Wigs have long been celebrated for their transformative powers, allowing wearers to switch up their look without committing to a permanent change. However, beneath the layers of these beautiful hairpieces, there's often a concern: "Is my natural hair growing healthily under the wig?" Luvme Hair, a leading name in the wig industry, understands these concerns. Thus, we've curated this comprehensive guide to ensure that your natural hair continues to flourish even under a wig.

The Science of Hair Growth

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Before diving into the tips, it's essential to understand the basics of hair growth. Hair grows from follicles located beneath the skin's surface. The rate of growth varies among individuals and can be influenced by factors like genetics, diet, and overall health. On average, human hair grows about half an inch per month.

Why Wearing a Wig Can Benefit Hair Growth

The idea that wigs can benefit natural hair growth might seem counterintuitive, but when used correctly, wigs can indeed be a boon for your natural tresses. Here's a deeper dive into the benefits:

  • Protection from the Elements: Just as we protect our skin from the sun's harmful UV rays, our hair too needs shielding. Wigs act as a barrier, protecting the natural hair from sun damage, harsh winds, and pollutants that can dry out and damage hair. 
  • Less Chemical Exposure: Coloring, perming, or relaxing your hair involves chemicals that can weaken hair strands and affect the scalp's health. By wearing a wig, you can experiment with colors and styles without subjecting your natural hair to chemical treatments. 
  • Reduced Mechanical Damage: Daily activities like brushing, combing, and styling can lead to breakage, especially if hair is fragile. Wigs reduce the need for such manipulation, allowing your natural hair to remain untouched and undamaged. 
  • Natural Oils: The scalp produces natural oils that keep hair moisturized and healthy. Constant washing and styling can strip these oils. Wearing a wig allows these oils to remain on the scalp and hair, promoting better hair health. 
  • Stress Reduction: Believe it or not, our hair can experience stress! Tugging, tight hairstyles, and excessive heat styling can stress the hair follicles. Wigs eliminate the need for such styles, giving your hair a much-needed break. 
  • Growth Environment: With the hair tucked away under a wig, it's in an optimal environment to grow. A consistent environment, protected from external factors, can be beneficial for hair growth.

In essence, while wigs offer aesthetic versatility, they also provide a protective environment, allowing your natural hair to thrive and grow without daily external challenges.

Steps to Ensure Healthy Hair Growth Underneath Your Wig

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Promoting healthy hair growth while wearing a wig requires a combination of proper wig care, scalp care, and hair nourishment. Here's a comprehensive guide to ensure your natural hair thrives underneath your wig:

  • Proper Wig Fitting: Always ensure that your wig fits snugly but not too tight. A wig that's too tight can cause tension on your hair follicles, potentially leading to traction alopecia, a form of hair loss. 
  • Regular Scalp Massages: Before putting on your wig, indulge in a 5-minute scalp massage. This not only stimulates blood flow to the hair follicles but also promotes relaxation. Using oils like jojoba or coconut oil can further nourish the scalp and hair.
  • Maintain a Clean Scalp: A clean scalp is crucial for hair growth. Wash your natural hair regularly to prevent product buildup and potential scalp irritations. Opt for sulfate-free shampoos and hydrating conditioners to maintain moisture levels. 
  • Deep Conditioning Treatments: At least once a week, treat your hair to a deep conditioning session. This helps in restoring moisture, improving hair elasticity, and preventing breakage. 
  • Avoid Excessive Heat: While it's tempting to style your natural hair even under a wig, frequent use of heat tools can cause damage. If you must, always use a heat protectant. 
  • Nutrition and Supplements: Your hair's health reflects your internal health. Ensure you're consuming a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Biotin, Vitamin E, and Omega-3 fatty acids are particularly beneficial for hair growth. Consider supplements if you're lacking in any essential nutrients.
  • Nighttime Care: If you wear your wig to bed, invest in a silk or satin wig cap. These materials reduce friction, preventing potential hair breakage. Alternatively, you can also use silk or satin pillowcases. 
  • Limit Use of Adhesives: If possible, opt for glueless wig options. Frequent use of adhesives can lead to hairline damage. If you must use glue, ensure it's of high quality and remove it gently to prevent hair breakage.
  • Regular Trims: Even if you're growing out your hair, regular trims help in getting rid of split ends, ensuring your hair grows out healthy and strong.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water. Hydration plays a pivotal role in maintaining hair health, ensuring it stays shiny, resilient, and strong.
  • Take Breaks: Give your natural hair and scalp some time to breathe. Consider going wig-free for a few days every month. This reduces any stress or tension on your natural hair and allows it to rejuvenate.

By following these steps, not only will you ensure that your wig looks flawless, but you'll also be nurturing your natural hair, ensuring it grows out healthy, strong, and vibrant underneath.

Luvme Hair's Commitment to Your Hair Health

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At Luvme Hair, we believe that while wigs offer a transformative experience in terms of style and confidence, the health of your natural hair underneath should never be compromised. Our commitment to your hair health is evident in every product we design and every piece of advice we share. Here's how Luvme Hair stands by you in your journey to optimal hair health:

  • Quality Above All: Luvme Hair's wigs are crafted from the finest materials, ensuring minimal friction and stress on your natural hair. Whether it's the lace we use or the inner cap's design, every element is chosen with your hair's health in mind.
  • Innovative Designs: Recognizing the concerns many have about hair health when wearing wigs, we've introduced innovative designs like the glueless lace wig and breathable wigs. These designs not only offer ease of application but also ensure minimal stress and damage to the hairline and scalp. 
  • Customer Feedback: We actively seek and value feedback from our community. This helps us continually refine our products, ensuring they meet and exceed the hair health needs of our customers.
  • Affordability without Compromise: While we never compromise on quality, we believe that good hair health should be accessible to all. Our pricing reflects our commitment to offering premium products that are affordable, ensuring everyone can experience the Luvme Hair difference.

In essence, Luvme Hair isn't just about looking good; it's about feeling good from the inside out. We understand the intimate relationship between self-confidence and hair health, and we're dedicated to ensuring every individual who chooses Luvme Hair enjoys the best of both worlds.


Wearing a wig doesn't mean neglecting your natural hair. With the right care and practices, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: flaunting gorgeous wigs while nurturing and growing your natural locks. Embrace the versatility that wigs offer, and with Luvme Hair by your side, embark on a journey of endless style without compromising on hair health.

September 20, 2023 — Luvme Contributor

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