You’ve heard me mention this before–a decent synthetic hair piece should last you anywhere from 4-6 months. My Milans, which I consider to be really great from a synthetic standpoint, last me between 5-6 months.
It’s funny, as the months go on, I always think that my toppers seem to be in really good shape. They are still fairly swingy, they aren’t losing hair and they don’t seem overly dry. But then, you run your fingers through a new piece and the magic happens.
Synthetic hair is just that–synthetic. But there is a period of time where it does feel like human hair. Like, legit human hair.
It’s almost uncanny.
Now, if you were to compare it to actual human hair, I’m sure you’d notice a difference. But when you are comparing old-synthetic hair to new-synthetic hair, the difference is pretty extreme between the two. It almost makes me want to start wearing a new piece right away.
There are two big obstacles that hold me back from doing so, however.
The first is cost. Cost wasn’t too big a deal before I moved. But now, with two houses and a hefty daycare bill, spending money on new hair pretty much makes me want to sob. I need to make my pieces last as long as humanly possible.
The second is the break-in period. Sometimes toppers are fine to wear right out of the box.
Most often, they are not.
When my current topper starts to feel too dry, or too weighed-down, or too, just BLAH, there’s one thing I know to do that helps it instantly (actually, there are two, but we are only talking about one today).
I cut my bio hair.
Yep, seems a bit strange right? That something that’s laying underneath the topper could make that big of a difference. But, I promise it does.
Even though my real hair has always been limp and flyaway, whenever I’d take an inch or two off it would always feel so much more healthy and light (but, light in a good way, if that makes sense).
(Do you fellow hair-wearers remember those glory days of getting your bio hair done at the salon? I miss those scalp massages…)
A good wash of my topper combined with a trim of my bio hair makes the piece feel 10x better…and I’m not sure why. Washing always brings it back to life a little (be sure to use a good spray-in conditioner), but bringing up the length of my bio hair helps the whole thing to feel light and new(er) again.
Depending on your hair style, you might not even need to make it into the salon. You all remember how I cut my own hair, right?
This picture is now a few months old. It’s sad to see my old house in the background. Boo. My hair feels amazing here, though!
I probably took off about two inches bringing it ever-so-slightly longer than the Milan I wear.
What do you think? Can anyone else attest to the fact that giving your hair a trim sometimes makes your pieces look and feel so much better?
P.S. If you’re a savvy reader you’ll notice this isn’t my current color (Almond-Rocka), but rather my “old” color, Marble Brown!