It’s that time of year. The trees are naked, you’ve gone from wearing two to three layers, and you find yourself spending an inordinate amount of time staying in and watching Netflix. But just because you can hear your ribs rattle doesn’t mean you need to wholly eschew the outside world – and know that just because you’re freezing doesn’t mean your hairstyle has to suffer. The cold brings some interesting challenges to those for sport wigs. Here are some tips to keep you looking fly during these chilly times.
Along with the occasional snowfall the colder months of the year herald a notoriously dry climate. Late autumn and winter weather typically can’t supply the adequate amount of moisture that your hair needs. Hair lacking sufficient moisture causes hair fibres to become meek. This change can result in damage to the hair, so be on the lookout for wig-specific moistures that add the necessary nutrients so as to prevent hair damage.
Washing & Drying Hair
Do not try to compensate for the lack of moisture by adding water or moisturiser to your wig before heading out into the cold. Leaving the house with a wet wig can leave parts of your hair vulnerable to damage. Freezing – and in turn breaking – of human hair and synthetic wigs is always a concern in the winter. To circumvent this issue, simply wash your wig before going to sleep, thus ensuring ample time to dry.
Snow or Rain
If you know you’re heading out into snowfall, equip yourself with the proper headwear. You can still wear your wig, just make sure that you either have an umbrella or hat to protect it from any unwanted moisture. Wind, ice, and snow all contribute to unsolicited curls, and even stains.
Considering the cold months are the biggest threat to your wig you may want to consider letting a wig specialist do some work on your wig. Depending on the quality and lifespan of your wig or wigs, this may be the best option in order to ensure longevity.