Wearing Wig in Summer – All You Need To Know

Are you wondering if it’s possible to wear your wig preferred in summer ? Are you worried that the heat will cause your mane to slip, stain or smell bad? Would you like to be able to keep your head cool and limit perspiration?

Then this is the article for you! We advise thousands of wig users every summer, so we decided to write the following.

In this article, you’ll find answers to all the most frequently asked questions when wearing a wig in summer.

Let’s find out now!

Wearing a wig in summer

woman with a wig in summer

On average, a person wearing a wig loses between 1/2 and 1 teaspoon of perspiration per hour in winter. When running errands or being active in cold weather. Cold wind touches sweat, lowering body temperature and making your body much colder.

In Summer, it’s different because the big heat font sweat much more. That’s why it’s important to take different precautions.

Is it too hot to wear wigs in summer? Answers to your Questions

Wearing a wig can be uncomfortable, especially if it’s new to you.

Add to that the heat and humidity, and wearing a wig seems particularly cumbersome.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about wearing wigs, hats and scarves in summer.

This year, we want you to stay cool, comfortable and beautiful, even in the middle of a heatwave.

Can I wear a wig in summer?


woman with a summer wig

If you’ve been wearing wigs for a while and don’t mind the heat, then go ahead and adopt your favorite style all summer long.

However, if you haven’t worn a wig for a long time, or if you’re not used to wearing a wig in the heat, it’s best to consider a different headgear.

Hats with hair, ordinary hats and scarves are all excellent alternatives to traditional wigs when it’s hot. Just be sure to wear a cap or wig liner underneath to protect your scalp.

What are the best types of wigs to wear in summer?


Even if you usually wear wigs made of human hair, you may want to consider switching to a synthetic wig this summer.

Human-hair wigs look natural because they’re made of thick human hair. In summer, human hair accumulates sweat and oils, and becomes extremely heavy.

The hair fibers of synthetic wigs are more light and don’t collect as much liquid. During the warmer months of the year, synthetic wigs will keep you cooler and feel lighter on your head.

Woman in the sun with a wig

Will I lose my hair in the heat?

Yes, and no…

If you decide to keep your human-hair wig on this summer, your hairstyle will naturally flatten out during the day, just like your natural hair.

Wigs syntheticson the other hand, keep always their form. These wigs have a “style memory”, keeping their style in humid or hot climates, and bouncing back to their original style even after being washed.

PS: the color of your synthetic wig won’t fade in the sun either, unlike the color of human hair wigs.

What are the best wig styles to wear in summer?

Short hair

There’s a reason why parents always want to give their children a shorter haircut at the end of the school year.

The long hairstyles are more heavy and accumulate a lot of sweat and excess oils, weighing down your wig. Shorter styles have less hair and therefore accumulate less liquid.

Less fluid = lighter wigs = fresher scalp

If you absolutely must wear a long-haired wig this summer, try braiding your hair.

Ponytails don’t usually look good on wigs, as they pull the hair of the wig in the opposite direction it’s sewn into the cap.

A braid will follow the direction of the wig hair while helping to keep your hair away from your scalp.

Choose a color more claire can also help you beat the heat.

Dark colors attract sunlight and can make you overheat quickly. Try a new light color this summer to keep your scalp temperature down.

If you’ve always wanted to try blond, now’s the time!

Should I wash my wig more often in summer?

Yes, yes, and yes

Although washing your wig too often can cause damage, it’s essential to wash it during the hottest summer months.

Excess oils and sweat build up faster in your wig cap during the summer, which will make your wig heavier (and even hotter), causing damage to your cap and the hair on your hair prosthesis.

If excess sebum builds up, you may even get rashes on your scalp, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Can I stay in the sun all day with my wig?

Only if you have the right equipment.

Boating, picnicking, gardening: the best part of summer is all the outdoor activities you can’t do the rest of the year.

But if you spend a lot of time outdoors in summer wearing your wig, you can cause some serious damage.

woman wearing a hat over her wig.

Sunlight is the most common cause of damage to wigs and natural hair. Just like your lawn chair, the color of your wig will fade longer if it remains in the sun.

Direct, continuous sunlight can also degrade the fibers in your wig. If you’re planning to spend a lot of time outdoors this summer, wear a hat, scarf or even a durag on your wig to protect it.

Hats and scarves are not only stylish, they also extend the life of your wigs.

Where should I store my wig this summer?

Certainly not in the boot of your car!

As we’ve already mentioned, human and synthetic hair wigs decompose under heat. Store your wig in a cool place will help you maintain it.

Make sure you don’t store your wigs near windows, in hot attics, or in the back of your car.

To store your capillaries, we recommend using a wig holder.

Are there any specific wig caps that will keep my head cool?

You’ll need a stretch cap this summer

Traditional wig caps are made from thick materials that offer no ventilation.

Stretch caps, on the other hand, have built-in ventilation systems that will keep you cool and comfortable during the summer, so you don’t have to give up wearing your wig.

You can also buy wig guards and liners that are specially designed to keep you cool. Look for lightweight cotton or synthetic caps with moisture-wicking fabric that prevents perspiration from seeping onto your head.

Can I go swimming with my wig?

Probably not…

Woman swimming with a wig

Long-time wig wearers know that most wigs don’t look very good when wet, which can be difficult when the sun comes out.

Unfortunately, the chemicals in swimming pools and the salt in seawater can damage the fibers in your wig.

Instead of wearing a wig while swimming, wear a nice swim cap or scarf suitable for water.

If you’d like to find out more, please read our article on swimming with a wig.

I’ve decided not to wear a wig this summer. What are my other options?

Hats, hats with hair and scarves

For some people, especially chemotherapy patients, no wig will provide sufficient ventilation during the summer.

If this is your case, opt for a hat, a hat with hair or a scarf. Opt for a cotton garment so you can wash it often and remove excess moisture.

woman with a hat in summer

This type of product will keep you cool and prevent you from getting naked.

How can I protect my scalp if I decide not to wear a wig this summer?

Sun cream, sunscreen, sun protection

If you decide you want to stay cool this summer by going bare, remember that the skin on your scalp burns more easily than anywhere else on your body.

If you spend a lot of time outdoors during the day without covering your head, be sure to put plenty of sunscreen on your head, ears and face.

Go for Synthetic Fiber!

As you can imagine, it’s not always easy to wear a wig in summer. The heat can damage your hair and scalp. However, if you still choose to wear a wig this summer, it’s best to opt for a synthetic-fiber model.

We hope this article has answered all your questions and been helpful.

If you’re looking for a quality synthetic wig, we’ve got a large catalog available.