How do wigs stay cool in summer?

Wigs can get hot. We’ve all been there. What if you could keep a cool and fashionable head covering all day long?

It's easy to keep hair stylish when it's cold out, but what about when it gets hot? Many women spend hours searching for the perfect style for the summer months - so we've asked some of the best hair stylists around to share their top secrets for keeping hair looking good during the scorching days of summer.


Let’s get real about hair products. You know what happens when you put on a wig. Your hair is hot. If it’s humid out, you’re sweating. But if it’s cold out, you’re freezing. And then there’s the shampoo issue. The same stuff that gets in your hair every day. It’s like a dirty, sweaty, wet rag. It doesn’t matter how much you wash it, the same old crap always ends up on your head. And don’t get me started on the conditioner. Do you know how often I get a good deep conditioning treatment? 

  1. Don’t put your wig on top of a radiator!

If you’re going to put your wig on a radiator, at least take it off first! This one is pretty obvious. A well-known business consultant once said “don’t put your wig on top of a radiator” because it can get wet. You may not be familiar with this saying, but it’s true—and you should take note of it.

  1. Cool the wig by wearing it inside a plastic bag.

The human hair wig is one of my personal favorite items in my closet. I wear wigs all the time. One thing I noticed is that after a while, my hair can start to smell. That’s because my hair gets oily at night. What I did was put a small piece of plastic wrap around the bottom of the wig (I cut a hole for my head to go through). This prevents any oil from making its way into the wig and it also gives it some extra ventilation.

  1. Choose Wigs with Good Breathability

While there are several different types of wigs out there, one type in particular has been gaining momentum over the past few years. The wigs come in a wide array of colors, styles, and lengths, making them a great choice for anyone. They have become particularly popular with women who have experienced hair loss due to a medical condition. As a result, you can find a wig that matches your personal style, or even your exact needs. However, if you're new to wearing wigs, it's best to consult a stylist or a wig shop that specializes in these types of products before purchasing one.

The wigs that have the highest-quality breathability are the human hair wigs. They have the most breathable material and will allow the wearer to feel comfortable and confident while wearing the wig.

  1. Choose a Lighter Colored Wig

Unfortunately, darker colors soak up a substantial amount of heat. 

We're not asking you to go from black to blonde overnight, but even a wig that is a few shades lighter than you usually go for can make a difference in the sun.

  1. To make sure your wig stays dry and soft, use a plastic shower cap or a plastic freezer bag.

Shampoo and conditioner are great for your hair. But what if you want to wash your hair but don’t have a sink? Do you have a towel on hand? Or a plastic bag? No problem! Here's a tip to help keep your hair looking clean and soft: put a plastic shower cap on top of your head, or use a plastic bag to cover the front of your hair. Use the plastic shower cap or plastic bag to protect your hair from drying out, and you'll have clean, soft, shiny hair.

  1. Keep your wig out of direct sunlight.

This is a tip that’s actually pretty simple. While some people don’t really need to do this, the fact is, a great deal of heat is absorbed into a person’s head when exposed to direct sunlight. There are a lot of possible reasons for this, including the fact that a lot of the UV rays can cause sunburn, even if you don’t feel like you’re getting burned. You can help prevent this by keeping your wig in a cool place, away from direct sunlight, and by wearing a hat and glasses to protect your eyes. This is especially important if you wear your wig indoors a lot, such as in your car or at home.

  1. If your wig is not air-conditioned at all times, wear a hat to keep it protected from sun.

A good tip for anyone working with wigs is to keep them out of direct sunlight. This will protect the hair and keep it looking longer. Also, make sure to remove any hat that is no longer in style or is too small to protect your head.

  1. The wig can be easily cleaned with water and a gentle brush.

If you decide to go natural, start with a shampoo that doesn't contain harsh chemicals, says Dr. Steven Shapiro. Try shampooing with water and a gentle brush, and then pat your hair dry to keep your curls intact. Use a quality conditioner that won't weigh down your hair, and apply it liberally after washing to add shine and help create curls. Then, use a wide-toothed comb to gently push out any tangles before letting your hair air-dry.

In conclusion, the most important factor to keep wigs in good condition during summer is to use a quality heat protector to protect against fading. Heat protectors are inexpensive and easy to apply. The best heat protectors are made from a silicone-based material that protects against UV rays, moisture and heat. Wig heat protectors are available in different sizes, shapes and colors and come in a variety of designs. You can easily find one online or at your local department store.