Working out with your wig:
If you’re working out in your primary wig, have a few things on hand to help:
HEADLINE IT! disposable wig liners are an essential product for any wig wearer. They come individually wrapped and are small enough to take with you anywhere and discretely packaged for your convenience. There is a nude back layer, which is great for camouflaging the liner under wigs and headwear. The High tech wicking material captures perspiration and keeps you dry! It will protect wigs and headwear from dirt, oil, and sweat stains. You will get an average of 10 wearings per liner. There are 10 individually wrapped liners per box.
A stretchy headband to pull the wig’s layers off your forehead and nape of neck. If it’s a long hair wig, braid or pony-tail braid the hair to keep it off your back as well. Keeping your alternative hair off your face and neck is key to preserving your wig during workouts.
A backup WigGrip headband so you can put on a fresh one. If you need a WigGrip headband (the velvet style ones are amazing!) ask Jessica for sources.
Use a deodorizing spray to neutralize odors. Take off your wig, and turn it inside out once you’ve worked out, then spritz with a combination of distilled water and a drop or two Purification oil in a small spray bottle (one drop per about 2 cups of distilled water in spray bottle.) Let this dry a few minutes before putting on your scalp again. Purification oil is available from Young Living Essential Oils, and you can ask Jessica at A Wig and a Prayer how to get it. The Purification oil is a blend of essential oils that really works to mask the stinky!
A head/scalp toner will cool down your scalp before putting your wig back on. Use 1 cup of witch hazel to one drop of peppermint essential oil.
If you have a backup wig, use that to work out in instead of your primary wig. Switch to your primary wig after your workouts and wash your backup wig (s) for workout days.
If you have an older wig, you can make yourself a scarf with hair on it that is much more comfortable to work out in. If you have a long-hair wig, you’ll actually CUT up your wig and then sew it to a scarf or bandanna. Here are a few tutorials of scarves with attached hair that you can make.
Working out without your wig:
A stretchy headband for your forehead around to nape of neck and a baseball or sports style cap works great to cover your head while running or working out in the gym. There are wide ones available OR use a Buff headband-style.
A traditional length Buff or stretchy seamless tube of fabric worn “do-rag” style under a bicycle helmet also works well for outdoor road or mountain biking, downhill skiing (under a winter sports helmet) or snowboarding. You can even rotate your Buff around to create a head sock/balaclava under your winter sports helmet to cover your head, neck, chin, mouth and nose too!
Getting the stink out of your wig:
If you do work out with your wig, you’ll need to wash it more frequently. But just washing it won’t cut it, so try this recipe:
Drop 2-3 drops of purification in 1 tsp of baking soda. Drop the mixture in a sink full of cool (synthetic) or luke warm (human hair) water and soak wig for 10-15 minutes before washing. It will remove any stubborn odors in wig. i.e.-smoke, sweat, etc.