Once you have a new wig that you can’t wait to wear out, you then have to think about any weather elements you may battle. While the great news is that even on the hottest and most humid of temperatures, you won’t have to worry about your wig getting frizzy like most people worry about with their bio hair, the fact is, when the wind picks up, it’s cause for concern.
Now, the first thought you may have is of your wig flying off your head as a huge wind gust carries it away. The horror! Not to worry, the chances of that happening are pretty slim provided you have a wig cap that is fitting you properly.
But, this doesn’t mean the wind is without damage. On an especially windy day, if you are wearing a wig that has any length to it, the tangles can be disastrous. Here’s how to deal.
Tie The Wig Back
Your first option is to simply tie the wig bag. A loose ponytail or even better, a braid, should keep the strands from flying so much, preventing tangles from occurring.
Or, simply twist it up and put it in a clip. This will accomplish the same effect and chances are, you’ll look darn cute while you do it.
Then, when you get to wherever you’re going, simply undo the tie/clip and you’re ready to go.
Wear A Silk Scarf
Another option if you’d prefer not to tie your hair back is to wrap a silk scarf around your head. This will protect the wig from the wind and the silk scarf will also prevent any unnecessary rubbing against the fibers, which could cause friction and damage the hair itself.
Avoid a wool scarf or any scarf made of thicker material as you may do more harm than good by opting for this route.
Try A Hood
A scarf not your thing? A hooded sweater or jacket can also work, but you want this hood to be as loose as possible. It needs to cover and contain the hair, but it shouldn’t be rubbing against it, causing a lot of friction in the process.
You don’t want to create damage to your new wig.
Opt For A Short Style
Finally, if all else fails, you might just want to consider opting for a shorter style. If you live in a very windy location and constantly are dealing with windy days, there’s just no denying the fact that short styles stand up to wind better. In fact, if you opt for a pixie cut, the wind might just help make them look even better as it’ll give you a natural tousled effect.
If you must go long, then at least consider keeping an older wig to wear on the windier days. This way, you aren’t going out in your brand new wig and risking ruining it.
If you plan ahead, the weather doesn’t have to be your enemy. Know how to handle it and wear your wig with confidence.