Summer is definitely a time when you want to look your best and show off your style. If that means wearing a wig, you may have a few concerns. Wigs can easily become heavy, hot, and itchy when worn in the summer months, and you don't want your hair — artificial though it might be — to frizz. To comfortably wear a wig in the summer, follow these tips:
1. Stick with synthetics.
Everyone tends to think that real human hair wigs are the best. This might be true in the winter, but in the summer, you can definitely benefit from synthetic hair. It is less likely to frizz than human hair since the strands are a little heavier and more even. Plus, you don't have to apply as much styling product to it, so you won't experience unpleasant smells or liquids.
2. Choose a shorter wig.
This is especially important if you do go with a synthetic wig, which is heavier. Pick a shorter wig, as it won't weight down your head or push into your scalp as much — which is important when you're hot. Keep in mind that a short wig does not have to be boring. Play it up with a fresh color to compensate for the lack of length, if needed. Light colors are great because they don't warm up so quickly in the sunshine.
3. Put powder along your scalp.
You can find a product called wig powder in most hair styling stores. Apply a tiny bit to your head before you put the wig into place. It will absorb your sweat so that your head does not become slippery and so the wig does not slide around. If your wig does start to slip, slipping a little more powder onto your head should solve the problem.
4. Keep cool with a gel headband.
If it is really hot outside, you can apply a cooling gel headband around your head and over the wig. The coolness of the gel will seep through the wig, keeping you from overheating. You can find many stylish gel headbands — they just have to be stuck in the freezer to cool off for a bit before you use them.
With the tips above, you can comfortably wear a wig even in the summer heat. Reach out to a local wig company near you to learn more about your options.