system. This can hurt the hair strands' ability to stay together. If the hairpiece needs to be styled with heat, let a salon worker who knows how to take care of wigs do it. If the toupee is wet, let it dry in the air.


Men who like to swim can have fun with toupees because the tape that holds them on is waterproof. Still, chlorine water and salty water can be bad for the hair system. They will make the hair very dry, dull, and brittle. Try a swimming cap, leave-in conditioner, or oil to coat and protect the hair strands. After swimming, use a gentle shampoo to wash off the chlorine and salt water right away.

How long does the hair system last?

A hair system can last anywhere between 2 and 12 months if the proper aftercare procedures are followed. After this, they should be replaced if you want them to keep looking their best.

Final Words

It's never a waste of time to learn how to take care of your non-surgical hair replacement system the right way. In fact, it saves you a lot of time and money because if you take care of your hairpiece, you won't have to replace it or pay to have it fixed all the time.