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Summer Human Hair Wig Care | How to Choose, Wash & Style

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Nowadays more and more women, who have busy schedule refer a quick weave hairstyles over complicated and time consuming hair manipulations. But, if wearing 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 Beauty Forever store, it will help you choose, style and care for your wig at summer.

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  • Choose A Lightweight Wig

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

Of course, we all want to have an enormous of 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 are 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 at 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?

Summer Human Hair Wig Care | How to Choose, Wash & Style on January Girl blog by Liz Breygel.

  • Glue And Styling Products

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 you 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 the best to choose the products that don't leave a nasty residue on the skin and don't damage the hairline.

Summer Human Hair Wig Care | How to Choose, Wash & Style on January Girl blog by Liz Breygel.

  • Sun Protection

At summer your human hair wig needs sun protection just like your own hair the rest of your body. Sun rays have a negative effect on 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 sun, but also nourish each hair strand and make them look shiny.

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  • Gentle Wash

Human hair wig demands a thorough, yet gentle cleaning, just like your own, natural hair. At summer, you might want to wash your wig more often, than at winter, but you should not be doing this too frequent. Usually, it is recommended to clean 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 a very frequent washing.

Hairstylists and wig specialists suggest not to use a regular drugstore hair care products on human hair wigs and extensions, so you should consider purchasing specially developed shampoos and conditioners for human wigs. Cold water, gentle washing and special 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 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. 


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Lots of love,
Liz