Answers From Experts: What Can I Do in a Hair System?
If you’re new to the world of hair systems, or maybe you’ve just been extra cautious, you’re probably wondering how limited you are in daily activities when sporting a hair system. The truth is – you typically aren’t!
With the suitable adhesive and a few extra precautions, you should be able to rock your hair system while showering, working out at the gym, swimming with the dolphins, skydiving, and living your best life! We’ll go over a few everyday activities and share tips on keeping your hair system in place and looking its best.
Can I shower with a hair system?
The showering question is probably the most common question we get about hair systems, and the answer is yes – you can!
Ultimately, treating your hair system as an extension of your natural hair would be best. It should be washed and maintained regularly for optimal performance. That being said, we recommend washing your hair system with shampoo once or twice a week, but no more than that.
The Yours™ line of hair care products is packed with the nutrient-rich ingredients you need to keep your system looking healthy, natural, and undetectable. Some products contain harsh chemicals, such as sulfates and parabens, which can be incredibly damaging to your new hair system. It is highly recommended to ensure that you protect your investment in your system. When you shower, only use the shampoo and conditioner products recommended by the manufacturer.
Likewise, overly hot water can strip out hair follicles and deteriorate the bonding structure and base of your hair piece. Instead, wash with lukewarm water to maximize the longevity of your hair system.
After washing and rinsing thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner, you’ll want your hair system to dry completely. You can use a hair dryer for this step, but be sure not to use it on a high heat setting for the same reasons you should avoid hot water. Be cautious when drying with a towel so as not to put too much stress on the hair follicles through excessive rubbing or pulling.
Can I swim with a hair system?
This is another common question, and again, the answer is absolutely! But don’t worry – you don’t have to wear a swim cap if you don’t want to! However, there are a few things you should be aware of and take preventative measures to keep your hair system safe.
First and foremost, make sure you’re using a fully waterproof adhesive. Nobody wants to dive into a pool and come up for air without their full head of hair.
Just like your skin, your hair can become extremely dried out after swimming – specifically if you’re swimming in salt water or chlorine-filtered water. You’ll want to avoid letting your hair system dry out too much because of salt or chlorine, but luckily, it’s pretty easy to care for your hair in these situations!
We recommend wetting your hair system with fresh water before swimming. This will reduce the chlorine and salt your luscious locks can absorb during your swim. Then, once you are done swimming, wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner like you usually would. Be generous with the conditioner to help bring some moisture and shine back into the hair strands.
A swim cap works excellently, but it isn’t the only option. Excessive exposure to these elements can significantly reduce the longevity of your hair system. However, we highly recommend the swim cap if you’re swimming a lot, as in more than once or twice per week.
Can I dye, bleach, and style my hair system to fit my preferences?
Most people are surprised to learn that modern hair systems can easily be dyed, cut, and styled according to preference! Always check with your manufacturer first, as there are a few exceptions to this rule, but in general, you can absolutely style your hair system.
You might want to dye your hair system because it has naturally faded with wear over time. You may want to mix it up and try some new, fun colors! Either way, feel free to have at it. However, we always recommend going to a professional stylist as they will use the best quality products on the market, putting less risk on your new hair system.
As we said before, not all hair systems are created equal. Some systems will take color better than others. For example, 100% virgin human hair is the best for dying and bleaching. It hasn’t been chemically processed in any way, allowing it to be easily colored like natural hair.
Likewise, non-virgin human hair will absorb some of the colors even though it has undergone some chemical processing, but it might not have the same effect as coloring virgin hair systems. However, if your hair system is made from synthetic hair, we do not recommend coloring or bleaching as it will not hold color pigment well and could even damage the hair follicles.
Can I work out with my hair system?
Like with swimming, you can definitely work out with your hair system; you’ll want to ensure it’s adequately adhered to. If you are highly active, using a strong adhesive or double down with clips during your workout is essential.
Monofilament caps are another excellent option for those of you that are extra active. These can be more expensive, but they provide the best ventilation for your head, which can be important, especially if you’re prone to overheating.
Finally, you’ll want to wash your hair system after working out to keep it clean and free from sweat! Talk to your manufacturer about using a dry shampoo if you work out every day to avoid drying out your hair system.
Modern hair systems have come a long way over the years. These incredibly crafted systems are essentially an extension of your scalp and natural hair (if you still have any). They are made and designed for you to live the entire life you’ve always lived. Don’t be afraid to participate in all the activities you used to – be sure to take some time to research and use precautions. This will keep your hair system looking happy and healthy for as long as possible.