Summer Switch Up
Summer is right around the corner everyone body is in the gym trying to get the perfect summer body. But I am over here worrying about how I'm going to do my hair for the summer
, and I know I am not the only one. Summer is just when everything comes alive you can finally start wearing super cute fits, and everybody is trying to give their look a 180. You might be thinking 'oh, I need to get a new wig
because my winter hair won't cut it for the summer'. The great thing is that you don’t have to spend a whole lot of money. So put the wallet down sis because there are many ways you can make your regular wig
summer ready. Here are ways to switch up your wig
, so you look popping all summer ‘18. With hair, there are endless ways you can switch it up to get a whole new look. But if you are one of those people who like to stay up to the trends you know that winter and summer hairstyles are not one in the same.
Cut it cut it. It's almost summertime you need to cut it! This is one of the easiest ways to switch up your hair and the quickest. But the only thing is you need to make sure that you are 100% sure about cutting your wig because that hair will not grow back. However, I would recommend visiting a professional
if you are afraid of messing up. But at least watch a couple of youtube videos before going in with the scissors because this gives you ideas on how short you might want wat it and the best techniques that will have your hair looking the best. But if you are a bit afraid to cut your wig, you can always do a fake cut where you fold your hair over to make it appear longer. This method is a great idea because you do not have to commit to the shorter length. Shorter hair
is perfect for summer because it's hot and it's nice not to have the hair sticking all over your body. Quick tip:
Also when cutting your wig make sure to cut it a little longer than you want so you can go back and fix it up it is always better to have too much hair than too little.
Summer is the perfect time to try a new color. Everyone usually tries to lighten, but this is the perfect time to take a risk and dye your hair a wild color like pink or purple. There are so many options when it comes to color but make sure you are extremely careful when dying the hair, so you don't fry your wig. If you do choose to bleach your hair make sure you're not leaving the developer for too long because this can fry your beautiful wig. Key to a DIY blonde hair
is to use purple hair to neutralize the color of the blond. The neutralizer gives your hair that natural blonde look instead of a weird brassy yellow, but if you are going for the brassy look, you do your thing. If you don’t want to change much when it comes to color you can always do an ombre look with your hair. If you have not done ombre
on a wig before I recommend that you practice on a wig you do not care about first or have a professional dye the hair. This technique is a little more difficult because you are not just evenly spreading one color all over your head it is much more difficult for beginners to get the gradient hair they are looking to achieve. Quick tip:
If you are dying your hair yourself and are a bit skeptical practice on a small weft of hair to make sure its the color you want your hair to be.
This switch is perfect for when you don't want a completely new look but want to lighten up a little. Highlights
can also make it look as though your hair is sun kissed which makes it perfect for the summer time. They just give your hair that extra umph that was missing during the winter. Honestly, I would highly recommend that you not highlight your wig yourself unless you have had a ton of practice because this could go off the rails very quickly.
Summer is the perfect time for curly hair because it’s a fun new change which is summer. Everybody wants to achieve those beautiful beach waves
and springy curls. They are also so many methods and looks when it comes to curls and waves. You can braid your wig and then flat iron the braid for some tight waves. You can use a wand or curling iron for neat uniform braids as well. The techniques are endless it just depends on what you want to do with your hair. Quick tip:
Don’t forget to use a heat protectant
when using a heated tool on your wig even though the hair is not growing from your head it can still get heat damage.
Curly hair seems to be the thing for summer, but there’s nothing wrong with going with some bone straight hair.
This switch is one of the easiest things you can do to switch up your hair.
You can go for a super cute boho chic look
with a couple of braids in your hair. This style is perfect for someone who doesn't want a permanent change but wants to spice their hair up a little bit. You can also just put all your hair into a cute ponytail braid or fishtail
. You can also do the braid supper lose to give it that messy boho look.
You can bring back those feather things people used to wear back in the day. Accessories
are a thing that is in year round but look so much better in the summer. You can give off Coachella vibes with a flower wreath or some rings in your hair. The best part is that these are easily removable and the options are endless. You can even throw some braids in your hair and add a few cuffs or some ribbon. And when you get tired of them, you can just take them off and rock your style by itself.
Try Wet Looks
Get the "I just got out of the pool look without having to go near the water" look. I love wet looks! They are extremely versatile and look good for almost any occasion, and they are perfect for the summertime. This look is best for wigs that are a loose or deep wave. This look is also super easy to achieve. All you need is some moose and your hands. There are also several helpful youtube videos that will teach you how to achieve this style easily.
Getting a gloss
is the best way to spice up a wig that might be looking a little dull. And if you don’t know what a gloss is you have come to the right place. A gloss, also known as a glaze, is a treatment that brings your hair back to life. Even though this method sounds fancy, you can get a kit
and complete this at home
to have your strands looking sun-kissed all summer.
Get a New Wig
You can just throw out your winter wig and just get a new wig
. Some people don’t want to spend the time or effort that comes with reviving your wig
so you can just buy a new one that already comes how you want it. With that, I would recommend what I would call a “summer friendly” wig. This wig could have some blondes or lighter colors in it.
Hot Summer Options
What look will you choose? Now that you have all these options what will you do to switch your hair up for the summer time Leave a comment down below if you’ve done these switch-ups for the summer or planning to do them.