Monthly Archives: April 2015

Feeling the heat…..

It’s been a very busy few months at the essex wig centre. We have been inundated with new clients and enjoying weekly visits from our regulars.

The weather is getting warmer and some of you may be feeling the heat under your wigs in this weather. So in preparation for the summer ahead and to get you through tis heat wave, I’ve got some tips for you on how to keep cool.

Choose a Cool Wig Base
Wearing a wig in hot weather can be uncomfortable, but with the right wig base, or wig cap, you can look great and feel comfortable. Nobody will see your wig base – but it affects your wig’s appearance and comfort. Wig bases come in a variety of materials and styles, and most can be adjusted to fit your head snugly. A mono-top or monofilament wig base creates a very natural appearance, but can be very warm on your scalp because it is not ventilated. Try a capless or lace front wig base for a cooler wig. If you’re concerned about scalp irritation from a lace or open network wig base, try a comfort cap wig that is lightweight.

Types of Wig Hair
Wigs are available in synthetic and human hair types. Both types come in many colors, and can be cut and styled to suit you. With synthetic hair, If you get sweaty or someone splashes water on you. It won’t fade, or change appearance but depending on the quality level of the synthetic hair that you choose, it may melt if you’re near a stove or oven. A lightweight synthetic wig with a capless base can stay relatively cool on your scalp because of its open construction. Human hair wigs can be styled and must be restyled after each shampoo. These are often heavy and hot in warm weather, but will look and drape just like your natural hair.

Keeping Cool in Your Wig
If you are not going to flaunt your buzz cut, bare scalp, or early crop of chemo curls, you may be looking for ways to keep cool while wearing your wig. Here are some ideas to try:
Gel band: this is a head-hugging headband that lifts your wig slightly off your scalp, allowing sweat to evaporate, and air to cool your skin. A big plus of the gel band is that it prevents your wig from slipping out of place.
Wig liner cap: a stretchy cotton skullcap can help absorb sweat and prevent skin irritation. Cotton skullcaps are easy to hand wash and will dry overnight.
Wig liner fishnet cap: the fishnet cap is naturally ventilated and lifts your wig base away from your head. These caps stretch to fit any head and will help keep your wig in place.
Cornstarch-based baby powder: use a sprinkle of baby powder on your scalp before you put your wig on for the day. The cornstarch will soak up perspiration and keep you feeling fresh, but won’t irritate you nor cause dry skin.
Skip Your Wig
If the weather is so hot that a wig just doesn’t make sense, skip it! Wear a straw hat with a cotton liner, to which you can add bangs, a ponytail, or a halo wig. Choose a natural fabric scarf or turban. A knitted cotton cap or a sleep cap might feel good on a hot day. Or boldly go without any headcovering, but don’t get sunburned!

Remember to call us with good notice for your appointment to avoid disappointment, our diary is very full at the moment! And any advice you might need on any of the topics covered in my blog, feel free to contact me on sam.essexwigcentre@gmail.com

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