How Long Does a Closure Wig Last?

Published By: Kennedy

Last Updated: March 17, 2022

Lace closure wigs are the perfect option for those who want to wear wigs that are easier to style and maintain. However, many people want to know just how long that convenience will last. Today we will go into how long lace closure wigs last and the factors that go into it. 

How Long Does a Closure Wig Last?

A closure wig in general usually lasts between 2 months to 1 year with regular use. However, in order to determine how long your specific closure wig will last, you will need to consider the different factors involved with the wig. 


One major factor in determining how long your closure wig will last is the type of lace it is made with. There are several types of lace that closures are made with, including swiss lace, transparent lace, and HD lace.

If your wig is made with swiss lace and you are wearing it on a regular basis, it will last longer than a wig made with HD lace. Swiss lace is the most durable because it is the thickest lace. HD lace will not last as long with regular use because it is very thin and will stretch easily with manipulation. 

Read more: HD Lace vs Transparent Lace

Hair Type

There are also different types of hair you can get for a lace closure wig that plays a factor in how long it will last. The hair types include synthetic, remy, virgin, and raw hair. The most popular hair that people purchase is remy hair, which can be high or low quality – depending on the vendor. 

Synthetic hair is the most affordable option but is not real hair. Synthetic hair is made of acrylic and nylon fibers that are processed to mimic actual hair. A lace closure wig made with synthetic hair will last about 1-3 months with constant use, maybe less. Virgin hair is very healthy hair that will last up to a year or more with good care.

Hair Quality 

When buying a certain hair type, the quality is important to be aware of. For example, there are different qualities of synthetic hair, Kankelon being the highest quality. A Kankelon lace closure wig will last longer than a regular lace closure wig. 

Similarly, remy hair can come in different qualities as well. Some remy hair is made from fallen hair, or hair that has been gathered from combs, floors, and bathtubs after it has fallen from the scalp. Remy hair made from fallen hair is very low-quality hair and will not last long. 

Good quality remy hair is healthier hair that has come from multiple donors’ scalps, and it will last longer. It is important to do your research on the company you are buying hair from, so you are assured of the quality of hair you will receive. 


The amount of time a closure wig will last also depends on how often you are wearing it. Typically, if you wear and style a wig every day, it will not last longer than 6 months – even if it is good quality. 

If you only wear a wig every now and then with minimal styling, your wig can last longer than 6 months. With any type of closure wig you purchase, it is key to refrain from styling it as much as possible, because the hair will start to shed over time and become brittle. A wig should also be worn less frequently if you want it to last longer. 

How do I make my lace closure wig look natural?

Bulkiness will make a wig look unnatural on your head, one way to make a lace closure wig appear natural is to flatten your own hair as much as possible. Braids or gel are some ways to accomplish a flat base for your wig.[1]

Another way to make a closure wig look more natural is to style the baby hairs on the front part of the lace and make sure they do not look glued against the head. If the baby hair is lifted a little, it looks more natural.  

The Final Word

There are many different types of lace closure wigs you can buy, and each has a different lifespan. However, there are ways that you can increase and shorten that lifespan if you do your research properly. 


I have always had a love for writing and have been blogging for about 3 years now. I have a passion for teaching what I have learned over the years, especially about hair. I have had almost every hairstyle - typical of a cosmetologist’s daughter- including the big chop in 2015. With all the knowledge I have gained, I feel it is my duty to help others on their healthy hair journey. I believe education can be fun, and I strive to make it fun to learn about beautiful black hair.

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