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Easy Tips On How To Wear A Wig On The Beach

Last updated Sep 27, 2023

The weather is getting warmer and warmer, spring is going to come. And many people have already planned to go on a vacation on the beach. But sunlight, wind, seawater may cause much damage to your wigs. We especially provide some simple steps that help provide extra care for your wig and help you feel confident and beautiful when wearing wigs at the beach.

Can You Wear A Wig On The Beach?


Sure. Is it a great idea? Perhaps not. For example, if the weather is very hot, you will get sweaty and feel uncomfortable in the sun. If it is windy, it could blow off. If you swim in the sea, the saltwater and sand will cause much damges to your human hair wigs.

How To Wear A Wig On The Beach Safely

Below are some tips about how to wear a lace front wig on the beach safely and keep you looking glamorous and fabulous at the same time.

1. Avoid Diving Into The Water

Do not swim while wearing the wig. On the one hand, it is easy to unhook from your head and even start floating in the sea. No matter how perfectly it is attached, it may still come off with the pressure of diving or jumping. What awkward it is!

On the other hand, even though synthetic wigs are relatively sturdy and even considered the best wigs for the beach, the pool and sea still contain harsh chemicals that may damage your wig. For instance, chlorine, as a harsh chemical found in pools, dries out your skin and hair. Also, salt, found in the sea, draws moisture out of objects. As time goes by, synthetic wigs also become brittle and tangled because of salt water, sand, and chemicals.

Of course, you can wear a swimming cap on your wig, too. But please take extra care while removing it to avoid messing up the wig.

2. Choose An Old Wig Replace Your Favorite One

As above said, saltwater, sand, some harmful chemicals will cause much damage to your wig. In order to keep your wig from looking brittle and tangling, we recommend you wash your wig immediately after your dip and not wear your favorite wig to the pool. An old wig is a great option for you.


3. Do Not Forget to Use Conditioner

If you’re going to wear a wig at the beach, a conditioner can be your buddy while caring for your wig on the beach. For instance, you need to wash your wig thoroughly to remove the harsh pool chemicals as quickly as possible after swimming. Then spray your wig with a leave-in conditioner, which can help seal in moisture and protect your wig from the elements and the sun. Naturally, it can also help expand its lifespan and prevent it from turning brittle and dry.

4. Apply Water-proof Glue Or Adhesive

There is no doubt that regular wig tape, glue liners, and straps are not strong enough to bear the pressure of water. Therefore, we recommend waterproof glue when wearing wigs at the beach. After all, waterproof glue can hold up better in water so that you can enjoy your swim without worrying. Don’t forget to pack extra wig glue and tape so that any time the wig becomes loose, you have glue handy.

And, the first thing before jumping into the water is to test your glue. You can test your glue first in your bathtub, or in a pool where no one is around, or just take a longer time shower to figure out whether the glue you use is waterproof or not.


5. Try Out The Double-sided Tape

Double-sided wig tape has the durability of strong-hold gel and glue without all the mess and is virtually invisible like clips and pins. What is more important, it requires none of the extra work to install!

It is pretty easy to secure your wig with double-sided tape. Just place one side on your hair or protective cap, so that when you place your wig on your head, the upside of the tape will stick to the cap of the wig.

More surprisingly, double-sided wig tape is typically waterproof and medical-grade which means it’s much more reliable than everyday tape.

6. Try Beach Braids 

After you have done diving and washing and conditioning the wig, your wig might look messy and brittle compared to what it was before getting in the water. As a great hairstyle that is both protective and cute, beach braids won’t rip your wig cap, pull out hairs or dislodge the wig from your head. So why not consider trying some beach braids to prevent dislodging of the wig as well as keep the style in place all day.

Take a look at our Twelve Beautiful And Versatile Hair Ideas For Beach for all of the surfer inspiration you need. 

What Are the Best Wigs for the Beach?

When it comes to the best wigs for the beach, we must mention synthetic wigs. As the best option for wigs on the beach, synthetic wigs can be more suitable than HD lace wigs. That is because they still retain their style and their performance in adverse weather conditions. Whilst humidity and saltwater still affect a wig in general, synthetic wigs are more affordable than exquisite human hair lace front wigs.

Other Alternatives For Wigs

If you would prefer to not wear your wig at the beach or pool, you have several options:

1. 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. a fedora. For hats like fedoras, you can use a stretchy headband to cover the parts of your head that would be exposed under the hat and just show the back of your head.


3. a swim scarf – a scarf is sewn of swimsuit fabric.

4. a Buff headwrap. You can wear a Buff headwrap as a cap, do-rag, or turban.

We believe these tips will help you feel more confident when wearing wigs at the beach. Keep in mind these tips and we hope you can feel fabulous and have a great relaxing time no matter which wig you decide to go for.

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