Protecting Hair In the Sun

How to Protect Human Hair Wigs & Toppers in the Sun

Since human hair toppers and wigs are an investment, it’s essential to treat them as such! One step that is often forgotten about is protecting the hair from the sun. This step is essential for how to take care of your human hair wigs and ensuring that they stay beautiful throughout their intended lifespan. You may now be asking how long do human hair wigs last? Based on daily wear and proper washing, care, and treatment, human hair wigs and toppers can last about 1 year. Depending on how frequently you wear your hair, you can extend that lifespan with proper care! 

Protecting Your Human Hair in the Sun

Now, let’s talk about how you can protect your human hair wigs and human hair toppers for women from the sun. Protecting the hair is all about prep work. With hair care products, you need to apply them before going out in the sun. It can seem inconvenient, but it’s so worth it to treat your alternative hair with care. 

Because the sun can dry out the bio hair and dull the color, we recommend 3 hair care products from BeautiMark to provide the ultimate protection.

    Intensive Recovery Conditioner

    The Intensive Recovery Conditioner from BeautiMark was specially formulated to provide weightless moisture to color-treated and processed hair. This conditioner is packed with conditioning ingredients to help extend the life and color of all your human hair hairpieces. Use this product during your wash routine (watch our video to learn how to wash human hair wigs here), being careful to avoid the delicate hand-knotting at the roots. 

    We recommend using this conditioner as a hair mask during your wash routine for extra protection during the summer months. Instead of leaving the product on for a few minutes before rinsing, we recommend that you work the Intensive Recovery Conditioner into the fibers thoroughly and then leave the product on your piece for 10-15 minutes. After this time, you can rinse out the conditioner making sure that the water is flowing in a downward direction from roots to ends. This lightweight masking treatment will help with static and shield your hair from dryness and frizz caused by the sun and hot weather. 

    Conditioner for Human Hair

    Luster Serum

    The Luster Serum from BeautiMark is a stunning finishing serum created to intensely hydrate without weighing down human hair. This serum is full of hydrating ingredients, but it’s also super lightweight. While the product provides hydration, eliminates frizz, and leaves the smoothest finish, the Luster Serum also provides UV protection! This serum is one of the most underrated products when it comes to caring for human hair wigs and how to make human hair toppers shiny. The serum’s unique, light scent is a bonus too!

    This product can be used when the hair is wet or dry, but we recommend using the serum during your wash routine. After shampooing, conditioning, and towel drying your piece, add a nickel-sized amount in your hands. Massage in hands and then work the product through the ends of your wig, making sure to avoid the hand-knotted base elements. After your human hair wig or topper is fully dry, you won’t even be able to tell you applied the product as the serum soaks into the hair to help with static, frizz, and protection against damaging UV rays. Seriously, you have to try this product if you want to achieve silky, lustrous locks while caring for and protecting your human hairstyles.

    Because the Luster Serum is so lightweight once it is dry, you can use it on dry hair, too! For quick refreshes, start with the smallest amount of product when applying to add an extra layer of protection.

    Human Hair Serum 

    3-in-1 Miracle Protect

    The 3-in-1 Miracle Protect from BeautiMark truly protects your human hair toppers for thin hair and human hair wigs from heat and dryness. Packed with conditioning ingredients, this multitasking spray will help detangle, moisturize, and heat protect your hair. With the help of collagen and Vitamin B5, you can achieve healthy, natural movement and protect your color-treated hair with the 3-in-1 Miracle Protect spray.

    Before heading out and into the sun, we recommend spraying your human hair with this multifunctional spray. Shake well and spritz an even coat all over the wig or topper. This spray will add an even layer of protection to your piece. Because this product is so lightweight, you can reapply even coats throughout the day if you see your piece getting dry. Toss your travel size 3-in-1 Miracle Protect in your bag before leaving for easy access and quick refreshes during those long days in the sun.

    For all-year protection, use this spray during your wash and care routine. After applying your Luster Serum, spray an even coat thoroughly throughout all the fibers to help with static, frizz, and dryness. Plus, the 3-in-1 Miracle Protect will act as a heat protectant for blow drying, straightening, and curling! 

    Protecting Hair in Sun

    Add Accessories! 

    Who doesn’t love a good hat, right?! Go the extra mile and wear a hat, scarf, or headwear on top of your human hair style before heading out. It’s such a fun way to show your personality while also protecting your human hair wigs and toppers from the sun! Learn how to wear a hat with wigs.

    The harsh sun can dry out your bio hair as well as your human hair wigs and toppers. The rays can even cause the vibrant colors to fade. But, with proper care and the help of the Intensive Recovery Conditioner, Luster Serum, and 3-in-1 Miracle Protect from BeautiMark, you’ll add extra layers of protection and hydration so that you can extend the life of your own hair and your human hair investments! 


    Hi Elizabeth,

    Great question! The Intensive Recovery Conditioner is only formulated to be used on human hair wigs so we do not recommend this product for synthetic wigs. The synthetic detangler is extremely helpful when it comes to preventing tangling in any type of synthetic wig and will be very helpful with the tangling that occurs in the nape area. We have a number of recommendations for how to care for your synthetic styles and address issues while wearing your piece, which may vary based on if your synthetic wig is heat-friendly or not. Please give us a call and we would be happy to provide any additional tips and care instructions to help extend the life of your wigs.

    We are pleased to offer you the benefit of licensed cosmetologists on staff ready to assist you and provide expert advice on color and style. If you would like to speak to us directly, please call toll-free 1-800-581-2001 (outside the U.S., please call 1-214-443-4848). Licensed cosmetologists are available to take your call Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 6:30PM CST.

    Best Regards,
    The Wig Experts

    The Wig Experts

    Can the Intensive Recovery Conditioner be used on synthetic wigs? I find that my wigs can get ratty at the nape. I wash and condition my wigs but I can’t seem to stop that rattiness from happening.

    And suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thank you.


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