Should you wear a wig every day in the summer? The short answer is, you can if you want. However, summer in New Jersey can get hot and there are some reasons not to wear your wig every day.
Reasons Not to Wear a Wig Every Day
There are some reasons to consider when thinking about wearing a wig every day in the summer.
● It’s hot: Some wigs can be heavy and in the summer make you feel hot. You may get sweaty and even feel overheated on especially warm days.
● Wig protection: Extra sweat can get into your wig base. This can cause bacteria and fungus to grow and build up under the wig. This isn’t good for your scalp, your natural hair, or the lifespan of your wig.
● Hair luster: Too much direct sunlight can damage wig fibers and fade the color of the hair.
● Irritated scalp: Since your scalp may sweat underneath your wig, this dampness can be uncomfortable or even cause your skin to get itchy and irritated.
If you don’t want to wear a wig every day, there are options to give your head a break. Try wearing hats or headscarves or headbands with hairpieces to give your head a break from your wig.
If choosing to go bare-headed on no-wig days, don’t forget to apply sunscreen SPF 50 or higher on your scalp.
Summer Wig Wear
For those choosing to wear a wig every day – and for occasional wearers, too – here are some tips to comfortably wear your wig in the summer months.
● Shorter styles: Try wearing a shorter hairstyle like a bob or pixie cut. These styles keep you cooler because they aren’t as heavy and keep hair off your neck.
● Updos: If you want to wear a long hair wig, put it in a ponytail, messy bun, or braids to help beat the heat.
● Synthetic wigs: Synthetic wig fibers are lighter than human hair and help keep you cooler. Go a step further by trying a lighter-colored synthetic wig that absorbs less heat, such as blonde or platinum.
● Wig caps: Bamboo wig caps and liners are good for wicking moisture away from the skin. For more ventilation, try a stretch cap. Wig bands are also a good option because they use less fabric and are less irritating for your scalp.
● Less styling: During the summer, avoid overusing styling tools and products. Styling products like hairspray and mouse make your wig heavier and putting on a warm wig after you’ve styled it will only make you hotter.
● Washing: Don’t forget to wash your wig as necessary over the summer months to get rid of sweat and dirt. This helps your wig last longer, and a clean wig will also feel lighter and cooler on your head.
Summer Wigs at Wig-A-Do
Wig-A-Do has one of the largest selections of wigs in the area and their staff has nearly 50 years of combined experience helping customers find the best wig for their needs.