Wigging out this Summer!
One of the most trending movements, in my opinion, has been the comeback of the wigs.
Wigs are fabulous because you can put a different one on every day and be whoever you feel like being that day. Depending on the hair you use, they can last you an incredibly long time, usually up to six months. Not only do they last, but they make great protective styles.
Most people who wear wigs may wear their hair braided underneath with a wig cap to cover it. This method protects the hair and allows you to leave it alone for a while. After all, the flourishing comes the less you manipulate your hair! Wigs seem to be the perfect solution for any hair related problems you could have at any time in the year.
So, why is it different in the summertime? You see the title of this article, so why is this article even needed? Shouldn’t wigs be perfect in any season? I wish it could be that simple, but wigs don’t get much airtime in the summer.
Allow me to explain why and how we can fix it!
Wigs are a creative way to look the way you’ve dreamed of without doing any real damage to your actual hair.
But, the only problem that we have with wigs in the summertime is that they can be hot and sticky on your head! That makes wearing wigs during this time extremely uncomfortable, which is when most women opt for wearing their air or braids and twists instead.
Human hair wigs probably get the most trouble flourishing in the summertime, since the wigs use actual human hair which makes them more substantial than regular wigs. Does this regular occurrence mean that wig wearing in the summer is just going to be impossible forever? No, I don’t believe so. There are steps you can take to make wig-wearing more of a pleasure in the summertime.
It’s time to learn how you can avoid the uncomfortable feeling that wigs bring in the summertime, from excessive sweating to temperature-induced itchiness. The inconveniences that it brings in summer may make you want to forego your hairpiece altogether.
But if you practice these tips, wearing a wig shouldn’t be too much of a hassle anymore!
How Can you Enjoy Wearing a Wig this Summer?
#1 Consider Wearing Synthetic Hair Types
I know what you are thinking. “But, I love my human or remy hair! I wear that type of hair in all my wigs!” I understand completely.
There is nothing better than putting on a new wig that is soft, bouncy, full of body and will last me a long time. But, the summertime may not be the best time for this look right now.
Human hair and remy hairpieces may be trending right now, but during the summer they can be more burdensome. The hair is thicker than most other hair types. Do you know how uncomfortable that would be on a hot summer day or night when you’re just trying to have fun? You do not want to have to worry about if it looks like your lace front is moving backward! Try a synthetic wig for summer.
Synthetic wigs may not last as long, but they are also much cheaper so you wouldn’t be wasting all of your funds! They are also thinner and more breathable. Synthetic hair has a curl memory which means it will always hold its style, even if you get sweaty or someone splashes water on you.
It’s best to try a lightweight synthetic wig with a capless base. These tend to keep you relatively fresh on the scalp.
#2 Choose a new Shorter Style for your Wig
Variety in my wigs is one of the principal things I use them for whenever I purchase one! You can pick out any cut, color, and style. If you can’t find a person or stylist to construct your wig for you, you can order a full one offline or make it yourself!
For my adventurous girls, you know what I’m talking about when it comes to variety! Sometimes we get so bored with our hair, but we don’t want to risk doing any damage to it, so we opt for wigs! It’s incredible that we can rock a different style every day! So why not consider that for the summer? It would be best to try a shorter and more breathable look for the summer. The more extended styles tend to be hotter and more prone to a sweaty scalp.
The key is to keep the hair off of your neck. Also, you can still do a variety of styles just from having a short-haired wig. Try a bob one day, a pixie cut the next and then maybe something layered and curly! The possibilities are endless, and just because it is summer, it doesn’t mean your options are limited.
A shorter haircut makes you less likely to sweat your life away, and you will be more comfortable and ready to take on the summer the best way you know how!
#3 Braid all the Longer Looks to Reduce Heat on Your Skin
Braids are more than just stylish; they can also protect you and your hair!
I love twists because they are easy to do and there are so many styles you can have with them. If you don’t think you want to invest in a shorter wig this summer, I understand entirely.
Another option is to braid down your long hair so that it is out of your way to let more cool air towards your neck and head. That means less sweat! Ponytails don’t always look that natural when done on wigs.
But braids can create a natural flow that is cooler and allows you to have more control of your hair.
#4 Maintain Your Wig and Wash it Regularly
How often do you wash your wig, once a week, once every two weeks?
The one thing you should keep in mind, in general, is that you don’t need to wash any wig too often. Washing your hairpiece too much can cause more damage than other manipulation tactics you could do. The summer months can change the rules at times.
During the summer you are more prone to excessive sweating, which means oils can get clogged in your scalp and the hair stands on your wig. When this is the case, during the summer, it’s best to wash your wigs more often.
The temperatures may continue to rise, but as long as you reduce that oil buildup by cleaning your wigs regularly, you can ensure that you will feel much more confident and comfortable.
#5 Try to Avoid Direct Heat as Much as You Can
This tip may seem a little contradictory because you will more than likely be spending most of your time outside in the hot sun.
But, that doesn’t mean you can’t still avoid it. There are still things you can do to prevent damage to your wigs. Yes, direct sunlight from the sun itself is very bad for them. Try wearing a hat or a scarf.
Wearing something over it can make a significant difference in your comfort level when wearing one of these hair pieces. The scarf will protect the wig from receiving too much sunlight, which can be unusually intense during the summer months. One more thing you can do is to make sure you store your wigs in a cool, room temperature spot in your home, for obvious reasons.
Avoid keeping them in the car or near windows where they will more than likely be exposed to direct sunlight for hours at a time.
#6 Try Wearing Lighter Colors
Sorry to all the ladies who always opt for darker colored wigs! The summer may not be the best time to wear these.
Imagine how you feel wearing black during the summer? Even the people who only have black in their closet won’t even dare walk out of the house like that. The truth is, darker colors attract more heat and light. This summer switch it up and try some lighter colors!
Lighter colored wigs won’t absorb as much heat from the sun, and they can be used to create amusing looks, especially if you are experimenting with color! Put the black wigs down. Don’t do it to yourself. Try something new, different and out of your comfort zone.
You won’t regret it, because, for one, you’ll be more comfortable in your skin.
#7 Have you Ever Tried a Gel Band?
There are so many helpful products out there that we abuse and take advantage of most of the time.
Some products we don’t even realize or take the time to find out that it has multiple uses. The saying can go for a product called a gel band. You’ve heard of an elastic band? You’ve probably used the elastic band method a few times.
But, have you thought about switching to a gel band for the summer? Let me tell you why you should consider it. A gel band is a small elastic band made of gel that fits around the hairline. These are much like elastic bands, which were created initially to make wigs fit tighter to feel more secure. Gel bands can also help you stay cool in the hot months by allowing sweat to evaporate off your scalp.
If you decide to get one of these, try putting it in the fridge right before you decide to leave the house for the day!
#8 Change Your Wig Cap
My wig may bring me beauty, but my wig cap is indeed my best friend out in this world!
It’s one of those products that have multiple uses that we don’t always tend to think about as often. The point of a wig cap creates a barrier between your hair and the wig and to also protect it. Beauty supply stores carry different looks and brands of hair caps, but in the summertime try to find a wig cap that is lightweight and stretchy.
Maybe you’ve had your wig cap for a while now, and it’s time for a change. A new wig cap can make the air circulating to your scalp more efficient. The key is to allow for more ventilation, which is why it’s essential for your wig cap to have a stretchy material to it. You will not regret purchasing a new one, especially considering they are usually more than a dollar.
Your scalp will feel cooler throughout the day, and you will feel more comfortable.
#9 Stay Away from Chlorine and Salt Water
I know what you are thinking again, another contradiction!
This tip may seem a little harsh to complete during the summer when there are pools and the beach, but it’s so worth it. Stay as far away from the water as you can! Well, at least try.
Most wigs aren’t made to be exposed consistently to the chemicals in the water like salt or chlorine. Those things can cause some severe damage to your wig’s fibers. So what can you do? Just because you are wearing a hair wig doesn’t mean you are safe from wearing swim caps.
Invest in a cute water-friendly one!
If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Still Stay in the Kitchen!
I love wigs, you like wigs, and we all can enjoy wigs for more than just three seasons!
Don’t let the summer take away your desire to rock that new wig you’ve wanted to try, but keep these tips in mind before you decide to risk it all! Keep in mind the style you are getting, where you live and how you plan on taking care of it.
Wearing a wig is a great way to change your look around and try new things. Consider these tips to help keep you more cool and comfortable in your hair wigs! You don’t want to be out here silently suffering while looking amazing. Don’t do that to yourself!
Do you have any tips you want to share? I’d love to hear what you think! Comment and share!