Traveling can make new hair wearers nervous. You may feel anxiety about how to manage if there are any problem whilst you are away.
It’s true that wearing a hair system requires some extra care when travelling. You will need most of the staples you need at home, but preparing ahead will help make traveling much less stressful. Below, we discuss some tips to help you prepare before you leave home and manage your hair while you're away.
Protect your hair while asleep
You don’t want to worry about your hair while you sleep, so don't forget to pack a hair-safe pillowcase. There’s no guarantee where you’re staying will have the silk or satin ones you need. Egyptian cotton works well too.
Pack a head covering
When traveling, it’s a good idea to pack a hat, cap, headband, or scarf. Besides protecting your hair from the elements, some sort of coverage will be helpful should circumstances cause your bond to unexpectedly loosen. If there is a small amount of lifting that you are not comfortable with, you can throw on a hat and go.
How to handle airport scanners
We're always asked whether airport scanners can detect hair systems. Truthfully, it depends on the situation very few modern scanners may detect anomalies on your head. If this happens, most likely a security employee will discreetly pull you aside and ask you a couple questions. Try not to be anxious about the possibility of it happening, and don’t take it personally if it does.
Consider Plan B (optional)
For optimum peace of mind on longer trips, get a 2nd hair system as a back up. We will cut in and apply tape to your clean backup hair system and you can then place it in a plastic storage bag. Put the bag into your luggage and it will be ready to attach when you are, just peal off the tape and apply (we will give you a mini tutorial in the Barbers) After attachment, put your worn system in the bag and seal it; there’s no need to clean it before you get home, we will do all the hard work for you when you get back. The seal will keep odors and adhesive residue safely away from your other belongings.