IS IT POSSIBLE TO SWIM WITH A WIG?
Aug 23, 2023
Swimming is a good kind of sports to meet the need fashion and health of modern people. People like to go swimming, and they also like to wear hair wigs. But it is not convenient to take on and off a hair wig. So can people wear a wig in a swimming pool? Yes, they can. But if you ask my opinion, my best advice is to try not to swim with a hair wig in a swimming pool. Here are some reasons:
1. Most hair wigs like lace front wigs need to use glue to secure. But the stability and viscosity of lace will be bad if the lace stay in the water for a long time. The hair wigs may be easy to fall off when people are swimming in a swimming pool.
2. The water quality for the water in swimming pools is also not good for hair. Because the water in swimming pool could not always be kept from pollutant. And wait long enough and you will see that, your hair wigs will become frizzy or dry which shortens their working life.
3. If you decide to swim with a hair wig, please remember swim with a swimming cap. Generally speaking, short bob wigs are more suitable for swimming, because you can hide all short hairs in the swimming caps easier. If your hair wigs are long hair wigs, you can do braids or ponytails to avoid the hair from becoming tangled or matted.
Wigs, especially human hair wigs are delicate and the chlorine and chemicals from the pool water will damage your hair wig.
Plus human hair wigs do not come cheap. It’s best to not wear it while you are going for a swim.
After swimming, don’t forget to wash and condition your wigs. This is an important step to help maintain the quality of your hair wigs.
1) No swim cap, no divingWe’re all here for swimming, treading water, and floating around in your wig. Cannonballing and diving? Not so much. Even if your wig is extremely well attached, the pressure of diving or jumping can rip your wig off your head, leaving you in a hairless position. A swim cap on top of your wig will hold everything in place and makes sure nothing comes off while you’re having fun. Just make sure to be extra careful when you’re removing the cap so you don’t pull off your wig with it.
2) Swim time isn’t the time to wear your favorite wig
You love how you look in your favorite wig.
You love how it fits perfectly, is styled to show off your beautiful eyes, is just the right color, and doesn’t look frizzy or worn out at all.
Well, we have bad news about your favorite wig: it won’t be your favorite anymore after you swim with it.
The swimming and the water itself won’t damage your wig; it’s what’s in the water.
Chlorine and sea salt can both dry out your wig, make the hair fibers frizzy, and damage your wig cap.
Chlorine When was the last time you went swimming in a pool, and it made your skin look better? We’re guessing the answer is never.
That’s because chlorine is a harsh chemical that damages your skin and hair, including synthetic hair.
Salt Water is what keeps your wig looking new. It helps your wig hair stay fresh and shiny, and keeps your wig cap soft.
Salt, on the other hand, draws moisture out of objects. If your wig spends too much time in salt water, the hairs will lose moisture and start to look brittle, and the wig cap will weaken.
Moral of the story: always wash your wig immediately after swimming and don’t wear your favorite wig to the pool.
Buy a less expensive synthetic wig for swimming so you won’t be as financially (and emotionally) upset if something happens to it.
3) Condition, condition, condition
If you’re going to submit your wigs to chlorine, salt, or questionable lake water, the least you could do is take care of it afterward.
Taking proper care of your extends their lifespan. And in the summer, taking care of your wig means washing it as soon as you can after getting out of the water. You want to get the harsh chemicals out of your hair before they have a chance to damage your wig.
After you wash your wig, spray it with a leave-in conditioner. Leave-in conditioning sprays seal in moisture and protect your wig from the elements and the sun.
4) Stock up on waterproof wig glue or tape
Standard wig glue, tape, wig liners, and straps aren’t made to hold up to large amounts of moisture. If you go swimming wearing your usual wig glue, don’t be surprised if things start slipping around.
Make sure to buy waterproof wig glue or tape so that you can enjoy the surf without worrying about your look.
5) Beach braids are your new BFF
After your wig is wet, it can be hard to get your wig back to a cute style without ripping the cap, pulling out hairs, or dislodging your wig from your head.
Give yourself a cute side braid before you go in the pool and you’ll have a water-friendly style that looks just as great wet as it will after it dries.
6) Wear extra security on top of your toppers
Just like with wigs, when you’re swimming with a topper, you should always pick a synthetic option, wash and condition it shortly after swimming, and wear a swim cap if you’re planning on doing any stunts off the high dive.
And, just like with wigs, you’re going to need a little extra security for your topper if you’re planning on taking it swimming with you. A couple of extra wig clips just aren’t going to cut it.
Why? Because the natural hair under your topper is too fragile when wet and can rip out under stress.
Wearing a cute bandana or visor on top of your topper (pun intended) will help keep everything in place and keep you from looking like a man with a comb-over on a windy day at the airport.
7) DON’T wear your wig to the pool if you aren’t confident doing it
The whole point of wearing a wig to the pool is to feel as confident and beautiful as you did before you started wearing wigs. You shouldn’t be spending your time outside checking and adjusting your look every couple of minutes.
If you aren’t confident swimming with your wig, don’t do it.
Instead, consider an even more secure, still completely gorgeous, alternative poolside do.
8) Pack cool wipes and moisturizing facial spray in your beach bag
A wet, heavy wig and a summer heat wave are not a nice combo.
If you start to overheat after you take a dip, wipe the area around your hairline with a cool wipe every so often and spritz yourself with a facial spray that has aloe. Not only will the wipes and spray help you feel cooler, the spray will make you smell good, too.