It's no secret to alternative hair wearers that the heat of summer months can seem daunting. When you put on that gorgeous wig, you inevitably have extra layers of fibers and material blocking airflow to your scalp, which might have you wanting to stay in the A/C all day. But wearing alternative hair shouldn't keep you from doing the things you love, even outdoor activities on the hottest days of summer.
Keep reading to see 5 expert tips for staying cool under your alternative hair.
Tip 1. Wear wefted caps
Wefted wigs are the breeziest of them all. The spaces between each weft allow optimal airflow to keep you cool and dry. When you opt for a wefted cap on those smoldering summer days, your head will thank you. Bonus tip: style your wig in a low ponytail or bun to stay even more cool.
Tip 2. Use Headline It to wick sweat and create a cool barrier between your scalp and wig
If your wig cap makes you sweat in the heat— you’re not alone. AND, there’s something you can do about it. Yep, you heard us right! We recommend “Headline It!,” an easy-to-use product that can adhere to your wig cap in seconds. Its moisture transport system quickly draws perspiration away from your skin into the transport layer, so oils, salts, and odors from your skin don’t touch your wig.
Tip 3. Rock a shorter style
It goes without saying that shorter wigs keep you cooler. Overall, the hair is lighter because of its short length: less weight = less heat. Not to mention that the hair is short enough to stay off your neck and shoulders, preventing unnecessary warmth. There are so many adorable pixie styles to choose from, and you can personalize them with a headband or a lightweight silk scarf. If a pixie isn’t your jam, a bob length style will also keep your neck and shoulders free and cool.
You do you, boo.
As with most things in the alternative hair world, it’s all about finding what works best for you. Each of us is on a unique hair journey and finding your groove is often a matter of trying different things to see what works. At the end of the day, the right way is the way that makes you happiest and feel your best.
Which of these tips will you try? Do you have any of your own tips to share? Comment below!