How Much Does a Wig Cost?


Ever wondered about flaunting those long, stunning locks? If growing your hair naturally isn’t your thing or you just crave convenience, stepping into the world of wigs can be a game-changer. But let’s dive into the nitty-gritty — How much does a wig cost?


A top-notch human hair wig can range from $400 to $3,000, while a synthetic wig can set you back anywhere from $60 to $1,000.


Over the years, Keswigs has teamed up with hairstylists and celebrities to craft superior human hair wigs. In this article, we spill the beans on all things affecting wig costs, along with some insider tips.


Factors Affecting the Cost of a Wig


Let’s break down the factors influencing the cost of wigs.


Synthetic Vs. Human Hair Wigs


Human hair wigs come at a higher price point compared to synthetic ones. The real deal, fashioned from human hair, offers a natural look and greater styling flexibility. On the flip side, synthetic wigs, made of plastic, tend to be harder and can pose allergy risks. Styling them is a challenge unless they’re heat-resistant.


When it comes to longevity, human hair wigs outshine their synthetic counterparts, lasting up to two years with proper care.


This article will give you a great idea about difference between human hair wigs vs. synthetic.


Human Hair: Virgin vs. Remy Hair


In the realm of human hair wigs, virgin hair is pricier than Remy hair. Virgin hair, sourced from a single donor, retains cuticles for maximum versatility in dyeing, bleaching, and heat styling.


Remy hair, collected from different donors, also retains cuticles but comes at a more affordable cost. However, bleaching is off the table, and their lifespan is shorter compared to virgin hair wigs.


Read these two articles for more information about human hair quality:



Origin of Hair


The source of hair, be it European, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, or Chinese, impacts pricing. European hair stands out as the most expensive due to limited availability. Asian countries generally offer hair at similar prices, with quality trumping geographical origin.


Hair Length


In the world of human hair, length matters. Longer hair not only demands more time to grow but also higher quality standards. Virgin hair wigs, in our experience, can reach lengths of 26 inches or more.


Here at Keswigs, we have produced very high standard long wigs made with virgin hair, ranging from 40, 50, 60 to 100 inches!


Hair Density


Achieving that ‘WOW’ look with higher density requires more hair and craftsmanship, translating to a higher price tag. Beware of dishonest practices — some wig makers mix short hair to reduce costs. 


Always check the wig density at the end of the wig to ensure you’re getting what you pay for.


Wig Cap and Cap Features


The cap to which the wig is attached plays a significant role in cost. Basic caps made by machines, like classic open caps, are more affordable. For those prioritizing quality, lace front, monofilament, double monofilament, or hand-tied wigs are the go-to options.


This article “types of wigs” will give you more in-depth information.




How hairs are tied to wigs contributes to the price difference. Machine-sewn wigs are cheaper than hand-tied counterparts. Craftsmanship matters — some wig makers opt for speed, tying three hairs in one knot, leaving a larger knot. At Keswigs, we ensure each hair is individually knotted.


How Much Does a Lace Front Wig Cost?


Lace front wigs, known for versatility, breathability, and durability with sheer lace on the hairline, come with a price tag. A high-quality human hair lace front wig averages between $400 to $3,000. 


Synthetic options are expected to be slightly less expensive but can still reach upwards of $1,000, depending on technology and the manufacturer.


Tips: The larger the lace, the more expensive the lace front wig will be. To learn more about lace front wigs, do check the following articles out:


How Much Does a Human Hair Wig Cost?


For a high-quality human hair wig, be prepared to spend at least $600 to $800. A limited supply of real hair drives variations in prices between manufacturers. 


Shelling out $2,000 for a premium wig with the most natural cap style isn’t uncommon, after all, quality prevails. Human hair wigs outlast synthetic ones, with our customer feedback indicating a lifespan of at least two years with proper care.


How Much Does a Good Wig Cost?


The cost of a good wig depends on various factors: length, volume, hair type, cap style, features, and craftsmanship. Expect to invest between $150 to $800 for quality wigs.


A HD lace front virgin human hair wigs, the cream of the crop, can cost over $700. The price will go up and up when the hair length, density and size of lace increased.


How Much Does a Wig Install Cost?


For a flawless fit and natural look, it’s best to have your wigs professionally installed. Installation costs vary based on complexity, stylist involvement in cutting and styling, and the popularity of the salon and hairstylist. Generally, wig installation can range from $100 to $400.


Final Thoughts


So, how much do wigs cost? They can be either budget-friendly or a luxurious investment. Disregard ads claiming a Remy human hair wig costs about $50 — good-quality wigs rarely dip below $150. This holds true even for the most basic cap style and a synthetic wig, which will still set you back at least $80!


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