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The Wig Travel Guide: How To Travel With A Wig?

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Last updated Nov 4, 2022

As we all know, so many people love to travel. We like to have a beautiful look when we travel with our family or friends. Of course, hairstyle is very important when traveling. Human hair wigs are the best choice for women. If you are still new to wearing wigs or if it’s the first time you are traveling with your wig, the prospect may seem a little daunting. Learning how to pack a wig and travel with your wigs can be tricky because there are so many things to consider.

Do you know how to travel with your wig? How to wear a wig to look your best and for convenience? If you’re worried that a trip to the airport with a wig is scary or too much hassle. Don't worry, today, we will share with you some tips below to help you navigate security and feel comfortable traveling with your wigs.

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How to pack the wig correctly?

To maintain your wig cap shape, it is better for you to wrap your wig cap with scrunched tissue paper.

Next, you had better comb your wig hair to prevent tangle. Then, roll the whole hair net over the entire wig ( it may take time if your hair wig is long). This step will help to reduce tangling.

After wrapping your hair over the whole wig, put it into a bag. It is better to use a plastic bag or a silk bag for a friendly environment.

You may wonder why we do not recommend you use a wig box instead. It’s because a bag will save space in your suitcase and help to comfort your wig.

Lastly, leave a small amount of air inside the bag and then seal the bag to protect your wig without getting squished.

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If you choose to pack your wig instead, here’s how to do it:

Turn it inside out

If the hair is long, place the end of the hair inside of the wig cap

Place your hair net over the wig

Wrap up the wig with a silk scarf or bonnet

Drop it in a wig packing bag

Find a soft, flat pocket in your suitcase and place the wig there

How To Wear a Wig Through Airport Security?

Traveling with a wig for the first time can be scary and intimidating if you don’t know what to expect when going through security. Hopefully, these tips will help you navigate TSA and feel more comfortable traveling with your wig!

When wearing a wig through the airport, inform airport security first. Once you arrive at the security check, you can choose to let the TSA officer know that you are wearing a wig if that would make you feel more at ease. If you aren’t comfortable doing so, don’t worry, they are trained to recognize when someone is wearing a wig or a hairpiece.

Here’s how to wear your wig through airport security the hassle-free way:

1. If you have metal clips, tell them.

When you go through the full-body scanner it may detect something if your wig is secured with metal clips. They will then ask you if you have anything in or under your hair and wig. If your wig is secured with metal clips just be honest!

2. Be prepared for a pat-down.

They will do a routine pat-down check to make sure that there are clips there and you are not hiding anything more sinister. You are allowed to hold your wig in place while they do this search and you are entitled to request that a TSA agent of the same sex performs the search if you prefer.

3. Request your privacy.

In extreme circumstances, they may ask you to remove your wig, don’t panic this is not common! If this happens you may request to go into a private search room for privacy, this also means you will be able to put it back on in private after the search.

4. Remain calm.

The most important thing is to try and relax and not stress yourself out. Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy and think of the worst-case scenario! Once you have successfully made it through security you are good to go and there is no need to worry!

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How many wigs do you need to pack? what hairstyle do you want to take?

Short hair like a bob wig is easier to pack because in general, the shorter the hairstyle of the wig on the head, the smaller it is. A long bob will be harder than a bob wig with bangs. So, if you plan to travel with short hair, then take quite a few short hair wigs with you just in case one of them gets damaged during transportation.

Longer hairstyles, such as long hair with a center part or a layered bob, will be harder to pack. You may want to consider buying two wigs of the same hairstyle for your trip if they are long enough so that if one gets damaged, you have a spare.

However, if you want to have a wonderful, I really suggest taking more wigs, the different wigs can be suitable with more clothes to make yourself be more attractive.

Julia hair wigs have a variety of types for black women, such as lace front wigs, headband wig, lace part wigs, u part wigs, v part wigs, short bob wigs, HD lace wigs in any style and color for your choice.

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What Are Wig Care Products and Tools To Consider Bringing?

A wide-tooth comb: remember to gently brush your wig after every time you use it and before you put your wig on the stand.

Wig Shampoo & Conditioner: Your wig might get wet or dirty during your trip so it's a good idea to wash it. It can be tempting to use the hotel's 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner to wash your wig, but it's best to bring travel-size separate shampoo and conditioner bottles which will be kinder to your wig.

Curling iron/Straightener: bringing these heat tools will help you easily style your wig before you go out with it for that fancy evening dinner.

Light compact and collapsible wig stand: This is essential for traveling with a wig. When you arrive at your hotel you can then easily store your wig and allow it to keep its shape. It is also useful for air-drying and styling purposes!

Wig Brush: For a wig brush, you can take a small rat-tail comb to comb out any tangles or part of your hair in a middle part or a side part.

A Silk Scarf Or Silk Pillowcase: Keep in mind to add a silk scarf or silk pillowcase to your luggage. Through doing, it can help you protect and retain the moisture of your hair when you sleep on a plane or sleep at night. In addition, you can put it on in case of windy days or if you are doing any sporting activities, which will prove extremely useful.

Hair Net: As a great tool that is used to pack your wig for traveling, a hairnet can help your wig maintain its shape in a carrying case or while you’re wearing it on a long flight.

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Some Questions About The Wig Travel Guide

Q: Do You Need To Buy a Wig Carrying Case?

A: No. If you want a super stylish option for carrying your wigs, you can always invest in a wig carrying case, but don’t feel pressured to do so.

Wig carrying cases are designed to keep your wig safe from being jostled or damaged on trips and can hold all of your wig care products, but a Ziploc bag placed in your purse or carry-on can work just as well.

Q: Should I bring different wigs for different types of weather?

A: Definitely. Wearing a wig when the weather is sweltering and humid or when you're in a very windy city is complicated and uncomfortable. Besides that, wigs can lose their style when it’s raining or if you get wet at the beach. Check the weather forecast before your trip and bring either a scarf or a hairpiece to wear in inclement weather.

Q: Will I have to take off my wig for airport security?

A: No! Wigs are just like your clothing, so airport security machines can see through your wig. It is very unlikely that TSA security would ask you to remove your wig.

The only time that you may need to remove your wig for a TSA agent is if they suspect that you may be hiding something under your wig. For this reason, it is best to avoid wearing too many metal bobby pins that could set off a sensor or raise suspicion.

If you are asked to take off your wig and don't feel comfortable doing so in front of all of the people at security - who would? - feel free to discreetly tell the TSA agent that you are wearing a wig and would like a private room. They will allow you to do this in a private room where you can take off your wig without feeling stressed.

Tips On Traveling With a Wig

When traveling with a wig, pack it in a silk travel bag to ensure that it won’t get tangled or ruined by other objects in your travel bag. If you’re wearing your wig, style it in a simple and unassuming way when going through airport security and let them know that you’re wearing a wig if there are combs/bobby pins that may set off metal detectors.

Arrive early. The TSA agent may ask you to remove your wig and you will go to a private room. This may take more time than you originally accounted for so make sure to arrive early enough!

Make sure your wig is easily accessible. If you have packed your wig in your carry-on luggage, make sure that it is easily accessible. This will make the checking and clearing process quicker and easier for the TSA agent if they ask you to remove it from your carry-on luggage.

Avoid wearing complicated hairstyles and up-do’s. Style your wig in a simple and unassuming way when going through airport security as this may look suspicious to the TSA agents. Remember you want to get this over with as quickly as possible and avoid having to have further checks done because it can be very time-consuming!

Always remember to pack your wig essentials in your carry-on luggage. This is so that you have them on hand during your flight. If for some reason your luggage is lost or delayed you will have all your products and tools with you so that you can still care for your wig properly and keep it looking fresh.

Vlog: New Look, NYC Trip With Julia Hair Straight Hair HD Lace Wig

You can see this vlog about traveling with an HD lace wig, hope you love it.

OK, I hope this wig travel guide can help you have a good holiday and if you have new ideas about traveling with a wig, please contact me for free at any time.

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