This February has seen some unusually warm weather hit the UK, as high pressure moving across from Europe has brought record-breaking temperatures to parts of the country. As hard as it may be to believe, it seems that Spring may have arrived early this year! Ditching your wellies and going out without an ankle-length coat are just some of the benefits to your wardrobe, but what about your hair? If you wear a natural hair wig, then you’ll need to make some seasonal adjustments, particularly when it comes to maintenance.
Airdrying Your Wig
One of the benefits of warmer weather is that your wig should airdry quickly on its stand without the use for electrical heating devices. This is a great way to prolong the lifespan of your wig. Although you can rely on heat to achieve a particular look, it’s important to be aware that such styling equipment can potentially cause damage to the strands, so it’s best to use rollers, tongs or straighteners sparingly. Once you’ve washed your wig, simply put it on its stand and leave to dry. Curly or wavy natural hair wigs can be encouraged into place with a little scrunching or gentle finger twisting during the drying process.
Spring does have its downsides though – the rise of warm air after a cold winter can result in humidity in the air. If your wig is comprised of straight hair, then this likely won’t have too much of an effect, but for curly-haired girls, moisture in the air can result in the dreaded frizz! The chemical structure of your hair reacts to the levels of humidity in the air, so it’s important to know how to combat the weather. After you’ve washed your wig with shampoo, use your specialist conditioner to smooth the cuticle from the roots to the end of your hair, then follow the same directions using a specialist wig serum.
April will be here before we know it, and those rainy showers are part and parcel of the build-up to summer. So, what if you get caught in a downpour whilst wearing your wig? Ideally you should take every precaution to stay dry, such as using an umbrella or ducking inside when it starts to rain. But if you do get wet, the main thing is not to panic; unlike synthetic hair, your natural wig should be able to cope with a little rain. It’s what you do next that counts. Once you’re back inside again, wash your wig immediately using your usual method, and if it has become particularly tangled then wait until it has airdried before brushing out the knots.
Adding Colour To Your Hair
The change in season is often a time to lighten your look. If you fancy a few highlights or going a shade brighter, then you’ve got a couple of choices available to you as a wig wearer. You can either invest in a brand-new wig to see you through the summer months – simply return to your professional wig maker and they should be able to use your individual mould to create a new wig from. Alternatively, you might opt to have them add highlights or a full dye of your existing wig. Either way, be sure to visit your wig maker for these steps and don’t be tempted to treat your hair using home colourants which could permanently damage your hairpiece.
Spring is a time to rejoice and look forward to the warmer weather – when it comes to your wig, simply follow these sensible seasonal tips to keep your hair looking fresh throughout the year.