You can wear a lace wig to play sports in the gym. But there is no doubt that sweating can cause you to feel overheated or uncomfortable when you put on a wig for sports. Also, if the wig is not installed correctly, it may accidentally fall off, thus embarrassing you…
In fact, there are a few things you should know about exercising with a wig and how to make wearing your wig more comfortable at the gym.
First, start by learning the basics: what is a gym wig?
What is a gym wig?
A gym wig is a designated wig that someone uses to go to the gym or wear during athletic activities, which can also be any style, color, and type of wig that you feel most comfortable in. While any wig can technically be considered a workout wig, there are still a few wigs that are best for use in the gym.
So let’s look at some features you should consider when choosing a gym wig.
What types of wigs are best for the gym?
If you are a wig and exercise lover, you must know which wig is the best to wear in the gym, for your sports exercises.
Closure or frontal:
Which is better, the frontal or the closure?
Of course, the best choice is to opt for the closure. As we all know, frontal wigs can give you the effect that the wig is growing straight from your scalp. But they are not the best option when it comes to choosing wigs for the gym, sports or exercise.
This is because the perspiration caused by physical exercise can damage the delicate lace over time. Additionally, if you usually secure your frontal wigs with wig glue or gel, sweat can also cause the product to loosen over time, increasing the risk of your wig slipping during exercise.
Compared to frontal wigs, wigs with closure are easier to apply and remove, making them perfect for use in the gym.
Long wig or short wig?
A long wig can easily be tied into a ponytail or a braid, which not only maintains an exquisite look, but also keeps all your hair out of your face and neck so you can concentrate on your exercise. By doing this, you can effectively prevent sweat damage to the lace wig.
On the other hand, a short bob wig can reduce any feeling of excessive heat or sweat more or less when exercising, especially around the neck area. More importantly, it will be lighter due to the fact that it contains less hair.
Human Hair Wig VS Synthetic Wig
Overall, there are pros and cons to using human hair wigs and synthetic hair wigs to go to the gym. It entirely depends on your preference.
Although human hair wigs are generally more expensive and heavier than synthetic wigs, they are easier to wash, dry and restyle. If you regularly go to the gym or are an athlete, they will make maintenance easier. And if you want to be able to style your hair differently each visit and prefer to have a more natural looking wig, this is ideal.
Also, synthetic hair wigs are lighter and cheaper, but sometimes they are difficult to maintain and wash, which might affect how you style your wig to go to the gym.
- If you have an old wig that you no longer wear, but which is still in good condition, use it instead of your human hair wig so as not to damage it.
- If you choose to use a synthetic wig as a gym wig and you exercise regularly, consider devoting two wigs to your fitness routine so you always have one ready to go when the other gets dirty.
What’s the best way to fix your wig at the gym?
As we all know, it would be the most terrible thing to wear an uncomfortable wig.
Traditionally, wig adhesives or glues are commonly used to secure wigs. However, the heat and sweat generated from exercising can break down the glue and potentially leave you with your edges peeling off. Glue is therefore not the best option for fitness enthusiasts when it comes to fixing the wig.
Fortunately, there are several options to help you secure your wig better when you exercise.
For example, you can simply adjust the straps inside your wig cap to ensure your wig fits properly. Most wigs have interior adjustment straps that allow you to easily loosen or tighten your wig. If not, you can also sew an elastic band into the wig cap.
Another way to hold your wig in place is to wear a strip of gel under your wig. It is very comfortable, can stay cool and clings to your scalp and wig to keep it securely in place. You can also use a velvet wig clip to hold your wig in place.
We suggest wearing a wig cap under your wig for extra comfort, such as a breathable cotton wig cap or a mesh wig cap.
The cap allows air to reach the scalp to reduce the risk of your wig becoming too hot and uncomfortable. This prevents sweat and moisture absorption to keep your wig cleaner.
How to take care of a wig during training?
If you intend to clean and care for your sports wig, always try to do the following:
– Wash it regularly
How often you wash your sports wig depends on the type of workout you do and how often you do it. If you regularly do some form of cardio several times a week, you will need to wash your wig more often.
If your favorite workout style is low intensity like yoga, you can stretch your wash days a bit more, but as a general rule it’s a good idea to wash your wig once a week for human hair and once every fortnight for synthetic hair.
If you exercise daily, incorporate a dry shampoo between wash days, which will keep your wig clean and fresh even during exercise.
Here are four tips you can use to avoid damaging your wig when you wash it:
- Wash your wig in cold water to avoid damage from hot water.
- Apply sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner suitable for the wig to avoid chemical damage.
- If possible, deep condition your wig regularly.
- After washing, air dry your wig rather than using heated appliances to prevent further heat damage.
Remove it as soon as possible
Remember that wearing your wig for a long time can lead to bacteria buildup, which can be harmful to your hair, skin, and scalp. Therefore, when you finish your workout, your first instinct should be to take your wig off to allow your natural hair to rest and to wash your wig and natural hair.
Always use a wide tooth comb to detangle your wig.
After exercising, the wig gets tangled and curly. Nothing beats using a wide-toothed comb to brush it thoroughly after every workout.
Remember to protect your natural hair
While wigs are a protective style for your natural hair under the cap, that doesn’t mean you can ignore your natural hair.
When sweat dries on your scalp while you exercise, it can block hair follicles and even lead to irritated or damaged skin due to the mixing of sweat and bacteria.
Then, the salt content of sweat causes your natural hair color to fade. Finally, when sweat seeps into your hair, your natural hair will be more fragile and more prone to breakage.
Even though it’s hard to avoid sweat, there are some steps we can take to sweat less and reduce sweat damage to your hair.
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