The warmer months are finally within reach—hallelujah! It’s time for sunny days at the beach, at the pool, or at a backyard barbecue. We can practically smell the grill, chlorine, and fresh cut grass.

While you’re counting down the days to these blissful summer weekends, keep in mind—those of us who struggle with hair thinning and hair loss need to take extra precautions. Keep these useful tips in mind to keep your scalp, wig, or extensions looking great all summer long:

1. Don’t forget the sunblock

This is one of the most important things to remember this summer; and even more important for those of us who suffer from hair thinning and loss. Next time you step outside to enjoy a sunny afternoon, don’t forget to put sunblock on your scalp and ears. Many brands sell sunblock specific for the scalp—keep an eye out next time you’re in the lotion aisle!

2. Keep your wig on while you swim

No, you didn’t read that incorrectly—keep it on! Whether you’re taking a dip in a pool, ocean or lake, our Private Issue wigs will stay on your scalp, and will stay in great condition too. Private Issue wigs have a lightweight cap construction that delivers superior comfort and secure wearability. Come in for a consultation to try one on today!

3. Extensions need extra care

Hair extensions are a great way to add length and volume to you hair this summer—but be careful if you spend a lot of time in the water. It’s fine to swim in hair extensions, but make sure to dry them as soon as you leave the water. When you come in to Allusions to try different styles of hair extensions, we can give you all the details (and products) to keep them looking great all year long!