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Best Wigs for Staying Cool in the Summer

Best Wigs for Staying Cool in the Summer

Wearing a wig in the summer can be a challenge for many wig wearers. Different types of wigs can leave you feeling hot, sweaty, and weighed down. However, there is no need to toss your wig to the side in summer. Our wig experts at Klassi-La’Chiq Beauty Essentials have answered our clients' questions about wearing wigs in the summer. 


What Are the Best Wig Styles to Wear in the Summer?

A short wig is perfect for those hot days and will allow you to change your style. There are so many beautiful, short wig styles for summer to choose from, including sleek bobs, textured pixie cuts, and wavy lobs. If you prefer more hair length, choose a style that’s shoulder-length or longer, so you can put it up in a loose ponytail or messy up-do. 

When wearing wigs in summer, it’s best to pick lighter colors. Lighter colors don’t absorb as much heat as dark colors. It’s something to keep in mind when choosing your summer wig color if you want to stay cooler in the sun. 

Should I Wear a Synthetic or Human Hair Wig During Summer?

Overall, synthetic wigs are better to wear during the summer months. Synthetic hair is lighter than human hair, so it should keep you cooler. 

In comparison, human hair wigs will react to the hot weather in the same way natural hair would. It could lose shape and style or go frizzy with the humidity. 

Synthetic wigs, however, will hold their shape even when exposed to the summer weather. If you are concerned about overheating, synthetic wigs are a great option to try. Whatever wig type you pick, make sure to choose the right accompanying wig care products to keep your wig fresh and flawless all summer long. 

Should I Wear a Wig Cap in the Summer?

Having a moisture-absorbing layer between your scalp and wig can help with the heat in summer. You should consider wearing a wig cap or alternate between wearing wigs and light headwear when the weather gets warmer to give your scalp regular breaks.

What Cap Constructions Are Best for Summer?

  • Capless: Breathable caps are called Traditional, also known as Capless. The name fits perfectly because they are made with openings that allow venting throughout the entire cap. It allows air to flow freely throughout so it’s breathable and keeps your scalp feeling cooler during the hot summer months. 
  • Lace Front: Lace front wigs are hand-tied and made to mimic your hairline. This type of wig cap allows you to style your hair off the face. Try hairstyles where you can style the bangs back with a headband or off to the side with accessories.

How to Keep From Sweating While Wearing a Wig

Wig caps are one effective method to help reduce sweating when you wear a wig. For summer, in particular, it’s recommended to use a bamboo wig cap/liner. The cap’s material moves sweat to the outer surface of the fabric and dries quickly, which helps to avoid excess sweating. 

The key to preventing your head from overheating is to keep your wig off your neck. 

If you aim to not sweat as much as possible, plaits and braids are the most effective styles to go for. 

Can I Bring My Wig on My Summer Vacation?

There is no reason why you shouldn’t take your wig with you on a summer vacation. One of the most important aspects to consider when traveling with a wig is how to store it safely. Invest in a collapsible wig stand and bring it with you. Not only is it portable, but it will also keep your wig ventilated and shapely so you will look and feel confident on your travels. 

Klassi-La’Chiq Beauty Essentials

Cap constructions and hair types are the best methods to make your favorite wig look fantastic while also keeping you cool during summer. At Klassi-La’Chiq, you can check out some of our beautiful summer-colored wigs in Arden, North Carolina. 

If you want a custom color wig, we can order any wig for your beauty needs. 

In addition to our wide selection of wigs, our retail beauty supply stocks eyelashes, makeup, nail polish, and more. Our fashion boutique offers a variety of on-trend, head-turning outfits for divas of all sizes. 

Contact us to help you find your perfect summer look!