It’s going to be HOT this summer (especially by Michigan standards)! And even if you love alternative hair, those heavy synthetic locks or even those short human hair ones, you’re still essentially wearing a synthetic hat … with hair on it.
Going without hair really isn’t an option in most cases (if you have little or no hair) even for the simple reason that the sun is intense this time of year. And a hat? Fortunately, there are wonderful hat, tie on hat and scarf options that look chic – even trendy for summer.
Summer hats, the classic kind you think of – straw hats, floppy hats, baseball hats – these are all great options for summer no-hair wearing. You can use a regular hat with a soft, thin headband to cover the non-hair parts of your hairline that aren’t covered by the hat. This season’s “It” hat is a big floppy fabric hat - these have excellent ‘no hair’ coverage and are cool and comfortable to wear without needing a hairline covering headband.
Bamboo, cotton and rayon beanies: Beanies with or without brims for summer in lightweight, cool fabrics like bamboo and rayon are perfect – they are the summer version of your winter indoor beanies and many come with brims so they are great for sun protection too. A selection of these at A Wig and a Prayer feature ruching and other decorative elements that add visual volume to an otherwise ‘smaller’ bald head.
Sun protective hats. Hats with big brims and flaps to cover your neck are great for outdoor sports like running, walking, paddleboarding, as they offer complete coverage of the hairline and protect from the sun.
Wrap and tie hats (see a selection of these at A Wig and a Prayer salon) offer the feeling of having long hair but the coverage of a beanie hat. They slide on like a hat and have long ties that secure the beanie and float down your back. These are often also made in a swim wear fabric for pool and beach hat wearing in the water.
Scarves: Gorgeous long scarves make wonderful headwraps and worn with statement earrings, give a cool island vibe to your summer outfits. Square scarves tied bandanna-style offer classic coverage – but take the long tails and twist them into rosettes for a different look. Worn with your favorite shades, these summer scarves are a stylish way to survive summer heat without wearing hair.
Hats with hair: hats with attached or detachable hair are wonderful for summer. Jessica has great options for hats with hair, and she can help you select the right hat and hair combo for summer wear.
Henna tattoos: this deserves it’s own blog post – but the proliferation of Hollywood heroines with bald tattooed heads is inspiring for hair-less among us. Who doesn’t want to be as fierce as a warrior and boldly going bald! Henna tattoos offer a relatively temporary way to decorate your scalp for summer. Statement earrings, necklace and footwear is absolutely essential for this look, so go all out with your accessories.
Even among the most devoted fans of wig and toppette wearing among us, on the hot days of summer you can’t wait to just rip that wig right of your head! Consider spending some stylish time with these hair-free head covering options.