A woman’s wig collection can be pretty expensive, especially if she has an extensive collection. A woman who wears wigs knows how important it is to take care of these pieces, especially when transporting them from place to place. Here are some helpful tips on how to pack your wigs when traveling.
Buy a quality case
The first thing you need to do is buy a comfortable wig carrier or bag that won’t damage your wig’s hair. A good option would be a wig box that can be found on Amazon. They come in different sizes, so you must measure your wig to know which one will work best for you. Place your wig inside the carrier and zip it up so that it’s secure and there’s no chance of it coming out while being handled by airport staff or even while in transit. If you want, you can also use a hairnet over the top of the case for an extra layer of protection, but this isn’t necessary as long as you have the zipper closed securely around the edges of the case.
Use a wig bag on a hanger
When packing your wigs for travel, it is important to remember that you will not be able to pack them as tightly as clothing. In order to avoid tangles, lay the wig on a hanger bag, make sure it’s zipped up, and then place it in your bag. Make sure you keep the wig cap with the wig and pack it on top of the wig. It would help if you also considered using a garment bag instead of a suitcase for added protection. Try to place your wigs on top so that it doesn’t have all the weight of clothes and shoes that will make them flatter than they should be. Use plenty of room in your luggage, so they have room to breathe.
Pack a styrofoam head
Chances are that your wig will be flat if placed in a suitcase, so if you have room in your luggage, don’t be afraid to pack a styrofoam head. Once you reach your hotel room, you can take the wig out and place it on the styrofoam to help “fluff” out. If there is no styrofoam head, using an old towel or t-shirt will do the trick! If this sounds like too much work, there are some websites where you can purchase disposable wig heads for traveling.
Use a silk bag
Silk bags are a great way to pack your wigs when traveling. They’re not only stylish but also provide a safe and protective home for your wig. Silk bags are available in many colors and styles, so you’re sure to find one that fits your sense of style. Silk is the best way to keep your wig from getting tangled and frayed. With a silk bag, you can fold it into smaller sections or roll it up to take up less space in your suitcase or backpack. Use a hair net to keep it neat before placing it in the bag.
Accessories to pack with you
Don’t forget to bring items to wear your wigs, such as your wig makeup and other things to style it. A curling iron if you’re used to styling it in loose curls or waves, a straightening iron if wearing it strait, and edge cream to lay down baby hairs and flyaways. A wide-tooth comb or detangler comb is also helpful for working out knots.
If your wig is chemically treated, be sure to pack shampoo and conditioner for touchups when needed. If you need hair care products that are not readily available at the destination (such as curly hair shampoos), consider packing them from home rather than purchasing them at the destination because they may not be familiar to your particular needs.
We hope these five tips will help you know how to pack your wigs properly. Remember, if you are travelling internationally, check with your airline and destination country for regulations on bringing wigs in your carry-on luggage.