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Can you wear a wig in a swimming pool?

Postby RebeccaD on Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:12 pm

I regularly meet ladies that avoid doing their favorite activities because they wear a wig. There is no reason why you can’t continue as normal when you wear any hair additions, you just need to know what to do! There are a number of options:

I’m not really one for swimming but when I have, I’ve found caps or headbands do me just fine. You can get some really funky swim caps if you search for them.

For ladies that have removable hair, I would avoid putting your beautiful real hair in sea salt or chlorine as it will only dry it out quicker. You could buy a cheaper synthetic wig and tie it back. If you want to swim underwater I’d wear a swimming cap over the top. You don’t need the waterproof kind, just a cap to hold it securely in place.

Another option is to sew wefts of hair (similar to their own) onto stretchy bands that can be worn under swim caps or any other head covering. It’s much more comfortable and it really does look authentic. It’s so easy to look after and the hair can be replaced very easily when worn out.

If you have a hair system (anything that’s semi-permanently attached) you can reduce the effects of chlorine by showering before you get in the pool. Hair is a bit like a sponge and will absorb the clean water. When you get out, wash with the correct shampoo’s and conditioners. You can also add a conditioning spray prior to getting into the pool or sea.
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Re: Can you wear a wig in a swimming pool?

Postby danakerr on Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:52 am

This is what's good about innovation. It makes a lot of people happy. Before, it is very difficult to find wigs that can hold up in water. Now, it is no longer a big deal to swim with wig. :) I've seen many fashionable wigs now and the good thing is, even those who do not suffer from hair loss wear it. It is now for everybody! :)
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Re: Can you wear a wig in a swimming pool?

Postby Ammandaa on Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:43 am

Thnx, this is very interesting information from people who usually use a wig. for me for example
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Re: Can you wear a wig in a swimming pool?

Postby arvbuttar on Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:11 am

Great information. Reall helpful for swim lovers.
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Re: Can you wear a wig in a swimming pool?

Postby avasthisamar on Tue May 07, 2019 10:07 am

Thanks for the help.
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Re: Can you wear a wig in a swimming pool?

Postby mymeditravel on Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:47 am

Wearing a wig is a scary thing for women. Because if the wig dislodges it will be a laughing gag for the people, so you've to be attentive all the time when you're outside home. I can't think of swimming wearing a wig.

But the ways provided by here seems inspiring. :D
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