So you’ve purchased a wig with a particular event in mind. Maybe a long-deserved vacation or a child’s wedding. But then it occurs to you: how do I get it there safely when traveling with wigs? Can I put it in checked baggage?
Traveling with your wig may come with a few extra steps. But nothing should stop you from bringing your favorite looks wherever you go.
Treat Like Valuable Cargo
Remember that your wig hair is like (or even made from!) real hair. It can become permanently creased if left for an extended period of time crammed into a small space. That’s why it’s important to get a case that will be at least a flexible barrier around your wig.
You can also get a hair net or snood, which is a loose cap to put over the wig itself. Wrap the wig in something like a snood to keep the hairs from being torn out while in transit. For longer wigs or pre-styled wigs, you may want to roll the strands up and tuck these into the cap.
Some cases even come with a retractable standing fitted inside. When you get to your hotel room, unpack your wig, set up the stand, and give it a quick brushing as needed. This will help shake out any suitcase crinkles it may have endured on the journey.
Don’t Forget Styling Tools and Special Care Products
If you are going to be styling your wig on your own while traveling, remember to be cognizant of your wig material. Human hair wigs are styled more like natural hair, while synthetic wigs have more limited styling options. Just like natural hair, limited heat should be used until it is clear how a particular tool will affect the wig. Style infrequently to increase lifespan.
Don’t forget that your wig needs special care. There are styling tools like brushes and combs that are made for wigs and will increase the longevity of your wig. Bring your wig-specific brushes, combs, and styling wands with you when traveling. If you’re going to be traveling for a long time, bring wig shampooing products as well.
Need a new wig to take on a trip or to a big event? Get in touch with us at Wig Elegance today. We can help you choose and get fitted for a new wig. We can also give you tips on traveling with wigs and styling them for events. Call us today at (215) 945-4900.