Do you know anything about the Wig density? Usually, when ordering wigs, customers will generally pay attention to the length of the product, the type of lace, and the size of the hat circumference. In fact, density is also one of the very important reference values for wigs. The right density will add a lot of charm to your wig-wearing effect. Of course, it’ll affect everything from your wig care routine to how the wig lays.
It is very distressing that when we want to know the density of wigs, we can’t find the relevant product description, and there is no way to understand the difference between different densities. That’s why this article exists, in which we’ll explain everything you need to know about wig density in detail through pictures and text, and it will help you choose the perfect density for your next wig.
What is Wig Density?
Wig density indicates the fullness of the wig: generally expressed as a percentage, 50-80% is a relatively low hair density, （250% and up） is a relatively high hair density. The density of your wig is a factor that directly affects whether the effect is full after you wear it. Low-density wigs will look thinner with less volume, while high-density wigs will look fuller with more volume.
How Wig Density is Classified
- Low-Density Wigs (50-100%): This is the lowest density value currently available, and it is not easy to find in the market. If there is a need for use, you need to contact the customer service of the brand store for customized services. This low-density wig is more suitable for people with naturally thin hair to create a natural hairline.
- Medium Density Wigs (150-180%): Medium-density wigs have more hair volume than low-density wigs, and the display effect is fuller, allowing the wearer to have more styling options. This density is also a common criterion in the wig market and is the first choice when purchasing. Because the wearing effect presented by this density is the most natural, but it is thicker than the normal hair volume of ordinary people the effect displayed by the wearer adds some sense of physical health. At the same time, this is a relatively common density, so there will be completed stock in the warehouse, which can generally be shipped within 48 hours. This density is more friendly to short or medium-length hair, such as BOB, and lengths below 18 inches.
- High-Density Wigs (200-250%): High-density wigs are of course the fullest display effect. When you want to carry the audience, this density will leave a very deep impact! Wearing the product, you are the protagonist of the audience, charming! Video creators on social platforms (Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, etc.) will choose this density when shooting works, bringing more exciting content to the works, and the display effect has also received a lot of extra points. It is recognized that this density is full and large. They’re great for longer haircuts and styles, but can still be used for updos and shorter hairstyles for a bang. It is the plumpest and most luxurious wig on the market today. They are great for DIY celeb-inspired looks.
Wig Density Chart
Why You Should Care About Wig Density
Your face shape, your temperament, and the style you want to show all have corresponding wig densities to match. It is the same principle as your daily clothes and jewelry. The feeling we want to show is different, and the density of choice is different. The right density will better show the feeling you want in your heart. Therefore, it is very necessary to focus on the density of wigs. We can then look at the following content:
- Wig density affects the appearance and display effect – The low-density wig has significantly less hair than the high-density wig, and the hair will appear thinner. If you want a chunky, glamorous look, a high-density wig will help you achieve the show you need to achieve. In addition, high-density wigs can help you create a wide variety of styling styles, while low-density wigs may not be enough to accomplish some full styles due to the lack of hair volume.
- Density can affect your wig care routine – The recommended wig care routine is different for low, medium, and high-density wigs (more on this later).
- Density will affect your experience of wearing a wig – The heavy feeling of a high-density wig when you wear it will make you feel like you are wearing a radiant crown. This luxurious experience cannot be brought by low-density wigs with less hair volume.
- Hair density affects the price – Of course, high-density wigs are more expensive than low-density wigs. Because high-density wigs use more human hair in production, the amount of hair determines the price.
Wig Density & Hair Thickness Relationship
The two are very different and very closely related.
Hair density refers to the number of hairs sewn on the wig cap, the more the number of hairs, the higher the density of the wig. Conversely, the lower the number of hairs, the lower the density of the wig.
Hair thickness, on the one hand, is the effect displayed when the hair strands are gathered together; on the other hand, it refers to the thickness of a single strand of hair. When the strands are thinner and softer, the hair will be thinner, and when the strands are thicker, the hair will appear thicker.
When the thickness of the hair is thicker, the density of the hair appears to be higher. Therefore, the relationship between the two cannot be severed.
Wig Density Recommendation in Regard to Length
Different wig densities look different on different lengths of hair. When it comes to choosing the density of wigs, we are more likely to follow our own tastes. But we can also think about the length of the wig and the density of the right match. Avoid wigs that are too thin or too full to display in your hands and then need to be reworked. Here are some tips to help you avoid these things.
Short (6 inches to 10 inches): For short hairstyles, we recommend choosing a density that’s 150%. These densities will look most natural and will reduce the chance of your styles coming out too bulky.
Medium (12 inches to 18 inches): For medium-length styles, we recommend choosing a density between 150 and 180%. Choose your specific density depending on how much volume you prefer.
Long (20 inches to 26 inches): When it comes to long hair, higher density is preferred to give you enough volume and fullness. Choose a density between 150 and 250%.
Extra Long (28 inches to 30+ inches): For extra long hair, 250% density is recommended. It’ll ensure that your hair is full from roots to tips.
How to Choose the Right Wig Density
To choose the right wig density, we need to consider various factors, such as lifestyle, age, wearing occasion and daily style, etc. Let’s take a look at these factors, how do we choose the right wig density?
Favorite hairstyle and length: When choosing a wig density, you must consider whether the hair length you want to buy is long, or short, whether the pattern type is curly, wavy, or straight, etc. Different hair textures, patterns, and lengths can have a big impact on the overall look of your wig. High-density hair is suitable for long and straight hair. Hair with a lower density is best for short hair and thicker textured hair such as curly hair, deep wave, etc.
Your own hair density: If you used to show your natural hair outside often and now want your wig to look the same as your own, you should choose a hair density similar to your natural hair density. For example, if you have fine and thin hair, you should choose a wig with a density of 150%. On the other hand, if you have very thick hair, a denser wig (180-250%) will give you the most natural look. This way people will only think that you have changed your hair color or pattern. But these changes did not harm your own hair and brought you a different experience.
Your Lifestyle: Your lifestyle is one of the most important considerations when choosing a wig density. If you sweat a lot or often engage in high-intensity physical activities, you should choose a low-density wig, which will have better breathability and less burden on the head, which can make you feel cooler. On the other hand, if you want to wear a wig to a party or some ceremony, a high-density wig will definitely turn you back!
Your age: You may want to consider your age when choosing a density rating for your wig. As we age, our hair naturally sheds and loses volume, and becomes thinner. So, if you’re over 50 and you want to show a more realistic effect, you might want to consider opting for a low-density wig.
Hair Pattern Type: Consider the type of wig pattern you want when choosing density. For example, the texture of the curl can give the illusion of fullness, so you may not need to order a particularly thick, curly wig. Straight wigs tend to look thinner, so a denser option is usually better.
Materials matter: Wigs of the same density will display different effects depending on the quality and material of the hair. For the best presentation, we recommend that you choose a wig made of 100% virgin or Remy human hair.
How to Determine You Get the Density You Buy
Sometimes image ads online or in-store don’t appear accurate. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the correlation between the density, weight, and length of wigs. You can search for the brand you want to order on YouTube, and check the product details used in the brand’s promotional video. Generally, the detailed product information will be attached to the description box below the video, so the wearing effect in the video can be used for reference. You can also contact the brand customer service to request the actual shooting video or photos of the product. In addition, you can also refer to the pictures below for comparison.
How To Deal with If You Have A Wig Density That Doesn’t Fit You
Sometimes it happens when you bring a wig home and find that the density you purchased is not what you wanted. Then we need to do some reprocessing ourselves.
If you think the density of the wig you received is too low, you should do the following to increase the volume and fullness:
Taking the top layer of a small section of the wig, slightly backcomb, will produce a fluffy feeling. To achieve this effect, pull the comb out of the middle of your hair and repeatedly pull it toward the roots.
Or use scissors to cut the end of the hair into a state of flush, which will increase the visual sense of thickness.
You can also add some DIY curls or wavy patterns to your wig to add volume.
Wig Care for Different Densities
For all densities, you should take steps to reduce hair loss. You can use a knotter, handle the lace gently (don’t scrape or pull), avoid hot water that’s too hot, and handle and comb it gently.
Let’s get into how to care for wigs with different densities:
How to care for low-density wigs – For low-density wigs, keeping them clean is paramount. But keep your movements gentle when cleaning to avoid excessive movements that can cause hair loss. Also, you should always use a lighter-textured product so you don’t overwhelm the wig’s strands. You can also use specially formulated mousses and shampoos to add volume to your hair.
How to care for medium-density wigs – Medium-density wigs are the easiest to care for. You can condition your wig with a variety of protective oil conditioners to keep it moisturized and supple. After cleaning, pay attention to drying it in a dark and ventilated place, and don’t forget to wash your wig regularly with shampoo and conditioner specially designed for wigs.
How to care for high-density wigs – Be more careful with the cleaning process, because the hair volume is thicker and thicker, and each strand of hair should be cleaned in place. Be willing to use a lot of conditioners when using conditioner for care. Conditioner has a lubricating and smoothing effect, which can help you unclog knots caused by dryness or other reasons, and will help prevent hair loss.
Wig density is indeed one of the important factors to be aware of when buying a wig, as it can make or break your wig-wearing experience. High-density wigs are the best option for those who want bouncy, voluminous, and statement-making hair. If you want to feel like a beauty queen every day, we strongly encourage you to try our high-density natural-looking wigs. You will not be disappointed!
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