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How do I choose the right wig density?

How do I choose the right wig density?

When looking at wigs, especially online, you must be confused about how to choose a wig density. This blog post will clarify and help you learn more about hair density.

What does wig density mean?

Wig density is defined as how thick or thin the hair is on your lace wig, it means the amount of hair on each wig cap. There are different levels of hair density represented by different percentages. Check out the lace wig density chart, you can have a basic understanding.

130% - Medium Density: close to a standard density of hair, suitable for the fullness hairstyle.

150% - Heavy Density: seriously, it's between medium to heavy, close to natural-looking, high fullness than 130%, and suitable for people who like very thick and fluffy hair

180% - Heavy Density: heavy to wear, suitable for people who use it in shows or want a full and voluminous look. A long wig is recommended.

200% - Extra Density: quite heavy, may distort the natural look of your full lace wig. so long-length wigs are recommended for the density.

Why you should care about wig density?

Wig density can be confusing to some and an annoyance to others, but one thing's for sure - it matters. It directly affects how your wig will look with your face, the styles you can create, how the unit will feel on your head, and more. Let's look a little further into the details in the section below:

  1. Density affects the look of your wig - Lower density wigs will be visibly thinner than higher density wigs.  A higher density wig gives you enhanced styling capabilities, whereas low-density wigs may not be full enough to accomplish some styles. 
  2. Density affects your wig care routine - The recommended wig care routine will be different for low-density, medium-density, and high-density wigs.
  3. Density affects your wig-wearing experiences - When you whip your hair back and forth in a high-density wig, you'll feel like a queen. Lower density wigs may not give you this same luxurious experience.  
  4. The hair density affects the price - High-density wigs cost more than lower density wigs. This is simply because high-density wigs have more hair on them.

Wig density recommendation in regard to length

Certain wig densities will look different on different hair lengths. While the wig density you choose should match your personal preference, the following recommendations can help you select a wig density that'll work well with your wig length.  

  • Short (6 inches to 10 inches): For short hairstyles, we recommend choosing a density that's between 120 and 150%. These densities will look most natural and will reduce the chance of your styles coming out too bulky. 
  • Medium (12 inches to 16 inches): For medium-length styles, we recommend choosing a density between 130 and 180%. Choose your specific density depending on how much volume you prefer. 
  • Long (18 inches to 22 inches): When it comes to long hair, higher density is preferred to give you enough volume and fullness. Choose density between 150 and 250%. 
  • Extra Long (24 inches to 30+ inches): For extra long hair, 250% density is recommended. It'll ensure that your hair is full from roots to tips.


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