What you need to know when you swim with a wig
At LolaSilk we are dedicated to make sure our clients look stunning and feel confident, We offer a great selection of human and synthetic hair wigs that will suit any occasion, even swimming.
We know you love a dip in the pool or an early morning swim in the sea but may be jittery to wear you wig. Yes, there are a few things you need to know and do when you wear a wig in water. However, once you have these under the knee you can tackle any swim day head on and not mind your wig getting wet.
This article will look at what you can do to make swimming with a wig a hassle-free outing where fun is foremost.
How to swim with a wig
Set aside a wig or two for swimming
You do not want to swim wearing your favourite wig. Swimming pool water is generally treated with chemicals like chlorine that is harsh on your skin and hair, even synthetic hair. A dip in the sea will be less extreme on your wig provided you keep it short. Salt water can actually help to keep your wig cap soft and add freshness and shine to the hair. The trick is to keep your swim short and not spend too much time in the salt water. Too long will weaken the cap and cause the hair strands to lose moisture and make them appear brittle.
You will also want to keep a synthetic wig selection for swimming rather than your pricier virgin hair wigs. If you do wear your human hair wig, make a ponytail and use and elastic band to keep it in place.
Wash and condition your wig as soon as you can after the swim
While your care routine for your wig stays much the same as usual, the only difference is that you do not want to wait too long after the swim and you need to take extra care to make sure there is no residue left in the hair or cap. Follow a thorough wash of your wig with a good a quality hydrating conditioner. Rinse and dry with care and, if possible, leave the wig on a stand to dry completely.
Use waterproof glue
Key to a confident swim is knowing your wig will stay in place every time you break free from the water. Standard glue and wig tape may have not been made to stand a water test and you will want to invest in a good quality waterproof adhesive that has shown its mettle. Be gentle and patient when you remove your wig. Waterproof adhesive is typically more sticky and harder to remove so take it slow and be kind to your wig.
Make time to test your wig
A test run in water where no one is around will boost your confidence in your choice of wig style and glue. If your bath is big enough, submerge your head in the water and imitate head movements that are typical when you swim. If not, choose a time for your first swim in a pool or a spot at the beach where no one else is around. Go wilder than usual just to make sure you have figured out the best routine that will ensure your wig stays secure for a confident swim.
A swimming cap is not a bad idea
A swimming cap is not necessarily the first thing you think about when you go swimming, but it will add an extra dash of security and give you more peace of mind in and out the water. For the more adventurous of us who do not mind a good dive, sexy summersault or canon ball splash wearing a swimming cap will keep your wig from being ripped from your head. Be careful when you remove the swimming cap to not pull your wig off at the same time.
You wear your wig to make you be your most beautiful at all times. You have tried and tested your wig in the pool but are still not sure you will have a fret and fiddle free time. Rather be creative with some great wig alternatives to make your next swimming trip as hassle free as you can.
A cute bandana or trendy scarf can be a great substitute for your wig and even let you experiment with spunky statement styles. Cotton scarves may not be your first choice as they soak up a lot of water and could become heavy and hot.
Buffs have proven their worth in a number of ways these last years, from face masks to fashion accents. Adding to its virtues are the option to alternate your wig with the stretchy buff fabric that will stay in place regardless of the intensity and vigour of you swim.