As the weather warms up, knowing which wig to wear can be tricky, especially when you want to look stylish and stay sweat-free! The key to keeping cool in your wig this summer is the choice of cap construction and fiber. These two elements can significantly contribute to how easy and breezy you stay in your wig during the warmer months. Generally speaking, synthetic wigs with light to light-medium density and a basic wefted cap will be the most lightweight option. That’s because synthetic wigs are constructed with more lightweight fibers than human hair wigs, and open wefted wig caps allow ventilation to your scalp for maximum cooling. Plus, unlike human hair wigs, which react to temperature changes, synthetic wigs hold their style on any humid or frizzy days! No need to bring a backup brush or detangling spray to the beach; you are good to go.
1. Coco by Envy - Romantic Waves
The Coco Wig by Envy is a perfect choice for the summer. Coco’s romantic retro-glam waves hit right under the chin, keeping your neck and shoulders light and cool in the heat. This synthetic mid-length bob features a basic wefted cap for breathability and ventilation on the scalp, a full lace front for versatile styling at the hairline, and a monofilament part that gives the illusion of hair growth at the crown and parting area.
2. Ignite by Jon Renau - The Angled Bob
Jon Renau is known for his salon-quality styles and cuts, including the best-selling bob wig, Ignite. Mixing classic and trendy, Ignite offers chin-grazing angled layers that can be swept aside to keep your hair (and heat) away from your face. As a heat-friendly synthetic wig, Ignite can be left as is or styled with heat tools. Sleek and sassy, Ignite features a lace front that gives a natural-looking hairline and a basic lightweight cap that’s soft and allows air ventilation to your scalp to keep it cool.
3. Reese by Noriko - The 90’s Supermodel
For that 90’s supermodel vibe, à la Linda Evangelista, look no further than Reese by Noriko. Choppy layers, a wispy bang, and built-in volume give this wig a refined look that’s runway-ready. Pair with a bold lip and sleek cat-eye for an even more glammed-up take. We absolutely love how playful this short wig is, especially for the summer when the last thing you want to do is think about styling hair on a humid day. This synthetic wig's basic wefted cap and light-medium density make it a comfortable and stylish choice for summer.
4. Jamison by Estetica - The Layered Bob
Jamison is a classic a-line bob with lightly layered ends that are flattering with every turn of your head. The neck-grazing layers are chic and provide a cool amount of airflow to your neck, while the wefted cap keeps your scalp cool all day long. The lace front combined with the side-swept lace part creates that natural look you desire. It’s so much fun to wear Jamison, you’ll see!
5. Miranda by Jon Renau - Long, Lovely Layers
The longest wig in our edit, Miranda by Jon Renau, offers free-flowing and light layers that hit just below the shoulder, making it a longer alternative. Thanks to its open ventilation, the wefted cap provides a relaxed and comfortable fit during the summer months. The sheer lace front showcases a flawless hairline, while the monofilament gives you a natural-looking multi-directional part.