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Nowadays more and more women, who have busy schedules refer to a quick weave hairstyle over-complicated and time-consuming hair manipulations. But, wearing a voluminous wig during the colder seasons of the year is pretty comfortable, because it protects your head and ears from wind and snow. Wearing a full human hair wig on a sunny summer day isn't as pleasant. Well, here is your summer human hair wig guide, which I put together with the support of the Beauty Forever store, it will help you choose, style, and care for your wig in summer.

  • Choose a Lightweight Wig for Comfort and Style:

One of the most important things to consider when choosing a wig for summer is its construction and materials. Synthetic wigs are made from fine synthetic fibers, and they are always cheaper to purchase, but they don't look and feel like natural human hair and are not as breathable. Human hair lace front wigs are made from real high-quality human hair. They look, feel, and are styled just like normal human hair, so it is the best option for the hot season.

Lace front and lace-capped wigs are partially ventilated construction, they have a see-through lace base, designed in a way, that your skin appears through the material for a seamless blending with the scalp. Lace front and full lace wigs are considered to be more versatile, than any regular pre-made wigs because you can personalize the appearance of the front part and part the hair in any desired direction. 

Whether you are going for a loose hairstyle, high ponytail, or tight updo, a wig that has lightweight lace as a base will always look natural and you'll have a huge amount of styling options. Sheer fronts and capes will ensure more comfortable wear throughout a long and hot summer day.

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Of course, we all want to have enormous voluminous hair locks on our heads, so we can whip them back and forth like a queen BeyoncĂ© or Lady Gaga, but are these wigs summer-friendly? Unlike long and voluminous wigs, short lace front wigs are more appropriate for summertime heat. Long hair looks fantastic, but wearing a long-haired wig in summer can feel punishing at times. With shorter wigs, you won't be bothered by the uncomfortable heat and sweating, even when you'll want to wear your hair down. Plus, is there anything prettier than a stylish long bob?

  • Glue and Styling Products for Summer Human Hair Wigs

We all know the struggles of summery warmth when even your refrigerator refuses to cooperate. Under the burning sunlight, even the strongest styling products and glues stop working, so it is better to secure your wig and your style with trustworthy products. Of course, the glue must be waterproof and last all day long on your skin, without melting or creasing. It is best to choose products that don't leave a nasty residue on the skin and don't damage the hairline.

  • Sun Protection for Your Wig

In summer your human hair wig needs sun protection just like your own hair and the rest of your body. Sun rays harm the health and appearance of natural hair, human hair wigs, and extensions. Lasting sun exposure puts the hair at higher risk for UVA/UVB damage, therefore it would be wise to use special sun-protecting products to protect your wig from drying sunlight. 

Dermatologists recommend using chemical sun blockers to protect the hair because they don't dry the hair cuticles and don't leave white residue on the surface of the scalp and wig. hair sprays and mists with natural plant-derived oils and other beneficial extracts will not only protect your human hair wig from the sun but also nourish each hair strand and make them look shiny.

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  • The Art of Gentle Washing and Drying

A human hair wig demands a thorough, yet gentle cleaning, just like your own, natural hair. In summer, you might want to wash your wig more often, than in winter, but you should not be doing this too frequently. Usually, it is recommended to clean a human hair wig every 10 days of actual wear, but you can do it once you feel it is needed. If you don't use any styling products, you won't need very frequent washing.

Hairstylists and wig specialists suggest not using regular drugstore hair care products on human hair wigs and extensions, so you should consider purchasing specially developed shampoos and conditioners for human wigs. Cool or lukewarm water, gentle washing, and high-quality hair products will guarantee the longevity and shiny appearance of your human hair wig.

Do not dry your wig under the direct sun rays, it is better to let it in a dark, but well-ventilated place on a wig stand. To comb through the hairs use wide teeth comb and gentle touch. If there is a knot or matted lock, you can apply a tiny amount of hair detangler and try to comb through the knots once again.  

Let's summarize....

In conclusion, proper care and maintenance of your human hair wig during the summer months are essential for ensuring its longevity and natural appearance. By following the comprehensive guide we've provided, you can confidently navigate the challenges of summer wig care and enjoy your beautiful mane throughout the season. Remember to choose a wig that suits your style and preferences, and always opt for high-quality, human hair wigs that offer versatility and durability.

With the right washing techniques, such as the gentle washing method outlined in this guide, you can keep your wig in top-notch condition, preventing tangling, shedding, and other issues that may arise during the hotter months. By adhering to these guidelines and making informed decisions, you can make the most of your summer adventures with a fabulous and well-maintained human hair wig, radiating confidence and style wherever you go. Happy wig-wearing!

Lots of love,
Liz