E Report / Jun 15th, 2021
back of woman with blonde curly hair in the sunset

How to Pick the Perfect Summer Wig

Summertime is upon us, and with that comes the heat and humidity. Don’t let the sizzling rays keep you from looking your Envy best. Wig wearing in the steamy months doesn’t have to be a chore. You and your style can stay looking and feeling fresh and beautiful by following these tips to pick your perfect summer wig.

Take Advantage of Clever Construction

There is a lot of thought and engineering that goes into the construction of an Envy wig. Some of that is geared towards style and some is geared towards comfort, which includes integrating tried and true ways to keep you cool. Many of our styles, for instance, make use of a delicate layer of gossamer that softly hugs your scalp and allows ample air to flow through. In general, the more sheer the construction, the cooler you will stay.

Lighten Those Tresses

Is life as a blonde really more fun? The jury is out on that, but life is definitely cooler as a blonde. The rays can really soak into those glossy dark locks and amp up the temperature in a hurry. A seasonal switch to a lighter color is a great way to mix up your look and stay more comfortable. As an additional bonus, lighter hair colors are less susceptible to fading in the UV rays, meaning your wig will last longer.

Fake It Till You Make It (To Autumn)

There’s no doubt that natural hair wigs look and feel gorgeous. But since the weight of natural hair is much heavier than man-made, you may enjoy a synthetic wig for the summer months to lighten things up a bit. Another thing to love about wearing synthetic is the incredible ability of the tresses to keep their beautiful style through heat, humidity, and even an occasional afternoon rain shower. Just shake and go, staying all kinds of stylish.

Short and Sassy

Opting for a short style that shows off your collarbones and allows air to circulate around your neck will go miles in the unrelenting heat. The wig itself will also be lighter and cooler on your scalp. If you can’t say goodbye to your long waves, get creative about how you tie them up and back to encourage the air to flow more freely.

Try a No Sweat Liner

If you have not experimented with a liner, now is the time. Despite the reflexive aversion to adding another layer, a liner made with cooling materials can be a fabulous addition to your summer wig wardrobe. They help wick away moisture and keep your wig looking and feeling fresh.

Enjoy all of your summer activities, and go confidently from poolside to barbecue even when the temperatures soar. To check out the latest in styles and comfort see your nearest Envy retailer and make this summer the one to remember!

, , , , , , , ,
Shop your favorite ENVY collections your way.
Shop now.
Have a question?
Send us your questions and an ENVY Expert will get back with you.

Ask Us

Words of Wigdom
The secret to a perfectly natural look is a slightly imperfect part, says Designer and CEO, Alan Eaton. “Gently reposition strands along the part line or snip a few wispy pieces using manicure scissors—AND some restraint—for a slightly messy part that looks all your own.”
“Throughout my 20-year career, women’s comfort has always been at the top of my mind,” says Designer and CEO, Alan Eaton, whose Stretch Cap Technology hugs the perimeter while eliminating pressure points for maximum comfort.”
For first-time wig wearers, “The trick is to stay close to the color of your eyebrows,” notes Designer and CEO, Alan Eaton. If not, “then consider dyeing your eyebrows to match your chosen wig color.”
“Few people know that wigs can be styled just like natural hair—and that most hairstylists are happy to give your wig a custom cut,” says Designer and CEO, Alan Eaton. “Trimming bangs and shaping to your exact specifications can help make your wig indecipherable from your own natural hair.”
“The “Grey Hair, Don’t Care” trend—which saw women embracing their grey—is stronger than ever. And not just with the over-50 crowd. “Silver is chic, edgy and looks great on almost anyone,” says Designer and CEO, Alan Eaton, who offers nearly every EnvyHair™ and synthetic style in 3 multi-dimensional grey shades.”

0