Mayvenn - Your Go-To Summer Hair Guide
Before you decide what you should do with your hair, you should spend some time looking at current trends
18:04 20 July 2020
With summer fully upon us and the fact that we have less access to professional salons this year you may wonder what types of hairstyles to try out to enjoy the season. Normally you might have opted for a shorter cut, a layered look or a protective style like box braids but If you can’t get into a salon this year here are a few tips to help you find an easy to maintain, trendy hairstyle to rock during this summer.
The Latest Trends
Go online to popular fashion websites, style bloggers and celebrity magazines to see what hairstyles appeal to you - look for people who have a similar face shape as you so you will know that the style will likely be flattering on you as well. From here, you can see what type of hairstyles you really love. Once you have a few choices picked out research how easy those styles are to achieve and maintain on your own. During lock down, many stylists have shifted to social media and youtube presenting advice and tutorials from cutting your own bangs to much more intricate styles. Take advantage of these professionals, reach out with questions or ask for a video call appointment so you can ask questions specific to your own hair that will help you create your style.
Keep your specific hair type in mind as you check out the different trends. Since hair naturally has varying quality, texture, weight, curl, resilience and color, changing from person to person, you should find a style that you don’t have to manipulate your hair to fit - instead choose something that works with your natural hair.
During the summer season, you may worry about your hair and potential damage that could occur to it when exposed to sun, heat & humidity, salt water, and chlorine. Consider a good wig! You can protect your hair and look great everyday with a human hair wig. When you start looking into purchasing a wig you will see there are so many options - from fun trendy styles and colors to styles so natural looking you might even forget it is a wig. Find a reputable company who offers quality virgin human hair wigs and research what kind of wig would work best for you considering how much time you want to put into styling (or even if you plan to wear your wig for a longer period of time versus having the option to use when you want). Wearing your hair in braids under your wig will help protect it from the harsh summer elements as well. This way, you can try something new without cutting, perming, chemically straightening or damaging your actual hair.
Caring For Your Wig in Summer
Remember that wigs require you to care for them during the summer just as you would take care of your hair. Your routine for maintaining your wig doesn’t have to be overwhelming - most wigs are washed the same way you would wash your hair since they are made from human hair. If you have selected a synthetic material wig just be sure you know how to clean and maintain it correctly so it lasts and always looks great. Take caution to learn what styling tools you can use as well, some wigs cannot handle heated tools because they have either been treated to have a specific texture or are made of a synthetic material that heat will ruin.
Just like with your real hair don’t dull your lovely new wig with extended time in direct sunlight - get some shade whenever possible. A floppy hat is just as cute with a wig as it is with natural hair!
Versatility is Key
Remember that different events mean that you get to have different hairstyles. For example, we all use a topknot while hiking, but you might try something extravagant for a wedding or a smooth classy look for a video interview. Different situations allow us to show off different hairstyles that we can get excited about - following a messy bun with side braids tutorials can be fun and the result is so rewarding.
Having an excellent hairstyle during the summer comes down to finding something trendy, enjoyable and easy for you to style and maintain. Do some research and try experimenting on your own to help you find your new favorite summer ‘do.