It’s spring break season! If you’re escaping to a warm weather destination, you’ll want to know all about wearing wigs at the beach or pool.
Depending upon your hair loss, you may have several options for what to do with your head when you are at the beach or pool.
Wearing wigs or toppers for beach or pool:
Synthetic hair (either as toppers or as wigs) are best for the pool or beach, and it should be your backup piece – either a wig you have worn for a while or a less expensive piece you purchase for the purpose of beach or pool. Bring your primary hairpiece with you on your trip as well.
If you do go in the pool or ocean in a wig, be sure to rinse it thoroughly and condition it after wearing, and consider braiding long synthetic hair before going in the water.
If you would prefer to not wear your hair at the beach or pool, you have several options:
1) wear a sun hat with very good coverage – such as hats with big brims that flop down in the back, or have a back “safari” flap.
2) For hats like fedoras, where the back of your head will show, use a stretchy headband to cover the parts of your head that would be exposed under the hat
3) Wear a swim scarf – a scarf sewn of swim suit fabric.
4) Wear a Buff headwrap. You can wear this as a cap, do-rag or turban, or even tied into a rosette. A Buff also fits under a hat.
Fortunately sunny locations always find people in well-covered sun hats, so you won’t feel out of place. If you’re going between inside and outside, wear a Buff or scarf under your hat so you can take it off indoors.
If you are diving below the surface of the water, you may want to wear an actual swim cap (for lap swimming), as this will stay on when diving into a pool or ocean. A Buff or swim scarf will also work if you are swimming underwater, but it can come off when diving or jumping in the water.
Scarves add a vacation vibe to your wardrobe
Bring scarves! An elegant evening look is a big long scarf wrapped and tied on your head, with the tails hanging down, worn with statement earrings and a sarong style dress.
Scarves also work well for hikes, kayaking and other sports where the heat of a wig won’t make you happy.
Your vacation is designed to help you relax and be happy. Hair wearing becomes a natural part of you, and everything you do. If you want more information on traveling with your hairpieces, click here for our blog post that covers the practical tips of TSA screening, wig storing on international overnight flights and other challenges of hair wearing life on the road.