Going Somewhere? Summer Wig and Travel Tips
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Summer Wig Tips
It’s that time of year again when we start thinking about our wigs in an entirely different way. Is that wig too hot, too long, too much trouble? Let’s look into some travel questions and tips and delve into some ways of making it through summer easier and with less stress. Is it time to get those pixie wigs or other short summer styles out of the closet? Mine are out!
HOW TO PACK AND STORE WIGS WHEN TRAVELING:
If you’re new to wearing wigs, and just learning how to pack and travel with them it can be tricky. There are so many things to consider.
- Less is best. Just take what you need, and don’t overload on products. Take travel size shampoo, conditioner, sprays.
- How many wigs should you bring? Always have a spare or two depending on your length of stay. Then, instead of washing and drying wigs on your vacation you can rotate them. This way, unless you get them in the pool or ocean, you won’t need to wash them until you get home. But just in case, default to the travel size products for shampoo, conditioner, sprays, etc.
- Should you buy a wig specific carrying case or are there easier options? No need for special wig carriers, boxes, or containers.
PACKING FOR A TRIP IS ALL ABOUT ONE THING: SUITCASE EFFECIENCY.
I’m a fan of zip-lock plastic bags for storage and it works perfectly for travel. Cheap, easy to see what you have at a glance, and keeps the wig safe from tangling in the suitcase and away from any debris. Also, it takes up much less space than a carrier, box, or structured container.
MAKE IT EASY AND KEEP IT SIMPLE!
Keep it easy and simple by bringing synthetic wigs that keep their style, the necessary care products, a collapsible stand, and some headwear – hats, scarves, etc., to give your wigs and your head a break if the majority of your time is going to be in hot, humid environments.
WHAT ABOUT GOING THROUGH SECURITY AT THE AIRPORT?
Will I have to take off my wig for airport security?
- Know that TSA/security is not required to ask you to remove your wig. Just like with your clothing, their scanners should be able to see through the wig.
- However—you should avoid wearing too many metal wig clips or bobby pins that could set off a sensor or raise suspicion.
- If you are asked to remove your wig and don’t feel comfortable doing it in front of all the people at security, ask for a private room. TSA is required to grant that request.
OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER:
I’d never put my wigs inside my checked bags. If I am going somewhere for a week or more, I put a spare wig and travel size products in my carryon bag. I also include a hat and scarf. Wig care products should not take up any more room in your luggage than care products for bio hair.
SOME HELPERS THAT ONLY YOU WILL KNOW ABOUT:
Dealing with the heat as a wig wearer can be a challenge, even if you are not in some tropical climate on vacation. These are some of the things you might consider to help make things easier:
Until next week, be happy, and stop and smell the flowers, even in the heat,