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An oxymoron? It doesn't have to be. Whether you're a tennis star, runner, surfer, swimmer or gymnast, your choice to wear wigs should never limit your choice in activities. Read on for our top 4 tips that will make wearing wigs as an athlete a breeze.
Low Ponytails And Bobby Pins
If it's good enough for Jamaican sprinting star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, it's good enough for us. A low pony is a quick, fuss-free style you can whip together in less than a minute. The positioning of the pony keeps it closer to your head and less likely to slip off during your activities.
Add some bobby pins to the mix and you've got yourself a low maintenance style you can count on to see you through your sports.
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The Wig Fix
If you're like us and want to know you've got 100% wig security, then the Wig Fix by The Renatural is your best bet. This wig gripper is made from 100% medical-grade silicone (perfect for sensitive skin!) that uses the material's natural gripping abilities to keep your wig in place. Even frontals!
This genius invention doesn't just keep your wig in place, it also protects your edges whilst promoting hair growth. So if you find that your edges are thinning from the overuse of combs and glues, it's time to get your hands on the Wig Fix and save them. It makes it much easier to wear wigs as an athlete.
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Although you might prefer a fuller wig look, switching to lighter wigs for your sporting activities is something to consider. The less heavy a wig is, the more secure it will be as it's free of any extra weight that could contribute to dragging it down.
This will also keep you cooler as a lighter wig allows for more airflow to the scalp. Perfect for any hard-working athlete.
Synthetic wigs have gotten a bit of a bad rep in the past but over the years, synthetic wigs have become better than ever. So much so that some people even prefer them to their human hair counterparts. High-quality synthetic wigs actually contain fibres that are sweat/water-resistant, making them less susceptible to harbouring moisture and bacteria that can lead to an itchy or dry scalp and even mould in extreme cases. This is a quality that's especially important for athletes due to the regular physical exertion they're under. The last thing you want when training for your next event is worrying about your wig potentially causing your natural hair and scalp any harm.
They're also more affordable than human hair wigs meaning you can buy a few options with the money it would take to buy one human hair unit. This allows you to regularly switch your wigs out after a game or workout session giving you variety and a clean wig each time. If you're unsure whether a synthetic wig can look as good as a human hair wig, check out this video by Ashley Quiroz and be prepared to be shook.
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We hope these tips will make wearing your favourite wigs while being an athlete easier than ever. Let us know if you'll be trying these tips out in the comments and connect with us on social media.