How to keep cool while wearing a wig in summer

Time flies so fast that summer is coming again in a blink of an eye. Staying cool wearing a wig on a hot summer day is no easy task. But wigs can make us feel confident and beautiful, so there’s no reason to give them up in the summer. It can be a challenge, but it's possible to enjoy summer while still looking great. I'm going to explain to you how to keep your head cool while wearing a wig.

1.Don’t style the wig

Using styling tools in the hot summer months can cause you to overheat. Not only that, but it also dries out your wig—whether it’s human hair or synthetic. Unlike your natural hair, your wig does not receive moisture from the naturally occurring oils in your scalp. Therefore, use a moisture-proof spray to prevent your hair from frizzing. Additionally, styling your wig in the summer can dry out your wig, so it's usually best to limit any styling.

2.Choose a synthetic wig

Get some synthetic wigs ready for summer. The differences between synthetic and human hair wigs mean that each type has its advantages. Human hair wigs tend to be heavier than synthetic wigs. The weight increases the heat between the wig and your scalp. Although human hair wigs look more natural, they may not be worth it during a heat wave. Look for synthetic wigs that are heat-resistant as they look more natural.

3.Choose a short wig or tie the wig into a bun

If the weather is particularly hot, consider choosing a shorter wig style to expose more of your neck and shoulders. Longer wigs can trap more heat, causing discomfort. Or tie your wig into a bun, ponytail or braid, keeping it away from your neck and shoulders. You can find braided wigs for sale online, so you don’t have to worry about wearing an updo in the summer.

4.Choose a lighter color wig

One of the most overlooked tips on how to keep your head cool while wearing a wig is color. Like clothing, dark wigs absorb more heat. When it's muggy outside, changing the color of your wig can keep you cool.

5.Choose the right wig lining

In hot and humid weather, wig liners can come to the rescue. They help circulate air between the hat and your scalp. It also has the added benefit of helping to hold the wig in place.

6.Keep your scalp clean and rested

Keeping your scalp clean is vital to your comfort while wearing your wig. Wash your scalp regularly with a mild shampoo and avoid using heavy hair products that can cause sweating and buildup. Also, whenever possible, avoid wearing wigs to give your scalp some breathing room, especially during prolonged periods of stationary activity. Use this time to cool down and allow your scalp to heal.

7.Clean your wig frequently

When the weather is hot in summer, you need to clean your wig more. Sweat and oil from your face can collect on the wig strands, making the wig heavier.