When choosing a wig, what factors would you consider? The length, texture, color, and lace area of the wig? So have you considered the density of wigs?

This article will discuss with you the significance of density for wigs and what kind of density is most appropriate when you selecting wigs.


What Is The Density Of a Wig?

Wig density means the amount of hair added to the hair cap used to complete a wig. It determines the overall viewing effect of a wig, whether it looks thinner or fuller. It is a very important indicator for a wig.

Many people would think that the density of a human hair wig is the thickness of the wig, but actually these are two completely different concepts.

The density of a wig refers to the amount of hair used to make it, while the thickness of a wig refers to the thickness of each hair used to make it. That is to say, a wig with a high density may be made using a thin thickness of hair. A wig with a low density may be made using a thick hair thickness that does not interfere with each other.

The higher the density of a wig, the more hair is used when making a wig, and the thicker, fuller and more substantial the effect of wearing it.


Why Is Density So Important For a Wig?

Although the color, texture, and length of a wig are important, please don't ignore the density! The density of a wig is like water to the sea. The amount of water directly determines whether you are a small lake or a vast ocean.

The following article will explain why density is so important for wigs from the following three points:


Different wig densities have different prices, and the higher the density of a wig, the more expensive its price will be. So after you have a clear understanding of the density of wigs, you can make a trade-off between price and density, and choose the most suitable wig density for you, within budget constraints.

2.Hairstyle choosing

The choice of hairstyle affects the effect of density. Different combinations of the two will present different results. Therefore, the desired hairstyle and look requires a specific hair density.

3.Difficulty of caring

Actually, this is not difficult to understand, just like the more hair you have when washing your hair, the more shampoo you need to use. The same is true for wigs. The higher the density of the wig you choose, the more care products and time you need to use, but at the same time, you will also achieve better visual effects.


How To Choose The Most Suitable Wig Density?

Before choosing the right density for your wig, you need to understand the overall effect each density will have on you. The most common wig densities we use when selecting wigs are 130%, 150%, 180%, 200% and 250%. Here's a quick guide to what these percentages mean:

130% density wig —— Natural Density: 130% is a typical density in the wig industry as it is close to the normal density of a human head. This density is very suitable for daily wear.

150% density wig —— Medium Density: This is the most commonly chosen density when people purchase a wig. Good for those who want more volume but not too extreme.

180% density wig —— Full Density: This density of the wig is very suitable for performance, making the performer look more lively on stage but not too exaggerated.

200% density wig —— Heavy Density: This kind of density wig is relatively heavy to wear and is not an everyday look. But for wigs with long lengths, this density can be a good choice.

250% density wig —— Extra Density: This density of wig is very thick and heavy, and wearers may feel very difficult to wear, but its wearing effect is also very outstanding. Therefore, this density of wigs is more suitable for wearing at occasions such as costume parties.

After you have a general understanding of the density, you can combine the following factors to help you make the best decision:


Different textures and different wig densities combine to exhibit different effects. For example, with the same density of 150% of the straight wig and kinky curly wig, the kinky curly wig will appear fuller in visual effects than the straight wig. This is because textures can affect the puffiness of hair to a certain extent, curly wigs look fuller than straight wigs, resulting in different textures presenting different wearing effects at the same density.


The length of a wig is an important factor in determining which density of wig to choose. The longer the length of the wig, the better the choice of a higher density wig. 8-12 inches are suitable for 130% density; 14-18 inches are suitable for 150% density; 20-24 inches are suitable for 180% density; 26-30 inches are suitable for 200% density; the super long wig which is more than 30 inches are suitable for 250% density.


The depth of color can also affect the choice of wig density, as our eyes are affected by color illusions. In people's eyes, dark hair looks fuller, while light hair looks thinner. So when you want to choose a light colored wig like 613 wig, you can try a higher density, which will make your wig achieve the desired effect.


If you want your style to look more capable and smart, you can choose a lower density wig, which will make you look more energetic. If you want your style to look more gorgeous and lively, you can choose a higher density wig, which will make you look more attractive. You can adjust the density of wig to suit your preferences.

5.Your Natural Hair

When choosing a wig that needs to be blended with your natural hair, it is significant to choose the density of the wig based on the density of your own hair. Because only when you pick a wig density that is similar to the density of your natural hair can the wearing effect of the wig appear more natural.


The above is the information you need to know about the density of the wig. Hope this article can help you find the right wig for you.