Tips to keep you cool when wearing a wig in the heat of summer
Summer spells sweat, heat and humidity. At LolaSilk we believe you should get the most out of your wig at all times. We have a few key tips for wearing wigs in summer.
We resolve to bring you the most luxurious high quality wigs made from silky soft hair or superior synthetic options sourced from around the world. However, we have no claims over the weather.
South Africa is renowned for its hot summer days that lure you to sparkling pools and outdoor shades of respite. Every woman should look her best no matter what the weather.
This article is filled with tips to wear your wig with poise and pizazz on any sweltering summer occasion.
Human hair wigs are popular when you prefer a more natural look, but the hair will react to the heat and humidity much the same as your own hair. It looses shape or have you sporting a frizz that will drive you up the wall. Human hair wigs are much heavier than their synthetic counterparts. Human hair also absorbs more moisture and will make the wig feel heavier the longer the day gets. Synthetic wigs are made of featherweight fibre that is twice as light as human hair wigs. It also relies on style memory to maintain its shape for longer.
Keep it up, short or braided
Summer is a great time to play with gorgeous styles that will keep the hair off your neck so yu can stay cool and comfortable. Choose a trendy up-do style that speaks to a modern summer sophisticated look. Ideally you may want to go for a bun— messy or elegant — rather than a ponytail that will swish up the sweat as it whips against your neck all day.
A shorter wig will be lighter and have you sweat less. Be daring and switch up your looks from a cute pixie cut to an angled bob or wavy lobs. Shorter looks offer endless possibilities with colour, cut and style.
Keep the colour light
If at all possible, choose a lighter colour for your wig in summer. Darker colours absorb far more heat and energy than lighter colour wigs. Even a few shades lighter than an ebony black will make a huge difference on how you cope with the heat. Summer is synonymous with light and white and an ideal time to see if blondes really have more fun.
Wash your wig regularly
While you want to avoid washing your wig too often, you may have to do so during summer. Sweltering summer days see more sweat collect in the hair and will weigh down the wig. Oils get clogged in the hair strands and in your scalp. You may think about washing just the cap and conditioning the rest to protect the fibres. If you have opted for a human hair wig, consider washing just the bangs to get rid of a greasy sweaty look.
Use an anti- humidity spray
An anti-humidity spray will go a long way to keep your wig fresh, tangle free and act as a deodorant to keep the sweat from your scalp. Buy a spray or make your own with witch hazel, a few drops of your favourite essential oils and distilled water in a convenient spray bottle you can keep in your bag.
Experiment with accessories
Accessories are a great option to personalise your look while you also keep hair from your face and neck. Headbands, head clips and even sunglasses are great choices to keep your hair up while playing with colours, shapes and styles.
Accessories also go a long way to help you avoid using styling tools that will dry out your wig more.
You can protect your wig from direct sunlight with a fashionable hat or lightweight scarf. Buy a fun collection of hats made from natural fibres like linen, cotton or straw.
Hats and headbands are also great at keeping your fingers from your hair. Touching your hair adds sweat to your wig and make it heavier than it should be.
Change your wig cap or try a gel band under the wig
Choose a wig cap that allows for ventilation so your scalp can breathe and absorbs moisture at the same time. If you prefer using a wig band with your wigs, try a gel band that fits around the hairline.
Braaivles and swimming pools
What is a South African summer without a braai? Be mindful though that open fires are harsh on your wig. Keep your distance if you can and wear a hat or scarf to protect your wig. If possible, avoid exposing your wig to chlorinated or salt water.