• kaileeren
    Is there a trick to making these wigs last more than a month? Is it just me because I don’t see many complaints about how these expensive wigs look ratty after a month or so. After throwing out thousands of dollars in ratty looking wigs I stopped buying them for over a year. I recently came back and I purchased pretty please by RW. Omg how I love that wig. After 4 wears, it’s looking bad. I’m having a difficult time understanding how these manufacturers cannot come up with something to make these wigs look good for longer periods of time. Maybe it is just me. I’m going back to wig hiatus.
  • PhyllisB
    Are they long wigs? I have heard that longer haired wigs don't last as long. All of mine are short (I have four that I rotate) and the oldest is Tab by Ellen Wille and it's three years old. The only reason I just bought a replacement for it is because the elastic is all stretched out and the Velcro at the back will no longer stick. But with that being said, being retired I also don't wear them every day and wash them about once a month.
  • Tav
    RW uses HD fibers which are higher maintenance than regular fibers. I have maybe 5 RW wigs, but don't wear them often. I have other brands with regular fibers that are much easier to maintain.
  • kaileeren
    Thanks guys for your comments. My wigs are shoulder length and I truly do not wear them often as I’m retired as well. If I wore them daily I think I’d only get a good week out of them. Yes the HD fibers are harder to maintain. They claim to be heat friendly but I wouldn’t dare. For the money they charge one would think they’d come up with a way to make them last longer.
  • alicexm
    I have several Envy wigs with HD/HH blend, making them more labor intensive. I find steaming the ends after washing removes the frizz, then when they dry I use my curling iron on low to restore the style. May be more than for my other synthetics, but my Envy wigs are going on three years old.
  • goldcapp
    Maybe the trick is to have several wigs that you can change into, so that you are not using the same wig every day. I find that wigs do have to be handled with care when shampooing so that you do not stretch the cap. Also, it is important to use the spray-in conditioner. I like Ellen Wille wigs because I am petite, and they look very natural. The new Jon Renau wigs also have great synthetic hair quality as well as Eva Gabor's Flexlite line. I have wigs that are four years old.
  • Elizabeth Wigs com Team
    Well, don't go back to that hiatus just yet! When ordering Synthetic and Heat-Friendly synthetic pieces there are tricks that you can apply to your everyday or once-a-week cleansing routine that will help elongate the life of your piece.

    We recommend washing your piece with BOTH Shampoo and Leave-in Conditioner every 6-8 wears as this will supply the piece with needed moisture. Remember not to soak your piece but wash it under running cool or room temperature water.

    We would also suggest getting a bottle of our New Smooth Detangler by BeautiMark as this will help with the tangling and frizzing that happens in the nape area and renew, repair, and prolong the life of your piece. You will spray this onto the hair at the nape of the piece before putting your piece on.

    Also, Pretty Please by Raquel Welch is a heat-friendly fiber. So don't be afraid to use your straightening iron to straighten out that frizziness. We would recommend not going over 325 degrees and make sure you are using a temperature-controlled heating tool.

    And lastly, call us with any questions you may have. Please know that no question is too big or too small for us to answer. We know that these pieces are an investment, and we would love to see your investment work for you to its fullest extent. You can call us anytime Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm CST. Call TOLL-FREE 1-800-581-2001
  • kaileeren
    Hi all. Thanks so much for your comments and suggestions. Trust me I baby my wigs and treat them with extreme care. I do not wear them daily or weekly. I’ve only worn Rachel Welch 4 times in the 3 months I’ve had her. I love it so much I only wear it on special occasions because I want it to last as long as possible . It started looking kinda bad the 4th time I wore it so I simply put it with all the others in the “another one bites the dust” pile. Maybe I just expect too much. But I will take all your suggestions and try again. I’ll let you know what happens. Thanks again.
  • btrflygal7
    I wear a lot of shorter styles, mostly bobs and trade off a lot so have had a lot of them for up to 3 years, HD and regular synthetic and they still look good.
  • Cathe Lartigue
    I’m late to the party here and have wigs in great condition that go back five years.
    Before I continue, please allow me to say something about RW wigs. The brand makes a fantastic wig, however the ones with HD fibers can be very challenging. I have three “On Point” wigs which I love but the ends are getting wonky. I add a little oil to my hands and run them through the ends of the wig as a quick fix and it works.
    For my other wigs: long wigs-I make sure to not wear them with textured sweaters or scarves. The fibers of the synthetic wigs rubbing against the heavier fabric wreaks havoc after a few hours and at the end of the day, find myself combing the knots out for a good twenty minutes. You have to be gentle and methodical doing this or else you’ll rip the fibers out! It’s best to wear the longer wigs with a more user-friendly fabric.
    And with longer wigs, after a while, the ends will wear before the rest of the wig. That’s why I prefer a wavier long wig because they are a cinch to trim. Take small sections. Twist them. Take your scissor and cut UP and into the twisted strand. Continue this process and the trimmed wig will look new-albeit a bit shorter.
    Also. Don’t wash your wigs often. I wait until the wig looks well-worn before washing. And I never use conditioner. Using conditioner makes the wig cap softer therefore giving cause to stretch out. I wash in a generic wig shampoo, rinse in cool water. Squeeze excess water out, Pat with a towel, hang upside down to dry and scrunch waves with my hands. The objective is to get the wig to look like normal hair.
    Also I store the wigs inside out.
  • Cathy
    I’ve been wearing RW longer wigs for about 6 years daily. They are difficult to maintain
    After only 3-4 wears the wig becomes ratty looking at the neckline and the ends tangle terribly. I use detangler spray and leave in conditioner. I also trim the ends once a week, which means the wig eventually gets shorter. My wig is heat friendly so I use hot rollers 2-3 times a week, which helps tremendously with the frizziness. I usually purchase 10 wigs a year which is very costly but I’ve come to realize that longer wigs just don’t last, so I won’t purchase an expensive wig.
  • Banjo
    I recently bought Ellen Wille's wig, Joy, and I felt it looked more natural than some of my other wigs. I purchased a number of them. However, it lasts about 1 month, before it starts looking flattened and different, even the texture seems to change and I follow the directions for washing...it's frustrating to spend 300 plus for a wig and have this happen. How can this product be improved. I used to wear RW Voltage and I had one that lasted a few years and still looked good...please help this is a problem
  • Banjo
    I agree with you...I started wearing wigs more than a decade ago..and my first purchases lasted longer. I don't know what's happened, but I agree to spend so much and then have it not last a month is a problem...cheaper synthetic fibers or something??? I don't know but I find this very upsetting...way too expensive for people with hair loss issues
  • Gingersnap
    I have been wearing RW Winner for over 10 years and have recently noticed two things: there is very little permatease in the wig now so I have to back comb areas so it isn’t flat. I preferred the permatease. However, the biggest problem is that the wig fades pretty quickly so I have to wear a hat outside in warm weather. Maybe that’s the case with all wigs?
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