6 Tips For Wearing a Wig In Hot Weather

 6 Tips For Wearing a Wig In Hot Weather
Wigs have long been a fashion staple for many women. However, it's only in recent years that the stigmas associated with wearing a wig have started to go away.
As celebrities are more open about their red carpet wig wearing, and everyday fashionistas are more protective of their natural hair, wigs are becoming the norm.

One challenge to consider for many is wearing a wig in hotter climates. Here are six helpful tips for wearing a wig in hot weather.

• Choose a High-Quality Product

If you live in a hot climate or travel to warm areas frequently, you'll want to invest in a high-quality wig. Now is not the time to get cheap when wig shopping.

Higher quality wigs tend to use materials that reflect what you pay for. The wigs are crafted for your comfort, with a more breathable cap. This consideration is especially important if you plan on wearing your wig every day or for long periods. 

• Choose a Full or 360 Lace Cap

There are many different types of wigs. When it comes to the cap itself, you'll often see full lace, 360 lace, or lace front caps. When you live in a hotter climate or plan on wearing a wig in the summer, you'll want to go with the full or 360 lace cap.

These caps are more versatile than lace front caps. When looking for a wig, you want something that you can style to your liking (read this blog article from EvaWigs for more information). While a lace front cap allows you to part your hair and style the front of the wig as you like, a 360 or full lace cap lets you do up-dos.

Why is this important?

The ability to put your wig in a ponytail and get it off your neck is a lifesaver during the warm weather. Choose a wig that allows for styling versatility to beat the heat.

• Consider Synthetic vs. Human Hair

Generally speaking, human hair wigs are preferable for many wig-wearers. They tend to be more versatile and realistic. However, if you're in the summer sun, it's not a bad idea to have a synthetic wig on hand.

First and foremost, synthetic wigs are less sensitive to the elements. That means less frizz and more control over the style on those humid days. Additionally, synthetic wigs tend to be lighter than human hair wigs, which creates less heat on your head.

• Go Short

For daily wear, consider swapping out a long, luxurious wig for something short and sleek. A long blunt bob will give you some length while letting air get to your neck and shoulders. 

If you opt for longer locks, you can get the hair off your neck by braiding it. Braids are a hot fashion trend right now and can help you offset the heat by keeping hair off the face and neck.

• Choose a Light Cap Liner

There are many wig-wearers that don't use a liner; they just wear the cap against their natural hair. While it may seem counterintuitive to add another layer to stay cool, no-sweat liners can do just that.

These wig liners are meant to create a protective barrier that allows for better ventilation and air circulation between your head and the wig. Additionally, they wick up a sweat to prevent the accumulation of dampness in your wig, keeping it fresher for longer. 

• Avoid Direct Heat

Another way to stay cool under a wig is to avoid direct heat. Avoid direct sunlight and put away the hot tools for the summer. Some wig wearers will even put their wig in the fridge before they have to wear it in the heat!

By taking these precautionary steps to protect your wig— and yourself— from the heat, you'll be comfortable and stylish all summer long.
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