Wigs go through more stress during the summer, which is probably why people wonder how to care for them. You can wear all kinds of wigs during the winter season, but when it’s summer you will have to be choosy about it and pick the ones that will not cause you any inconvenience. So to make things easier for you below, I have shared a guide that will make it easier for you to choose and maintain your wigs in the hot weather. Let’s take a look:
Smart and Easy Storage
One of the easiest things to do this summer is to rethink storage. When most people put their wigs away, they put the wigs anywhere. Sometimes, they place them in sunlight. You don’t want to do this, especially during the summer when UV rays can do some damage. You want to place your wigs in a cool and dark place where UV rays can’t get to them. Too much sunlight could end up drying out your wigs prematurely or may discolor your wigs with time. Both outcomes might force you to work harder to maintain your wigs. You can also consider investing in wigs that are not easily damaged by UV rays. After all, you are not going to miss the beach during the summers.
A Refreshing Approach
Summer means you need a good stylist who knows how to install a 360 frontal correctly. You need a natural look with professional staying power! Steamy summer days equate to increased activity and more time in the sun and heat. Inevitably with summer comes more sweat, which may not be a subject people like to talk about, but it must be discussed.
Well, if you want to maintain your wigs, learn how to install a 360 frontal to prevent sweating. What you can do is apply oils while installing your wig to help keep you cool. Keep a spritz with cold water to spray on your scalp every so often. If you don’t address your sweat, your wig might develop an odor. That odor is going to force you to wash more often, and that means more work. You should also look for wigs that are not too heavy and would not make you sweat too often.
Conditioning is a Big Thing
UV rays are going to dry the hair out, so you have to anticipate this. All you have to do is condition your hair often. This should help keep your hair soft, which gives it that natural bounce you’ve learned to love. Just try to feel your wigs, and make sure you condition when you feel like your hair has lost moisture.
This is probably the hardest part of summer wig maintenance. Still, you want to do this if you want to avoid permanent damage. The last thing you want to worry about is buying a new wig because the one you have is no longer usable. You spent good money on your wig, so make sure you do the work to maintain it.
Avoid Direct Sunlight
The next thing you want to do is avoid the sun when it is at its peak. Most people know the sun feels hotter at certain times during the day, but a lot of folks don’t use this to their advantage. If you want to take care of your wigs during the summer, you want to pay attention to this so that you can avoid going out when the sun is the hottest.
For the most part, the sun is the hottest between 10 in the morning and two in the afternoon. These times vary depending on where you live, so make sure you dig into it a little further just to be sure. Now, this doesn’t mean you have to be a homebody during these times; just plan to do your indoor activities during these times. Keep in mind you’re also protecting your skin from UV rays, and that’ll keep you young longer.
Wear Sunscreen on Your Hair
Summer is the perfect time to pick fruit, go out to the beach, or go boating. This means you’ll have to expose your hair to the sun from time to time. You can always wear a scarf or a hat to keep your wigs safe, but you still need to wear sunscreen.
The good thing is there are many products for you. These are easy to use as a mist or spritz. There are also a few hair oils you can use to protect your hair. These are all easy to apply, so you don’t have to feel like you’re doing too much work to keep your wigs safe.
It doesn’t take too much out of you to maintain your wigs during the summer. With a little knowledge, you can make sure your wigs survive many summers to come.