British summer weather can be changeable to say the least, but whether its dry and sunny or we’re having downpours, things can get pretty hot and humid. This makes wearing a wig in the height of summer a definite challenge. On the plus side, wigs won’t lose their style as easily as natural hair when the temperature rises, but wearing one when it’s hot can feel unbearable.
So what do you do, just not wear one?
Well if you’re suffering from hair loss, wearing a wig might be one of the things that makes you feel confident again. You don’t have to give up wearing your precious wig in the summer, just follow my tips on how to wear a wig in the summer and stay cool.
Switch to a synthetic wig when the temperature rises
Human hair wigs might look beautiful and natural, but they are much heavier than synthetic wigs, and this isn’t what you want in the summer. Synthetic wigs can be up to three times lighter than human wigs, so have a few on hand to switch to in the summer heat.
Ditch the styling tools
Using hairdryers, straighteners, and curling wands in hot weather will not only make you overheat, it will really dry out your wig, whether it’s made from synthetic or human hair. Wigs don’t have the benefit of being replenished by our scalp’s natural oils and so they can easily dry out with repeated styling over time.
Invest in an anti-humidity spray for your wig
This will stop your wig going frizzy and drying out in the heat. It will also keep your wig smelling nice and fresh.
Keep your wig off the back of your neck with an updo
When the temperature rises and things get sweaty, get your hair off your neck by styling your wig in a side braid or a bun.
Avoid touching your wig all the time
Your wig might make you feel gorgeous and confident, but if you keep playing with it, you’ll deposit the oils and sweat from your hands into your wig and it can end up looking greasy and weighed down.
Buy a no-sweat wig liner
These magical wig accessories are ventilated and allow air to circulate under your wig. Not only that, they stop sweat getting in to your wig cap.
Switch up your wig colour
Dark colours absorb more heat. Ever wondered why it always feels stifling hot when you wear your gorgeous black wig? That’s why. Try switching your wig colour to a slightly lighter shade, it can make all the difference.
Wash your wig
Oils, sweat, and products can build up in your wig in the summer, just as they do in natural hair. Make sure you wash it regularly to make sure it doesn’t get any more sweaty and heavy than it needs to.
Want to rock a wig all year round?
At Salon La Reine, we are specialists in hair loss solutions like wigs, toppers, and hair systems, that can help you disguise any hair thinning or loss while your natural hair grows back.
Get in touch to book a consultation and let us help you get back to feeling like your gorgeous and confident self.