I love switching up my hairstyles throughout the summer, and what better way to try new styles than with a protective wig? It’s the perfect way to change things up without altering your real hair color, natural curl pattern, or existing hairstyle. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a wig connoisseur, but. 

The good news is even with salon closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, there’s a huge wig community on YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. Here, you can find all the best wigs and tips and tricks for applying them at home. And what better time to try a new hairstyle than the present? 

If you’re looking for the perfect summer wig or plotting your next hairstyle, here are a few popular wig styles you can try the next time you’re ready to switch your style up. Plus, where to shop them.

A Blunt Bob 

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A classic favorite with a sleek finish—the blunt bob might be one of the most popular go-to wig styles during the summer months. In most cases, the hair is lightweight, and depending on the length you desire,  will ease the tension between your hair and shoulder area. A short bob means no sweaty shoulders or matted hair at the nape of your neck, which are some of the most desirable attributes when looking for the perfect summer wig. If you’re unsure which length is best for you, try purchasing a 16’ bob wig and cutting down to the perfect length. I love MyFirstWig.com for its super stylish options.

A Curly Lob 

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As a curly girl, there are so many styles I wish I could achieve without actually altering my curls and ruining my natural-hair progress. While I don’t think I’ll ever do a big-chop, my next summer style might be a curly lob that allows me to slay the short-cut look while still rocking defined curls and laid baby hairs. A style like this works better in the summer as opposed to the winter months because of its beachy look and low-maintenance upkeep. For a defined curl look, I like using a foam mousse, like Lotta Body Wrap Me Foam Mousse, to set my baby hairs and a lightweight curl definer, like DevaCurl’s B’Leave-In, to plump my curls. Find a few great (and affordable!) styles at Asteriahair.com. 

Mid-Length Water Waves 

If you’re not a fan of short hair and need a couple of inches to spice up your look, the mid-length water wave look is the wig style for you. It’s fun and very low-maintenance, which is ideal when you’re out and about during the humid summer months. The best part about a curly water wave wig style is that it only takes a few spritzes of water (mix it with a little conditioner for the best results) to refresh and reset the curl pattern—it’ll have your wig looking brand new in a few seconds. Be sure not to weigh down your curls with heavy styling products and choose an anti-frizz product that’s alcohol-free to keep your curls soft and healthy. DivasWigs.com has a great selection of slick wigs in this style. 

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