Travelling With A Hairpiece: 4 Things You Should Know

Travelling With A Hairpiece: 4 Things You Should Know

When planning for that long-awaited holiday or short yet important business trip, it can be easy to get carried away with all your big plans and forget the small details, like packing an important item or making preparations around your hair replacement in Singapore.

While modern hair systems now look and feel indistinguishable from the real thing, they require more care and attention to preserve their look, which is more so important when you use them in unfamiliar conditions, such as when travelling. Thankfully, there aren’t any drastic changes involved when you use your hair system outside of your normal day-to-day life.

Read on to learn a few tips for travelling with your hair piece and how to maintain it while enjoying your holiday.

1. Minimise your exposure to heat and moisture

As you may already know from the dos and don’ts when adjusting to a new hairpiece, increased sweating and higher temperatures during your travels may degrade your hair replacement’s overall lifespan and cause it to slip due to the weakened adhesive. The first concern may not matter much, seeing as hair replacements are, unsurprisingly, meant to be replaced after some time since they’re not a permanent solution. However, if you travel longer, you may inform your stylist in advance so they can apply more adhesive to the hairpiece for a stronger hold.

As such, it is recommended to take it easy during your travels. If you’re travelling for pleasure, refrain from overexerting yourself just to make the most of every second. After all, taking it slow can also help you take in more of the experience and fully enjoy your well-deserved vacation.

2. Regularly check if your hair system is still secure

You will likely keep wearing your hair system for most, if not the entire duration of your trip. Even if you take great care not to linger in hot places or perspire excessively, your other daily activities may still cause you to sweat as you normally would or drench your hair system, such as when showering. Thus, it is vital to frequently check on your hair and press down on it to maintain a secure fit throughout the day. Make sure to pack your shampoo, conditioner, adhesive, and other necessary items to maintain your hair system.

3. Wear a hat when out and about

Every time you go outside, you expose your hairpiece to all manners of things, primarily oxygen from the air and the sun’s UV light. When these two come together, they cause a chemical reaction called oxidation which can affect your hair system’s colour and, most importantly, make it more vulnerable to fraying. As such, make sure to pack and wear a cap or any other type of headwear during your trip to minimise the damage to your hair system whenever you decide to play in the sun a little longer.

4. Pack your hair system right and bring a spare

If you choose to store your hair system while travelling and only use it at your destination, it is vital to be extra careful when packing it to prevent unwanted damage. The right way to go about this is by first placing your hair system in a hairnet and sealing it in a plastic container like a Ziploc bag. Avoid pushing the air out of the bag as it serves as a protective layer that keeps your hairpiece from deforming, similar to how potato chip snacks stay intact until you open them. What’s more, this prevents your hair system from snagging on the other items in your luggage or getting soaked by liquids like sunblock.

Also, the idea of “two is one, and one is none” applies here, which means it is best to expect and plan for when something happens to your hair system (and virtually every important item you bring on the trip) that may render it unusable. This is why bringing a spare is highly recommended so that should the worst happen, you always have a backup to fall back on and continue with your travels without missing a beat.


Travelling with a hairpiece doesn’t have to be a nerve-wracking experience. With the help of the tips above, you can always look your best while on the road and enjoy your well-deserved time off.

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