With the summer arriving in our southern states already, the sun, heat, and humidity can wreak havoc on hair systems, giving them extra care to keep them looking fabulous throughout the season. Whether you're new to hair systems or a seasoned wig wearer, you may wonder how you can best preserve and maintain the natural luster of your hair system during the warmer months. In this blog post, we'll share some expert tips and tricks on how to keep your hair systems hydrated, healthy and radiant all summer long.
Choose a High-Quality Hair System
The first step to ensuring your hair system stays hydrated during the summer is to start with a quality base. Opt for a hair system made from high-quality human hair rather than synthetic materials. Human hair systems are more breathable, provide a more natural appearance, and have higher heat resistance. Additionally, they can be treated and styled like natural hair, which means you can use hydrating products and treatments to maintain their moisture level throughout the summer. Not only can Your Hair Matters help you get the best hair system to suit you they also have a line of Yours™ protectants and styling products that have been specially formulated to moisturize and enhance your hair system.
Washing your hair system properly is essential for maintaining its look and feel. Use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for hair systems; Yours™ also has its own specially formulated line of hair system-specific shampoo and conditioner that will keep your hair looking pristine. Avoid washing your hair system too often, as it can strip it of natural oils and moisture, leading to dryness and tangles. Aim to wash it every 7 to 10 days, depending on your activity level and how often you wear your hair system. When washing, gently massage the shampoo into the hair and slowly rinse it off, taking care not to tangle or damage the hair strands. After rinsing, apply a hydrating conditioner and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing.
Investing in quality, hydrating products specifically designed for hair systems is crucial to maintaining their moisture levels during summer. Choosing products that contain natural oils such as argan oil, coconut oil, or macadamia oil will provide excellent hydration without weighing the hair down. Using a leave-in conditioner or hair oil daily will help to lock in moisture and preserve the smoothness of your hair system.
Additionally, protecting your hair system against sun damage is essential during the summer months. Look for products with built-in UV protection, or use a lightweight hair sunscreen spray. These products will help shield your hair system against color fading, dryness, and damage from the sun's harmful rays.
Another critical aspect of keeping your hair systems hydrated during summer is ensuring your scalp and hair system's base are adequately ventilated and comfortable. Choose a lightweight, breathable hair system base, such as a lace or monofilament base. This will help regulate your scalp's temperature and prevent excessive sweating and undesirable odors.
Consider taking your hair system off and allowing your scalp to breathe at the end of each day, particularly on hot or humid days. Properly storing your hair system on a wig stand overnight can help maintain its shape and prevent any tangles from forming.
Regularly maintaining your hair system is crucial to extending its life and keeping it looking fresh during the summer months. This maintenance includes rehydrating your hair system with deep conditioning treatments every few weeks. Aim to visit a professional hair system stylist every 4-6 weeks for a maintenance appointment to remove, clean, reinstall, and style your hair system. Regular professional maintenance will keep your hair system in the best possible condition and ensure it looks flawless all summer long.
Having a hair system doesn't mean you have to compromise on style, comfort, and freshness during the summer months. With these expert tips, you can confidently enjoy the warm weather knowing your hair system looks and feels its best. By selecting a high-quality base, using the right products, and maintaining proper care, your hair system will remain hydrated, healthy, and radiant all summer long. Invest in your hair's health and enjoy the long-lasting benefits of a well-maintained hair system throughout the year.