The Wig Experts Present... Our Favorite Summer Wig Tips! Don't let the heat keep you from looking your best. You can look haute and stay cool this summer. We all know that wigs can be less comfortable during the hot summer months but there is no need to sweat it! The Wig Experts have many of our top tips to help you keep cool and have fun in the sun.
Pictured above: All That Jazz by Raquel Welch (our featured capless wig)
TIP: GO CAPLESS!
Capless wigs are a fantastic summer hair solution because they are among the lightest and coolest wigs available. A capless construction is made with open wefting throughout the cap to help air circulate for maximum ventilation. Don't let the name fool you — there's still full-cap coverage, it's just designed to be lighter and airier!
Pictured above: A capless wig (shown inside out) and Natalie by Jon Renau (a best selling capless wig)
TIP: GO SHORT!
Like capless wigs, short wigs are ideal for the summer heat. They'll keep you looking chic and feeling cool in warm weather. Short wigs are perfect for summer because they're lightweight and they keep hair off your neck and shoulders. Most have open wefting in the cap for better air ventilation, which makes them more cool and comfortable to wear. And they're easier to style and maintain. Best of all, short hair is totally on trend!
TIP: GO 100% HAND-TIED!
100% hand-tied wig caps are made of a breathable fabric that can be extremely comfortable. Each hair on the entire cap is hand-tied onto the base, creating a smoother surface. These wigs offer the most natural appearance and movement. If you prefer longer hair, long wigs can be worn in a side braid or low updo. For ladies who love long locks, 100% hand-tied styles allow for more styling flexibility. You can easily pull hair up into a low ponytail or bun and feel the breeze on your neck.
Pictured above: A 100% hand-tied wig (shown inside out) and Upstage by Raquel Welch (a best selling 100% hand-tied wig)
TIP: PROTECT YOUR WIG!
Just as prolonged exposure to the sun is bad for your skin, it can be equally taxing for your wig. Avoiding the summer sun entirely is almost impossible so be sure to treat your wig with some extra TLC. We recommend the BeautiMark line of hair care products. Spraying Leave-in Conditioner by BeautiMark on your wig will protect it from the sun and prevent the fibers from drying out in hot weather. Brilliant Shine and Shine Serum by BeautiMark restore sheen and moisture to the fiber and refresh wigs between washes. Washing your wig every 4-5 wears will help manage build-up from increased perspiration during warmer months.
TIP: ALWAYS ACCESSORIZE!
Wearing a wig doesn't have to hold you back. These wig accessories will prepare you for everything your summer brings. Hats, caps and scarves protect and shield your wig from the sun and can be trendy summer style solutions on their own. Add a pretty summer hat or scarf for lounging by the pool. Keep your wig from slipping out of place with the Sure Grip by BeautiMark. And No Sweat Liners by Headline It are designed to absorb perspiration during sweltering days in the heat. No slipping, stains or odors. Anyone can handle the heat with the right accessories.
A FEW MORE TIPS
When it's time to travel, the secret is as simple as reusable zip-tie plastic bags. They take up less space than wig boxes and keep your wigs clean and dry with no frizz-causing friction. Pack them in your suitcase and take them anywhere!
During the day, consider a designated "summer substitute wig" so you don't fret about the inevitable splashes of chlorine and sunblock at the pool or saltwater and sand at the beach. When you go from day to night, be sure your regular favorite wig is ready and waiting. You can keep it clean and dry by storing it on the Wig Stand by BeautiMark.
Just because you're wearing a wig doesn't mean you should do without sun kissed highlights! Choose your favorite styles in a shade lighter than the one you usually wear. It's another way your wig can look more like your real hair.
Consider applying an antiperspirant on your scalp before you put your wig on. Sounds kinda weird, right? Well, it works! This keeps you drier and cooler underneath your wig.
What are some of your favorite summer wig tips? Please comment and share with us! We hope you're having a fabulous summer!