So how do you secure your wig when surfing? Sometimes wearing a wig can make you feel like certain activities are off-limits for fear of your wig falling off and/or your hair getting damaged. Surfing is one of these activities in question. But is surfing with a wig really impossible? Short answer: no. Keep reading for our top tips on the subject.
1. Keep Your Wig Secure
Surfing is a high impact sport and the last thing anyone wants is their wig getting washed away with the waves (trust us, it's not cute).
Traditional methods like combs and clips alone won't cut it if you want to keep your wig on while surfing. Not only are they not the most secure method, they can actually cause damage to your natural hair because if your wig happens to be pulled off due to a strong wave, the clips and combs can also pull out your natural hair with it. Glues are also out of the question as they are quick to wear away and lead to lifting especially in sunlight and chlorinated water.
This is why the Wig Fix is the best way to keep your wig secure while surfing. Made from hypoallergenic silicone, it's a hair gripper worn similarly to a headband. Simply wear around your head and apply your wig on top. It uses the natural gripping abilities of silicone to ensure your wig doesn't budge. Made by Black-owned beauty brand The Renatural, the Wig Fix's inventor Aasiyah Abdulsalam has sworn by it for her own surfing adventures.
For extra peace of mind, we also suggest reinforcing the Wig Fix with a few bobby pins. Gently place them in key areas like the back and sides for worry-free surfing.
2. Protect Your Wig
So now that you know how to keep the wig on, what about actually protecting the hair? Much like when swimming with a wig, prep is key if you want to make sure your your wig stays protected when surfing. Thoroughly detangling your wig beforehand and even treating it with a nourishing mask before going into water helps keep your wig in the best condition possible.
Carefully detangling helps to stop any potential tangling that happens while in the water turn into annoying knots. Applying a specialist hair mask creates a protective barrier between your wig and potentially damaging chlorine or salt in the water. Philip Kingsley's Swimcap Water Resistant Mask was created just for this reason as it was originally formulated for the US Olympic synchronised swim team. If it's good enough for Olympians, it's good enough for us.
Image | Philip Kingsley
3. Be Extra
If you're the type who likes to take extra precautions just in case, surf caps can also be used not only to keep your wig secure a(s they tie underneath your chin) but also protect you from the sun when surfing outside. Kaiola Surf offer a variety of options for this. Not only is this one of the best ways to keep your wig secure when surfing, your wig and your skin will thank you for it.
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