Summer is in full swing, and the sun is beating down on us like never before. Record-breaking heat is afflicting many parts of the world, especially here in Los Angeles, and it’s hard to escape the sun. Even if we aren’t vacationing, we still need to go outside at some point to live our lives.
For those wearing hairpieces or wigs, this could be problematic. On one hand, you want to wear a hat to protect your eyes from the sun. On the other, a hat can make your head feel hot, especially since you’re already feeling the heat from wearing a wig in the first place.
So, how can you keep your look while also staying cool this summer?
Switch to Synthetic Hair
Human hair wigs may look more natural and could feel wonderful, but human hair is also thicker and grabs onto oil and dirt more easily than synthetic hair. Thus, it could make your head hotter.
Synthetic hair is traditionally lighter and thinner, so it won’t feel as heavy on your head as a natural wig might. The same goes for hair extensions. You could get away with using synthetic hair extensions if you find a stylist who’s able to match colors with your actual hair, despite the different chemical balances needed for both.
Also, if you find yourself at a pool or beach often this summer, then synthetic hairpieces might be the way to go for you anyway.
Lighten Up, and Cut it Up!
Darker colors hold more heat than lighter colors, so consider coloring your hair this season to ward off heat.
However, not everyone needs to be blonde this summer, even while it is a popular choice. There are other chic options, too! You could go for the trendy rose-gold, or the always-fun silver or ghosted hair color. Even having a lighter brunette color could improve your experience under the hot summer sun.
Additionally, consider going shorter this season. Is there a new haircut you’ve been dying to try out, but you haven’t taken the plunge yet? Talk to your stylist about shortening your hair and discuss what styles may be best for you to try out. If there’s ever a time to cut your hair shorter, it’s now!
Consider Other Wig Bands
Some wig bands on detachable wigs are built to last and hold like glue, but sometimes they can feel heavy and hot on your head. There are new products on the market that can still hold your wigs down, but also not feel too warm.
Gel bands, which are sometimes called cool grip bands, for detachable wigs and hairpieces are all the rage right now. They use a lighter and more breathable material so that your head can stay cool while wearing your favorite wigs.
Avoid Direct Sunlight (Wear a Hat!)
Even if it isn’t terribly hot outside, you should still protect your head by keeping it away from the sunlight. UV rays can be very damaging to both natural human hair and synthetic hair, even with the use of serums and other products made for protecting hair from the sun.
One of the best ways to protect yourself is to wear a hat – a large, straw, floppy hat is a great choice. It’s a lighter hat in feel, so it doesn’t weigh your hair down, and the rim is large enough to cover most of your face and hair.
If a floppy hat isn’t your style, then simply wearing a hat to cover up most of your head and crown is your next best option. Choose a straw or any lighter material that can still breathe and allow for ventilation, so that you don’t feel like you’re baking inside your hat.
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