Can I Swim With a Wig, Hair System, or Hair Extensions and How to Manage

Key Takeaways

Wearing wigs, hair systems and hair extensions don’t limit your life and activities, you can absolutely swim with them on.

Use waterproof tapes and glues, and wearing a swim cap can avoid your wig, hair system, or hair extensions from getting off during swimming.

Preparation works and aftercare is required to decrease the damage from chlorinated water to your wig, hair system, or hair extensions.

Suppose you have been in the hair wig business for quite a while. In that case, you might have realized that the users are pretty mindful of how wearing a wig and hair system will affect their life and activities.

With that said, it is perhaps not very uncommon for you to get questions from your customers such as, “ Can I swim with a wig or hair system? “, which is a question many wearers would be concerned about, as it would be quite embarrassing if the hair pieces fall off from head during swimming.


The answer to this question is absolutely yes. And it is the same case for any hair products like human hair wigs, hair systems, extensions, etc. With the right preparation before swimming, you can swim with your hair system with no worries.

Now let’s dive directly into our instructions on how to prepare for your wigs and hair systems before swimming.

How to Avoid Hair Wig From Falling off During Swimming

Find the Right Hair System Adhesives for Swimming

It is recommended to let your customers know that waterproof and high-strength adhesives are the best option for water activities like swimming, as such adhesives are specifically designed for water activities to tightly secure the hair system in place in the water.

By going for this kind of adhesive, the hair system can stay on the head for as long as a non-waterproof adhesive normally would without coming into contact with water.

Walker Ultra Hold, Goast Bond XLHair Replacement Adhesive are some of our recommendations, which is waterproof and can ensure your wig or hair system won’t fall off when you swimming.


Besides, Walker Max Hold Sports scalp protector is also worth trying, it works by keeping the hold of the adhesive strong by protecting it from water when you swimming.


Wear a Swimming cap

Wearing a swimming cap is the most effective way of protecting your hair wig, hair system, or hair extension from falling off.

No matter how secure your hair pieces are attached to head, the greater pressure caused by water during diving and jumping can get off your hair system when you swim.

A swimming cap can greatly reduce the resistance from water and thus can ensure everything is well in place.

In spite of that, by wearing a tight swimming cap, most of the water is kept at bay, thus significantly reducing any damage caused by chlorinated and saltwater.


Tips to Prevent Your Wig and Hair System From the Damages of Chlorined Water

Despite that, there are still precautionary measures to be taken before and after swimming to minimize the chances of causing damages that will cut back on the lifespan of these hair wig products.

Regular exposure to chlorinated water will cause significant damage to the hair of hair systems, hair wigs, and hair extensions.

Chlorine, which is often found in swimming pools, can be to the detriment of the hair in irreversible ways. It strips the protective conditioning layer from the hair system, causing conditions like dryness, brittleness, and increased porosity. On the other hand, saltwater can leave the hair tangled and frizzy over time through dehydration.

Human hair is prone to damage from saltwater and chlorinated water. If you are going to swim with human hair pieces, the preparation work and maintenance after swimming is very crucial.

Apply Hair Conditioner Prior to Swimming


Before swimming, you should thoroughly wet your hair and apply hair conditioner throughout the hair. As you may have heard, hair conditioner acts as a protection shield by creating a barrier against harsh chemicals or ocean water.

And it keeps your hair from soaking up the sunscreen or other lotion from your face and body.

On the other hand, hair conditioner surprisingly plays the role of preventing vital hair nutrients from being stripped away by chlorinated water or saltwater, which in the meanwhile, helps to detangle the hair and reduce hair loss after swimming.

One thing to note is do not rinse the conditioner before swimming to fully take advantage of its efficacy.

Shampoo and Condition the Hair After Swimming

This is also a very crucial step to implement. The salt and chlorine residue can’t be thoroughly rinsed off from the hair system without shampooing the hair.

Deep cleansing of the hair system will stop harsh chemicals from damaging the hair. After shampooing, it is essential that the hair system or hair wig is thoroughly conditioned.

Conditioner achieves the goal of replacing moisture and protein into the hair, as well as relieving the damaging impacts of chlorine and saltwater. Leave-in conditioners are also highly recommended for daily use, even if you do not swim often.

Products with specially designed lightweight formulas are easy to apply while keeping the hair systems in good condition. Some of these products even come with built-in SPF to help protect the hair against damages caused by UV light.


Properly Brush the Hair

Do not brush or comb the hair too hard through the hair system after getting out of the pool. It is very typical that the hair may get tangled or frizzy when wet.

The hair is more vulnerable to damages in such conditions. What you should do is either air-dry the hair system or use a blow dryer, then gently brush the hair system using a wide-toothed comb to have the hair sorted out.


Prepare a Backup Hair System

By having a backup hair system exclusively used for swimming, the wearers, especially those frequent swimmers, would never need to worry about their regular hair systems being damaged.

You can suggest your customer choose a more durable and cheap hair system, like a mono base hair system or synthetic hair one as a backup.

It might seem a little uneconomical in the first place by purchasing two hair systems. However, this turns out to be a very cost-effective way of keeping their regular hair system in good condition.


Hope this guide can help anyone who is not sure if they can go swimming with their wigs or hair systems. Wearing a wig or hair system won’t limit the wearer’s daily activities——only if they are well prepared to do that and they are glad to take some time to take care of the wig and hair systems.

If you have any questions on choosing or using your wig and hair system, do not hesitate to contact us. Hair specialists at New Times Hair are glad to help you guys!

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Originally from Weifang, China, known as the hometown of kites, June moved to Qingdao in search of a better work-life balance. This has been her first job ever since. Over the years working at Newtimes Hair, she has cultivated a friendly demeanor and a sense of humor. June considers Newtimes Hair her second home, a place where she invests her passion wholeheartedly.

Her role extends beyond just solving problems; June acts as a bridge between our team and our clients, embodying our commitment to impeccable customer service.

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I enjoy exercising. That’s a very important part of my life. I’m a super active person.

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I want to learn how to swim. I know it might sound a bit sarcastic, as I just mentioned that I enjoy doing exercise. Unfortunately, swimming hasn’t been on my list. I think I better catch up on that.

● What wig would you wear if you wore one and why?

I’d give HW1 a try. It looks natural and beautiful. Though we categorize it as a medical wig, almost any female can wear it. It’s got a lace mesh base, breathable, and flexible. You don’t need glue or tape to fix it to your head. Pretty easy, and it gives you all the long hair look a girl could want.


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Grew up in Yantai, and moved to Qingdao in 2015 with a medical background, Sherry’s thoughts are beyond simply selling hairpieces. She cares about the end user’s health, too. In the process of sourcing the most suitable hairpieces for your clients, it’s worthwhile to pay attention to what Sherry says in terms of scalp health and hairpiece maintenance. You can think of her as a comprehensive, yet concise hairpiece encyclopedia, equipped to offer you top-notch recommendations and ideas for exceptional customer service.

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I recomend HS25V. Oftentimes I’d introduce this model to my new clients to start with, so they can introduce this to their new clients see if hair systems are what really suit them, before they carry on with lace or mono hair systems.


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Born in Weifang, China’s kite capital, and moved to Qingdao in 2013, Winni has never looked back. Since joining Newtimes Hair, Winni has been a dynamo of efficiency and innovation. She is a problem-solver brimming with ideas and has become a vital part of our team.

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I’m into so many things. All the popular stuff you name: Swimming, badminton, running, all for keeping me in good shape.

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They keep calling me “pretty Winni pretty brainy.” I’d take that as a compliment. I’d say I’m generally pretty fast in term of thinking and figuring out solutions. My teammates often turn to me for help, too. And It turned out that most of the time my ideas worked for them.

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I’m a typical town girl, you know. I’m into cats and dogs. But things like snakes, all sorts of insects, and hamsters; they are not my cup of tea. So, never get them near me.

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Most of my clietns are after Q6. And their clients happened to be guys who are into hair systems that are durable and natural. Q6 is a pretty good pick for them. With proper care, it should easily last 6 months.


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Tori or Victoria to be exact, originally from Heze, brought her passion for life to Qingdao in 2016. An avid reader with a Teacher’s Qualification Certificate, Tori is known for her professional yet intriguing persona at the office.

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I’m always afaid of heights. With any tall buildings, be it a chimney or TV tower, I look at it, and imagine I’m looking down right from the top, it will give me sweaty palms.

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With me personally, the best-selling hair system has been HS1. It has what it’s required out of a good quality hair system, in terms of a natural-looking hairline, undetectable scalp, etc. Most wearers and salon owners are familiar with it. Plus, all our clients have faith in the quality of this hair system. According to their feedback, this is an easy-to-attach, easy-to-maintain hair system for both men and women.


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I don’t know why I share the same gene with Doraemon. I’m scared of rats. I’m a 6’3″, but I hate rats; seeing one really freaks me out.

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New Australia. When it first came out in early 2023, it made me top of sales. I think most wearers like it because at the design statge, our experts considered all possible aspects people could want from a hairpiece, such as a natural look, a level of comfort, and affordablity; it’s similar to lace, but most wearers can afford.