Being a geologist, I work outdoors a great deal. I sunscreen my entire head, even though I wear a hat. Sweat is the big deal for me. Without hair on my head to absorb it, it runs into my eyes. A bandana usually takes care of that. Light, long sleeve shirts help keep sun and bugs off. Long pants are a must so I wear Royal Robins 911's. They are cotton and have lots of pockets for phone, GPS, field book, etc...
On the coast almost anything with a fragrance will keep sand gnats away except for DEET! DEET is a condiment to sand gnats. Naturapel citronella spray works very well. I avoid DEET unless the mosquitoes are just unbearable. I think the bug bites may be safer.
When I am not working, it's shorts Hawaiian shirts or loose Tees, shorts and comfy shoes.
Yea, the heat and humidity are awful here in Alabama. I still wear a wig when I go out (unfortunately). That means as soon as I get home I snatch it off and put it away. When I work out I either wear a bandana or a buff. The buff is so much nicer because it is cooler and does a better job of absorbing the sweat than a bandana does.
Topless all the way! The heat in Atlanta is unbearable. I don't know how women wear the wigs and weaves here. I just can't do it. I had great long hair that was usually in a ponytail most of the summer--I sweat in (now on) my head. For all ya'll beating the southern heat--STAY COOL!
Sure is hot in Florida...baseball caps most days, too hot for a wig..I could do it, just going into the car and blasting the a/c...but then you do have to go outside eventually. I am always afraid my hot sweaty head will ruin a perfectly good wig. I also read the sun changes blonde hair to pink !!! Now, I like colors for hair, but I surely don't want mine to turn pink !!! I never used to ever wear a hat of anykind, let alone a baseball cap. But that has become my staple for the past 2 yrs. I don't leave home without it!! Can't put what is left up thru the back into a scrawny ponytail, little as it is...because the nape of my neck is hairless...how'd that happen?? So my back hairline has moved up to a ridiculous height so can't wear my hair up under the hat, it just hangs out thin as it is...how pathetic.
This is my first summer as a "Southern Alopecian", and I can't stand to wear a wig in this heat! If I do have to wear one out and I start to get hot and perspire, I take it off (sometimes in the car at a stoplight, can you imagine that, alopecia has taken my vanity!) and put on the "doo rag" that I got at Wal-Mart. I wish they would make dressier ones, because every one I have found has either stars, is made from a bandana, or is black with skull-and-crossbones! Not quite the image for church or dressy gatherings!
Deb, too funny....I know what you are talking about. I myself have gotten hot wearing a wig, and been at the red light, and flipped my wig off...I wonder what someone would think seeing that?? I know I would be in shock if I saw that years back! I now understand !! So I flip my wig off and throw in on the passenger's seat..then I am just a sight!! I then grab the trusty baseball cap. I have also gotten so hot wearing a wig I feel like I could pass out. That's why I keep researching the best wig options...most natural, coolest, stylable, hairline, etc. It is so hard when the majority of the best of the best are so very expensive. I do mean like over $500 well over..not an amount I want to toss away just to give it a try.
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